A Little Bit of JOY ! Sale

Hello Everyone !

It delights me to tell you that this particular sale is a combined effort between myself and the wonderful people at Joybird furniture !

Joybird, offers  mid-century modern style furniture to the real world.  When I first discovered them, I noticed that some of their pieces were very much like something I might offer in 1:6 scale.  And so I reached out to them to see if a collaboration of sorts might be possible.

Today, I am offering some upholstered pieces from their “Cosby” collection, as well as some wonderful wooden accent pieces that will spice up your miniature dwelling !

The upholstered furniture features the ACTUAL FABRIC that Joybird uses when creating their pieces.  The fabrics are rich and delicious ! They have so many to choose from. While difficult to narrow it down, I decided upon 5 beautiful colors that I am certain you will love !

As always, pieces will be made in limited quantities.

Since each order will be made specifically according to the furniture  you choose and your choice of fabric, I will be taking ORDERS for these special pieces.

ORDERING information,  is posted at the end of the sale.   Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

email: welcomehome@maryannroy.com

For your consideration, I have upholstered each piece in a different color fabric so that you may get a good idea of how your color choice will look.

Featured pieces are :

The Cosby Collection  :  Sectional Sofa,  Sofa,  Chair

Wood Furniture : Miles Wall Unit, Sandburg Table

Wall Art : Spear and. Stovall

Accent pillows – My design

 

Showcase :  Idea Gallery

Featured :  Cosby sofa upholstered  in Turquoise, Cosby chair upholstered in Flax, Miles wall unit, Spear wall art, Sandburg table and retro style accent pillows :

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 Featured :  Cosby Sectional Sofa upholstered in Amber, Stovall wall art and Sandburg table.  In the back ground – Cosby chair upholstered in Picante and Sandburg table  :

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Featured:  Cosby sectional upholstered in Amber, toss pillows, Stovall wall art and Sandburg table :

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Featured :  Cosby chair upholstered in Picante and Sandburg table

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Featured: Cosby Sectional and Cosby Chair both upholstered in Oatmeal. Miles wall unit, Sandburg table and accent pillows :

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Choose your furniture piece and upholstery here :

Cosby Sectional :   Curved lines, and attached chaise make this sectional a prized piece ! Features tapered legs and back “peek a boo” window!  Choose your favorite color !

$ 110.00 each  – Limited to 10 pieces       3 available

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Cosby Sofa :  Curved lines, and ample seating ! Double cushions, tapered legs and back “peek a boo” window !  A beauty !  – What’s your favorite color ?

$ 85.00 each – Limited to 10 pieces     6 available

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$ 65. 00  each – Limited to 12 pieces     6 available

chiars1 Miles Wall Unit : A statement piece up against a wall or used as a room divider !  This multipurpose piece houses your books, and/or your many  collectibles.  Features horizontal and diagonal shelving and copper wire legs.  – A neat way to balance out your collection !

$ 85.00 each – Limited to 10 pieces       SOLD OUT !

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Sandburg Table :  What  a fabulous piece !  H shaped cross bars with “glass green” curved acrylic top.  Serves as an accent table or coffee table. Divine ! 

$ 55.00  each  - Limited to 12 pieces     5 available

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Wall Art :  Totally Retro !

  “Stovall” -( Large ) – 3D wall art, hand cut pieces.  Colorful and Lively ! Measures approximately  8″L x 2 3/4″ W  –   $ 55.00  each  – Limited to 8 pieces      2 available

“Spear” – (Small) – 3D wall art, hand cut pieces. Whimsical and Bright l  Measures approximately 5 1/4″ L x 2 3/4″ W – $ 50.00 each – Limited to 8 pieces  6 available

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Accent Pillows :   Spice up  a room with these sweet toss pillows. Colors match any upholstery !

Sold in packs of 2.  Choose from –  Gold and Floral   (10 packs  -8 available) Or  Dark Teal and Multi Swirl  (10 packs  5 available)

$ 20.00 per pack  – Limited to 10 packs of each color

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pillows4pillows2 ORDERING :   Please email me at : welcomehome@maryannroy.com

When ordering please specify the furniture piece(s) you would like and fabric choice. Please also include your zip code for shipping calculation.

You will be invoiced via PayPal for your order.  Payment is due upon receipt of the invoice.  This secures your order  .

Because each piece will be made specifically  to your order, please allow 4 – 6 weeks for completion.  All pieces are made by Me, and by hand.  If you have never ordered from me before,  please feel free to read my About/Policy page.

If you have any questions or would like to see close ups of fabrics,  etc. please email me at :

welcomehome@maryannroy.com

 

Pieces are limited.  I reserve the right to close ordering or change the number of orders depending on reception of these pieces.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

 

See the real Joybird pieces here !  :

Cosby Sectional : http://www.joybird.com/sectionals/cosby-sectional

Cosby Sofa : http://www.joybird.com/sofas/cosby-sofa

Cosby Chair : http://www.joybird.com/chairs/cosby-chair

Miles Wall Unit : http://www.joybird.com/bookcases-wall-units/miles-wall-unit

Sandburg Table : http://www.joybird.com/end-tables/sandburg-table

Stovall Wall Art: http://www.joybird.com/wall-art/stovall-wall-art

Spear Wall Art : http://www.joybird.com/wall-art/spear-wall-art

 

Special Thanks to Alex at Joybird !

 

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On the way to Barbie Convention 2014 !

Hi Gang,

While I am working on my next sale, thought you might like to see what’s going to Barbie Convention . I am unable to attend, but I will be there in spirit !  Look for me at the following :

 

Raffle Room  –  A  set of Barbie Moderne furniture :

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Silent Auction  – Furniture suite with free-standing walls and furniture ! :

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Raffle Room  – Couture gown by Hilda Westervelt – Bellissima Couture -

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Doll restyle and repaint by Maryann Roy : http://www.maryannroy.wordpress.com

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Centerpiece for New Year’s Even Dinner – Couture Gown by Hilda Westervelt, Bellissima Couture.

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Doll restyle and repaint by Maryann Roy : http://www.maryannroy.wordpress.com

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For those attending Barbie Convention, I wish you loads of fun and delightful memories !

Maryann xo

Unexpected Treasures !

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Sometimes switching gears can prove to be a difficult task, especially for creative types who tend to need a break before moving on to a new project. Such is the case for Me at present. 

I have a rather large project that I need to get cracking on, yet I just can’t seem to build up the steam needed to do it.

While the business end of things is not always pleasant,  it is part of what I do and what I need to deal with on a daily basis. Having said that, a recent, less than fortunate business transaction, not only had me stumped but honestly, quite perplexed!  Dwelling on this circumstance only made it harder for me to move along. Those who know Me, will attest to the fact that I am quite sensitive, especially where my Art is concerned. 

Well yesterday, ‘The Bubble Broke’, as it were. I decided to look at the situation from a different perspective. Time to stop wallowing in my disappointment.  

These days I’m quite busy concentrating on the furniture aspect of my business, but I am still a doll lover and collector at heart. So, I thought I’d turn my attention to some of the dolls I’d been neglecting and work on something  just for Me. 

In the bag of dolls I had set aside for primping, dressing, and fussing with, I rediscovered my Barbie “Cat Woman” doll.  Now, you should know that I specifically purchased this doll because she has a vintage look and bendable legs. But most important, a fabulous hair style unlike any of the other reproduction dolls!  It was always my intention to repaint her face and fool with her hair. –  And, she would become my “vintage” doll that never was!  In my anxiousness to transform her, I neglected to take a “before” photo. I know, shame – shame.  However, if you want to see a picture of her prior to my repaint, I’m sure you can find one on the internet somewhere !  :) 

The photo above is indeed my newly transformed “Cat Woman”. I am delighted at that way she turned out !  Yes, I know she is an inexpensive reproduction type doll, but this makes her even more of a treasure.  I saw her potential at our first meeting and darned if I wasn’t going to see if I could  turn her into something even more special. She’s an Un-expected Treasure !

 I would combine this new doll with some of my “re-claimed” furniture pieces, throw in some props and see them all in a new light.  This would fuel my vision for my future project and allow me to move on and enjoy some of the things I work so hard at.

The following photos are the results of today’s creative photo shoot.

 

On The Set ! :

 

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Barbie enjoying the new dwellings – Daytime Casual : 

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Barbie enjoying the new dwelling After 8 !  : 

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Yes, I am an Artist, and I work at it.  Why do I do what I do ? A favorite quote from writer Kurt Vonnegut sums this up nicely.  : 

” Go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living.

