Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Lovers Cottage Additions

I'm still playing with ideas and adding pieces to my romantic miniature lovers cottage. I haven't done any more to the structure, although I know I'm going to be using wood putty, more paint, and glue in the very near future!


Instead, I've been playing with the furniture arrangement and making romantic accessories for the lovers cottage. First up is the silk corset I made. It really sets a tone for the room, as does the antique lace handkerchief under it (to get a feel for what a lace bedspread will do for the room). I've made a few of the corsets and really enjoy putting them together and seeing the results of my work. Expect to see a few in my Etsy shop soon. :-)


Ahh, and here is the corset alongside the fireplace, with our 1920s wedding couple as the main focal point of the room. I'm pretty sure I'll be painting the fireplace white to match the walls, but that will be a while yet.


Another piece that I would like to fit in the room is a bathtub. My sweetie and I spent our honeymoon in a remodeled turn-of-the-century cottage with a four-poster bed, a fireplace, and an antique claw-foot tub with running hot springs water. It was so romantic and luxurious--a special treat! Hmm, this miniature lovers cottage is starting to look awfully familiar! ;-)

I'll be creating more accessories for the cottage in the next few weeks, and I'll be sure to show you each piece as it is added. This lovers cottage is turning out to be such a fun project! Until next time.... xoxo Jennifer

69 comments:

  1. hummmm...precioso juego y prcioso corsé....

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  2. Nice progress and looks already romantic...

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  3. romantic!! and so nice..why should it not resemble some memories! :)
    Hope you postman arrives soon! :)
    Question..did you make the bed yourself, or is it a ready one? i am thinking of making a similar one for my "Praline"!

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  4. The room is looking beautiful and romantic. I love the corset. Cant wait to see more.
    Hugs Maria

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  5. Molto romantico, mi piace il corsetto, ed anche la disposizione dei mobili. A me piace l'idea di aggiungere una bella vasca da bagno nella camera da letto, nelle case agiate di inizio secolo c'erano, e spesso erano circondate (per i più ricchi) da preziose tende in pizzo, per rendere più romantica e seducente la scena.

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  6. You captured the romantic air! Love your corset. Its very much in style. The bathtub is really romantic.
    Hugs

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  7. Un aire muy romantico, me encanta ese corse, te ha quedado genial.
    besitos ascension

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  8. El corsé es una preciosidad, esa habitación quedará tan linda.
    Es cierto que se ve muy romatico, la habitación con la cama y una de esas bañeras tan bonitas antiguas.
    Mil besitos...Julia

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  9. Hola Carmen! Thank you very much! It is so nice to hear from you, and I'm glad you like my mini corset! :-) Jennifer

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  10. Thank you, Natalia! It is really nice to hear from you! I'm glad you're liking the progress made on this little romantic cottage! Thank you for your lovely comment! :-) Jennifer

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  11. I love your project, it's so lovely to have something romantic.
    What you've done so far is gorgeous. I love the corset.
    Geneviève

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  12. Hi Anna! Thank you, and thank you in advance! I will wait for the postal worker every day! :-D To answer your question, the bed is ready-made and vintage 1970s. It is a little bit smaller in scale, possibly 3/4 scale, so it fits in this tiny cottage. I can't wait to see what you do with your Praline! :-) Jennifer

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  13. Thank you, Fabiola! It is always nice to hear from you. I'm glad you think the lovers cottage looks romantic! :-) Jennifer

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  14. Hi Maria! Thank you very much! Glad you like the corset! I am looking forward to making more romantic accessories for the cottage. I'll be sure to show them soon! :-) Jennifer

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  15. Ooh, great idea, Mely!!! You're saying that the bathtubs were surrounded by beautiful lace curtains? Wow! I love this idea! Thank you so much for sharing! :-D Jennifer

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  16. Hi Drora! It is always so nice to hear from you! Thank you very much! I'm glad you like the feel of the room, including the bathtub, and the corset. Thank you so much for your precious comment! :-) Jennifer

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  17. Hola Ascension! So nice to hear from you! Thank you for your lovely comments about the romantic air and my corset. I love the word "great"! :-D Jennifer

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  18. Hola julia! Thank you for your delightful comment! I'm so glad you think my corset is "gorgeous." This is like sweet music to my ears. :-D Thank you for your comment about bed and bath being very romantic together--I'm glad you like it! :-) Jennifer

