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Afternoon Tea Dolls House Artist :: Posted by: Hazel on April 18th, 2020

Painting Inspiration

As you will know if you follow my blog, or are one of Facebook or Instagram friends and followers, that I get my inspiration for my paintings from all sorts of places, mostly, My imagination, I see something and it gives me an idea, my husband Adrian, is also good at challenging me and over the years he has come up with great ideas. I also take on miniature commission Work, which again has lead me to paint usual subjects,  it that’s for another post

So to get to the point ……. last week on social media I put up a couple of posts opening up my Facebook and Instagram pages to suggestions for what I called “what to paint next?”

And several people posted ideas, Stephanie on Instagram suggested a Vintage Tea Cups and Saucers. Linda suggested owls and Kaz from Facebook palm tree beach. I have in fact painted all these subjects in the past, but great to be reminded and to think of a new twist for them, I do like to do things different. So I have painted all of these suggestions which can be seen in my timelines.

But for this  post here today, I am showing how I developed the idea of the vintage tea cup …….

“Afternoon Tea”

A cake stand with delicious cupcakes, china cup and saucer and a vase of Spring flowers …… How fun would a miniature painting of an afternoon tea be in a dolls house kitchen or dinning room, or miniature cafe perhaps?

This Kitchen Diner display shows the two new paintings, Adrian made me the table, from scratch using wood we had left from building The Gallery and some picture frames, I just love it, I love miniatures and especially unique things, also shown is a beautiful dresser, which was a gift from our Aunt, which is a 1:12th Jane Newman.

Kitchen with miniature afternoon tea painting

Size and Scale

The teacup piece and the shabby chic style afternoon tea painting are suitable for 1:12th scale …..
Afternoon Tea is 2 1/4 by 1 3/4 inches
The tiny cup and saucer is just 1 inch by 1 1/2 inches
They are at the time of writing listed in my Etsy store and available to buy.
I ship worldwide from Southend England.
Miniature collectible pieces of art – NOT suitable for children
My art is all original and painted using encaustic paints on card supports.
Easels and accessories NOT included

On Display In The Gallery

Just for fun, I put together a pop up exhibit with the new paintings and a couple of paintings I also had to show, the China mug and cake, “just desserts” and the ice cream sundae add to the theme.

1:12th scale afternoon tea exhibit

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