The Orchid idea is congealing

by brae  

The inspiration for the Orchid is a small rural house.

Woody's House

As much as I would love to do a small rural house, I have the Country Estate now...and that can be my rural house.

Or the English Country House.

drawing from Decorating & Craft Ideas magazine

So, I was mulling over ideas and I thought: Post Office!!!  :D  Remember the mail cart kit I have?

To make something like this:

image from The Smithsonian

Of course, the Orchid might be too large to fill with just mail related I started thinking about a General Store/Post Office with an apartment upstairs.  Unlike Baslow Ranch, I think I'd do more of a "new" antique stepping back in time when the old things were new.

I have a lot of minis that would lend well.

from true2scale

from Karen Aird Miniatures

from Wildwood Dollhouse & Miniatures

Walmer bookcase from All About Miniatures

from Jane Graber

work in progress Chrysnbon stove

Of course, I'm still thinking, so who knows?!!  :D


Comment from: Barbara [Visitor]
Oh my, think of the details! What a great idea. It suddenly brought to mind Ike Godsey's general store/post office from The Waltons.
01/16/15 @ 21:26
Comment from: azteclady [Visitor]
Oh I can't wait!
01/16/15 @ 22:18
Comment from: Pepper [Visitor]
I was thinking of Little House on the Prairie but yes, The Waltons. That would be fantastic =0)
01/17/15 @ 00:47
Comment from: Debora [Visitor]
Awesome! And so many possibilities!
01/17/15 @ 11:44
Comment from: Lucille [Visitor]
So many wonderful ideas. Keep on thinking, Brae. It's fun! Love all your plans. You already have a good head start on a cute collection. I love that furnace. First time I ever see that model!
01/17/15 @ 18:20
Comment from: Blake [Visitor]
Yay! I hate being away from my blog for long periods of time, but I love seeing your work when I come back!
01/18/15 @ 07:51
Comment from: Marijke [Visitor]
What a great small furniture so beautiful old on the right places. groetjes van Marijke
01/18/15 @ 10:16
Comment from: Madformod [Visitor]
Whatever way you choose to go, It will be fabulous!
01/19/15 @ 07:40
Comment from: Lyssa [Visitor]
ooooh! A post office and general store would be fantastic. Like an old Five and Dime? *clappityclapclapclap*
01/21/15 @ 13:43

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