Sunday, 12 June 2011

S.I.M.P. Paris 2010 & 2011

They do say that as you get older time goes by more quickly ... remember when you were wee and the time from one Christmas to the next just seemed like forever ... no more !!
I'm so looking forward to going to Paris next weekend because I'll see my son's lovely girlfriend for the first time in 6 months, I'll be in a beautiful city and I'll be going back to S.I.M.P.
This time last year Kris had been training in Paris for almost two years and I'd just happened to time a visit with the most fantastic Miniatures Fair. He is now back training in the UK down in Bath (beautiful Dollshouse Shop there too!) but Catty is still in Paris working so they may end up living there in future ... who knows?? Anyway I just cant believe it's a year since S.I.M.P. but I'm even more ashamed to say my purchases are still not out in situ, I'm sooo bad at completing things :)
For the past couple of years I've been making and gathering things for 'Home to Roost' which is my chicken house and early 2010 I'd asked Sylvia if she could make me one of her shabby jugs with a chicken on it .... of course she did a lovely one so I asked if she could make me more things. There followed quite a lengthy conversation on the subject with us both coming up with more and more ideas. It culminated in us meeting up at S.I.M.P. and she gave me a box of fantastic goodies - back in the flat we were all admiring them.

I just love the birdhouses

I was just blown away at the Fair and must confess to spending lots of Euros but I just don't get that opportunity often. I was also lucky enough to get one of Rosanna's amazing tea cosies, her work is unbelievable and I'm hoping she'll have a chicken cushion this year??

Beautiful beautiful Tea Cosy

I love Lory's creations and am delighted she will be there this year

Lory's Teapot & Plaque

Not from Paris but because so many of you love Kat's Hats ... how adorable is this? The sack of eggs was an extra gift.

Of course more & more of my cannisters ready for the kitchen

And lastly my resolution is to come home, show you my purchases from both 2010 and 2011 and have them all lovingly on show before 2012 .... there it's in writing.

Jackie x


  1. Oh Jackie! I will love to see your purchases "all lovingly on show"!!! Lovely items, your canisters are always adorable (how many do you have????) and this sink is great! Have a great time in Paris!

  2. Hi Jackie! What beautiful artifacts decorated with chickens ... I'm glad you can count on talented people who make such beautiful miniatures. I hope you come back from Paris with great news.
    A hug.

  3. Hi Jackie, please let me know it is you when you come. Last year I didn't even notice your face, I felt too dizzy with my first experience! this year I shall be more sociable.See you on Sunday then, Rosanna

  4. Oh, Paris, such a beautiful place ♥
    I found your blog and now I follow you, your miniatures are so cute! :)
    Have a grate time in paris honey!

  5. Beautiful items Jackie! Enjoy the SIMP for me as well my purchases bought over one year are still not in situation LOL enjoy Paris! Doei, claude

  6. Some fabulous purchases. Love the Tea Cosy by Rosanna and who can resist Kat's

  7. Hi Jackie.

    I love your chicken-stuff, do you have seen my chicken shop?
    And I'm your follower now!

    Greetings Jody

  8. Jody,I have looked at your chicken shop and LOVE it so much, there is so much fabulous detail there. I love it all but especially the black & white cushions. I tried to post a comment on your blog but couldnt :-(

  9. Hi Jackie,

    I really love your rooster pots and kitchen minis. I have done also some rooster/chicken minis for my buttercup dollshouse:

    But first I have to finish my baby shabby chic boutique.

    Is it possible to open all your pots? And have you bought the mini images?

    Have a great day,
    Hugs from Germany