Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Where I find surprises in the e-mail....











About a month ago, I very unexpectedly sold a piece to a gentleman who makes Sailor's Valentines in pocket watch cases. I had some cases for him and I brought this along to show him what I did with the watchworks. I called this my "Alchemist's Cabinent". Coincidentally, his father was a pharmacist and he intends to keep this under a dome....just to have. I was thunderstruck at the time when he asked to buy it and still am a little. I had no photos of it and he promised to take some and send them to me. These arrived last night, as promised.
Visit his site www.sailors-valentine.com to see some really beautiful, tiny things! If I sell enough of my things, maybe I can afford one of his.....sigh....
Susan (aka Tabitha)

4 comments:

Debbie said...

Love the cupboard you made Susan.
Just been over to have a look at the site. Absolutely beautiful work. Thanks for sharing this with us..

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

What an amazing cabinet Susan, I need to add some of those documents and scrolls etc to Dumbeldores office, so this is great inspiration thanks! Kate xx

nikkinikkinikki72 said...

Hi Susan.
Brilliant shelf and lovely long scrolls.
I love the colour of your wood too.
Brilliant.
Full ticks... lol
Nikki ;) x

The Ice Queen said...

Ah Nik...the color of the wood. That's easy. Minwax Golden Oak and judiciously applied India Ink w/denatured alcohol combo. Make things look old and worn. A little trick I learned a looong time ago from Bill Landford. Use more alcohol than ink in the mixture...

Susan (aka Tabitha)