Thursday, November 29, 2007

Sweet Memory Chocolate Shop by Kim Saulter

This 1:12 scale miniature chocolate shop roombox by artist Kim Saulter was sold on eBay a fortnight ago at a winning bid of $455.75! A wonderful deal, in my opinion. All candy comes with the shop. The display case is full and there is a wonderful popcorn machine full of popcorn too! It comes with gold scoop and jar of popcorn on top. Also included is a working cash register made by Bodo Henning and costs $80.00 ~ it even has money inside! Kim has left all chocolates and sweets in the front bay window loose so that the display could be rearranged at any time.

The chocolate display shelf is stocked with chocolates from a kit by "Lisa's little things," candy boxes from "Wishing Well miniatures" and candy bags made by Cathy McGhee of "Fabulous Farmhouse."

The wonderful shop keeper doll was made by Bonnie Justice. She is busy decorating her shop for Christmas. There is a little boy shopper busy deciding what to buy. He has curly brown hair and freckles on his face. Oh and the kitty is helping with the garland!

To view more of Kim's creations, visit:

Monday, November 12, 2007

Titania's Palace

Titania's Palace was constructed by the English painter and officer Sir Neville Wilkinson from 1907 to 1922.

Sir Wilkinson's daughter Gwendolyn claimed to have seen a fairy running under the roots of a tree, in the woods beside their home at Mount Merrion House. She was convinced that they lived in holes in the ground and deserved to have a fine house in which to live instead!

The palace consists of 18 rooms and salons, which contain hand-carved mahogany furniture. There are 3000 tiny works of art and miniatures from around the world on display inside the palace. The palace used to be displayed at Legoland, Denmark, but has found a new home in Egeskov Castle in Denmark now.

There is a miniature replica of Titania's Palace called Tara's Palace that is on display in Malahide Castle, Dublin.

Here is the link she gave me, and you can take a look yourself: