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The Tiny Room @ £42.00

I like to think of this little scene as a form of recycling as it is filled with several antique pieces that have been damaged in some way, none of which could be sold singularly in their own right. But now that they are fixed inside this little drawer, they take on a whole new identity, and so begins a whole new chapter in their long lives. This is quite a versatile little item, it could be hung on a wall, sit on a mantelpiece or cupboard top, or even sit snugly on a bookshelf, in between your books. 

This tiny wooden drawer with Bakelite handle originally came from an antique smokers cabinet and I have had it for many years, just sitting in a box waiting to be useful one day.  Then after a rummage in my broken bits box, this idea of a little scene came about and suddenly it all came together.

A scrap of antique wallpaper lined the walls, a mocked up border created using the computer, tidied up the uneven join between the wall and papered ceiling. The 1930s Charbens metal chair had lost nearly all its original paint and was missing a back foot. So with a lick of paint, a teeny piece of old broderie anglaise, a second hand miniature embroidered cushion (no idea where it came from as I have had it for so long), plus one of my miniature handmade books finished the chair off nicely.

Then there was this gorgeous c1920s German bisque doll with original clothes but…missing her right arm. However once glued into place at an angle, you would never know that she was missing her arm. And finally, a vintage plastic imitation round mirror touched up with paint, an antique glass cat missing bead eyes and collar, and one of my handmade framed pictures, added a pleasing finishing touch.

The drawer measures 4 1/8″ wide to end of handle x just under 4 1/4″ high x 1 7/8″ deep.

Ref: The Tiny Room