In Celebration…

This year marks the 15th Anniversary of the Silkstone Barbie – Fashion Model Collection !

In celebration, I will be presenting a One Of A Kind  set.  The suite called  “Hollywood Swingin’ “ will be for sale via – Silent Auction. (Details to follow).  This special OOAK is inspired by the fabulous works of Robert Best and the Silkstone Collection  as well as impressions from the 10th Anniversary book.

As a Barbie Collector, I look forward to  offering this special  presentation to my fellow collectors and fashion doll lovers alike.

Stay tuned for more sneak peeks!

Maryann

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“Acryluxe” is here !

* The “Acryluxe” Chairs are now Sold Out ! Thank you to all who purchased !  More coming soon !

 

After many months of research, design strategies and prototypes, today, I am pleased to present the “Acryluxe” Chair !

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This chair was inspired by a vintage Japanese Barbie Ad and born of the idea to bring You exciting and unique items ! jaad copy

Although similar to the chair in the ad, “Acryluxe” is not, nor intended to be, one in the same. The original is quite rare and very few examples exist. And so, this is my interpretation of a present day, modern glamour chair.  I have coined the word “Acryluxe” to describe the make up of this chair.  “Acry” – to reference that the chair is made from acrylic and “luxe” to show its glamorous appeal.

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Each chair is hand assembled piece by piece by Me, and given a metallic finish in brass, steel or copper. Finishing them in this way gives them an industrial look. (These truly look like metal in person). That look is softened by the addition of glamorous glitter-knit cushions. Each chair comes with its own set , which are removable, making it easy to change the look or mood of a room simply by adding different cushions !

This is the FIRST RUN of my newest endeavor. In essence – prototypes.  If this first line of “Acryluxe” is well received, there will be more !

In anticipation of more in this line, some tweaks and changes may take place with future pieces.  As excited as I am to be able to offer these, I am hoping you will be more excited to own one from its premiere!

Debut price :  $ 75.00 each  (does not include shipping)      SOLD OUT !

Please contact Me for availability :  welcomehome@maryannroy.com

Limited editions of each :

Brass (Gold with gold glitter knit cushions)  –     SOLD OUT !

Steel  (Silver with silver glitter knit cushions) –        SOLD OUT !

Copper ( Copper with pale blue glitter knit cushions) – 7      SOLD OUT !

 

GOLD/BRASS :

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copper copycopp2 copyThe “Acryluxe”  chair is a low seating chair. It will accommodate most 12″ dolls.  Your doll will look refined and glamorous sitting upon one.  Even dolls with longer legs can be poised and beautiful !

 

These beauties are ready to go – Be sure to get Yours today !

Please contact Me for availability :  welcomehome@maryannroy.com

 

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.

 

 

 

New items coming soon !

Hello Everyone

I am excited about the year ahead. New ideas and events are taking shape for Welcome Home and I hope you will all be there to follow along and partake !

While I am busy working on the next offering, please enjoy some “Eye candy” .  I took some time out today just having fun photographing one of my dolls.   This rejuvenates my spirit and keeps me going !

New items coming soon, so stay tuned !

Maryann

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“Isn’t it Romantic”

Welcome Home now presents a dreamy suite of furniture for the romantic in you !

“Isn’t it Romantic” celebrates a love of all things feminine, from its feline printed sofa to the pinks and reds of the room, this set purrs romance !

The backdrop wall is free-standing and features a built-in planter(very retro) along with glass green shelves to house all of your pretty treasures.  The walls are painted blush pink, and the interior is lined in brushed linen fabric for a soft look!

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The leopard print sofa is long, slim and kissed with red and pink toss pillows for added comfort. A divine way to greet guests!

Double tiered coffee table is painted in warm burnt sienna with inset panel painted the same blush pink as the wall. Drawer pulls are painted gold (drawers do not open).

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Accessories on the table include a hand-made  ashtray with cigarette, two vintage style magazines and bouquet of coral roses.

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While building this set, I had no intention of lighting the wall. But, while playing around with the finished product, I discovered that these neat little wired lights could be weaved around the shelves for a truly romantic effect !  SO, as a BONUS, each vignette is going to come with a set of wired lights !

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Such a sweet set would not be complete without the accessories shown on the shelves as well !  So, all of the trinkets, books and bottles are also included.

“Isn’t it Romantic”  Includes :

Free standing wall – With built-in glass green shelves, built-in planter with plants.

Approximate size – 20″ L x 16″ H

Sofa – Modern styling, with Leopard print fabric.

Four pillows – Two Red, Two Pink

Coffee table  – Double tiered, painted pink and burnt sienna

Table Accessories – Two Vogue magazines (do not open), ashtray with cigarette, bouquet of paper roses.

Shelf Accessories – Eiffel Tower mini statue, square aqua glass bottle, round glass turquoise bottle, red bowl, two books (one red, one pink), pink metal filigree dish.

BONUS – New package of LED wired lights to light the way to romance !

Debut price : $275.00 per set, plus shipping

LIMITED TO ONLY 3 SETS !    2 left    ONLY 1 LEFT !        SOLD OUT !  

To  purchase, please email me at:  welcomehome@maryannroy.com

*Floor is not included.

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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.

“Novelty-Vs” make a brief come back !

Hello Everyone

Once again, I have a limited amount of “Novelty-Vs” available.

“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 - Coral 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 painted gold trim on the legs. Also included are a set of mini led lights and 3 changeable tv views ! :

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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 available     – 1 LEFT !    SOLD OUT!

Coral – 3 available    –   2 LEFT !     1 LEFT !   SOLD OUT !

$65.00 each plus shipping.

Kindly email me for availability : welcomehome@maryannroy.com

**  A NEW FURNITURE SUITE coming soon  – watch the blog !   Stay with Welcome Home for all your decorating needs ! 

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.

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