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Friday, July 6, 2012

Ma Petite Chaise (No. 7)

 Candle Holder Chair

Several years ago a savvy 1:6er got their hands on some miniature tea light candle holder chairs and created seat cushions for them, turning them into appealing chairs for dollies. They listed them on eBay one at a time (a strategy, I assume, to made them appear scarce) and sat back to enjoy the ensuing bidding wars. I won one of those bidding wars. Despite paying $36 (!) for a tea light candle holder I’ve not regretted the purchase - its elaborate carving, gilding, and fleur de lis decoration is lovely. Although the chair is under scale, making it impractical for dolls to sit in, it makes an attractive space filler for either a living room or boudoir dio.

I have asked Wallis Bouton-Borthwick (Monogram Magnificent) to demo the chair.










































* thunderstruck *


24 comments:

  1. I love Harper. She manages to get her own way every time - you've got to admire that!

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  2. Thanks, U. She's an alpha female, that's for sure. Irk! lol

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  3. hahah! I love that Harper. The chair is beautiful!

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    1. Harper grinned ear-to-ear when she read your comments. lol

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  4. Love the room and the fashions both ladies are wearing. I'm using the term 'lady', loosely when referring to Harper. LOL! Your Monogram doll and the room are beautiful.

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    1. Thanks much. So pleased you like the room. Do you think if I point out to Harper her unladylike behavior she will mend her ways?

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  5. I love Harper and anyone who can stand up to Wallis. Lol! Nice mini story.

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    1. Harper enjoyed your comment about Wallis (a little too much, I thought) and thanks you.

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  6. I thought Wallis was going to hold her own! It looks like no one can indimidate Harper!

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    1. Wallis doesn’t frighten easily. lol She thanks you for your “shrewd” observations.

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  7. Lol Harper, she is on a winning streak! Go Harper! Where do you find your dollies' awesome clothes? They always look so sophisticated.

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    1. She does seem to have me stumped for the moment. lol Both outfits are by Matisse. Thank you for leaving such nice comments.

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  8. Hahahaha! Harper is the best! She looks perfectly refined sitting in that teeny tiny chair.

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    1. Harper nodded when she read your comment and extends her deepest appreciation to you.

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  9. I tip my hat to Harper - she knows how to work her subject, lol. Wallis looked great in the outfit although clever Harper did "fit" the room better. Amusing to see the unflappable Wallis nonplussed.

    The chair is lovely; it does enhance the already lovely room.

    Looks like Harper is going to be your professional presenter. She does have a flair for it, heh heh.

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    1. Harper continues to read over my shoulder, nodding her head enthusiastically as she reads your comments. She especially liked the part about being the “professional presenter”. I really hate when a dolly gets the better of me. I mean, who’s in charge here?! If she could actually be helpful I’d send her to you to help with your move.

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    2. We - me and the growing Harper Fan Club here - would LOVE to have Harper for a visit, but we'd miss her presenting. Some other dollie might get that role, and Harper would never forgive us. Besides, we feel sure that you would miss her if she were away - heh, heh.

      Besides packing is no fun for dollies ;-P

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  10. Bwahahhahaha!! Poor Wallace - completely manipulated by the master of manipulation. You may as well accept that Harper is in your blog to stay Robin!

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    1. lol I think you’re right – I might as well surrender. Thanks for stopping by, S.

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  11. Hi Roville! I read your blog for the first time and I think is amazing! I love your super detailed dioramas and the particular care in which your girls are dressed. The chair is gorgeous and Harper is really stunning.
    Greetings from Italy :)

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    1. Grazie. So pleased you enjoyed it. (◕‿◕)

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    2. Hello from Spain: This chair is gorgeous. Congratulations on your purchase. It's a classic chair. The coffee set is wonderful and very elegant. I love the red dress the doll is wearing. Did you buy it or did you do? this room is a work of art. Congratulations. Keep in touch

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    3. Thank you, Marta. The red dress is by Matisse.

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  12. The chair, the entire dio is just spectacular! That Harper, I didn't think I'd see the day Wallis would be taken down. LOL!

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