My Little Corner of the Net

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Recent Acquisitions

Happy New Year!

I have picked up a few items here and there since my last "Recent Acquisitions" post


I came across this dining room set at an estate sale.  
I cannot find it in any of my miniature books.  I think it may be homemade?  
The chair seats are flocked with a dark blue material and need a little TLC.


I have already cut and bent the wood to fix them the missing pieces.  
Now I need to get get the stain just right.

I bent the wood by soaking it in water and holding it in place with rubber bands around a paint can that had the radius I needed.


I came across these items at estate sales too.  
The 3 small vases were at one, the porcelain birdhouse at another (It is marked Lenox on the bottom), and the fireplace and Chippendale Breakfront x-acto kit were at another.  
I did an inventory of the kit and it is missing a few pieces, but I am up for the challenge!


This red velvet Victorian parlor furniture was at another estate sale. These pieces helped decorate the little Christmas tree in my studio.




4 comments:

  1. Hi, Troy - I really like your new dining set; if it's homemade, it was certainly done well. The curved arms on the chairs are beautiful. I'm very impressed that you thought to curve the back pieces by wrapping them around a paint can! (I don't do things like figuring the radius of anything.) I'm in love with the white Christmas tree decorated with the red velvet furniture. Perfection!
    Marjorie

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  2. Hi, Troy! Great purchase! I think that the recovery of chairs difficult job, and you do it professionally. Your tree is very creative.

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