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Dec 28, 2011

My Little Pleasure. Moja mała przyjemność.

I have to thank Carol for reminding me about my little greenhouse not so long ago. Her comment made me thinking I should finish this really little project THIS YEAR!!;) I made a floor and steps and I have to admit I left it for many reasons. Some of them were serious, some not so much, I found this little glass house to be a bit troublesome. For example for a very long time I couldn’t find the right solution for unpainted pieces of glass. These “windows” were suppose to have a blind or at least a curtain and I couldn’t decide what it should have been and how it should have looked like because I wanted it to be a bit transparent too.

This week I found every and each solution for any problems of this greenhouse! And I finished it today!

So first things first: I wrote long time ago that this project title is “My Little Peasure”. Why? Well, more than year ago one of our famous beauty shop’s was selling before Christmas a little plastic bath tub with some soaps in it. The bath tub was 1:12 scale and quite transparent and on one of it’s sides there was a sentence, like this:

When I found the greenhouse I immediately thought it should be a place where I could use and put this plastic tub in. A place where someone could feel good and relax. This someone’s little pleasure, a peaceful oasis...So much about the title.;)



Here you see a bath tub ready to be placed in the greenhouse. I painted it with zinc acrylic paint outside, so in the inside the name of the project still is easy to see. I added a little pillow for comfort and a little towel which I sprayed with Mr. Super Clear(a mat seal used usually for painting BJD’s faces, but it also makes fabric a bit stiff and staying in shape one wants).

Again this project includes miniatures from Friends and Artisans just like this table. The table and the bottles on the shelf are gifts I won in Lainie’s give-away last year. I added a shelf (cardboard) and aged the table(this time for ageing I used golden acrylic paint – I really like the result:)), put a few towels too. The basket is from my dear Friend, Glenda Howell, who makes just perfect baskets for roses(and anything else too!). The bottles with soaps were bought from Jennifer of Looking Glass Miniatures. The soaps(real!!) on the bowls are a gift from Ira Martikainen(hope one day she will come back with her wonderful posts and miniatures – I miss her a lot:)). The bowls are made by me.

One of my already well known;) stools with a few towels(made by me) and a perfume bottle plus a box (aged by me)of beauty bottles -again a part of Lainie’s give-away – also ready to put in.




And there is one more very special gift I won in Margaret’s give-away(miss you too, dear Margaret!) also last year. This stunning chandelier already hanging in the greenhouse. The curtains in the “windows” also are hanging ready.



So here are quite a lot photos of My Little Pleasure!

From the above – through the glass ceiling:


From the door:








Through the windows:




With the light on:







And with someone that came to check if she fits there:



Can’t show you more of her as she is almost naked! LOL! She is one of my two dolls made by Annemarie Kwikkel very gifted Artisan and very dear Lady from Holland. You can see more of my doll on Annemarie’s site and I can show my doll’s sweet face to you here:


Special thanks go to:
Glenda of Peppercorn Minis
Jennifer of Looking Glass Miniatures
Lainie of Lainie's Little Things
Ira of Merry Jingle Crafts
Margaret of My Petit Parterre
And to for Carol of World Costume Dolls for reminding me about the greenhouse!

Hope you like my finally-finished-project!

Dzięki niedawnemu komentarzowi Carol udało mi się zmobilizować I zakończyć projekt My little Pleasure. Nazwa wzięła się od wanienki z mydełkami zakupionej przed którymiś Świętami Bożego Narodzenia w Rossmannie. Wanienka jest w skali 1:12 i na jednym z boków miała właśnie napis: Moja mała Przyjemność. Stąd nazwa projektu. Kiedy znalazłam tę małą szklarenkę wiedziałam od razu, że chcę w niej zmieścić plastykową wanienkę i że projekt powinien jakoś odpowiadać rossmannowej nazwie. Chciałam, żeby to było miejsce odosobnienia, ciszy i całkowitego relaksu, coś jak (przy)domowe Spa. Znów projekt „wspomogli” blogowi Przyjaciele i Artyści. Stolik, buteleczki na półce i buteleczka na taborecie to prezenty od Lainie, butelki z mydełkami są kupione u Jennifer, koszyk u Glendy, a mydła na miseczkach to prezenty od Iry. Jest jeszcze bardzo specjalny prezent – piękny żyrandol od Margaret, który sobie mogłam wybrać po wygraniu u niej give-awaya w zeszłym roku. Osobiście przerobiłam stolik od Lainie – dodałam półkę i postarzyłam całość, wszystkie ręczniki są robione przeze mnie, również miseczki(na których leżą mydełka), taboret no i przerobiłam wannę! Położyłam też podłogę, pomalowałam szklarenkę i zawiesiłam firanki w „oknach”. Panna która przymierza się do przydomowego Spa, to lalka którą na moje zamówienie parę lat temu zrobiła Annemarie Kwikkel, świetna Artystka i przemiła Osoba.
Mam nadzieję, że My Little Pleasure Wam się spodoba!

58 comments:

Crafter's Delights said...

Beautiful work! I love the walls!

The Old Maid said...

