7 Sep 2014

Late Summer

Another season of sitting lakeside is coming to an end.  Its always bittersweet to prepare the cottage for fall.
I couldn't resist picking up these great chairs from Hallmark, a card and gift shop here.  Apparently fairy gardens are becoming very popular and I've seen a few craft and gift stores carrying miniature outdoor furniture, tiny glass globes, landscaping and garden tools.

I love how the liquid shines in these wine glasses.  In reality we prefer ice tea or lemonade at the end of the dock but somehow I've never added those drinks to my mini collection... I'm pretty sure having glasses of lemonade is like miniature collecting 101 isn't it?  Somehow I missed that so of course I had to spend a rather embarrassing amount of time looking at miniature drinks online...  Can I just say how much I love the iced tea sets by Everyday Gourmet on Etsy?
Thankfully I finished taking my photos just as the sky began to downpour.  The others on the boat were not so lucky...
I know I've been quiet around here as I took a bit of a minis break but I'm hoping to start blogging again and working on a few projects.  I did make some new photo studio lights a couple of weeks ago which I look forward to showing you all sometime soon... until then xo


  1. Hi Kristine! Your little lakeside tete a tete is Spot On! It really captures the lazy ambiance that comes at the end of yet another summer at the lake. The wooden chairs and the wine goblets are Perfect with the shot of the water as a backdrop. Love it.!
    I too, have found quite a lot of fairy garden miniatures in various garden centers and craft stores. And it is much like finding buried treasures in your own back yard, isn't it?
    Enjoy your Real Life iced tea and your mini goblets of white wine.
    Cheers! :D


    1. Thank you Elizabeth. It's really exciting to see miniatures popping up in local retail stores. I'm hoping the fairy garden trend continues and hopefully brings about some indoor minis too. :)

  2. Hello, the chairs are very realistic! The photographs are lovely and peaceful, what a great place to sit and rest :-).

  3. You don't have mini lemonade? Kristine...I'm so ashamed ha-ha-ha. =0P
    I love seeing minis against a real backdrop. Looks so atmospheric. Lucky you to have such a gorgeous back yard =0)

    1. Right? I have to get on that ;) actually I'm pretty smitten with the iced tea I found on etsy...I just have to make my mind up about which one I want the most...I've fallen for them all lol.
      Thank you it is a really special place. I've wanted to do a miniature scene at the cottage for a long time, I agree its nice to have a real backdrop for a change too. :)

  4. Beautiful scene and background.

  5. Such a serene setting! Don't you know we mini folks like to depict what we DONT do? LOL The wine glasses really set it off.

    1. Very true! I definitely live through my miniatures sometimes. I know some people like using dolls or fictitious characters but I can't help but think that I'm the one living in that world. I get to go to some really cool places that way. ;)

  6. Hi Kristine! Welcome back ;)! I love to see your miniature scene with a real backdrop, it is so serene and wonderful to see. You're so lucky with this gorgeous back yard :D!!
    Hugs, Ilona

  7. Hey Kristine,

    Its good to take a break and get reinspired by big life sometimes, your little set up looks like a wonderful memeory of summer! I like the wine glasses and bottle seems like a perfect place for a nap ;P

  8. Very romantic ! It seemed to me that this is a glass of champagne . Healthy to sit and look at this evening sea with a glass of champagne in hand :)) I'm very glad that you are well rested and back , waiting for your exciting new work.



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