Friday, December 14, 2012

San Francisco Open your Golden Gate: Mini Jazzi is here

(keeping it lite tonight)
When you land at San Francisco International you make a pass over the cities by the Bay and come  up the Bay from San Jose in the south to SFO.
You get quite low to the water, then suddenly the runway appears.

Mini Jazzi collects her luggage and suddenly a woman comes up and says "Jazzi?"

 They hug and she introduces herself, "I'm Colette and I am so glad you are here!. Let me take your bag... I'm parked in the structure". So they drive over the Bay Bridge to the next home Mini Jazzi will visit in the Oakland Hills.

This is the house it is called the Mini House 1 by architect Wes Christensen (see more on flickr)  it is just under 1:12 scale.

Minimodernista table and barrel chairs, Delph miniatures espresso machine, Paris Renfroe kitchen set, Mighty World coffee maker, and Hobbe Shop stainless steel french door refrigerator.
They come in through the kitchen... Colette asks Mini Jazzi if she is hungry. She isn't yet.

Elf sink and towel bars, Tomy Modern homes toilet, Rement toiletries
                 This is the bathroom. It is off the Family room.
Bozart couch and side table, plant arrangement by Mini Dork. Vintage '70s Shackman Christmas tree. Fireplace screen, plastic  from a nightlight. 

 Colette settles Mini Jazzi and they chat. "Oh here is my daughter, Kate, Come meet my friend from down under!" she calls

"Hi, nice to meet you" says Kate. "I'm going to Tahoe so you can stay in my room, Come on, I'll show you."

 "I know my Mom has, like a lot of cultural and touristy stuff to show you, cuz like, I heard her talking to her friends. But when I get back we'll go to the Fillmore and stuff like that, if you want." Kate offered.
Mini Jazzi said" Like sure!" and kicked off her shoes. "You can use my laptop if you want. Oh yeah, my Mom has a hot tub too and you can see the Golden Gate Bridge from it", finished Kate. Mini Jazzi thought she might like, LIKE the Bay area. 

The goods: Bouloum chair by Mitchymoo, Minimodernista chair and hanging lamps, post card art, Bozart futon bed, contemporary shelf with drawers removed for tansu shelving, Jonathan Adler Barbie vase. DDR German lamp, Paris Renfroe Naguchi coffee table. like, eclectic!

More to follow. :) LCM

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

OK this one is for Fox News: there is no "war on Christmas!!!"

                           Put the "HA" back in Channuka
                                    Read this post and laugh!

                               Put the "Ho" back in Holiday
    Betsey Johnson Heels on ebay item: #150958309217

                       Put the "CHRIST!" back in Christmas
Lean this up against your neighbor's bedroom window facing in (I saw a picture of someone who did this on AOL or Flickr let me know if you know where that picture is.)

$89.99 more than 10 available on ebay item# 380537325826

"He sees you when you're sleeping, He knows when you're awake..."

You get my drift? And it's not even snowing. OK Stacey I expect a comment for this one.  Cheers. 

PS. there is no "War on Christmas". Why do those people always try to pick a fight. Stay merry and bright. (think) CM

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Happy Holiday of Lights

Happy Chanukah! 
This beautiful miniature is from the 1800's. 
I saw it on ebay this year. Would love to know where it
ended up. 


Monday, December 3, 2012

Holiday Stress?

Too much to do? Too little time? Well, you have NOTHING on the Claus family. 
What is that look on Mrs. Clause's face? She always makes the best cookies. And rum balls. She looks a little annoyed. 

I think it's Santa. His hat and beard came off this year and his glasses are missing. He looks like he is wearing "guyliner" like 
Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean.  (It's because he is a cheap rubber doll).

         "Get it together, Santa" Mrs Claus barked. And really they are in an antique German Kitchen roombox. The deer are worried.

Oh no, Wait till Mrs. Claus turns around and sees that! She will just tuck that right under his belt like it was when he came out of the box. She has no time for nonsense! And neither do you!

          She smoothed down his hat and patted him on the back.(Does
anyone know her first name, by the way?)

              Now Santa, You can do it, you make it every year
                                            And so will you.    ;)     C

Update: "Hey Santa", said Mrs. Clause, "there is a new package over at Myrealitty, did you send it?" "Gee, not that I remember" he said scratching his head...

It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Everyone in our houses is busy getting ready for the Holidays. 
That means I have my tree up, need new lights, and have it surrounded with 5 dollhouses. The reason why will become clear.

Meanwhile I saw this note my Little Assistant was working on to Santa. I was impressed by the preponderance of doll requests but
could not figure out the last item.
Yunckn?  I asked her what it was and she said she didn't remember. She said "Santa will know".  Oh dear....

 Then I remembered her telling me one of her words is you,
Y-O-U.  So with that clue we can deduce it reads Unicorn. And sure enough there is a unicorn nightlight she admires.

Her school is very focused on Food Drives, so that is a big part of our holidays too. What are you doing? My living room is a mess and we have been having rain storms here in Northern California so the outdoors is covered with pine needles!
                                       Work in Progress

If you're looking for a Plastic Santa as I am for one of my houses, you will be glad to know there are 6,445 listed at the moment on ebay. You will be relieved to know there are only 3,549 vintage plastic Santas. 
Cheers, CM