Friday, July 27, 2018

A Little Cottage

It's that time of year where a little cottage appears in the studio.

A little cottage - Nichola Battilana

This wee abode has been made with a wood kit base which has been slightly modified.

Outside has a mossy thatched roof dotted with handmade toadstools and ladybugs.

A little cottage - Nichola Battilana

There's a mail waiting on the cobblestone porch and a pair of planters filled with paper flowers.

A little cottage - Nichola Battilana

Inside, four little rooms.

A little cottage - Nichola Battilana

Inside, a gamesroom, kitchen, bedroom and washroom.

A little cottage - Nichola Battilana

The games room has miniature checkers, snakes and ladders, full size game pieces from marbles, to dice, to chess pieces and tiny playing cards.

A little cottage - Nichola Battilana

And those things are soooo TINY!!!!

A little cottage - Nichola Battilana

Above the fireplace is a picture of Milton Bradley.

A little cottage - Nichola Battilana

The kitchen is chocked full of little food items. An island in the middle of the room has a flour covered top with tiny rolling pin and mixing bowl.

A matchstick ladder scales up to the second floor, leading to a cozy bedroom.

A little cottage - Nichola Battilana

There, a tin bed, bunting, books, tiny ruby slippers, and birthday candle lighting.

A little cottage - Nichola Battilana

Next door, the washroom has a tart tin tub, sea shell sink, itty bitty rubber duck and vintage pill tin.

A little cottage - Nichola Battilana

There is no toilet. I think this occupant prefers to wee out in the wilderness. I mean, who wants to clean a toilet anyway?

A little cottage - Nichola Battilana

The cottage is available HERE. This piece was created for an event and has imperfections (i.e. there are connective areas that are not completely camouflaged) and the price is reflective of that.


4 comments:

  1. loverly, loverly, love the ruby slippers & no toilet to clean. your incredible spirit shines through again. off to dreamland with sparkles & wonder on the brain. bless you

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  2. Absolutely enchanting, may I move in?xx

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  3. This is wonderful..The packages and the envelopes at the front door got me right away. Those little mushrooms and lady bug..too, my Mother would say "Cute as a bugs ear"..LOVE. The entire cottage is as cute as can be..You are a true artist...

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