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Smaller plates and longer views

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Metal tea set, without tray – seems to fit but looks very shabby. Will do I think for moment

When going through any photos taken, particularly when deciding what to pick from repeats of similar ‘scenes’, I ask myself “what is it supposed to be about?”  I’ve seen me with photos that look like I’m selling the carpet or the wallpaper simply because they take up more of the image than the actual subject and, even when suitably cropped they don’t do the job.  Sometimes I can’t decide between them though, as in this case, so you’re getting both of them.

Cleaning time – I’m tracking bits all over the place 😦

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Dotting about

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Lots going on here so playing with peripherals in the Deco dining room when I can.

Clock

General colour scheme check and trying out candlesticks

A second Triang bookcase

Carpet being worked on as is the dining room/hallway door.  Thinking about the easy chairs at the moment …

Triang bookcase

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Can you have a crush on a piece of furniture? 

I just may have one on the Triang bookcase.  It’s mostly to do with the ‘glass’ sliding doors.  We had a bookcase (full size and taller than wide) which had real glass doors with the cut in slots as handles for sliding the doors, and I was always fascinated by them as they seemed both clever and odd at the same time.  And here we have it in 1:16 and plastic (but with legs on – ours stood directly on the floor).  The Triang is a 1960s item, I believe, but I can easily persuade myself that it was following the styles of a few years earlier just so that I can squeeze it in to my time line.

In other business

Hearth for fireplace

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Talking about the chimney breast
and working sideways on a narrow room

Had great time fitting the finishing edgings for the chimney breast. Tried it from above and nearly fell in so it had to be done sideways.

 

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Room so far awaiting a carpet, not to mention skirting boards.  Not to mention a table, chairs, a TV etc. I have the Triang Bush TV but will not be using the table which came with it I think as far too low in a 1:12 house.  I do have a rather nice one instead though 😉

Lighting thoughts

  1. Practical

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I had cut tracks for the wiring to run under the floor in the dining room but decided that it was going to be so fiddly to take the floor up (tight fit) that am going to try a couple of battery lights; one table lamp and one ceiling. We’ll see what they look like

Second lighting thought

2. Not practical

Waiting for the hearth to dry, I took one of the wired ceiling lights I have and tried turning it into a table lamp.  It’s not practical because the top item I’ve used is a 50s button (shank removed) and I have no idea how flammable it is and don’t wish to risk it melting all over the place.  But it was fun.

Am now sitting under the letter box waiting for goodies to arrive.