More stuff for the diorama

It’s starting to feel like the home I imagined. I finished some new stuff and got a package with a kitty and china. The china is a bit too small and the cat a little too large, but they work.

I would have liked to have the china in blue, but apparently they picked it randomly. I’ve seen it so often on flickr that it seems to be something like a must have for doll homes.

It’s rather tiny compared to the roses, but maybe my girls are collecting miniatures

This book case is usually half-hidden by the sofa, so I took this picture to show how it looks without other furniture blocking the view. I added the second, smaller case to close the gap and have some more visible books.

And one can never have enough of those. My girls are all great readers, and this is just a small part of all the books, most of them are in the imaginary library.

The books are mostly just a piece of cardboard wrapped in a cover. I cut those from a book club magazine. Unfortunately I only had one in German, so some of the titles are German.

But you can spot some volumes of Game of Thrones, books about architecture and art, all sorts of dictionaries and a couple of Jane Austen novels.

I tried to find some titles my girls would like to read.

There are some books with actual pages and some National geographic magazines, too.

I wrapped the cardboard in white paper first to make the visible “pages” look more real. There must be about 200 books by now. I never counted them, but these are not all I have made, they just didn’t fit in the book cases.

I finished the clock for the mantle piece and changed the picture above the fireplace.

Somehow this one fits better into the whole interior design. And the family pictures have white frames now.

This is the cat, and as a typical cat it occupies the warmest, cosiest place. It’s face looks a bit strange, but if you turn it like this it’s ok.

The clock is made of a front and back part cut out of cardboard, an old watch and a piece of cardboard with an added lace tape – and white paint.

The candelabra. It’s made out of tattoo needle bars, metal beads, a screw nut and a coin. The candles are wax and black yarn.

The window corner. And again, it’s too dark out to take better pictures, but in this case I actually like the shades.

6 thoughts on “More stuff for the diorama”

  1. It's looking very homey. I agree that the china is a bit small. It's so hard when buying online to know just how big (or small) things will be. A friend sent me a dolls tea set without knowing what size dolls I have. It's lovely but way too big!

    Love all the books. Are they miniature books with real pages that you can turn or are they just pretend books?

  2. Thank you :). You are right about that. I do have another set, the size is perfect, but it's red with white dots, and I thought this might look more grown up. The books are mostly lightweight pretend books, but some are miniature books with pages.

  3. This is an amazing diorama!! It looks incredible!! All the details, in some photos I doubted I was looking at miniatures because they look real! :O

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