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Monday, April 20, 2009

Oak Bay Farmhouse Front Porch











Here are some photos of the porch of my Oak Bay Farmhouse that I have shown a couple of the rooms previously. The farmhouse was a discontinued house by Greenleaf from the early 1980's, they discontinued it shortly after we had made it and started selling dollhouses with our miniature business. I really liked it because it has a front and is open on two sides so it doesn't need to be turned around to few the inside. I can't remember the name of it though but people really were interested in it. I hear Greenleaf is bringing back a dollhouse and hope they think of this some.

I wove the chair in the early 80's when I was moving away from weaving and getting into miniatures. I wasn't happy with it at the time because of how rustic it looked but now I like it and it has aged even more, lol. The wonderful table I found in England by Rosie Duck. The veggies were from for a workshop I gave. The lovely daffodils were a gift from Michelle at Little Rabbit Miniatures, the tulips are by Carol Jones and the other plant in the basket is by Judy Lawson from Vancouver. The tiny crocheted basket is amazing and was made by a lady who used to own a wonderful miniature shop in Port Orchard, if anyone knows her name I would love to know. Shirley Rose, I mentioned a previous post about her miniature town, made the plants by the rocking chair. John made the bricks from clay and even fired them, I love them! One brick seems to be missing but there is always a lot of work to do on a farmhouse.

20 comments:

  1. Jean, I love the porch, especially the little potting table...maybe I need to make one for my little garden...it just never stops does it!
    Mercedes

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  2. Lucky you, having a Rosie Duck piece! That's something I would like to have myself some day, even if it's not in 1:48.

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  3. The porch is beautiful, Jean! Love the chair.

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  4. Jean the Porch looks wonderful. Full of atmosphere.

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  5. Lovely Jean. I could read one of your wonderful books there. Love the blue color. Mini hugs!

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  6. Really beautiful porch, full of life.

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  7. You know Jean, although it is a small space, it look so complete and totally lived in. Like Merce, I love your potting table and I think your chair is wonderful. It gives me hope for some of the things that I am doing now which I am not happy with. 20 years later, I may feel differently!

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  8. That porch is lovely.
    I particularly like the weeny box of matches on the potting table.

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  9. Last year, in september, we were on vacation in canada, and I saw all those beautiful houses with porches, so beautiful! We don't have that in the netherlands. Yuor porche is looking great with all these details, verry cozy!
    * marlies

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  10. So lovely. I like the porch much and I like your photos a lot!

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  11. So lovely pictures!! That rocking chair is wonderfull!

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  12. Lovely porch in the perfect house!

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  13. Thank you so much for your kind comments everyone!
    Mercedes, you are right it never stops, just like real houses.

    Pam, I do feel very lucky to have it too. I wish I could leave you a comment but you don't seem to have that as an option. Love all your shells.

    MiniKat, Thanks so much about the chair, I used a twining technique for weaving it.

    Debbie, Thank you, I figure it is at dusk and everyone is just about ready to hand out around there.

    Kim, oh yes, good place for a bit of mini reading or falling asleep.

    Eva, thank you very much. That is so nice.

    Sans, Oh yes, twenty years from now you can feel so different about things, even a chair. Thank you!

    Mags, That is funny you should mention that, I was just thinking that too. So tiny.

    Marlies That is so great you came to Canada. The east coast of Canada is so much different than the West where I live too. Many of their houses are of brick and ours are mostly wood. When I lived in Saskatchewan everyone would spend time on their porches. Now I think we use sun decks more.

    Julianna, Thank you about the photos, difficult at that range to get everything in focus though.

    Maria, Thank you about the rocking chair, it absolutely amazes me that I like it now too.

    Lissu, So kind of you to say!

    Mini Hugs, Jean

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  14. Jean, I love the porch!!
    I'd be happy if I could have a beautiful space like that in real life size to spend afternoons reading and planting in that cute potting table!!
    Can I get shrunk and move in?! LOL

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  15. Thank you Jean! So much inspiration...I love the porch with it small details.The potting table is just adorable.

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  16. I would loved to have a porch like this, and not just in miniature! So nice to have such a talented husband who participates in your hobby!
    Both the chair and table is beautiful!

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  17. What a lovely porch! So many nice details!

    Lena!

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  18. I'm sorry, so late, but what is the differends between a porch and a sun deck? Is this behind the house?
    We where in the east of canada, but when we come back, we will go to the west, we talked to a lot off people who said that it was so beautiful. We loved the east already, so I look forward for it.
    * marlies

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  19. Marlies, A porch is usually at the front of the house as you enter the front door under the overhanging roof. Sometimes people have them enclosed like a mud room or sun room. It can also be at the back door too. A sundeck doesn't usually have a roof overhang so you can sit in the sun and it is often at the side or back of the house not the front. Please visit if you get to Victoria, that would be so much fun.

    Mini Hugs, Jean

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