A Little ” Novelty-V ” !

Who doesn’t like a little classic TV once in a while?  Even our mini divas need some down time. What better way to do that than to watch some entertaining television?

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Welcome Home presents this little novelty TV, with light up capability and changeable scenes!

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“Novelty-V” is a miniature, hand made version of a RETRO style television. Top lifts off to reveal an inner compartment where you will place your “tv scene” in the window and mini battery operated lights for realism !

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“Novelty-V”  comes in two color choices - Poppy with gold fleck speaker/window trim  OR Burnt Sienna with pink fleck speaker/window trim.  Each TV features a clear acrylic screen, gold “tuning knobs” (do not turn), and tapered legs with gold trim. Also included are a set of mini led lights and 3 changeable tv views ! :

Scene from the movie “The Long Long Trailer”

Clip from the classic TV series : “Bewitched”

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Want to change that channel ?  Make your own TV scene by printing a photo of your favorite television show and add that to the line up !  Change the scene over and over again!

Sets are limited to only 6 at this time.     Burnt Sienna – 3   (2 available)            SOLD OUT! Poppy Orange -3    ONLY 1 LEFT !   SOLD OUT !

$65.00 each plus shipping.

Kindly email me for availability : welcomehome@maryannroy.com

*“Novelty-V” is my first attempt at a lighted television in this scale. Please remember that this item is hand crafted, (as are all of my items), therefore no two are exactly alike. Because all components are made by hand you may notice some slight imperfections.

Although these 6 sets are ready to ship, because of the Christmas holiday, I cannot guarantee holiday arrival.

Welcome Home  – “Add a little LIFE to your display”

* Welcome Home is a registered/trademark business. All content including designs, photos and text are the property of the Artist, Maryann Roy, and may not be copied or used without written permission.

In a Christmas Mood

A favorite holiday ornament of mine are vintage miniature houses made of cardboard and decorated with glitter, paint and felt. You could light these mini gems by placing them on your Christmas tree and placing one the tree lights into the back of the house.  These were quite popular in the 1950’s and 60’s. And, you can still find them today at antique shops or flea markets.

The other day, I tried my hand at making one of these gems from a pattern posted on Retro Renovation.com.  This one is an adorable mid-century modern style home, so I made mine using colors that I thought might be appropriate for the time.

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There is a small opening in the back of the house into which you can insert  an LED tea light candle to light the house.   I used tan tissue paper for the windows to give the house a warm glow.   The “bushes” are made from moss and sprinkled with white glitter.IMG_0635

A petite size ( 8″ l x 3.5″ d) – It’s perfect for the Christmas tree, holiday mantle or accessory table.IMG_0654So charming and delightful. Mesmerizing too!

Creating this tiny abode definitely put me in a Christmas mood !

Happy Holidays!

Maryann

 

Spending time with Victoire – Just for fun !

Inspiration Time !

Rainy and damp out today. A little down time from work allowed me to have some photographic fun. I wanted to play with lighting since it was so dark and dreary outside.  I chose to spend time with Victoire in her living room .

Doll of choice –  “Dial V for Victoire” .  A simply marvelous model !   Doll is the brain child of Chris Stoeckel, one of the designers for Integrity Toys.

The room – a sleek modern, yet sophisticated palette of blue-grey and charcoal. Simple and to the point.

Enjoy!

Maryann

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Welcome Home  – “Add a little LIFE to your display”

* Welcome Home is a registered/trademark business. All content including designs, photos and text are the property of the Artist, Maryann Roy, and may not be copied or used without written permission.

 

Email : welcomehome@maryannroy.com

 

 

Structure for a swank setting !

Need a swanky place to show off your “Welcome Home” furniture ?  Look no further!

This sweet display is the perfect place to house your furnishings and dolls for the ultimate diorama experience !

Painted “paneled” walls, raised floor, half wall planter and swanky built-in room divider make this the perfect bouncing off point for the mini decorator in you !

Stairs and half wall planter are unattached and can be moved to create several different looks.

Walls are not free-standing, but adhere to the raised floor base with non-intrusive putty for stability and ease in display.

Decorate any way you choose ! Perfect for display as well as back drop/settings for diorama photographers !

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Compact design allows for easy, stack-able storage when not in use.

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Set includes : 3 walls: 1 windowed wall, 1 built in room divider wall, 1 short outside wall,  1 raised floor, 1 set of move-able stairs, 1 move able half wall/planter.

Measurements are approximate :

Back wall and Built in Room Divider walls – 16″h x 24″w

Left wall – 16″ h x 8.5″w

Raised floor – 24″ l x 8″ w x 2.25″ h

Set is LIMITED to 3 at this time.

$375.00 per set plus shipping. (3 sets available)     1 left !     SOLD OUT !

*Shipping may be pricey as package will be larger than 28″.