They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art

no matter how well or how badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake.

Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even

a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can.  You will get an enormous reward.

You will have created something. ”   

K.V.

 

Email Me : welcomehome@maryannroy.com

 

Barbie’s Knit Skirt – Vince Nowell – https://www.facebook.com/VinceNowellDesigns

Thank you Vince !

 

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“The Cottage”

“The Cottage” 

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This modest, yet stylish living area boasts a lighted field stone fireplace, wall to wall plush carpeting and a reconditioned retro-style TV !

Furniture pieces are modeled after MCM Contemporaries and completely made by hand !  Special consideration was taken when creating accessory pieces like the lattice style coffee table and 3 legged table lamp.

Wall Art is a hand painted, one of a kind original, by Yours Truly.

Structure of the room is solid, with the two outside walls being FREE STANDING.  Hand painted “Ballet Pink” wall compliments the pink and grey hues in the field stone. Fireplace wall also features a large window that allows plenty of sunshine to filter through. Fire place lights with the help of a miniature battery-powered LED.

A tightly woven black and white plaid upholstery was chosen for the two sofas, while the green/blue taffeta silk plays out nicely on the easy chair. Colorful pillows adorn all 3 pieces giving a playful look to the room. Not stuffy – just right !

Foot rests are also included for a weary models feet! Each have button adornment and clear legs which make the piece appear as if it’s floating.  ( A little piece of heaven!)

Each piece of furniture is easily moved about so that you can arrange and re-arrange the room to your liking!

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How your doll might look in “The Cottage” 

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email : welcomehome@maryannroy.com

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Dream Rooms Revealed !

 

“The Apartment”