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  19. Hi Genevieve! Oh, yes, it really is fun having a romantic project! Thank you for your kind words re: my progress so far and my corset. I appreciate your lovely comments so much! :-) Jennifer

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  20. I think it's not only romantic, but totally cosy - a nice place to stay in. Looks fantastic and I can't wait to see the next results of you playing around with some stuff... ;O) Great thing about the bathtub. Will you fill it with water and/or rose petals? *broadgrin*

    Greetings
    Birgit

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  21. This is such a great idea to recrete your memories in miniature Jennifer. Something unforegttable and so romantic.:)
    Can't see more of this project and your pretty corsets!
    Hugs

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  22. Lovers Cottage is looking wonderful Jennifer.I love the silk corset you've made it's amazing work!!
    You have definately created a very romantic atmosphere and I look forward to seeing what you do next!!
    Hugs
    Vicky xxxx

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  23. Desde luego estas creando u rinconcito de lo más romantico.
    El corsé te ha quedado precioso, como la cama con esa colcha de encaje.
    Espero seguir viendo los avances.
    Besitos.

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  24. Thank you, Birgit! What a thoughtful comment! The water and rose petals are good ideas! It might be fun to sprinkle rose petals on the bed or in a trail from the bed to the bath! Ooh la la! ;-) Jennifer

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  25. Hi The Old Maid! It's always so nice to hear from you! Recreating my memories is a great idea! Thanks for such a nice phrase and for putting it out there. I'm so glad you like my corset! :-D Thank you for your lovely comment! :-) Jennifer

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  26. Thank you, Vicky! That is so very kind of you. I'm loving your use of the word "amazing" with regard to my silk corset! ;-) Thanks a million for that one--you've made my day! :-) Jennifer

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  27. Hola teviro! It is great to hear from you! Thank you for becoming a friend of Plushpussycat too! :-) Thank you for your kind words regarding the romantic corner I'm creating. I'm glad you like the corset and lace coverlet! :-) Jennifer

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  28. Wow, that room looks so nice,cozy and romantic :)Also so real :) Your really talented,keep up the good work :))

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  29. Hola! Gracias por tus comentarios, acabo de ver tu blog y tienes unas verdaderas maravillas, muchas felicidades, qué pena no haber visto antes tu sorteo me habría encantado participar.
    Esta habitación es una maravilla... te ha quedado muy romántica. Besitos.

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  30. Hi Jennifer! Thank you for your nice answer!Reading the comments...oh, dear, we are all helplessly romatic!!! :) Sending you a photo by email...my niece just had a bathtub in her bedroom in their new house!! Why not...!!! :) You can publish it if you like!

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  31. Your room is going to be so romantic :) I love the little corset and the bathtub is going to be awesome! I look forward to seeing the lovers cottage coming together with your special touches ♥

    Hugs,
    Victoria

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  32. Jenni el corset es precioso! me encanta que la escena te esté resultando "familiar" es recrear nuestras vidas en miniatura
    Besos

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  33. Fantástico, te ha quedado finísimo
    Rosa

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  34. Te está quedadando muy romantica y bonita esa habitación. -el corse es una maravilla!!
    Besitos

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  35. Hey Jen,
    LOVE the lovers cottage! that little bathtub is too cute for words! and the bed, I havn't seen anything that small and sweet before!
    Well done, I'm back addicted to doing my blog updates and will have a new one done again tmrw!
    Kate xx

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  36. Thank you, Dinsku! You have totally made my day! :-D Jennifer

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  37. Hola noelia146! Thank you for your lovely comment! I am sorry you missed my last giveaway too, but there is one going on now, and there will be others too! ;-) Thank you very much for your kind words--I am blushing! I hope you come back again and become a friend of Plushpussycat! :-) Jennifer

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  38. Hi anna! I just saw your email--thank you! It would be fun to show the picture you attached--thanks! :-) Jennifer

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  39. Awwww, thanks Victoria! What a special thing to say! Glad you like the corset too! I appreciate your comments so much! :-) Jennifer

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  40. Hola Rosamargarita! I love the word "gorgeous" with regard to the corset--thank you very much! Yes, it is funny how I seem to like to show things from my past in my miniature scenes. I think it helps to process old feelings and re-live fond memories. Thank you for your lovely comment--it is so good to hear from you! :-) Jennifer

