Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Living In A Living Room

I started to organize some of my minis.  It was a scary thing, so I did two boxes of furniture and stopped.  I need to devote a cold winter weekend to taking everything out and sifting through it.  Including my work space and the cabinets who's depths I haven't ventured into in quite some time.

I'm not saying its a "horde" but I freely admit that there's a lot of stuff very nicely labelled cute boxes that need addressing.  I need to make a date with my label maker machine and attack!

But since I had a few minis out....and needed to store some of my summer finds, I took the time to play around in my new room box.

As you can see from my last post, I can easily swap out the fireplace which is held in place with museum wax.  Pro tip (and by pro I mean that it took a long time to figure out): museum wax residue (not clumps!) comes off easily with a rubbing alcohol swab/square or a q-tip soaked in rubbing alcohol.  It hasn't ruined any of my painted walls, painted paper, or other surfaces.  But test your surface first!

Let's tour the room!

This room is a bit of an homage to Warren Richardson.  He made the beautiful sofa and chair which I purchased in Florida.  These are still widely available and on eBay, both in tan and black.  They are beautifully made!  I also realized that he made the floor lamp too!  But I've had that for some time now.  

Care for a drink? I have a nice Chianti in a sweet wrapped bottle tucked in the bar. 

Or maybe you want to relax, play some cards and enjoy a cigar.  

No matter what you choose, listening to some music is always a good idea.  

It's always nice to dig out items in your collection and see them up close.  I enjoy re-envisioning them every time I take them out.  

Where To Buy / Where To Find

Leather Bag - by Jose Gomez
Bar and Bookcase - Jane Harrop kits
Pottery - Alex Meikeljohn
Leather Sofa and Chair - by Warren Richardson (via The Toy Box in Cocoa, Florida)
Guitar and Chianti bottle - Grandpa's Doll House
Records and crates - Keenderson Miniatures
Coffee Table - MiniModels
Blue Floor Lamp and reading glasses - MitchyMooMiniatures
Credenza and record player - by me


  1. I love this! You make me want to do Mid Century modern in more of my houses.

    1. Thanks Sheila. You and me both! When I renovate, I have promised myself to go mid century!

  2. I love the way you've composed your eclectically modern living room, Kat, particularly the art on the walls! I'm also enjoying the various accessories you've included which have all come together Very Nicely!
    Also Love your choice for the area rug too: the acid yellow colour and the worn pattern on it are Ideal for this contemporary vintage setting.

    1. Thank you Elizabeth. I found the "rugs" in a giant bin of fabric sample cast offs. Almost fell in the bin, but I got what I wanted!!

  3. You have such and interesting and stylish bunch of excellent minis, Kat! And what a beautiful room to show them off in! Awesome work on the Credenza and record player!

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  5. perfect scene! and I love the carpet.... wish I had one like this in my 'hoarding' box ;-)

  6. I want that wall clock for my real house. I love it! This is a wonderful room.