Club project - shop box

Club project - shop box

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

End of the holidays

A few days ago, as I had some time left over after visiting family in the Netherlands, I took my son to The Hague to try and find a paper shop at Noordeinde 186. I found their website a while ago via a blog on another blog on another blog- you know how that happens - (and sorry, I don't remember which one), called They have the most beautiful papers for miniatures. We very nearly missed it as it is on a very busy street in the middle of town and of course, the stuff in the windows was entirely different, it looked very much like a stationery shop. Also, the name on the shop is Damen, not Papier Royaal...

I bought the blue cranes: 'Kraan blauw' number 3jpp830 in the Japanese Chiogami section and I plan to make panels for the room with the green walls. I didn't realise that I could have bought half a sheet, which would also have been plenty. At least this way, I can afford to make a few mistakes.  The room does really need some other Japanese style items, but I'll decide on those when I've made the panels and know how to balance the whole room...

I very nearly also bought an Art Nouveau paper, but thought that that would be a bit too much because I only have one bedroom left that is in need of ideas. This bedroom is directly above the Japanese style room. I can always change my mind as I now know that many (but definitely not all) of their papers are suitable for miniatures and I can always visit again if I need to!

My sister gave me these brass items; the chandelier actually had real candles, but they've unfortunately gone missing. The chandelier is about 6 cm high x 7.5 cm across (2.5"x 3"). It's a bit too big for 1/12th scale, but I'll think of something to do with it. I'd really like to know how old it is. It's solid brass, so I can't electrify it and perhaps I shouldn't even think about that, as it is at least 50 years old.

The other item is a very small oil lamp, sadly without a glass. It is about 8.5cm tall (3.25") and has a hook for attaching it to something, assuming that they belong together... Could this have been for in a carriage, as in 'horse and carriage'? And what would the shape of the glass have been? 

If anyone knows anything about it, please let me know....


  1. Hi Idske, welkom terug! Ik hoop dat je een fijne vakantie hebt gehad. Mooi papier heb je gekocht, bedankt voor de link van de winkel. Goed dat je erbij schrijft dat de winkel in kwestie anders heet dan de webwinkel. Als ik ooit aan de andere kant van het land kom, zal ik ook eens gaan kijken, ben benieuwd. Ik kan je echter niet helpen met je vraag over de lampen, sorry. Ik hoop dat iemand anders het wél weet...
    Groetjes, Ilona

  2. Hi Ilona, ja hoor een heel gezellige vakantie. Vrijwel alle familie gezien en een heel erg leuk huwelijksfeest bijgewoond! Toch kon ik het mini gebeuren niet zo lang met rust laten.

    Over de papier winkel: ik bedacht later dat er ook een email adres op de website staat en dat je dus best zou kunnen vragen hoe groot de motiefjes zijn!

    Groetjes, Idske

  3. E' incredibile! La mia mamma ha lo stesso lampadario, ma in scala 1:1, nell'ingresso della sua casa. Che buffa coincidenza!

  4. Hallo Idske,
    De tweede lamp ziet eruit als een mijnlamp. Google maar eens met het woord mijnlamp dan zal je dat er veel lampen bij afbeeldingen tevoorschijn komen die erg op jouw lampje lijken.
    Het koperen stuk dat er rechts naast ligt zegt mij niets.
    Helaas kan ik je niet verder helpen met de kroonluchter. Hij is wel erg mooi.
    groetjes, Krin


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