Wednesday, July 6, 2016

A Tiny Little Library

It's been a while since this super cool, three room, room-box came to live with me.

I didn't do much with it. Honestly, I didn't need a general store (which is what the bottom originally was) though I thought the bar was really cool.

I finally started playing with it, and I think it's starting to come together.

Only four years later - no use rushing into things, I guess. :)

The very top floor is still a bar, though I need to get some pretty liquor bottles for it.

The middle floor has become the office for the librarian. Yeah... a librarian, because...

The bottom floor has turned into a library!

I think the way I'm going to do this is that the "vintage" books that I make/have will all live in the library (and have little library labels on the spines). And all the new books will go live in C&M (my used book and coffee shop).

I am addicted to making books. Which is good, since I'm going to need a LOT of them to fill both places.

But I think it's going to be totally worth it. Maybe a comfy chair for reading and a battery lamp (the room boxes aren't wired).

And then, should I have a sudden shrinking accident, I will have a spiffy place to hang out and read!

Sounds like a plan to me!  :)

- Wendy


  1. I think that no room is really complete unless it has a book or two in it, so your library is definitely tops with me. This is great way to display so MANY of your lovely books and I'm glad to see some of the wonderful front covers facing forward as well as the print titles on the book spines. :)


    1. Thanks, Elizabeth! I agree completely: every room needs a book or two. I worked in a book store a million years ago, and even did some time in the school library (a million and a half years ago) and I remembered that both places faced some of the books out. I just think it looks nice, and until I can get some more books made, it takes up a little more space too.

      I am envisioning bookcases FILLED with vintage books, little library labels on the spines... it'll take me some time to get there, but I'm pretty determined. It feels good to be playing with miniatures again. :)

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  2. Hello Wendy,
    This is lovely. I like the bookcases very much. The room works very well for a library.
    Big hug

    1. Hi Giac! Thanks! I loved that room from the start, just not as a general store. But now I REALLY love it as a library! Wish me luck! It's very much a work in progress. :) *hugs*

  3. Library is definitely on my "Someday" list! Yours is looking so comfy! The bar is very "novel", but makes sense in a club atmosphere sort of way! I am so glad to see you filling the little house up!

    1. Hey Daydreamer! Thank you! I'm starting to think all miniaturists probably need a thrift store/antique shop (for all those random bits and furniture pieces) and a library (because there are so many neat dollhouse books out there!). I'm starting to find more things for the library. It's the details that's the fun part, I think. Wish me luck! One comfy library (hopefully) coming up! :)

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting! :)

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    1. Thank you, T.W.! It needs a LOT more books, but it's coming together a little bit at a time. :) Thank you for stopping by and commenting!