Saturday, September 8, 2012

Autumn Colours

This is the dressing table that I have made for the bedroom.  It is my first attempt at proper furniture making, as I was particularly inspired to stop procrastinating, and actually try something.

The inspiration?  This book - 'Reproducing Period Furniture and Accessories in Miniature'.  I have to thank Elga for the reference, as a while ago she sent me a lovely email to encourage me to make some furniture, and, well - I have!  So thank you very much Elga!

It is, however, my very first attempt, so very far from perfect, but it is a start, and I learnt so much in the process (though I still have so, so much more to learn!).  The table is not in the book, but there are so many fantastic projects that I would like to make.... one day!

I couldn't leave it unadorned, so I made a simple table runner with a petit point bird

And a completely out-of-focus picture with a pencil for scale.  I have to apologise for the appalling quality of the photos - sadly my camera died on holiday after an unfortunate meeting with a lake, so until I get a new one, I have to use my phone camera..

And finally, something for my extremely long wish list!  A mirror from Lucy Askew, not in 12th scale, but in 24th scale, to make a lovely dressing table mirror.  I think I'll have to wait until Christmas for that!



  1. Hi Jonquil! This is your first table?? Amazing work, did you enjoy it? The table runner is fantastic, I love the design with the bird.
    If you are interested in my miniatures, feel free to email me, my emailaddress is under the header.
    Greetings, Ilona

  2. Well done making your first piece of furniture. It certainly looks the part. A table was my first foray into the realms of furniture making too. Thanks for the book title too - I might just investigate that one!

  3. Big pleasure Jonquil, the table looks great. There is always more to learn, I am keeping some of my very first pieces in my dollhouse to keep reminding myself that learning is an exciting journey.

    I love your runner, the bird is so delicate.

  4. Hello Jonquil!
    Your dressing table looks wonderful as does that exquisite petit point runner. They are both beautifully crafted. Well done indeed!
    Warm regard from Ray

  5. Meraviglioso lavoro!!! Complimenti!!

  6. I like your table runner.
    Kiss Faby

  7. Hello Jonquil,
    now THAT is impressive. For a first try at furniture making it looks absolutely beautiful. It really has the charm of an antique piece and the runner is gorgeous and just the right touch.
    Big hug,

  8. I am very impressed by your table. I'll have to look up that book! Your room is perfectly styled, just gorgeous.

    I lost my camera on vacation, too, lol!