More items for Barbie Convention, ready to go !

More peeks at items going to Barbie Convention ! As mentioned previously,Hilda Elizabeth Westervelt and I have teamed together to create “Mannequin Mavens” – a line of spectacular One of a Kind Beauties making their debut at Barbie Convention next week ! Two of these gals will be seen prior to our Tuesday event.
The First – “Hollywood Siren” – Is our donation to the Silent Auction. The set includes the pink and coral wardrobe with sliding pocket door, and built-in 3 panel mirror. A specially designed “Acryluxe” chair is also provided for our Diva. And, what STAR is complete without a fabulous collection of glorious ensembles designed and tailored just for her!? Hilda’s impeccable workmanship and perfect choice of fabrics shows !
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The Second – “Beauty in Bloom” – Is our Raffle Room donation. A breath of fresh air ! Flower and bead trimmed bubble dress by Hilda. Facial paint and hair styling by Maryann.

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Hope you see you there !


Getting ready to Go !

Feverishly working on items to bring to Arlington for Barbie Convention!

Some of you may know that I am hosting a special event along with Hilda Westervelt Owner/Designer, “Bellissima Couture”.

Our event : “Couture Décor – Where fashion and furniture meet “!  Will be held on Tuesday, July 28th from 12:00 noon – 3:00pm.  Room number to be posted as soon as we arrive.

In the meantime,I thought it would be great fun to show you my exclusive for this special event!  There will only be 6 of these (Clear “Acryluxe” chairs with vintage Japanese brocade), so if you are interested, you may want to attend !


The “Mannequin Mavens” – a collaboration between myself and Hilda, will also be making their debut .  A preview of these lovely one of a kind gals can be seen by clicking this link :

Joining Hilda and I, are Rebecca Berry (Inside the Fashion Doll Studio), Dal Lowenbein (Dal’s Dolls) and Jean Petrelli (Collector Extraordinaire ).  Be sure to stop by for all the goodness !

See you all there !

Maryann xo

Personally Yours

As a Miniature Artist, and one who dabbles in photography as well as contributing to magazines, I need to have my own props, furniture and dwellings on hand .  I do grow attached to these (“stock pieces” as I call them) because, of course I’ve made them all.  But every now and then, to keep my work area from busting at the seams and to change things up a little, I will offer pieces from my personal collection for sale.

The following two Vignettes are from my personal stash. You may have seen them many times in varied states of arrangement as they have been used for a number of special occasions.

SOLD OUT !  – Both sets have now sold. Thank you EVERYONE !!

Vignette #1 – Apartment style back drop wall with built-in kitchenette and front door (does not open). Side window and open end top, allow sunlight in. This is a free-standing piece,

Planter half wall also stands on its own and can be placed anywhere for room expansion and mid-century flair.A turquoise wall divider works well as a partition for the kitchen or an extension of the wall.

Mid century style furniture includes upholstered sofa (pink on pink brocade), side table, coffee table with glass green acrylic top, table lamp, pillows, and table accessories.

This set also features my signature “Kitty Kat” wall adornments and floor plant. I will also include a set of Moon Lights for added atmosphere!

Approximate size of the backdrop wall is : 20″w x 16″h x 4″d

*Floor and Barbie doll not included.



 Vignette #2 – Two wall back drop . Windowed wall is free-standing. Window is recessed into the wall . Ledge allows room for folded shade (included). Window compartment also has holes that will accept a drapery rod if you prefer curtains.

Wall with attached brick adornment does not stand alone, however has a recessed panel edge that butts up to window wall and will hold fast with the use of a little poster putty hidden in the corner.

Mid century style furnishings include : Two sofas, upholstered in chic black and white , toss pillows, lattice work coffee table w/glass green acrylic top, table accessories, corner table – white with clear acrylic legs, 3 legged table lamp, original art work (by Me) and paper window shade.

Approximate wall sizes : Window wall : 19″w x 15″h x 1 1/2″ d  Brick wall 19″w x 15″h

*Floor and Barbie doll not included

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Welcome Home and Joybird – Together again !

Hello Everyone

You may recall in my earlier news letter, that I mentioned the Joybird Furniture Company was using my miniature recreations of their furniture in an ongoing promotional campaign.

Well, the campaign is a hit ! And, I have been commissioned to make more !

I’ve been working hard the last few weeks to complete some of the pieces . It gives me great joy and an enormous feeling of accomplishment to be able to share this exciting project with all of you !  I hope you will indulge me by taking a look at the pieces so far .

Thank you !  Maryann


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National Barbie Doll Convention 2015 Sneak Peek!

From the creative minds of Hilda Westervelt and Maryann Roy comes an exciting new offering, Mannequin Mavens ! 
Hand painted and restyled by Maryann and outfitted by Hilda, these spectacular one of a kind beauties will make their debut at the NBDCC 2015. One will be in the raffle room, one in the silent auction and 6 will be available for purchase at our special selling event held on Tuesday, July 28 at 12 noon ! Stay tuned for the room number.
We are so excited to introduce you to the “Mannequin Mavens” that we couldn’t wait, so here are a few enticing sneak peeks!
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Stay tuned for more information as we get closer to NBDCC !
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“Glory Days” for Welcome Home !

Hello Everyone !

As mentioned in a previous newsletter, I am featured in the “Home” issue of Glory Days magazine .  My copy from New Zealand has just arrived !

This vintage lifestyle magazine brings the past into the present  and blends a love of  vintage as well as modern day living. Find out a little bit more about Me and what makes Me tick, as well as what  started it all for “Welcome Home”.

Here’s a peek inside the magazine which also includes features on homes and vintage styling ! :

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All Mid Century, Retro and Atomic enthusiasts will love this magazine ! Get your hot little hands on the Glory Days “HOME “ issue by going to :

“Sun Goddess”


“Sun Goddess”


One of the well-known things about anything miniature is that it can be mesmerizing.  You can look into a miniature scene and totally get lost while you intently examine every little detail.  Nothing wrong with that, I say!

Most of my sets include a semi translucent windowed wall as an impressionistic way to let in light and lend a hand at creating reality.   I decided to take that idea a step further and in this set, include a windowed wall that allows you to actually gaze INTO the room.

“Sun Goddess” is a complete room setting that will not only enable you to enjoy your fabulous Welcome Home vignette, but will allow you to arrange, re-arrange, and create future vignettes of your own!

Presenting – “Sun Goddess” !



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Window Wall – Interior side showing drapery :


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Showing a different look with the walls turned to the burnt sienna side.  The antique white windowed wall makes a nice contrast !

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This auction has ended . Thanks so much to all who were interested !  Follow Welcome Home for more exciting designs coming soon !


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More photos of the set in the sunshine !