Monday, April 7, 2014

Again , the Apeldoorn show

Hmm, this was a bit hard to get to the right page for posting. But I am here, finally.

Yesterday I visited the Apeldoorn fair . Obviously, I cannot drive as yet, but a friend kindly offered me a ride ( thank you Gabriëlle!) .
Thus I was also able to pick up a house , built by Herdwick Landscapes , namely Crosthwaite cottage , a version that was a bit modified to fit my windowsill (!) .
It is a LOVELY 1/24 scale house .
Here are some pictures:





This is a full view of four of its 5 rooms . I bought some furniture to go with it, but more will be added.

You may notice that there are two children in residence in the kitchen , they were made by Kate Pinsent . There are also some porcelain children, nekkid an'all, that I bought from Angel's little ones , will deal with them later!











And if you look closely enough, you can see some rats. Well, let me be honest , I bought them from Georgia Marfels and I am sure they were meant to be meeces , but I thought they would make nice little rats :-)

I am a long -time fan of Georgia and her wicked sense of humor ! She kindly allowed me to snap a pic of hers at the table. She is a lovely lady. And clever.....




Here are some of the thingies I snagged from her yesterday 










And these look big nuff in the pics , but they are very tiny .I hope to see her in Rheda again, always spend at her stall :-)

For the rest of the day I just walked around , had a good natter here and there and bought some bits and bobs for when I can do some mini-ing again. Right now, I have many ideas of course, but no way to go and try them!
Still,it was an enjoyable day, all in all.

14 comments:

  1. Leuk Elly. Een heel mooi huis!

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    1. Ja, schatje hè? En heeeeel katbestendig!

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  2. The house is beautiful Elly....mmh, I love the teeth plant, looking forward to see where you put that. Glad you had a good time in spite of the arm. And the meeces does make nice rats in 1:24 scale.

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  3. Wat een mooi huis Elly! Fijn dt je even genoten heb van het dagje beurs.

    Groetjes Helma

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    1. Jij hebt je ook niet onbetuigd gelaten, leuk!

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  4. Oooh so glad you are venturing into 1/24th - I will have to make you some halfscale kitties! (To chase those rats!)

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    1. Now THAT is definitely a good idea, Shelly :-) !

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  5. Wat een mooi huis heb je gekocht! Dat uitbouwtje is schattig. Fijn dat je toch naar Apeldoorn kon, ondanks je arm. Wij waren er alleen zaterdag. Was het zondag ook zo enorm rustig?

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    1. Hallo Josje, ja, het was zondag ook heel rustig. Fijn voor mij, maar voor de verkopers niet prettig, denk ik. Meestal is zaterdag drukker dan zondag.
      Ik hoop wel dat ik naar Rheda kan met twee armen , anders wordt het niks. Maar dat is wel het plan, dus ik wacht rustig af.

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  6. Hi Ely I am so glad that your shoulder is mending albeit slowly. It must be very frustrating but hang in there girl. Your cottage is charming and full of character but I am sorry to have to dislike the "meece-rat". A rat by any other name..... is still a rat!
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    enjoy! :))

    elizabeth

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    1. And I am not usually a stickler for authenticity, but rats and meeces were everywhere in these cottages, believe me . But , that said, I wouldn't exactly welcome them in MY RL house....:-)
      Still, I am not one for the really neat and tidy look, as you may have gathered .

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  7. Looks like you had a great time. I love that house. The wood trim is so gorgeous!

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  8. Ooh you lucky girl! Your fair purchases are wonderful, I've seen Herdwick Designs before and admired their houses but I've not seen Georgina's work before and I love all the pieces you bought thank you for sharing.

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  9. This is another masterpiece from Herdwick Elly and I see that you have already bought quite a bit of furniture for it. I'll watch with great interest to see how you develop this dwelling into one of your superb settings.

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