Dear Diary…Day 18….27 Things for 27 Days Challenge…


Today I played.  At least, it seemed like play.  I’ve been painting some miniature dollhouse furniture.

I took a trip to the local thrift store and found this book.



It opens up with rooms inside. I laid a piece of craft paper down for carpet.


The wheels started spinning, and I could see it working as a backdrop for my tiny furniture.  Even though it’s not in the 1:12 scale, it lends a charming aire.


Faux marble fireplace with Chinoiserie napkin decoupage.

I guess you could say that I was combining work with play.

I never owned a doll house when I was a child.  Something about playing with these small items of furniture, gave me a very nostalgic feeling.  I do remember, one Summer, spending time on the screened- in patio, with my younger sister, making doll furniture from toilet paper rolls, and wood scraps and nails, and using an old cardboard box for the “house”.


This couldn’t have been a better find!  Now, I have a stage for my photo shoots.


I can combine work and play!


And play and work!


Life is good, isn’t it?


I did take out the garbage today, and there were at least 27 items in the trash.

What is on the outside of your environment reflects what is on the inside, in your heart. Kathy Mann


I am in perfect harmony with the working of the law.  I stand aside and let Infinite Intelligence make easy and successful my way. Florence Scovill Shinn

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How many of us long for our own comfy cottage in the woods? I know I do! We can make our own comfy cottage, right here, right now, no matter where we live. I'm a mother of two, grandmother of two boys, interior designer who thinks out-of-the-box, up cycler, and interested in just about anything related to living comfortably and finding contentment, connecting with the Great Spirit in the natural world and respect for all beings who walk the earth.

5 thoughts on “Dear Diary…Day 18….27 Things for 27 Days Challenge…”

  1. I was never into miniature things or doll houses, but my son loves anything tiny. Kind of cute to watch him growing up. I think I still have some of his fun tiny things.

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  2. Where did you get the furniture? I need some like that for my doll house! I bought an Ikea doll house the other day. I am planning on using scrapbook paper for wall paper etc. Such fun! Love your paint jobs on the furniture.

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    1. Thank you 😉 my sister found a lot of the pieces at a thrift store. I’m selling some on eBay and Etsy. You can find some there. I didn’t know IKEA had doll houses. I’ll have to check it out.


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