Thursday, February 2, 2012


Today is Groundhog Day and it looks like 6 more weeks of winter....not soon enough for me.  For those who don't know what Groundhog Day is, here is a link :  It is also my birthday today as well, which is hard to appreciate when you get compared to a groundhog !!!  Not that 'he' isn't cute but those hips are not what I'm striving for!!!

I am finally posting pictures of a few miniatures that I bought on my trip......had hoped to find more as gifts but it was not to be................ 

 The large cat near the fireplace is from Egypt..............he looks nice there (cabinet will be going in the 'Library' ) but could look nice in the 'Foyer' or the 'Salon'.
The three statues on the mantle are of 'Buddha', 'Ganesh', and I believe that the one on the right is 'Shiva'
The 'mini people' that will live in my petit chateau will be world travelers who like to collect!!

I found these little alabaster statues at the special factory that we visited in Luxor..........the smaller statues are 'sacred cats' and the larger statue is 'Anubis' (jackel-headed god of ancient Egypt).

I have been working on creating drawings for my dollhouse but as yet are bogged down with the interior planning which will have to include several rooms that are larger.............I am trying to teach myself 'Autocad 2012' but it is a slow process.......................

These are some of the inspirations for my dollhouse...let me know what you think???

Chateau A
Chateau B
Chateau C

Chateau D
Chateau E

My favorite is Chateau A with touches of Chateau C, D, & E!!!  Let me know which is your favorite??

Bye for now,


Catherine said...

I love the the gorgeous miniatures you bought on your trip. The cat is wonderful and he's my favorite. The rest of the photos are just beautiful. I am ready to move in!

Linda Carswell said...

Wishing you a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY.......sending love and best wishes to you!!!
I think you might already know that I adore 'chateau c'......but which ever you whose I hope you enjoy making it.

Linda x

Fabiola said...

The miniatures you bought are amazing.
Bye Faby

Anne said...

Dear Sandi, Your blog is so beautiful! I have been fascinated by miniatures all my life...these are just fabulous!! Thank you for visiting my blog, and I'm so happy to have found yours! I'm a new follower! ♥

Anne said...

So wonderful, all of it!

Anne said...

My favorite is "A", too...but they are all wonderful!

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