Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Filling in the shop

Today I received a few things I had ordered, irons from phoenixmodeldevelopments and a sewing machine. They are just little details that will add realism to the scene which is my goal.
Here are the pictures, more linen to come on the shelves but it's so small I burn my fingers every time I iron mini bed sheet! More details to come as well...




If you look carefully, you'll see some amber in the wood stove, hehe

The room upstairs is waiting for curtains but it's almost finished.

A glimpse of both shops with electricity...


Some more pictures, just for your and my pleasure...





In that picture I have removed the big white sheet that was drying on the line on the other pictures. It looks much better now. I will just hang some "torchons" in French, what you use to dry the dishes. They'll be much smaller. I added a coal bucket I made with the tip of a pen,
Behind the glass partition, there are now some bed sheet drying. A new idea, LOL Do you like it?
Thanks for your great comments. It really makes me happy!

13 comments:

  1. Hello Patrick, the semi-transparant screen at the back of the shop with the light behind it is such a clever invention of yours! It brings a lot of charm to the room.

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    1. Thank you Liduina. Very nice to read that you like my shop. Glad you like the glass partition at the back. it was very easy to do. Scotch tape to cover some areas, then spray paint. Finally, remove the tape. That way you can create very thin line on glass.

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  2. I like the little iron and I can just see the amber in the wood stove ..its like walking on the streets of Paris!

    Lovely

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    1. Thank you Marisa, I am happy my shops make you travel to Paris. I only come back to France once a year but I always spend a couple of days in Paris just walking along and looking at the shops and the buildings.
      Have a great day,
      Patrick

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  3. You're doing a wonderful job on these shops! It all looks so cozy and inviting! :D

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    1. Thanks a lot,Brae. Looking forward to reading your next page about the making of the stove.
      Bonne journee!
      patrick

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  4. Very exciting! I am loving watching this develop. your folded towels look perfect :)

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  5. Ooh I love manchester and what a great idea for a mini shop. Your folded linen looks so neat and I know what you mean about burnt fingers, ouch! The hint of sheets drying, through the screen really adds something to the scene. Oh and the shops look amazing lit up.

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  6. Hello Margaret,

    Thanks for your message. Always happy to hear other people like my project.
    I have one question: why Manchester?
    I am French and I live in Thailand, I have never been to Manchester, LOL!
    PS. More tea towels to iron today, Ouchh!
    What else do you think I should add to the shop? Should I age the shelves more?

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  7. It's coming together beautifully, the idea of the screen with the sheets hanging behind is very clever and very effective.

    By the way 'manchester' is another term for household linen, it's a common term in Australia and New Zealand particularly. It's directly linked to the fact that Manchester was an important centre of linen production in days gone by. Several of my female ancestors worked in the mills.

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    1. Hello Norma.

      Thanks for your comment.

      You taught me something today! I didn't know Manchester also meant linen. I did a laundry shop because one of my aunts had one in Tours in my hometown where I went when I was a kid.
      Have a great day!
      Patrick

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  8. Hello Patrick, My 3 favorite smells in the whole entire world are 1) the top of a newborn baby's head,2) fresh baked bread and 3) fresh laundry! My great grandmother used to take in ironing to supplement her income and as child, when I would visit her during the summers, I would sit beneath the ironing board while she told me stories of her girlhood and what she remembered of the "olden days" when she was a pioneer of Alberta, Canada, during the late 1800's. I have forgotten most of what she told me, but I sure remember the smell of the iron on the line dried clothes and the thump of the board as she hummed and sang at her work and then let the shirts hang down close to my nose when she adjusted the fabric, before the next pass. Smell has memories attached to it.
    You have done a pretty marvelous job of this laundry and it is cleverly done with the silhouette of the sheets against the screened wall! The stove is toasty and the sheets on the shelves look crisp! Most impressive!!! Great Grandma Casey would approve! Thank you!

    elizabeth

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