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  41. Hola Contrastes-Rosa Mª! "Fantastic"--thank you so very much! It sounds like you think the bath will look good in the bedroom--I am glad! Thank you for your lovely comment! :-) Jennifer

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  42. Hola Cote! Thank you very much for your kind words. I'm glad you think that the room is romantic and beautiful! AND I'm so happy you think the corset is wonderful!!! :-D Big thank you! :-) Jennifer

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  43. Hi Kate! Glad you love the lovers cottage--thank you so much for your lovely comment! :-) Jennifer

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  44. You are really having fun with this one. It is looking so special. I love the way you are so meticulous about each piece. It is going to be sensational!
    xoxo
    Caroline

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  45. Wow! Thank you, Caroline! What a kind thing to say! I appreciate your sweet comments so much! :-) Jennifer

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  46. Wanting to see more things of your lovers' house. Precious and this nostalgic air. CONGRATULATIONS

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  47. Tús corsés son fantásticos, te quedan preciosos y la habitacion muy bonita. Enhorabuena Jenni. Besos.

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  48. Thank you so much, Coquelux! Nostalgic is a great way to put it--thank you for that great descriptor! I look forward to showing more soon! :-) Jennifer

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  49. Hola Eloisa! Thank you for your precious comment! Thanks for saying that my corsets are fantastic!!! :-D I appreciate that very much! :-) Jennifer

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  50. Hi Jennifer,you did a very good job on the corset,it's beautiful !
    I like your ideas for the lovers cottage very much ( I hope it's big enough for all your ideas :))

    Hugs Mieke xxx

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  51. I like the bed, and the corset is beautiful!

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  52. Hi Mieke! Great to hear from you! Thank you for your kind words and lovely comment! I know, you are right, I must try to keep it simple--I am working in a tiny space! ;-) Jennifer

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  53. Thank you, Andy! I very much appreciate your kind words! I hope to hear from you again! :-) Jennifer

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  54. Oh Jennifer, the corset is beautiful. Your miniature house is pure romance!
    Hugs

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  55. jennifer the corset is great and so is the room... I love the wedding picture... like above... very romantic!smiles,

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  56. Hi Eliana! I love the sound of excitement I hear in your comment! Thank you so much for your lovely support as I work on my projects. Glad you like my corset--romance is in the air! :-) Jennifer

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  57. Hi Patricia! It is great to hear from you! You feel the romance too? I'm glad! Romance is good for the soul! ;-) Thank you for your lovely comment! :-) Jennifer

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  58. Es hermoso y romántico ese corsé y luce de maravilla en ese ambiente.
    Precioso trabajo!Juliana

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  59. Hola Juliana! Thank you for your lovely comment! I appreciate your kind words so much! :-) Jennifer

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  60. That is a very unusual bed. I've never seen one like this before. Beautiful! I love the idea of the tub in the bedroom. Your corset is very pretty! You are so talented, Jennifer, in so many ways.

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  61. Hi Lucille! It is so lovely to hear from you! That bed is a vintage 1970s wooden bed that came with a dollhouse I bought (and later donated). The scale is a little smaller than 1:12. From what the previous owner told me, the bed and the rest of the furniture in that dollhouse were probably purchased at Montgomery Ward. I think the bathtub is going to be fun--glad you like the idea! Glad you like the corset too! Thank you for your kind and supportive words. It is always a pleasure to hear from you! :-D Jennifer

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  62. greetings from http://the-mouse-mansion.blogspot.com

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  63. Hi Karina! Thank you for saying hello! It's nice to hear from you, a long-time friend of Plushpussycat! :-) Jennifer

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  64. Me encanta la escena Jennifer!!!!
    Un besito
    Flor

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  65. Thank you, Flor! I'm so glad you love the scene! Thank you for your kind words. :-) Jennifer

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  66. Tu casa romántica va a quedar preciosa. El corsé es una maravilla

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  67. Wow! Thank you for your precious comment! That is extremely kind of you, Maribel! :-) Jennifer

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  68. Hola Jennifer♥ !!Lo vuelvo a ver, la boca se abre por completo ÖÖÖ ¡Es tan hermoso!!!! Y me emociona pensar en tener uno ÜÜÜÜ
    Te mando un abrazo bien grande!!
    Flor

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