Thursday, January 10, 2013

Southwest Vibe

Happy New Year to you all!  Ten days in and all is well!

This past summer, I went to Olvera Street in Los Angeles, which is a Mexican marketplace located in the oldest part of downtown.  It's a tourist attraction with a lot of little shops and some excellent Mexican restaurants, historical buildings and live performances.  I've been there several times and never noticed any minis, but now I'm on the lookout everywhere I go (as I'm sure most of you are), and BOY, did I score!  I found a lot of miniature pottery pieces, food, bright colored baskets, beverage bottles (alcohol), a few furniture pieces, sombreros and blankets.  It was a good day!

I picture this scene to be somewhere in a very hot and sunny southwest state, or somewhere south-of-the- border, or somewhere in the vicinity of Palm Springs, or somewhere in .....  You get the picture.        

Inside looking out to the patio

Outside looking in

Love the colored plates, but they were glued to the shelf

Basket full of mini pottery on Olvera St.

I thought I took a picture of all my purchases that day, but I guess not, but I do recall laying it all out on the bed like I was going to.

The stuff:  I used the glass greenhouse from IKEA.  The cork wall treatment that's serving as shelves are trivets from Pier I.  It would've been nice if the cork had spanned across the whole back wall, but hey...  The dolls are Guatemalan worry dolls (tell the doll your worries and they will do the worrying for you).  If only!  These are wedding favor chairs painted white (saw these on a few blogs some time ago).  Love the dining table and set of wall shelves by minisx2.  The cabinet, most of the pottery and the baskets are from Olvera Street, with some like items thrown in.  The rug is a piece of fabric and the floor is vinyl tile.  Patio:  The background is a picture from the dollar store.  I know you recognize those CB2 chairs.  The table top is a stone coaster and the floor is cork.

Until I post again, Beany.


  1. Wonderful finds. I love the whole scene. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs, Drora

    1. Thank you Drora, I was very excited to find the mini pottery, because I love 1:1 pottery!

  2. That mini pottery is awesome, so is your scene!

  3. wonderful job! I adore the cork and all your mini findings and arrangements!

    1. Thank you! Personally, I like interesting wall treatments, and doing it in minis keeps it affordable!