Sorry for having been so quiet but every year, before our spring break, I am quite busy with grading exams and this year is not different.
I hope that before going home, to France, for holidays in April I will show you the 1st pictures of the Chinese shop house, a two-storey building with two adjoining shops on the street level.
I have just started cutting the different elements and will start the shop doors soon.
I am also working on the room above the laundry shop, a milliner's workshop. it's just a bedroom where we could imagine someone made hats she then delivered to a shop.
My grandmother was a milliner so I'd like to pay a tribute to her.
The bed will be in an "alcove", (is that a "nook" in English?)
Something like this...
This is Honore de Balzac's bedroom when he visited his friends at the Chateau de Sache near Tours (a must-see if you ever visit the place where I come from), this and the house of George Sand in Berry and the Chateau de Villandry.
So I'll build something like this and will add hats being made. What do you think?
I have added some nice china pieces I have found in Bangkok in my Etsy shop Seribatu. I only have one of each unfortunately. They're real china, hand painted, no stickers. They're very delicate. I have also added a few more bronze statues. I have already sold a few and the people are happy with them. That's a good start!
This is a pretty ginger jar with an Asian decor
A tea pot, the big size model as they used here before.
a tall vase with waterlilies
a ginger jar with two matching plates. The decoration is amazing as it is hand painted.
It is good that I can find miniatures here and share my findings with you.
Back to my grading now.... I know that where you live, it's probably pretty cold but here the temperature yesterday was 40 degrees Celsius...!
But the rainy season is coming soon.
Have a great day,
Wish you well,