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Doll Talk's Miniatures by Stacey Torres

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PROGRESS PHOTOS & UPDATES ON THE BROOKFIELD COTTAGE

First Attempt at Landscaping - Project Still Ongoing

My first attempt at landscaping. I used flex-turf - the kind that will stretch over stuff, and plain old silk/dried flowers from the floral departments cut up. The sidewalk is white Skid-Text w/fabric paint pavers. I'm building a pond using a seashell as a base, but that might be too much - then again - this is my fantasy house. Anything goes on this ongoing project!

I gave my Brookfield a few coats of Cottage Rose paint and freshened up the white trim on windows, the red door, etc. I also removed and replaced the crooked flower boxes, and filled them with yellow, lilac and pink silk blossoms.

SAFARI BATH SPA

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The bath has leopard print scrapbook paper on walls, as well as animal print felt for the carpet, black porcelain corner tub, toilet and sink built into a black wooden hutch w/huge mirror and built-in shelves. There's a working floor lamp in the bathroom covered w/metallic animal print. A gold lion head hoop earring serves as a towel rack on side of sink. Ivory terry bath sheets are rolled inside of an animal print hatbox on floor. I also have small safari print lace (cut from a ponytail scrunchy) at the window over the toilet. The tiebacks are African mask buttons. On the walls are resin safari animal magnets, and gold safari charms in gold.

A Tiffany swag lamp hangs over a wooden teacart that holds some china plates & tea set. The table & chair is "bargain". The wall rack is white wire wicker, with my pink depression glass pitcher and glasses. I used dollar store shelves to make utility racks over the stove and sink.

Currently, the only inhabitants are three dogs. The brown one in the middle was made by me.

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The bedroom is very cramped. It has a mahogany dresser w/tilted mirror that is actually a music box w/matching chateau bed. They were a set, and the bed was broken, so I got it CHEAP! I dressed the bed in contrasting green prints (dust ruffle/fitted sheet (glued onto mattress of sponge) and comforter and pillow sham. There's little room for anything else in there. The curtains will come down (antique handkerchief), since I think they crowd the room further. A gold cherub charm is above the bed, as well as antique ivory/crystal earrings surrounding the window. A framed print of a bride and groom are on the wall by the stairwell.

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Can't tell by these photos, but I "made" fire in the fireplace with amber foil candy wrappers (i.e., Werther's, etc.) I messed up w/the tin ceiling by having to piece it, and it shows! Small table in living room is a dollar store wire wicker topped w/a craft mirror. The contemporary lamp has a crushed ice look to it. Birdcage is still empty. I have a picture of a Black Madonna on the inside wall - can't see by this photo. The gold pendulum clock near the front door is actually a dangle earring (1980's) made to look like a clock - Yes, I wore them!

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