Please email me for purchase and availability.

welcomehome@maryannroy,com

Sale is for the structure only. No doll or furniture included.

The following are sets that are similar to this one, and may provide inspiration for your set display !

 

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Re-imagined Beauties !

Hello again Everyone !

I’m in a painting mood this week.  I have two re-imagined  dolls for sale. Both of these dolls were originally Barbie “Cat Woman” dolls.

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I have re-bodied both dolls to reproduction bend leg bodies, as the original cat suit is notorious for staining ! Both dolls have received complete makeovers with facial screening and new hair styles.

AFTER:  

Doll #1 – Has a “Mary Jane” hair style  – SOLD !

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AFTER:

Doll #2 – Has a “Side Swept Bang” hair style : SOLD !

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Both dolls were hand painted by Me, so each one has their own unique look. And,they look gorgeous dressed in just about anything! Dolls have bend leg reproduction bodies with working bend legs and no staining.

Doll sold NUDE.   $85.00 each – plus shipping

Doll #1 NOW SOLD !   Doll #2 NOW SOLD !     – Thank you !

Please email me for availability : welcomehome@maryannroy.com

 

 

“Bohemian Rhapsody”

SOLD !  THANK YOU TO ALL WHO WERE INTERESTED !

NEW PHOTOS ADDED 10-24 !

So Folks – A “happy accident” happened while I was photographing this set again this morning. I discovered that the furnishings fit into 2 more different set ups than I originally planned !  The things you learn when playing! :)

Photos below include these new set ups and a MOD Barbie modeling!

REMINDER that bidding ends tonight (10-24-14)  at MIDNIGHT EST !  Please read silent auction rules below.

For any questions or to bid, email me at : AUCTION HAS ENDED

welcomehome@maryannroy.com

Thank you !  Maryann

New configuration “L” shaped.  Cushions can be changed around also.

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Original post and bidding instructions : 

Stepping outside my usual boundaries, and offering something a little bit different in the realm of mid-century.  “Bohemian Rhapsody” encompasses my love of color, but is quite whimsical as far as my typical styling is concerned.  When I look at it though, I feel JOY, and I hope you will too !

 The set is being offered via Silent Auction which runs from the time of this post, Wednesday 10-22-14, until 12:00 MIDNIGHT (EST) FRIDAY 10-24-14.    AUCTION HAS ENDED AND THIS ITEM HAS SOLD !

“Bohemian Rhapsody” is as colorful, and fun as it is stylish, and unique !  A list of all that is included with the set appears after the photos below.

Silent Auction instructions are also listed below.  Please feel free to contact Me with any questions or comments.

welcomehome@maryannroy.com

Thank you,

Maryann

“Bohemian Rhapsody”  - Shown with flash photography and natural daylight :

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With Poppy Parker (the Muse for this set) Isn’t she darling?!  :

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The set at dusk – Shown with no flash photography and wall lights. The room takes on a whole new look ! :

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WALL STRUCTURE – 4 walls :

1 White painted windowed wall with curtains and green panel – approximately 24″w x 16″h

1 White windowed panel wall with curtain – end wall – approximately 4.5″w x 16″h

1 White painted panel wall – small corner wall – approximately 4.5″w x 16″h

1 Green painted wall – Front wall with white floral wall stencil – approximately 18″w x 16″ h

CURTAINS ARE PERMANENTLY ATTACHED TO WALL BUT CAN BE SLID OPEN OR CLOSED.

Backs of walls are painted blue/frosted – this applies to underneath floor sections as well . Walls do not stand alone . Adhesive putty(non intrusive) will be included to attach walls to floor base for set display.

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RAISED FLOOR STRUCTURE – 3 sections:

1 White painted – approximately 24″l x 4″w x 3.5″ h

1 White painted – approximately 12″ l x 4″w x 3.5″h

1 White painted (leading to stairs) – approximately 8.5″ l x 6″w x 3.5″h

STAIRS  – 1 painted piece – 3 steps, separate unit and  unattached to raised floor

FURNISHINGS -

BOHEMIAN STYLE SOFA – Comprised of mix and match colorful cushions and pillows.  All sections are separate including pillow backs and can be stacked in different ways.

BOHEMIAN STYLE SEAT  – Comprised of mix and match colorful cushions and pillows. Can also be stacked in different ways.

TOSS PILLOWS – 6 assorted – 4 large, 2 small

BOHEMIAN STYLE COFFEE TABLE – Mixed style details and painted burnished champagne !

WALL MIRROR – Gold round frame with acrylic mirrored piece attached.

LIGHTING – LED WIRED – Battery operated.  These wired lights add whimsy and mood to the room. Easily hung from the wall and wired to allow shaping them any way you want !

CARPET – White faux fur – approximately 30″ x 30″ . Large enough to go under entire set.

