Monday, December 14, 2015

Madam Puddifoot's Tea Shop

I've been puttering with this project for a while. A little bit here. A little bit there. It kept popping up, getting in the way, nudging me, so I figured it was time to finish Madam Puddifoot's Tea Shop.

Madam Puddifoot's Tea Shop - Harry Potter Miniature - Nichola Battilana


Aren't familiar with Madam Puddifoot's Tea Shop?
"Madam Puddifoot's Tea Shop was a small tea shop located on a side road off the High Street at Hogsmeade. It was owned by Madam Puddifoot. The decoration was very tacky and frilly. The windows steamed up and the gaudy tables and chairs were all claimed by teenagers holding hands or kissing over cups of tea and coffee. A bell over the door announced customers in a tuneful tinkle; the round tables were decorated with lacy napkins and china sugar bowls, and cramped up the small shop to the point that Madam Puddifoot has great difficulty in moving in between tables to serve the couples." Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 25 (The Beetle at Bay)
Madam Puddifoot's Tea Shop - Harry Potter Miniature - Nichola Battilana
"On Valentine's Day, the tearoom was decorated with golden cherubs hovering over each of the tables, which occasionally threw pink confetti over the people sitting below them." Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 25 (The Beetle at Bay)
Madam Puddifoot's Tea Shop - Harry Potter Miniature - Nichola Battilana
"This, however, was more of irritating than romantic, as the confetti would occasionally land in the beverages." Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 25 (The Beetle at Bay)
 Madam Puddifoot's Tea Shop - Harry Potter Miniature - Nichola Battilana

Madam Puddifoot's Tea Shop - Harry Potter Miniature - Nichola Battilana

The piece measures approximately 10" x 12". There's a battery pack located on the roof that lights the interior. I'm not 100% happy with the lighting to be honest (it's too led/fluorescent/blueish for my liking)... but I'll consider it a lesson learned. Edit: After looking at the piece in dimmed conditions I take this back. It does look a bit fluorescent in daylight, but in a darkened room it's just peachy.

Madam Puddifoot's Tea Shop - Harry Potter Miniature - Nichola Battilana

Here are some of the products used in the making of M. Puddifoot's Tea Shop:

Storefront Room Box
Brick Wall Chipboard Texture Sheet* 
Clay Planters with Saucers 
Gold Candleholders
Asparagus Fern Garland*
Mini White Plastic Tea Set with 2 Mugs 
Miniature Silverware - Set of 20 
Miniature White Wooden Shelf 
Bust of Diana *very nice*
White Mantle Clock *very nice*
Brass Cherub Banner 
Brass Cherubs - 1 Set  
Tiny Plant Table  
White Kitchen Wall Shelf Cabinet  
Pronged Metal Handles*   
Mini Rose Buds - Pink Cream Variegated* 
Clear Cake Dome on Gold Tray 
Mini Silicone Bread Mold Set - Larger Loaves 
Mini Silicone Cake Mold Set 
Mini Silicone Bread Mold Set - Smaller Loaves 
Narrow Gold Fleur Dresden Borders* 


Madam Puddifoot's Tea Shop - Harry Potter Miniature - Nichola Battilana

Madam Puddifoot's Tea Shop is listed HERE


8 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning! I remember Madame Puddinfoot's tea shop and I love your rendition. Great job!

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  2. What a sweet design! May we meet for tea there?xxxx

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  3. Love the name Puddifoot and I love this little tea shop. Your little world is fabulous!!
    sandy xx

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  4. What a beautiful and sweet project!!!!

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