Mission Complete!

Hello Everyone and Happy New Year!

Some of you may know that I have been working on a very special commission for the last several of weeks. The request was to create a 1:6 dwelling much like the set used for the 1963 Judy Garland Christmas Special. It’s interesting to note that the original set was only used for this broadcast. It was then dismantled and never used again. So, in some small way (pun intended), this glorious set lives again!

Although it seemed like a monumental task, this was one set that I always had interest in trying to create one day. Because the original, life size set was so expansive, I did have to cut it down just a bit. But, I think the editing and substitutions worked out just fine and I am happy to say that my client is very pleased, and so, he has allowed me to share the outcome with all of you!

There are so many components to the set, with all pieces being independent of one another, and the photographic opportunities are endless! So, I have laid out the photos in sections thinking it would be easier to get an idea of how this set came to be. In other words, I am going to let the pictures do the talking.

I hope you enjoy!

Maryann

Some “stills” from the original show :

The original set was geared toward the Christmas holiday and included a raised staging area where the Christmas tree stood. I included the raised area, but because this set will be used year round, changed that space to a reflective, seating area instead. And also, because the program was originally filmed in black and white, I had to take some liberties with colors.

My preliminary sketch of the lay out :

Shown here are the photos of the walls and how the structure is put together:

Homage to Judy:

With furniture and accessories added :

A closer look at the living room:

A peek up the stairs into the hallway:

A closer look at the reflection room :

Overall view of the set

Working Fireplace too!

Barbie has made herself right at home in this once, holiday spectacular! I think Judy would’ve been quite pleased at its reincarnation. 🙂

Thank you for viewing ! May all your new year’s dreams and wishes come true!

Inquiries about my work: maryann@ntplx.net

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15 Comments Add yours

  1. Donna Konkel says:

    Love it!

  2. Love it all! Wow! Wow! Wow!…..

  3. Cynthia Estes says:

    Absolutely Stunning! Another beautiful project! Thank you so much for sharing! Happy New Year!

  4. Betty Jean Johnson says:

    That is an amazing creation! You are truly a master of your craft. Well done.

  5. hwesterv says:

    All stunning and so stylish!

  6. Liz says:

    So fantastic! I’m always in awe. Happy New Year!🎊🤗

  7. vteleven says:

    This is sublime!! Sooo perfect!! I can look at it over and over and find something new to love each and every time!!!
    ❤️

  8. vteleven says:

    You are Amazing!! Happy New Year!!!xo

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    1. maryannroy says:

      Thank you my friend! xo

  9. Marilyn Hicks says:

    This is spectacular! One of your finest works.

    1. maryannroy says:

      Thank you Marilyn!

  10. Barbara K Emanuele says:

    This is truly extraordinary.

    1. maryannroy says:

      Thank you so much Barbara!

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