"My mind sees that I am nothing, my heart sees that I am everything, between these two poles my life unfolds."

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Miniature Worlds


“I am at two with nature.” 
~ Woody Allen 

Lol, I don't know what it is about Woody Allen, his humour just resonates with me! The above pic was taken in Kingston, Ontario last spring - I wonder if Martha recognizes it? Seeing as it's only February, we've still got a ways to go before we can, in all honesty, say it's almost spring. I know I've said it's feeling like spring a few times of late and considering it's +2C as I type, I suppose my optimism is slightly warranted! 

For those of you now wondering... no - I'm not officially starting a miniature themed month, I admit I'm a little tempted though, hehe! It only appears to be heading in that direction :) I thought the miniature gardens below so adorable, that I just had to share them with you. This would be a fun spring project, provided you had a bright enough window to get it going in, till you could move it outside.


If you can't get to the beach this winter - you can always build your own :)

This reminds me of my bistro set I purchased last spring and enjoyed so much all summer.
I was on the lookout for a metal piece similar to what is behind this one (but full-sized, lol!)
and found several, one of which I plan to pick up early this spring. They are actually
old metal headboards, with a great patina (rust!) that look fab in the garden.


This is cuteness overload, lol!!


Makes me wish I was small enough to walk through these gates and take a seat!
Next post I'll be showing you the homes of the folk who are responsible for tending these gardens... 

23 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous, and so clever. I wouldn't mind having a go at something like this myself.

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    1. Me too :) in fact I had a good look around yesterday with an eye to picking up some miniatures, but didn't come across anything suitable. When I do, I'm going to put one together and post a few pics :)

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  2. Oh keep them coming please! I just LOVE miniatures. They're so dinky and cute, I could gaze at them all day....

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    1. I hear you - I especially love little rooms with all the goodies - I watched a tour of a miniture garden shed on youtube and was transfixed!

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  3. These are the most adorable things I've ever seen. I especially love the one with the bunnies in it. I can see myself sitting in that chair reading a book while those little critters hop around. The first photo looks vaguely familiar, although I'm not sure why. I can't place it!

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    1. Hi Martha, The one with the bunnies is a favourite of mine too :) That top pic was taken right downtown in those ancient cobblestone walkways that intersect the streets. Check out my June 7th post, under Kingston label.

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  4. Oh, how I love these photos! Like you, I want to just shrink down and fit through that gate!

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    1. :D I used to have quite a lot of miniature stuff, some of it may be in my attic - it sure would be useful for putting together one of these gardens.

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  5. Why do such tiny things hold so much fascination? I guess it's a part of the magic of childhood that never leaves us. Sigh. Always a dream that other worlds exist. Loved this and really hope you post more, Jane!

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    1. Francie, I think that must be what it is - dreaming of another world! Like most children tiny things fascinated me. That's probably why girls like dollhouses.

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  6. Charming! I especially like the popsicle stick adirondack chair in the beach scene!

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    1. Hee hee, I think we should pick up a box today and get started on one :)

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  7. Those are totally fascinating...

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    1. Thanks Patty, I just love them :)

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  8. Miniatures are always fascinating. I am always in awe at the time people spend on making them. Things like ships in a bottle or even those (Japanese?) cork board scenes are just sooooo detailed.

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    1. I know, it's all the time and attention to detail that gets me.

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  9. Oh man, the cute is killing me!
    My mum had something similar for awhile. It took a lot of work if I remember correctly.

    That quote is so funny. I may have to adopt it for my own for it's truly me too!

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    1. I know :) I think I need one of these... :)
      Woody Allen is a funny guy - but I find either you love him or hate him - there doesn't seem to be a lot of middle ground there.

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  10. Adorable little gardens they are, everyone is just sooo cute. I'm sure they are a challenge to keep looking nice.

    I'll be interested in seeing the homes of the folks that tend these little gardens.

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    1. I was wondering how much work they'd be to keep up; you'd need be vigilant - you wouldn't want everything to get overgrown - that would spoil the look.

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  11. They are just gorgeous! I have a friend who has convinced her grandchildren that fairies live in her garden - she has a small frog pond. So good for kids to be kids and have these beliefs :) But absolutely ANYONE would believe looking at these :)

    I really can't imagine 2+ being a sign of Spring! That would be a really really cold winter's day here! I love your frosty pics :)

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  12. Hi Annie, Around here, seing as it's February, +2 is a ridiculous temperature for this time of year!

    It's fun to imagine other worlds and dimensions - keeps life interesting!

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