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3 glass bottles , 2 painted /capped vases, 1 angel figurine, 1 swan figurine, 3 books (do not open) 1 silver bowl filled with colored balls, 1 boxed plant.

*POPPY DOLL NOT INCLUDED – SET WILL EASILY ACCOMMODATE ANY 12″ FASHION DOLL !

AUCTION HAS ENDED – THIS ITEM SOLD !

Thanks to all who were interested and, or bid !

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 Welcome Home  – “Add a little LIFE to your display”

* Welcome Home is a registered/trademark business. All content including designs, photos and text are the property of the Artist, Maryann Roy, and may not be copied or used without written permission.

 

 

 

 

 

“Up-Town Chic “

To some people, mid-century modern styling may seem a bit cold, and stiff looking.

Today, I’d like to show you that MCM can also be quite glamorous !

“Up-Town Chic combines several elements in its design that render this one of a kind set to be anything but cold and uninviting !

This set is being offered via Silent Auction which runs from the time of this post – Wednesday, 10-8-14, until 12:00 MIDNIGHT (EST) on Friday, 10-10-14 .

AUCTION HAS NOW ENDED – THIS SET HAS SOLD !!

THANKS TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES AND THOSE WHO BID !

 

This two-story glory, has so much to offer that I am going to let photos speak for themselves and list all that is included after the photos below.

Silent Auction instructions are also listed below.  Please feel free to contact Me with any questions or comments.

welcomehome@maryannroy.com

Because of the sets’ fabulous design and numerous pieces included,  “Up-Town Chic” can be set up in at least THREE different ways !  Of course, once you own the set, the choice is up to you !

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“Up-Town Chic”  Includes :

Set structure – 2 Walls approximately 16″h x 24″w, (1 windowed wall with stone accent and 1 wall painted w/wooden beam). 1 painted wall approximately 16″h x 10″ w

1 FREE STANDING Fireplace wall approximately 16″h x 12″ w x 2″ d.  Fireplace wall includes built fireplace with lighting capability, “fire” andirons.  Two wall planters -(detachable)

1 Raised floor – painted, approximately 10″w x 24″l x 2.5″ h

1 set of  stairs  (2 steps) – painted

1 carpet – approximately 30″ l x 18″ w

2 Gold metal embellished rails – 1 long, 1 short. Free standing and unattached for moving capability.

FURNITURE :

1 Sofa – Purple/Yellow/Grey Floral upholstery. Sofa has tapered leg styling . Wood painted cream.

(6 colorful pillows included)

2 Chairs – Yellow Embroidered upholstery . Chairs have tapered legs with lean back styling. Wood painted cream.

(4 colorful pillows included)

1 Ottoman – Purple brocade upholstery.  Oval shape with tapered legs. Wood painted cream.

1 Accent Table – Winter Grey paint and clear acrylic design.

1 Lamp – Gold base with purple brocade fabric shade.

1 Credenza – Winter Grey paint, clear acrylic legs and gold metal oval embellishments.

3 accessory jars – 1 champagne glass, 2 gold/white plastic.

1 Wall Art – Created from the very fabric used on the sofa, with a little artistic manipulation printed to paper and mounted, by yours truly.

1 Wall Clock – MCM design. Painted gold . (Hands do not move)

1 Floor plant

1 tube style light for “up-lighting” behind the plant.

 

To represent scale and so you can imagine YOUR doll living in this fantastic space, here is Barbie showing you how it’s done.

 

Here are NEW PHOTOS OF THE SET ADDED 10-9 !  – Set also has an “up-light” for the plant ! 

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SILENT AUCTION RULES :  AUCTION HAS ENDED AND THIS SET HAS SOLD !!

Thank you to all who inquired and bid !

Please direct any and all questions to Me at: welcomehome@maryannroy.com

Thank you for considering this very special, ONE OF A KIND suite!

Maryann

 

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 Welcome Home  – “Add a little LIFE to your display”

* Welcome Home is a registered/trademark business. All content including designs, photos and text are the property of the Artist, Maryann Roy, and may not be copied or used without written permission.

 

Coming Soon …

Working on fabrics for the new set . Definitely going more toward the glamorous side!

Here’s a peek !

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“Scribble” idea from below taking shape.  I thought I would post in black in white, so I don’t give away any colors – just yet !  Funny how sometimes ideas take on a life of their own and may go in another direction…

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9-22-14:

Here is an inspirational “scribble” that I think, projects the next best thing from Welcome Home.  Do you see it ?

When I get inspired, it might be a  photo, a movie, or a song.  Scribbling (as I call it) what I see in my minds’ eye, helps me decide what  I would like to offer next .  This is for reference only, as sometimes, once I start the creating process, it takes on a life of its own and so,  I wonder what the end result will be ? …

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