Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Miniature Inspiration: Emma Metcalfe's Doll's House Pub


So you know how my long-term doll's house project is furnishing a Victorian pub, right? I may have mentioned it! Anyway, when this amazing pub by talented miniaturist Emma Metcalfe appeared on the Dolls House Emporium's Facebook page last week, having won third prize (third?!) in their Creative Competition last year, I just knew I had to show you. I want you to see the kind of amazing work that got me into miniatures in the first place. 








It's the quirky, personal touches. The way Emma has created something that we would never get to experience in the modern world. I was blown away by her creation.



Emma also won the competition in 2011 with her Welsh nineteenth century cottage. I also adored this project. I really like Emma's use of Welsh slate, something I have incorporated into my doll's house to honour my own link with the Snowdonia area, having visited my grandparents there all my life. 





If you could create any scene in miniature, from any time period, what would you choose? This is one hobby I don't think I'll ever fall out of love with.



25 comments:

  1. Hmm ... I'd be torn between a little rosy cottage or a glam deco boudoir. My son has a mouse house built in an old riding boot, made by his grandpa. There is a link to it on the sidebar of my blog ... take a look - I think you'd love it! M x

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    1. A deco boudoir would be fabulous! Will definitely be taking a look at this boot, sounds magical. x

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  2. That is simply wonderful - there is something sooooo appealing about the miniature world
    Best wishes
    Jenny

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    1. There really is, never quite put my finger on what though! x

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  3. Wow! they are amazing ... love the pub but love the cottage even more - it is so charming - could move right in. Think would like to furnish something similar to the cottage but in 40's style - have seen that you can even buy things like air raid shelters and tin baths ...

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    1. A 1940's wartime house has been next on my list for a long time, would love to make all the food packaging and the air raid shelter and everything. x

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  4. Dear Anna
    This only came third?! The attention to detail is incredible. I think if money was no object, I would like a Regency miniature house, complete with music room, library, etc. failing that, a William Morris/aesthetic house with the patterns and textiles and incredibly uncomfortable-looking furniture!
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. A Regency house would be out of this world! I'd like to create an Austen ball in full swing in a grand house like Pemberley. x

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  5. My husband and I have a plan for our retirement (a long way off yet!) to build a miniature recreation of a Saxon long hall.

    I also would really like to make a copy of the house we currently live in.

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    1. A Saxon project is a new idea to me, but one I could get very enthusiastic about! Think of all the mead tankards you could add :) x

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  6. I think it would have to be a very upstairs/downstairs type house with the contrast between the two lifestyles OR a poorer persons cottage with a kitchen garden etc. Oooh now I'm thinking all sorts - what fun x Jane

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    1. I'd like to make a kitchen garden (with Peter Rabbit hiding in a watering can) or an allotment. So many ideas, so little time! x

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  7. These are amazing but it must be so fiddly?

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    1. Yep! Fiddly it is, I can testify to that! x

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  8. I'd go for the 70's or the 50's.

    I love dolls houses and the miniature world, I own a Lundby house which in from the 1970's and in 16th scale which is from my childhood but would love to have a go at making one of my own too x

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    1. 1970's? Brilliant! My doll's house pub is 16th too, and has Lundby windows. x

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  9. PS These are fantastic, I like the Welsh cottage best x

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  10. I just LOVE that pub..it's amazing!!! And the sign on the wall outside is so funny, no job too small. Very fitting. Amazing what some people are able to do isn't it!
    Rosie xx

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    1. The imagination of some people is mindblowing :) x

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  11. Wow! The pub is amazing! So much detail and wonderful little touches. X

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  12. oooo...hmm..i think id do the bronte parsonage!

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    1. Ah, another literary one - can I come and help out with all these projects?! x

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  13. Oh my goodness the detail is amazing! Lovely blog, I only just found it, I dont know where i have been!

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