Bungalow Revisited

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While I procrastinate shingling the Fairfield, I’m slowly finishing the inside of the Avalon bungalow. I’m a long way from finished–need a few more pieces of furniture and then the lived-in touches.

I can never get completely clear photos of quarter-inch minis, but these came out pretty well.

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Living Room. The furniture is kits by Karen Carey, finished and upholstered by me.

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A shot of the entire back of the house. I have basic furniture in all rooms now, plus lights.

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Bedroom. Bed and bench are artisan pieces purchased at a show; rocking chair is by Pier Luigi, purchased from Suzanne and Andrew’s Minis (see under 1/4 Scale Resources on the right-hand menu).

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Kitchen. Fridge, sink, stove, and work table are from a kit from Debbie Young (Young at Heart). Mission chairs and table are kits from Karen Carey.

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Front of house, nicely lit.

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Another shot of the full back.

Links to Karen Carey, Debbie Young, and Suzanne and Andrew’s Minis on the right-hand menu. I also used a good many supplies from The Quarter Source.

Half Scale kitchen

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Haven’t posted much (or worked on the Fairfield much) because I’ve been BUSY. I had to finish and turn in a book, revise/edit/proof another book, and then go back and revise first book. A writer’s life is not full of bon bons and massages by the pool. It’s bloody hard work. Don’t let anyone tell you differently.

Anyway, while I was working, I purchased a half-scale fully finished kitchen from a miniaturist who was downsizing her collection. My husband (the enabler), told me to go for it, because after all, I was helping out a fellow miniaturist, right?

This kitchen was made by H.B. Jones in 1986. It’s electrified with 12-volt bulbs above sink and in the stove hood.

These are incandescent lights, but the simple way it’s wired (bulb, hole), I can easily switch the bulbs for LEDs.

Space for a refrigerator but no refrigerator, so I’ll have to do something about that.

The workmanship on this kitchen is just lovely. I have nowhere to put it (doesn’t fit into the Fairfield), so I’ll have to design a house to go around it. Or maybe an apartment/room box. What a hardship.

I love the way this looks, and I’m glad I bought it.

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