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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Maison de Monet a Giverny

I have picked up a few items here and there at estate sale.


I found these round wood pieces and knew that they would look great as a medallion on a ceiling supporting a light fixture.  The metal napkin rings looked like crates or cages to me and I found the wicker chair at another sale.  My daughter had the opportunity to travel to France and brought me back the fold out mini version of Monet's house in Giverny France.


She took hundreds of pictures, but I thought I would share a few.


Here is a shot of the real house while on her tour.  They had room boxes for sale in the gift shop.  She took some picture of those for me.

Room Box for sale

Room Box for sale

Monet's Dining Room

Monet's Dining Room in miniature

Monet's kitchen

Monet's kitchen in miniature

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Toy Store Room Box

I came across this room box at an estate sale this week:



 It is housed in a nice wooden box and has a framed glass door that closes over it.  The scene is shown above - a small boy looking into a toy store window.


Here is the view inside one end.


The view looking the other way shows a cash register and a small white mouse 






The room is jam packed with all kinds of items, some store bought and some handmade.  I suspect it must be from the late 1980's or early 1990's?