Here are a few miniature rooms from my collection. Recently redecorated by me, they are contained in a house built by my Father, Bill, over 20 years ago. The rooms house many pieces by other artists that I have collected over the years
I have endeavoured to create an authentic miniaturised representation of Georgian architecture and design, using Farrow and Ball paints, Susan Bembridge wall papers and Sue Cook's plaster work. In fact, each room contains Sue Cook's wonderful work from fireplaces to cornicing, door frames, statuary, mirrors and more. The floors are a combination of real wood and tiles from Richard Stacey and Ann Marie Miniatures.
The dining and drawing rooms are illuminated by Ray Storey's lighting and the hall will be much improved by another Ray storey carriage light once I get over my fear of copper tape and soldering irons!
The Mirrors are a combination of Sue and John Hodgson, Sue Cook and Lucy Askew. The beautiful French furniture and dining table and chairs are of course John Hodgson's work.
The exquisite sparkling jewellery in the bedroom is the work of Ursula Sturmer, my neighbour at the Kensington Dolls House Festival. The clasps really work! The bed was from a show in the early 1990s but I can't remember the artist's name and think she has retired. I hand finished the bureau from a kit and the dressing table is bespaq that I have finished with gold leaf. The fireplace is of course from Sue Cook. The ornamental dogs and tea pot are ceramics by Janice Crawley from Canada, you can purchase her work at the summer Kensington Dolls House Festival.
A Few fine pieces of Stokesayware porcelain enhance the rooms throughout the house, especially the dining room. The glassware is from Gerd Felka and Glasscraft. The Silverware in the dining room is by Stephen J Randall. The paintings are mostly frames that I have gold leafed and filled with prints with the exception of one by Tarbena.
The house is inhabited by my beloved cats and dogs by talented Sarah Hendry of Pcoket People. If you're wondering why I have no people in the rooms it is simply because they are all in the ballroom which I have yet to finish and photograph! The servants however, are still a drawing in my head! One day when I have time!
Finally, moving down to the kitchens, which are yet to be finished, the gleaming copperware is from Country Treasures. The ceramics are a combination of Stokesayware, Terry Curan, now retired and Elisabeth Causeret. The table is laden with items from Country Treasures, the English Kitchen and Mousehouse Miniatures. The furniture has all been hand finished by me with the exception of the range which is original to the house, made by my father in the early1990s! The floor is from Susan Bembridge Designs.