From the Author
Having collected country antiques to furnish my own house it seemed obvious to me that I could combine my interest in vernacular furniture with my love of all things miniature, and then share this with other minaturists who enjoy furnishing their own dollshouses.
From the Inside Flap
Antique country furniture - once made by local craftsmen and journeymen - is becoming increasingly popular in our homes. Seduced by the unique, attractive looks that can be found, many people are inspired to renovate older pieces, and so add variety to mass-produced modern furniture.In this engaging book, Alison White introduces the miniaturist to the fascinating subject of country furniture with fifteen original, wood-based 1/12 scale projects. As well as illustrated, easy-to-follow instructions, the projects provide background history, allowing doll's house owners to tailor their furniture to suit a particulare era or region.The projects are set out in increasing order of difficulty, so that anyone trying all 15 will learn new skills progressively and gain new confidence in their abilities - no special expertise or previous experience is required. As stand-alone items, these designs will enhance any modern dolls' houses, as a complete set, they provide an excellent base for a delightful country cottage.