Sunday, 25 January 2015

Floors - True2Scale -

I have already used (and blogged about) True2Scale's wonderful peel and stick wallpapers.  It really is the greatest thing since sliced bread as far as I am concerned when it comes to 'papering' quarter scale walls. They have now introduced a lovely finished (mock) wood peel and stick flooring:

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It is in the same material as their wallpaper which is a sort of fabric rather than paper.  This gives it durability and also a lovely matte finish.  I think this will look just great in situ.  I will show you when I use it, but that will be some time away so I wanted to share it now in case you are hunting up a good flooring for your project.

I can honestly say, hand on heart, there isn't a product on their stand which isn't just perfect for the job.  Most of all, for me, they always live up to their name and everything is absolutely true to scale; this includes this newcomer to their repertoire.

For UK readers True2Scale will be at Kensington in May - worth a trip just for that!

I picked this up from the Sarasota show last weekend - if you want to see the show report and what I bought there you will need to go to my Dolls House Shows blog.

Sunday, 4 January 2015

B J Miniatures

Followers of this blog will remember I demolished a lovely little rocking chair kit I bought from Suzanne and Andrew at the Philly show.  It turned out to be a kit from B J Miniatures so I promptly ordered another just before I left for December in the UK.  When I came back my little order was waiting for me.  In true greed mode I determined it is never worth paying postage on one item so I may as well order a couple of other things!!  Here they are:

the replacement chair

The next is one of those classic moments - "What a sweet little sled - I like that" - well yes, I liked it the first time I bought it - hey ho - one duplicated sled:

I saw this 'glassware' and thought it would look great stacked on shelves or behind the glass door of a cupboard.

I love the detail on these tiny teapots made by Ruth Stewart.  

There is no way I will be able to paint them like this....

Here is a sweet little Eiffel tower clock probably destined for Les Roches rather than The Gatehouse.  The face looks a bit wonky here; it is perfect in real life.

Finally a great piece of furniture if I can get it to fit inside the front door.  It would be a shame to hang stuff on it!