IMG_8629 copy   When conjuring up a mid-century look there’s nothing more stylish than a “sunk in” living room, or at least the appearance of one. Though an abbreviated version, the raised floor with 2 steps down into the living area give diversity a whole new meaning ! Raised area can be used as an entry into the living space or as a decorated extension of the room. Walls are painted in warm burnt sienna and brushed to resemble paneling . Two large windows flood the apartment with light. Far right wall features a built-in mid-century modern room divider. Knee wall, with built-in planter, is movable and can serve as a room divider as well. Color is what makes this apartment come alive! The sofa is upholstered in a coral/white MOD patterned fabric with tapered legs and yellow-gold wood trim. Both accent chairs are  upholstered in aqua and are quite shapely with angled arms and tapered legs, also painted in yellow gold. Accent pieces like the large credenza with horizontal sided front and the generous coffee table with copper wire legs are also painted yellow-gold.   This color was quite popular in 60’s decor and plays off nicely with the Chartreuse area rug.  The rug has a color on color diamond pattern throughout. Vibrantly painted Atomic Clock shows the playful side of this dweller and compliments the room almost like a piece of art. Although the walls to this Dream Room are not free-standing, they are held  in place with corner pinch holders.  This allows the walls to stand securely around the raised floor area so that you can move other pieces like the planter wall and stairs to your liking.  All furniture pieces can also be moved so that you can create several different looks! IMG_8632 copy IMG_8654 copy IMG_8636 copy IMG_8644 copy IMG_8649 copy IMG_8657 copy IMG_8659 copy IMG_8654 copy How your doll might look in “The Apartment”  IMG_8688 copy IMG_8690 copy IMG_8671 copy IMG_8707 copy “The Apartment”  includes : 1 Left Side Panel style wall – approximately 8″ w x 16″h 1 Center Panel style wall – with two windows – approximately 24″ w x 16″ h 1 Right Side panel style wall – with built-in Modern Room Divider/Accent – approximately 24″ w x 16″ h (walls finished on both sides) 1 Raised Floor section – approximately 8″ w x 24″ l x 2″ h 1 Set of stairs (2 steps)  unattached to raised floor and can be moved 1 Knee Wall – with built-in planter. Unattached and can be moved.  Approximately 4 1/2″ h x 12″ l x 1 .5 ” w 1 Area rug – Chartreuse with diamond pattern – Approximately 24″ x 20″ 1 Sofa – Pillow back/side cushions – Fully upholstered with tapered legs 2 Accent Chairs – Pillow back – Fully upholstered with tapered legs 8 Toss pillows – 4 Coral MOD print    –   4 Aqua 1 Coffee Table – Yellow-gold painted – copper wire legs with ball accent feet 1 large yellow wooden bowl – accent piece for coffee table 1 Credenza – Yellow – gold painted with horizontal sided front pattern, tapered legs (doors do not open) 1 Large round glass decanter – champagne color with gold stopper 2 Books – accent pieces for credenza (do not open) 1 Standing Lamp – Two prong style with wire accent. Rectangular “Linen” shade 1 Atomic Style Wall Clock 3 Atomic Star Bursts (wall accents) ************************************************************************************    “Sanctuary”  IMG_8507 copy   Welcome to a Mid Century Modern Bedroom where the living is laid back and easy.  Beautiful clean lines and simple yet stylish furnishings make this room a true sanctuary. Open concept to  the Terrace brings the outside in where you can admire the blossoming garden of wild roses and abundant sunshine ! Modern bed is covered in a beautiful blue/grey tweed and features a black glitter knit header pillow. Tapered leg styling and colorful toss pillows make this an inviting place to rest. Alongside your bed, an  accent table with built-in modern lamp.   Table has copper wire legs and ball style feet. Simple, but oh so perfect in this space! Large Dresser painted gloss black,with multi-drawer front, is a staple piece in the room. A perfect place to showcase the colorful, jewel-like perfume bottle collection ! On the opposite side of the “glass” wall, step out on to the Terrace with built-in garden of wild roses.  The white chaise lounge is the perfect place to catch some rays or relax with a cool drink and magazine.  Round white accent table plays host to your out-door accouterments . The back wall off the terrace is crackled glass for privacy yet still letting in lots of light ! Far Left/Back Bedroom Wall is FREE STANDING and connects the clear glass wall between the bedroom and terrace. You will notice a white floor in both the bedroom and terrace to create a seamless look. Again, letting the outdoors in. Lighting plays a large part as to the mood or setting in this room!  Notice in the photos, the light play between day and dusk and how the scene changes by the mere addition or removal of light. IMG_8478 copy IMG_8487 copy IMG_8482 copy IMG_8509 copy IMG_8516 copy IMG_8519 copy IMG_8483 copyIMG_8538 copy   How your doll might look in “Sanctuary”  IMG_8524 copy IMG_8559 copy IMG_8604 copy IMG_8595 copy “Sanctuary”  includes : 1  Bedroom/Terrace combination wall – Free Standing –   Wall is painted burnt sienna with flecks of brown/grey/black  to resemble artistic paneling, with black wood trim.  Approximate size 24″l x 16″h x 2″ d (Holds center “glass” wall partition.) 1 “Glass” Bedroom/Partition wall – Luxan clear plastic with painted black wood trim. Approximate size 14″h x 22″ l – 1 Crackled Glass Terrace wall – Frosted plastic with crackled glass look. Framed with black wood trim.  This wall rests against the Free Standing Bedroom wall 2 Floor pieces – Both painted white – 1 Bedroom floor – approximately 14″ w x 24″ l    –  1 Terrace floor  – approximately 10″ w x 24″ l  – Pieces fit together, center “glass” wall covers seam 1 Bed – Mattress covered  in tweed fabric with upholstered header pillow.   Tapered leg styling 3 toss pillow ( 1 red, 1 yellow, 1 blue/green) 1 Bed side Table – Painted, with copper wire legs and ball feet 1 Modern Lamp – Curved black lamp shade and copper wire base.  Attached to table 1 Small Metal bowl – table accent 1 Large Dresser – Gloss black with tapered legs and multi-drawer front styling (drawers do not open) Collection of Perfume Bottles – 1 Round mirrored tray with 3 colorful perfume bottles – Collection of 5 Aqua glass perfume bottles. 1 Terrace Garden – Built in rose garden with wild roses and greens 1 Chaise Lounge  – Cushioned and upholstered in white with tapered legs. 2 Toss pillows – For Chaise – 1 red, 1 yellow 1 Round accent table – Painted white 1 Drink – Custom made drink w/straw 2 magazines – Do not open ************************************************************************************ Email : welcomehome@maryannroy.com

*Auctions Ended – These sets have been sold !

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