Thank you very much! Happy you like it!:)

Dark Squirrel Victoria said...

I Love your little project! Excellent photos too. Funny how a little plastic bathtub started this. Beautiful!!!

Hugs,
Victoria

1717mk said...

I doczekałam się na wspaniały finał "szklarenki" :)nigdy nie zgadłabym, że będzie to maleńkie spa,
jest po prostu cudowne!!

Ascension said...

Ewa, por fin te decidiste a acabar tu invernadero.
Te ha quedado fantastico, una buena idea lo de la bañera, queda preciosa.
Enhorabuena por todos los detalles de amigas que hacen que sea una escena muy entrañable.
Me encanta el trabajo que has hecho.
besitos ascension

Fabiola said...

It'a great place to relax. All is perfect. I like the atmosphere.
Bye Faby

The Old Maid said...

Isn't it, Victoria? ;D Thank you so much! And I am so happy you like it and the photos!
Hugs

The Old Maid said...

Dzięki Magdo!Cieszę się, że Ci się podoba! Tak sobie myślę, że w te miniaturki przelewam moje marzenia;) o takim maleńkim przydomowym spa tez.;D

The Old Maid said...

Muchisimas gracias, querida Ascension! Estoy muy contenta de que te guste y un pequeño invernadero y detalles!(hope google translates it in some logical way;))
Besitos

The Old Maid said...

Thank you very much Faby! If you feel the atmosphere of relaxation it is all I need to feel I succeded!
Hugs

Eliana said...

The bathroom is a dream! Congratulations!
Happy New Year!

The Old Maid said...

Thank you, Eliana! The same to you!

Maria Ireland said...

Wow its beautiful. I love it wish i could relax here what a dream lol. Happy New Year.
Hugs Maria

The Old Maid said...

Happy you like it, Maria! And yes, it would be great to relax there! Happy New Year to you too!
Hugs

Drora's minimundo said...

You have created a beautiful spa. I love the windows, in fact I love everything!
Hugs

The Old Maid said...

WOW! Thank you, dear Drora! It is so nice to read you like it all!!
Hugs

Daydreamer said...

Oh, Ewa!!!! It is STUNNING! EVERY bit of it!!!! I LOVE the whole idea of the little glass house for a Bath spa!!! The painted glass windows are Gorgeous... all the details and gifts fit so perfectly! But the Golden bathtub is DIVINE!!!
As for the Doll..... she is so Beautiful I think I will cry..... She is very special indeed!
This may have taken some time.... but is SOOOOO worth it! Such a gorgeous little "Pleasure" and so filled with special gifts!

The Old Maid said...

THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH, dear Betsy!!For every and each of your soooo nice words!! I am very very very much happy that you like the greenhouse and my pretty doll!:D Of course my painted glass is nothing comparing to your fantastic paintings!
Hugs

Efa said...

Jesteś NIESAMOWITA!!! Po prostu mi szczęka opadła...dosłownie*o* Cudowne. Takie malutkie a tak precyzyjne, stylowe i przyjemne dla oka. Masz fantastyczny talent. Mam cichą nadzieję, że kiedyś będzie mi dane obejrzeć 'na żywo' twoje dzieła ^__^

rosanna said...

Ewa, you have done such a lovely work. It's unusual and fun, It sriously gives a feel of luxury and selfindulgence and I love it.
The doll is beautiful, such a sweet expression.
It was wort waiting fr a bit. Best wishes, Rosanna

BiWuBär said...

Woohooooooo... all stand up for a "La ola" please!!! Ewa, that's stunning - what a fantastic end of this lovely project. I'm usually the shower type, but in this wonderful spa I could change my mind and find a little pleasure, too... (LOL). Great job!

Greetings
Birgit

cockerina said...

Wonderful! I'd like to be in that small bath, to relax with a hot bath, and fragrant!
I love the coffee table with golden reflections, and beautiful stained glass, too!
congratulations and Happy New Year!
Caterina

Christel Hutson said...

Wow Ewa, what a fabulous Bath!!! Amazing tiny treasures. Hope you had a beautiful Christmas. XOXOX Christel

The Old Maid said...

Efa, to chyba nie jest tak daleko;) więc przy następnej wizycie wakacyjnej zapraszam.;) Dziękuję!!! I cieszę się, że Ci się podoba!:D

The Old Maid said...

Thank you so much Rosanna! I am so happy you like it and that it gives a feel of luxury too!:)
Hugs

The Old Maid said...

Brigit, I am shower type too, but mostly because our bath tub is really small.;) But if this was 1:1 I would relax in this tub for sure too.;D Thank you very very much!
Hugs

The Old Maid said...

Thank you so much Caterina! I am so happy you like it all!!!
Happy New Year to you too!
Hugs

The Old Maid said...

Thank you very much, Christel! Treasures they are!:D
I had a good Chrostmas and hope yours was good too?
Hugs

Michelle said...

Oh my how wonderful is this!? I love, love, love that bath! Oh it's divine and you have given it the most perfect setting too!

