Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A Housewarming

In the spring, the gingerbread trim got a final coat of varnish, tiny paper buds bloomed in the window boxes and the last waif of a shingle met that gabled roof. All through the summer the Buttercup Cottage patiently waited for a housewarming, and at last here it is. With bunting over the threshold and all. It belongs to an old fashioned breed - building model planes or constructing a tiny railroad. The kind of hobby with no terribly necessary ends and no particular deadlines. Worked on intermittently, dreamed about often and delayed oftener. Leaving saw dust on the work bench, paint on bristles and sweet contentment in the not-quite-finished.
But not-quite-finished is not to say neglected. Of course the Buttercup will need some furnishings and lamplight. Curtains perhaps. A braided rug. Oh, the possibilities for all things small! Which brings me to second surprise I made - a desktop in two colorways. "The sweetest things are the smallest things," it reads. Always true in a dollhouse; on occasion, true in life.
If you'd like to use the desktop in Peach (above) or Pink (below), click the button that corresponds to your screen resolution. Right click the image and select add as desktop background. These desktop designs are free for personal use and enjoyment and not meant for commercial purposes of any kind.

27 comments:

Kavita said...

This is the loveliest dollhouse I have ever laid eyes on. Like wow.

Dragonfly said...

Ooooh - so cute!!

Bee Designs said...

Oh Buttercup cottage is just the sweetest little thing i've seen. You really have such a talent.

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful and inspiring :) I love the little flowers, the roof shingles that are all slightly different.. and the colour of the attic is precious, mint to contrast the pink .. (that didn't mean to rhyme, really haha) .. thanks for sharing!
~Jess

yoli said...

so cute!

meandering pearl said...

oh the window seat is sooo precious!!!
have a beautiful day!!!

Anjelica said...

Oh how lovely!

darlingrun said...

! i've been planning on getting a dollhouse kit and putting it together through the winter, and those photos just made me want to start now! lovely house =)

Mermaid said...

oh livy! that house was so delicately delightful! truly exquisite♥

Stacy's Designs 88 said...

What a LoVelY house! You did a spectacular job. Yayyyy! Thanks for inviting me to your House Warming.

Lizard said...

That is amazing!! ^___^ I want to make one now xD

6p00df3520a4fb8833 said...

These are so charming, I love them so!

Inty swetha said...

thank you so much .. i made it as my desktop background ... and itss gr8!! you have a lovely blog.. and i'm learning a lot..

jen said...

your dollhouse is magnificent! My dad and I started one when I was a little girl, then my parents got divorced and it was never finished. I still have it in the box. someday if I have a little girl, or maybe even if I don't , I will finish it!

lovely!

A Pretty Trip said...

Wow! You are so talented - that is seriously the most gorgeous doll house in the world!!

I love love love your blog!

suzannah said...

oh buttercup cottage is so pretty, i do wish i lived there! ♥

REread said...

oh so cute ...

2 By Design said...

Such a lovely little house! Beautiful job.

Jillian Frances said...

Oh wow, that's adorable. Sadly, the last thing I need is another craft interest, but maybe someday. Miniatures are so enchanting. I can't wait to see how you decorate it.

MC said...

Ridiculously pretty. Can I live in it? :)

I'd love to know the process - is it wooden or another medium? How long did it take?

Paper Lady Invites said...

So sweet! I'm loving it! Can't wait to see some tiny bits of furniture in there!
-chelsey

Robin said...

awesome use of the word oftener! this is an amazing little house! i love it :O)

Karen said...

LOVELY! :)

Bettyjoy said...

Wow! What an adorable house. I could live in here!

mrs shortcake said...

I've always wanted to make a dollhouse - but forgot about it. Thank you for awakening the desire!

Keke said...

So delicious!!! And near to my heart as I call my daughter "Buttercup", dosen't everyone? Amazing talent, thanks for sharing!

XO
Keke

Gold Coast Hotels said...

So cool and amazing designs! So clean and elegant looking! Love it!

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