Saturday, December 27, 2014




I hope you had a lovely Christmas, here is a little post to show you recent developments at Daviot House... enjoy!





A new porch at the front gives the house more substance, though the glazier needs to be called to fit new windows in the turret!



The warm lights invite us inside from the cold...


But before we go in, let's have a look at the garden, where signs of Spring are just beginning to show...



The back wall is awaiting its fountain...


The dining closet is in desperate need of some doors!


It looks much warmer inside - shall we go in?



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That's better...  would you like to have a seat in this chair?


Or perhaps on the knowle sofa?  I wish the owners would call in the plasterers for the ceiling...2015 will be a year of DIY...


... but the lady of the house will insist on spending money on her blue and white china!  Here's a new bowl by Muriel Hopwood.


And here's a vase by Muriel Hopwood, this time filled with tulips



Perhaps you would like to sit in this armchair, and drink a hot cup of tea



Or perhaps you'd prefer to relax on the sofa?  Where ever you decide, I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and a Happy New Year,


Jonquil




25 comments:

  1. Your house looks wonderful. I really like the new front porch. Everything is decorated beautifully. :-) I love the stone floors.

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    1. Thank you Catherine, inspite of the terrible photos, I think that the house is coming along slowly! Happy New Year!

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    1. Muchas gracias Isabel, y feliz dia de Reyes!

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  3. Hi Jonquil! You have been busy with a lot of Fantastic details! I Love the glimpse of the side garden... and the new entry really is a wonderful addition! All your treasures "glow" in the warm rooms... I think I will sit on the Knowle sofa, thank you! It all looks really really fantastic! I love the era you are working in... and you are making great progress!
    I hope you have a wonderful 2015!

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    1. yes, I'm rather tempted by the knowle sofa too! Thank you for your kind words, I have enjoyed your posts this past year immensely, and can't wait to see what 2015 brings all of your houses,

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  4. Words fail me, Jonquil. It's absolutely marvelous!

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    1. You are too kind Elizabeth, thank you,

      Happy New Year!

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  5. Molto, molto bello! Buon Anno, Jonquil!!!

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    1. cara Blanche , grazie , e vi auguro un felice 2015 !

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    1. And to you too, Mario - I hope 2015 brings you a productive year in your wonderful new shop!

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  7. Beautiful scenes, Jonquil!
    Happy New Year to you and yours!!
    Hugs, Ilona

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    1. Ilona! Thank you! I hope you have a wonderful 2015 full of mini-ing joy!

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  8. What a beautiful and inviting house!
    Best wishes for the New Year!
    Geneviève

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    1. Merci beaucoup, Geneviève, et je te souhaite bonne année, bonne santé!

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  9. How charming. The warmth of the lights and the signs of Spring. So realistic! Happy New Year! CM

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    1. At the beginning of January, I am always searching for signs of Spring in the snow! Only three more months to go! Happy New Year!

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  10. Hello Jonquil! I have to say how Marvelous I think your new improvements to your house are! The new front entry will offer not only protection from the elements, but also a bit of architectural interest to the building itself. I also like the turret addition, which looks right at home.
    I Love the beginnings of your Spring Garden, and I look forward to seeing more of the mini bulbs coming into flower as your garden "grows". The dining closet is very cosy and the drapes, the blue and white china and the tile inset into the fireplace, along with the future doors that will lead to the outside, make this one of my favorite rooms! Your house has so much atmosphere and personality, Jonquil. I am so glad to see your newest developments to your Daviot House.
    Have a Wonderful New Years and keep up the Great Work! :D

    elizabeth

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, I can't tell you how much your own blog has inspired me over the past year!

      I can't do much in my RL garden, and am finding that I can get satisfaction from my miniature one, though it may grow a little more slowly! But there are no pests and diseases, and I can have irises flowering at the same time as Japanese anemones!

      Wishing you a very happy and productive New Year

      Jonquil

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  11. Hi Jonquil,
    stunning house and wonderful scenes,
    Happy New Year :-)
    Magda

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    1. Thank you Maga, and I wish you a very Happy New Year, full of wonderful mini-things!

      Jonquil

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  12. Happy New Year Jonquil, love you blue and white china. Always so appealing on display.

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  13. Sorry, for some reason my comment froze half way through! I wanted to say that the house looks so welcoming with the glowing lights and fire. Will be interesting to see what you do with the garden.
    Regards Janine

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  14. Hello Jonquil,
    It looks incredible realistic and so beautiful. The porch really creates a grand entrance and your paneling came out perfect. It is a wonderful miniature house. Well done!
    Big hug,
    Giac

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