Monday, January 9, 2012

Parlour Fire Screen

As I've said before, I really love McQueenie's Miniatures, and this is probably my favourite piece, a fire screen.  I finish the wood with boiled linseed oil and then give it a coat of tinted furniture wax, but other than that, there's nothing else to do except put it together and embroider something to go in it. 

 I did this embroidery a while ago, and didn't know what to make with it (this is often the problem with embroidery - finding uses for it!).  It is based on a French silk design that was manufactured here in Lyon in the 18th century, when the industry was booming.  It is slightly Rococco in taste, but will go well in the parlour to balance the whiteness of the plaster walls, which I find quite stark and bare at the moment.


  1. I am so glad to have found your blog! Your embroidery is beautiful....I do petitpoint in 1/12 scale but can't imagine doing embroidery neatly in the same scale!! I also love the whole look of your blog!
    I am also in the process of building my first dollhouse so I will look forward to your future blogs.


  2. Thanks Sandi, welcome to the blog! I'm happy you like it!


  3. Enhorabuena por ese precioso trabajo.
    besitos ascension

  4. ¡Muchas gracias Ascencion! Y bienvenida, espero tener mas cosas que mostrarte muy pronto,