Cindy from Romantic Home is hosting her weekly Show and Tell Friday. I love reading her beautiful blog, and you must stop by and visit the many blogs that join in for Show and Tell Friday. Wait until you see what she has posted today.

Creating Chandelier Designs

lily-at-GivernyI have been working on lots of crafty things lately, instead of my usual work on the computer.

Miniature art in an Antique frame

lily-at-GivernyMy friend Anita from Castles Crowns and Cottages encouraged me to create miniature paintings. I have always loved miniatures, and have had a doll house for over twenty years now.


lily-at-GivernyI was shopping around for some really nice frames. I found some lovely Antique frames in Thoreauly Antiques in Concord, Massachusetts.


lily-at-GivernyI added a piece of glass 2 x 2 inches, which fit perfectly.


lily-at-GivernyThen a print of my original oil painting of Lily in Giverny


lily-at-Givernywas placed inside the frame.


lily-at-GivernyI found a cute little easel, although I think it would look nice hung on a wall. I made the back look just like a real painting using craft paper as the backing.


lily-at-GivernyI'll be adding more tiny prints to these pretty frames. Crafting is such great therapy. Here is the sheet I used for my miniatures. You are welcome to copy it and use them for your own doll houses, or crafts. Make sure you click on the sheet to zoom in, and then copy it to your computer.

lily-at-GivernyWhat fun, and well you must see Anita's new miniatures, she even has a blog about them, called ET QUI EST PETIT. So fly right over and see her new creations, and then fly to Show and Tell Friday and see Romantic Home's beautiful blog and the list of places to visit.


lily-at-GivernyThe song for this post is It's Only A Paper Moon.
Lori said...

Karen, your little miniature painting is so sweet!!!

Anonymous said...

that Anita is a wonderful creative one, isn't she!
looks like you are having fun ... and it's good to change the pace every now and again!

ciao bella

Kathy said...

Loved catching up on your blog this evening...Your miniature is darling...
Chandelier post was great too.
Have a wonderful weekend!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Queen of Dreamsz said...


These miniatures will surely be a hit with the doll house enthusiasts as well as many other uses. I can see a collage of these on a pretty that would be!

Have a wonderful day...
Stephanie ♥

Joyce said...

Karen, don't ever give up your painting. It is the one thing that I would give just about anything to be able to do well. Well, that and sing and I am horrible at both. The Louisa May Alcott bio was on ch.2 again tonight. Did you catch it?

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Karen, you visited my mini blog!!! O.K. if you love minis, then my friend Patricia is the one for you. She paints oils on mini canvas!!! And she makes EVERYTHING and ANYTHING...animals, people, furniture....she is wonderful. Please visit her and scroll through her pages. She is non-stop wonder. Bisous Karen, Anita

Deb said...

Hi Karen: I love the little miniatures. So pretty and it looks so nice with the flowers. Den

Steph said...

Such a dear miniature and a neat post! Thank you for sharing this.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just darling...I love it girl thanks for sharing...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

The Lone Dollier said...

Thank you for sharing this! It's a wonderful print of your awesome painting and will look perfect in my dollhouses! I found you through Show and Tell Friday.


Victoria said...

That is darling! I love miniature things, I have lots of tiny knick knacks around. The little glimpse I saw of your looks amazing!

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

I love miniatures...YES! the miniature painting is so smart. I love it!
Thank you for stopping by
Gros biosus

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much Karen. I ran off a copy of your minatures and will put them to good use. This was so sweet of you. Anita is wonderfully creative isn't she. I just love her. I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

So pretty! Thanks for sharing. Would love to see more of your dolls house.
Enjoy your weekend.

LiLi M. said...

That Lily in Giverny is so beautiful. I'll check Anita's other blogs asap, I only check Castles and Cottages and obviously I miss a lot! Have a great weekend!

bj said...

I love this mini painting...enjoyed your post so much. Also enjoyed the Chandy post..
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I am always glad to see you!
xo bj

Casey said...

I love this post my friend!!
You always create the most beautiful things!!


Charlene said...

Wonderful piece of TINY!!! I noticed the photo of Mittens on your side bar. Isn't it funny how our furr babies stay in our heart? I just lost my precious Reba in FEB & it still strangles me with grief. Have a beautiful day. Charlene

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh how adorable!

Beverly said...

Karen, I love your miniature painting. Of course, I always love all of your creations.

The dress in the first illustrations reminds me of one I had when I was a little girl.

Happy Pink Saturday.