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Thanksgiving Week

 

Time for my American family and friends to prepare the feast!

(from a dollhouse exhibition in Gorinchem, NL)

 

 

 

Thanksgiving Week

 

Time for my American family and friends to prepare the feast!

(from a dollhouse exhibition in Gorinchem, NL)

 

 

 

comments (28)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 24 Nov 2014, 00:11
I have never understood Thanksgiving...something to do with eating too much?
Ginnie Hart: Eating is definitely part of it, Ray, but it's so much more. Don't even get me started because it's my hardest time to be away from my family....
Dollhouse... so are these things itty bitty??!

Great shot of this lovely display, whatever it's size!

I'm a bit conflicted on Thanksgiving, especially with so many Native Americans in my life. In recent years it's been a time to spend with friends and family, and be thankful for them. As we can't be with family this year, we're heading toward the border with my BFF Annette & her French beau.... and avoiding all the hubbub and black Friday nausea! The guys don't care about Thanksgiving anyway! smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, it's a dollhouse, Elizabeth, for which I used my macro mode. I don't know what the scale would be but just think of any dollhouse you've ever seen excepts these were all just one-room displays in a long line-up.

Thanksgiving has always been a time for me about the family getting together, everyone bringing dishes for the meal, football (which I love), time outside in the fresh air, etc. etc. It's the one time I most miss being away from my family. The Black Friday thing is totally for the birds...but the Saturday is usally the Michigan-Ohio State football finale. It's all wrapped up into a total experience for me. (sigh)
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 24 Nov 2014, 01:00
This looks a fun sort of house to live in Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: The kind of house that's "lived in," right, Chad?! smile
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 24 Nov 2014, 03:19
that's a dollhouse?? i was going to ask if it was your house? lol but you two are dolls anyway smile
Ginnie Hart: Actually, yes, a dollhouse, Elaine. smile But only a single-story house with several rooms spread out on display. You can see it better here in this post: http://ginniehart.blogspot.nl/2014/09/a-dutch-summer-fest-and-dollhouse-rooms.html
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 24 Nov 2014, 04:32
I had to look goo and I recognized the dollhouse. A job well done with such details, amazing what a patience put in.
Great shot.
Ginnie Hart: I have always loved things like this in miniature, MLMA. The lady (?) who did this exhibition is really good!
A great fun place to clean Ginnie! The sooner the better..
Ginnie Hart: I think all you'd have to do is blow a bit and it'd be perfect, Richard. smile
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 24 Nov 2014, 06:05
Hard to believe this is all in miniature, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I know, Lisl, even down to the tiniest of details. I have always loved this kind of creative craftsmanship.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 24 Nov 2014, 06:49
Haha - look at the klompjes! Funny! Thanksgiving? I thought time to prepare the Christmas feast - the 1st Advent will be coming - today our Christmas markets will be opened ...
Ginnie Hart: The American Thanksgiving meal is always the last Thursday of November, which is this week, Philine, a national holiday. And most people don't have to go back to work the next day, unless they work in retail (and have to face Black Friday). It's the time of the year I most miss being with my family. (sigh) But that's why Astrid and I are going to see the Christmas markets in Bruges and Ostend, Belgium. It'll be a good weekend to get away.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 24 Nov 2014, 07:29
Oh - I thought these were full size at first!
Ginnie Hart: HA! I know, Chris. I had to use my macro mode to capture this up close. I wish I knew the exact scale but you probably already saw it at my post here: http://ginniehart.blogspot.nl/2014/09/a-dutch-summer-fest-and-dollhouse-rooms.html
  • Focales
  • France
  • 24 Nov 2014, 07:53
Ce sujet et les couleurs me font penser à  la Grèce... et je voyage ce matin...
Ginnie Hart: It's a Dutch lady, I think, Marie, who creates these miniature models. But it really could be from almost anywhere. Safe travels to you.
I have a friend who builds model houses from matchsticks. He could use this lovely furniture!
Ginnie Hart: It's fun, Bill, isn't it. I have always had a keen fascination with miniatures of anything!
belle composition!! amitiés
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, JP.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Nov 2014, 09:01
I love the simple arrangement especially the Van Gogh look to those miniature chairs!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Mike. I like the thought of Van Gogh here....
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 24 Nov 2014, 09:24
maintenant il faut ranger
JP
Ginnie Hart: Time to get a lot of things done, JP. smile
I love the tiny folded newspaper. Someone did a great job.
Ginnie Hart: I'm always amazed by stuff like this, Mary. I must have made miniatures in a past life. smile
All the comforts of home, even the mini newspaper
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Martin, exactly. smile
I was definitely taken in at first.

Has a feel of Van Gogh.

Super image
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ian. Someone else mentioned Van Gogh, which I quite like. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 24 Nov 2014, 12:41
So Astrid bought you a doll house. I hope you properly thanked her smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, not exactly, Louis. But we did go together to see the exhibition in our nearby Grote Kerk. smile
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Nov 2014, 13:06
I think for Thanksgiving, most families would need a much larger table. The turkey alone is probably bigger than this table wink If this is dollshouse furniture, it looks wonderfully detailed. The string seats look a bit coarse, though smile
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, Alan. All the table extensions are usually in for the Thanksgiving feast. smile And yes, the detail in these miniature rooms is exquisite. Thanks.
I must show this to Maureen, she has a dolls house in our spare bedroom which she still buys things for, and our Granddaughter Lauren (7) plays with it quite a lot when she is here.
Ginnie Hart: Awww. What is it about dollhouses that so many of us love! Thanks, Brian.
With potential of some snow here in my city..I'm getting super excited about Thanksgiving! Adorable image! xo
Ginnie Hart: I'm jealous, Robin. It's about time we had some snow over here!!! Enjoy whatever you get. Thanks.
  • Pat
  • France
  • 24 Nov 2014, 20:51
I appreciate the decoration in the former, much like on my side that day !! glazed coffee machine is also interesting! beautiful composition
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Pat. The artist made sure not to miss the tiniest of details!
Doesn't look like they've got much for the feast!
Ginnie Hart: Not yet, Tom. Hopefully they're ready in time. smile
I think they are going to need a bigger table than that!
Ginnie Hart: Indeed, Michael. Maybe they'll go to the dining room? smile
The brooms are awesome... a fine little place you captured nicely Ginnie. Maybe the fairies come to play once in a while.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Jacquelyn. I do believe the fairies come out to play when no one else is around. smile
Lovely job Ginnie, making it look lifesize. I had a look at your exhibition pictures. They are fascinating aren't they
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Janet. I have always loved miniatures and find them totally fascinating. This artist did such a superb job.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Nov 2014, 23:28
What a sweet picture smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Cherry. smile
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Nov 2014, 23:41
Rather nice model making, almost as though Vincent Van Gogh just stepped out of the room
Ginnie Hart: You're not the only one who mentioned Van Gogh, John. I find that most interesting. Thank you.

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