Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Some time ago, I showed a glimpse of this room box, meant specifically to hold a Halloween party scene. It's going to be a work-in-progress for a while as I slowly collect autumn/Halloween miniatures I like.

The ceiling rose and fireplace are Unique Miniatures. The dentil moulding is from Houseworks. I made the paneling by combining Houseworks chair rails and baseboards with basswood. The "paintings" are tiny copies of Black Apple prints, and the silhouettes are scaled-down copies of souvenir silhouettes from Disneyland (look closely - that's Tim Burton's Sally on the left and Jack Skellington, in "Sandy Claws" hat and beard on the right). It's hard to see the fireback, but it's by Romney Miniatures.

A closer look. Chairs are House of Miniatures upholstered in vintage (1970s?) fabric found in my grandmother's stash (a very lucky find; it's the perfect shade of poison green and has a subtle watermark-satin texture). The table and bench are from a now-defunct Etsy seller.

The mantel. Pumpkin crate and anvil survived my childhood dollhouse (I know the anvil doesn't really belong here but I have nowhere better to put it yet). Candles and jack-o-lantern were made by Pixie Dust Miniatures.

This kitten and mouse lived in my childhood dollhouse. Also shows a nice glimpse of the table's barley-twist legs!

Closer shot of the food on the table. Cake stand and plates are from A Lavender Dilly (again, look closely - Jack Skellington is on those plates!), candy jars are Lola Originals, "poison apple" cocktails are by Carolyn McVicker, and the cake and chocolate bats are by Hummingbird Miniatures.

Happy Halloween, everyone!


  1. I love everything about this room box but especially the pumpkin on the mantel

  2. it's beautful I love the food and the candles :)


  3. You know I LIKE the Anvil on the mantle, and Why not? When the theme is ghoulish and weird and over the top, then an anvil fits right in, I think. It is SCULPTURE! The decorations are very effective and the variety of pieces in the roombox, present a fun and yummy party scene.

  4. Great Halloween scene Anna, welld one, I like the details in your miniatures.
    I love that pumpkin on the mantle and why not to put an anvil there?! :D

  5. What a great idea for a room box! I love it, from the detailed setting to all the spooktacular accessories you have managed to assemble. How cool that you can use things from your childhood dollhouse.

    Happy (belated) Halloween!
    John XOXO