Thursday, August 19, 2010

Taking progress...

My Gypsy Boudoir Shop is progressing. I´ve spend days on painting and patinating and planning on the finished look. So delighted with the colors. I love the faded and natural tones.
Today I made the sign above the door, but when I saw the photos, I wasn´t quite satified. Think I´ll redo it on a thick cardboard. But I´m so satisfied with the decoration on the windows, still need to finish the other window. Wonder if Susanne can guess what I´ve used for the decor ;0)
The terasse on the roof is going to be an outdoor part of the shop, filled with brocante garden stuff. The greenhouse is probably going to be exchanged with a pavillion...


  1. The colours you've chosen are lovely and I really like the shabby effect you've given the paintwork. This is nice!

  2. Thanks Irene... I admit I´m into the 'dirt wash' :0)

  3. Love your style Annie! Great photos, great name and of course beautiful minis!:)

  4. Wonderful! I can't say more.

    The colors are very nice. And I like the bird houses.

    Hugs and greetings from Germany

  5. Dear Annie
    You are my all times favourite miniature maker! Yes, I guessed it, but only when I looked twice after seeing your question. It´s that tape-ribbon, brown velvet like, that I bought a long time ago. It´s genious, because I thought it was wood the first time, I looked.
    It will be so great, and your sign is great too.
    Love, Susanne

  6. Annie - so beautiful!! What I would do with your sign is soften the black a bit (a little paler?) and maybe highlight one side of each letter to give it a 3-D effect. the windows are fabulous - love the decorative bits!

  7. Again, it looks fantastic, all those nice and lovely details.

  8. Wonderful Annie, everything, the colors, the style, all things...


  9. Thank you Ewa... I really enjoy 'inventing' the names for my shops and houses...

    Marion... Thanks to you too :0)

    Susanne...and you are my alltime best mini buddy ;0) You've guessed right!! When you gave me the ribbon I didn't know what to use it for, but it's just perfect for decorations like this. Thanks again!

    Cynthia...thank you, also for the great suggestions for my sign. I´ll improve maybe tomorrow...

    Thank you Gonda :0)

    And also thanks to you Heleni, for the nice respond.

  10. I would like to add something original to this long list of compliments, but obviously I can only say: great job!
    I really like the character you chose to teach in art nouveau ...
    The black stands on the very aged patina ...
    The decoration on the windows is perfect (Susanne is happy!) And throughout the store is very inviting...
    Mini hugs, Flora

  11. ..Thanks Annie, the use of the "ribbon" means, that it will also be perfect the other way around...used as a stencil for "painting"...
    I think I will try that on a few windows ;-)
    Love, Susanne

  12. Breath takingly stylish. Love it!

  13. It's all looking so great Annie!

    Did you get my email of a few weeks ago (when you were on 'blog break') re the budoir pillows? If not I can resend the pics. If you don't want them I can use them in my brocante :)

  14. Termino de descubrir tu blog y estoy maravillada con las cosas que haces.
    La tienda te esta quedando preciosa.
    Los tonos que empleas son preciosos.
    Pienso que si hubieras usado un tono gris o marrón para las letras de la fachada, te habria quedado más integrado, para mi gusto. Espero no haberte ofendido.
    Besitos, May

  15. This facade is beautiful! And so are all the minis. I love this style!

  16. Esta tienda promete. Parce que el comprador podrá rebuscar y llevarse algo interesante. El conjunto está estupendo.
    Besos Clara.

  17. ¡¡Muchas gracia por hacerse seguidora de mi blog!! Yo no conocia el suyo y me gusta bastante, tiene unos trabajos maravillosos!! Un saludo!!

  18. Great work.

    Have you really made that sign with a printer.... It looks absolutely stunning.

    I love the colours, the atmosphere around the pictures, the ideas and... and... and..

  19. are fabulous and super talented..I love this!!