Here is the front view of my Pub.
Unfortunately, this year's project didn't include a base and display box, so to really be complete, I need to create a base and some landscaping. That's going to be a one-of-these-days project.
But at least I've completed the structure and interior. Yay!
I used some scrap wood to create the chimney and left over stone exterior graphic to blend in with rest of structure.
The chimney opens and closes using a paper hinge.
The best part of the project was filling it up with the swap items I received.
Having light for this project was really needed because everything is so dark--dark wood timbers, brown ceiling, brown-red plaid wallpaper, wood floors. Brown, brown, brown everywhere.
Without the light above, I doubt you could make anything out unless seen in person in daylight.
After posting this blog, I was taking a shower this morning 10/27 and realized my big GOOF. I should have placed my fireplace on the same side as the chimney and the bar in the center. Aargh!
Too late now. Everything is glued in, and I would ruin the wallpaper and flooring trying to move it around. Can't believe how DUMB I was.
Oh well, this stands as my personal Tower of Pisa.
Readers, learn from my mistake. If you put in a fake chimney, put your fireplace on the side with your chimney on the outside!
I also received a barrel table with three stools, a tray of wine bottles with grapes and cheese platter, and some wine glasses. The tray with 2 wine bottles, grapes and cheese board are from Carol Cooper (wow!!!).
The silver framed picture to left of fireplace is from Nellie Miller.
I didn't get near as many bottles of spirits and wine as I would have liked, so I filled the back of bar with bottles made from Karen Benson's (The Quarter Source) laser cut bottles from acrylic. You color the bottles with Sharpie pens (yellow, brown, red, green, orange, purple work well), color the bottle lids black/silver/gold and cut out the teeny tiny spirit labels included with kit and glue on each bottle for realism.
Someone once commented to me, "I don't know how you finish so many projects."
Easy! Participate in the swaps that occur when this kind of event takes place and USE them. I got this tip from a fellow miniaturist and I've been following it ever since.
In the swap, you make 20+ items (all the same) following the theme of the project. Mail them in, and you get 20 items from 20 other people. It's amazing how this kind of exchange can enhance any project. For items I can't use, I save and take out to use for another future or past project. It's a real time saver and makes all your projects that much more special because each item is sort of like a time capsule for that particular time.
The pictures BELOW are items I received in my swap for this project. This way I have a picture of what I received and who made what. Thank you to all who made these items. I hope you can see how they were used in my Quarter Corner Pub.
It's a good thing I took pictures. As I am writing this, I realized was missing one bowl of nuts so I went looking for it and found it in my trash cup! Whew. That was a close one.
The condiment tray is on the bar to lure customers in.
Thank you Jackie! This is fabulous. I find having dolls really makes a scene come alive.
Thanks for looking!