Monday, 28 July 2014

Finishing The Coffee Corner!

Hello my dear friends,

I hope you all a great weekend. I can't believe that we are at the end of July. Time does fly. I also wanted to welcome a new follower and friend to my blog Lars Mikkelsen. WELCOME! He is a fantastic miniature craft's man especially in wood turnings and furniture and he has a lovely shop at Etsy called Built In Wood.

Today I will be sharing with you the final stages of The Coffee Shop. I have added the last few additions and now I am so thrilled that it is complete. It has taken me a while to finish the room box but it was worth the effort.

So I wanted you all to meet Mr. Thornton. Mr. Thornton is one of the regular clients of The Coffee Corner. Rain or shine Mr. Thornton goes to the shop for the same cuppa and his slice of chocolate fudge cake at 9:00 a.m. sharp. Manuel and Mr. Thornton have become good pals over the years. They enjoy a chat over the news paper or the neighborhood's gossip. There was a day or two when Mr. Thornton didn't show up in the morning when he was ill but Manuel was kind enough to take his scrumptious goodies at the Thornton residence and have his daily chat with his old friend.

Mr. Thornton

Manuel and Mr. Thornton at The Coffee Corner
Mr. Thornton was made especially for me too and he is a one of a kind. He has fitted in perfectly and I love his expression. He is in his early 60's and quite jolly.

Mr. Thornton in The Coffee Corner

I have made some print outs for the setting which I have designed. I have made some small menus with the shop's logo. I am really pleased how they turned out. I also added another poster of the shop's offered coffee and a small notice on the door.

The miniature menus

The Door Notice

The Coffee Menu Chart
I was also busy adding more accessories to every part of the room especially on the side table and shelves. I tried to add what really fits in the scene. The ceramic cups where filled with liquid polymerclay and I am pleased how they filled up the empty spaces.


The Side table

Well I guess that is all and this completes my coffee shop. Here are some pictures of the complete shop.

I will miss this project like I always miss the rest of the finished projects. I have really tried to add detail to it as much as possible and I think I quite succeeded. Today The Coffee Corner is now placed next to my 'Matquel's Antiques & China Shop' which they look great together.

The Coffee Corner next to Matquel's 
I hope you have enjoyed following this project. The next time we will meet I will be sharing with the the final stages of the restoration of my Toll House. Then I will start my new project.....but that is another story to tell so please do keep tuned.

I also wanted to let you know that my 11th miniature downloadable book is available now called 'The Book of Dragons'. I have also added some new miniatures to my Etsy shop where you can see them at My Miniature World Shop.

Take Care and see you all soon.



Wednesday, 16 July 2014

More Additions to The Coffee Corner Shop

Hello my dear friends,

I hope everyone is all right and enjoying their summer. I have just came back from my vacation I had with my family. We took a Mediterranean cruise and it was just grand. I enjoyed spending some quality time with the kids and my husband and in the same time a wonderful break from the everyday life. Unfortunately there is always an end but I am happy to be back home and back to my miniature world.

Beth Sammarino from Spain contacted me and I am pleased to say that she has received it and is enjoying her prize. Don't lose heart folks very soon I will be giving another give away. I also wanted to welcome a few more followers of my blog. A big welcome goes to Stacy, Sharon, Emma, Narina, Angeles Malu and Rosella WELCOME! I wanted to thank all of you and those who follow on Face Book. We have over 100 followers on my blog and over 200 followers on Face Book. This means so much to me and it is so encouraging. I never imagined that wonderful folks like you will enjoy my creations and miniatures. THANK YOU SO MUCH! from the depth of my heart. 

Today I will be sharing with you some more additions that I have been adding to my Coffee Corner Shop. I am really enjoying this project even if it is just a one room. It seems like I can't stop myself from adding more little details.

I have finally decorated the shop bay windows. There isn't much I could add. I have made some more pastries out of polymer clay and made a pair of tire cake stands for the window setting.

The little polymerclay pastries.

The Cake stands with the little pastries.
I have also added an old coffee machine and some teapots to the window. I actually like the Queen Victoria Tea Pot and also the Big Ben tea pot. Some how they fitted well. And here are some pics of both the windows.

The Right Hand side Shop Window

The Left hand side Shop Window

The Shop from the outside with the finished displayed windows.
I also added some more touches inside the shop. Underneath the dresser I have placed some sacks filled with sugar, coffee and tea which I have made. The coffee and tea are filled with real crushed coffee and cinnamon.  I like the smell of coffee and cinnamon blended in together and I am really pleased that this project does have that pleasant smell of a real coffee shop. 

Sacks filled with coffee and cinnamon 
I have also added more pastries on a 3 tire cake stand which I have placed on the counter and added some more accessories

More accessories added to the shop

The final miniatures that I added where the bar stools which are to be placed in the shop. Both these stools have been built and hand painted by my father. They have blended in well with the rest of the furniture and I am really thrilled with them.

Bar Stools
Here are some pictures of them in the shop.

The Stools inside the shop
I hope you like what I have made so far. There is still a little bit more that I want to add but I am pretty sure that by next week the shop will be ready and will be moving to another project.

I hope you have liked what I have done so far.

Keep tuned for more updates.

Take Care and see you soon.


Rebecca xxxx