Saturday, May 19, 2012

Shabby Chic Maisonnette de Provence Dollhouse

I'm back from a trip to the beach! I wanted to share the finished Shabby Chic Maisonnette de Provence.
I fashioned this one after some cute properties in Provence. I kept the outside colors very sun bleached.
The white roses are mulberry paper and the vines are from the Hobby Lobby.
The crystal chandeliers have a battery operated bulb in the middle.
I hid the switch and battery in the chimney.
For the roof, I wanted a super rustic look. So I dyed pine shingles different colors and then curved each one into a barrel shape over the hot glue gun nozzle. I buttered each tile with oodles of plaster and placed them on the roof. All that extra plaster gives such a great old world look.

I made a crystal drop wind chime. I saw a real life sized one on Etsy and thought it would be great miniaturized.
And I had to put up a bunting banner. I mean it just looks too cute to leave out!
 The entry has 2 doors that swing in.
The interior is Swedish Gustavian style with a gray, cream and white palette.
Remember my chair that I covered with a loose fitting slipcover? Here it is in its final setting.
The mantel is my own custom piece made from left over bits. The Trumeau mirror has an aged piece of mirror with spots.
The ceiling is planked in white.

This cottage is available at Cinderella Moments.
Thanks for coming over!


  1. So cute little house! :)
    It is nice to see your personal work!

  2. Wow Caroline, this is amazing, awesome,stunning !!!!
    This is the house off my dreams, I won to live there :)
    I love it, every little detail is perfect !

    Hugs Mieke xxx

  3. Cette petite maison respire le soleil!!Magique!!

  4. Oh Wow, it's gorgeous Caroline!!
    I love the colour of the house and the roof is fantastic. I also adore those beautiful shutters and the verandah.
    The interior is so wonderful and light with all the windows and the colour scheme you've chosen. I often wish I could live in your houses :)
    Vicky xxx

  5. So always...all the perfect.

    have a nice weekend...lots of love...Carla

  6. Well, Caroline,
    I think that trip to the beach made your creative juices flow even more,
    cause this is another of your finest creations, just wonderful....
    Love the french doors and the white and gray interiors and the roof,
    well.........I love it all.......
    Great job hon,
    and so glad you had a nice time at the beach, and pray you sell this cottage very quickly.
    Have missed you while you were gone, but glad you got a rest.
    Blessings hon, Nellie

  7. I just adore this little cottage. Your details always look so real. I am in Love with all those white Roses. Look forward to see what you are up to next.


  8. Wow, Caroline! This cottage really pops! I can't put my finger on what it is, but all of the elements work together so perfectly. As others have said, I would love to live in this one. Congratulations on a fantastic job! :-) Jennifer

  9. A charm, Caroline! It's so beautiful!

  10. Hi Caroline, I have enjoyed my catching up with your blog. Your houses continued to amaze me with all of the little details and realistic look. I would have a very hard time picking which one I like best because I like them all. Including your little flee market booth. Have a great week. Hugs from Your Missouri Friend.

  11. Милый летний дом. Я люблю закрытое окно, веранду, окна в крыше - через них идут теплые лучи солнца. Мне нравится фотосъемка в солнечных лучах!

  12. Hi Caroline, you have to go more often to the beach ;) Amazing work, I love every bit of it and I love to see soooo many photos :)!
    I like your style very much, thanks for sharing!
    Greetings, Ilona

  13. ohhhhhh..... this is gorgeous! Every time I think I'm looking your best work ..... till to the next one!!!!!!!
    I would like live in a little house like this!!!!!

  14. Es absolutamente fantastica.
    Me encanta cada uno de los detalles, el tejado es tan real, esas preciosas flores, el interior con tantos lindos detalles.......
    besitos ascension

  15. Caroline, This cottage came out so perfectly! I LOVE it. Your little places always looks so cozy!

  16. Another fantastic cottage from your very talented hands. It beautiful. I love the roof. The colors you have used are so pretty. Wonderful wonderful work.
    Hugs Maria

  17. Yet another masterpiece! I love love love! All the details you put on the roof and everything else is amazing! I absolutely love the key hangers!! xoxo, AMy

  18. I love it. It's full of charm an you managed very well to create a Provence atmosphere. The roof is fantastic with its window. I also love the sides of the house. Perfect colours.

  19. Fantastic! I like the structure, flowers, colors..everything is perfect.
    Bye Faby

  20. How cute is this new little mini creation...omgosh, just sweetness everywhere!!! Loving all of clever doing the tile roof...just can't say how brilliant all of your ideas are.
    I've been without internet for the last couple weeks...grrrr!! I think we might have the problem solved. Fingers crossed. Can't wait to see what your next house will be. Any hints?
    Have a lovely week.

  21. Love, love, love. Especially the roof tiles and the the front patio and....

  22. Oh my Caroline! When can I move in??????
    I adore this house too! Each and everyone you make totally blows me away. Wow!
    Hugs to you,

  23. You are so good with colors, everything is lovely. It`s very nice to follow your blog.

  24. Another little treasure for your collection, Caroline! I love the Trumeau mirror. It's such a nice touch to go with the other furniture you have. I love that chair you made!

  25. Absolutely gorgeous!! Everything is just so adorable!!