Tuesday, January 7, 2020

2020 .... how did that happen?

2020 ... how did that happen?

Cups and plates: Sam Dunlap - cherry pies by Janet Uyetake

Greetings All and best wishes for a safe, healthy and happy 2020. 2020 has quite a ring to it.

This year it was the “outlaws” turn to have the sons and families for Christmas Day ... we celebrated later and enjoyed being together under one roof.  The Grandchildren had a wild time especially , participating in a Treasure Hunt that handy husband Bruce had spent hours formulating.
He colour-coded clues, then tailored each hunt taking into consideration the age and interests of each child. He even laminated same clues before hiding them in the often rainy outdoors. It kept him busy for half a day! (That’s a good thing!)

Four very excited, red-cheeked children arrived back into the house to find their final clues hanging on the tree. The eldest, now 13, voted it “epic” and the other three asked if Grandpa could do it again next year!

It was a brief break from the Swedish House but now in the quiet, short, wet and dark days of a BC winter the Swedish House is receiving some well needed attention! Once again for my Christmas gift B has committed to do my bidding on mini projects. Thank you B

He is relegated to a square foot of space while I have fun doing some table tops for a change-of-scene in the living mini room. I did offer him the desk but he refused. It’s nice working together while the music fills the room and my heater clicks on and off keeping us very cozy in my small workroom.

Teapot, cups/saucers/plates Sam Dunlap, Cherry pie servings: Janet Uyetake

Teapot, Cups and saucers: Musselmalet

Breads: Elizabeth http://www.studioeminiatures.blogspot.com, Flowers: Linda http://lindasminiworld.blogspot.com Ham by Janet Uyetake on Sam Dunlap platter, Musselmalet cheese server cover.

Dinner plates by Sam Dunlap and food by Janet Uyetake.

Desserts and strawberries by Elizabeth of StudioEMiniatures. The little reindeer cookies are amazing! Strawberries are displayed in small crackle bowl by Elizabeth Causeret.

One day I will fill the mini dining room table to show you all the amazing food Elizabeth has gifted to me over the years. We met early in the 1980’s but minis did not bring us together till the early 1990’s, so now you know why I have so much of Elizabeth’s work in The French and now Swedish Houses.

Do blog to let us know what is happening in your lives ... not only minis!  I like
 to use Instagram but reading a blog is so much more interesting and often offers some clever solutions and insight as how to resolve problems we all experience.

Regards to all.