It's all quite fabulous Ewa! ;o))

I hope you had a fab Christmas and wishing you a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

Michelle xxx

Plushpussycat said...

I totally love it!!! Wow! It is so romantic and nurturing, a beautiful place to relax. You have inspired me for my 1920s lovers cottage. I've been wanting to put a bathtub in there--now I will have to try harder (there's not much room!). Thank you for the incredible inspiration, The Old Maid! I am so impressed! :-) Jennifer

The Old Maid said...

Thank you soooooooooooooooo much, Michelle!! It is soooo good to read you like it!!:D
Have a great healthy New Year too!
Hugs

The Old Maid said...

Thank you very very very much, Jennifer! Isn't it fascinating how much we all on blogland inspire each other?;D Can't wait to see more of your 1920 love cottage!:)
Hugs

Flor said...

¡Fuuaaaas!!!Que trabajo más hermoso Ewa!! ÖÖÖÖ
Bueno...es que cada detalle es muy bello!!
La mesita con todo lo que tiene en ella ¡Wooow!!! Me encanto!!!
Felicidades es un resultado increíble!!!
Feliz 2012!!!
Un abrazo
Flor

The Old Maid said...

Feliz año nuevo, Flor! Mucisimas gracias! I am soooo happy you like it!!
Hugs

Maria Blanca "AyamontinoMaria" said...

¡Es una maravilla de trabajo! ¡¡me encanta!! Un resultado fantástico!! Feliz 2012! Un beso

The Old Maid said...

Muchas gracias, Maria Blanca! Feliz 2012!
Hugs

Wellajoy said...

I am absolutely impressed! Such nice setting -- sweet, luxious & complete! Great work... awesome, love it :-) Wishing you a Great Year in 2012 and will continue to enjoy viewing your creations:).

The Old Maid said...

Thank you so much, Wellajoy! I am happy you like it!
Best wishes for aa great New Year too!

Mieke,.petitevictorianrose said...

Wow, this is absolute fantastic, I love it !!!
I wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year !!

Hugs Mieke xxx

The Old Maid said...

Thank you very much, Mieke!Happy you like it!
A very happy New Year to you too!
Hugs

fotolabida1 said...

ΚΑΛΗ ΧΡΟΝΙΑ !!!!ΕΥΤΥΧΙΣΜΕΝΟ ΚΑΙ ΧΑΡΟΥΜΕΝΟ ΤΟ 2012!!!

The Old Maid said...

The same to you! Thank you very much!

Patricia Cabrera said...

This is wonderful! love your tub and the place you made. Annemarie is one of my favorite doll artist. what a wonderful combination!
happy new year!

Sans! said...

Ewa, as usual I am late but I am standing next to Birjit (yes, I am sure she is still here admiring that glass bathroom) going oolalah with my Singaporean accent :).

I hope that's not life size, honey, cos I am hogging that bath!

Rosanna is right, worth waiting a while for! And that doll, ooooooh! Perfect for that bath.

It may be your little pleasure, but it is my GREAT pleasure :).

The Old Maid said...

Annemarie is one of my favourites too, Patricia! Happy you like the tub and the whole project! Thank you so much! And happy New Year to you too!

The Old Maid said...

I was pretty sure you will like the doll, dear Sans!;D
No, it is not life size - although I wouldn't complain if it was too.;D
Thank you very very very much! And I am really happy I could make you a little pleasure!:)

Cindy Teh said...

Happy New Year Ewa :D i am late for the party as always...this bathtub looks so inviting ....i'm envious.....(probably cos i need a shower LOL)

The Old Maid said...

Hahaha!:D Thank you so much, Cindy! Happy you like it!
Happy New Year to you too!

WeeLittleWest / Kathy Olaf-Obrenski said...

What a wonderful inspiration for a tradition - doing something you love to do BEFORE the new year. Even if you don't finish the project, you will have spent the "rest" of the year following your bliss. Cousin, yours must have been doubly blissful since the project was finished. May the rest of your years be as blissful and satisfying for you.

The Old Maid said...

Thank you so much, dear Kathy and Tim! Best wishes of happines and health for the new yer for you too!

Zosia said...

Z opóźnieniem, ale w zachwycie - tydzień mnie nie było, a tu takie cuda :) Spa jest niesamowite, w każdym szczególe! Jesteś dla mnie nieustającym źródłem inspiracji - zwłaszcza w kwestii, co i z czego można wykombinować w naszym ubogim w miniatury kraju :D

The Old Maid said...

Dzięki Zosiu! Bardzo się cieszę, że Ci się podoba!:) Tak, niezła to sztuka zrobić cos z niczego.;D

cristina diego said...

Fantastic work¡ Love it
Cristina

The Old Maid said...

Thank you so much, Cristina! Welcome to my blog!

Jollie said...

Wow it is stunnig!! You did a great job with this very romantic bathroom! :-)

Hugs Jollie

The Old Maid said...

Thank you so much Jollie! Happy you like it!!
Hugs

World Costume Dolls said...

What a Masterpiece. Absolutely PERFECT in every way! Well done"

The Old Maid said...

Thank you very very much!!