Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Tuscan Inspiration

I haven't had a chance to work on any minis lately, but I have been thinking a lot about the Tuscan farmhouse I'd like to create some day. While in Italy last fall, we stayed in a lovely farmhouse near Greve in Chianti, which has inspired me to plan for a future miniature project. I love the stone facades, clay tile roofs and wooden shutters of the farmhouses in the region. The colors and textures are in perfect harmony with their surroundings.

Here are some of the photos that I snapped for future reference. Notice how the cat was patient with this obsessed tourist!

I hope you enjoy this bit of Tuscan inspiration! Click on the photos to see them larger.

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  1. Es un lugar encantador ,seguro que tu futuro proyecto quedara precioso

  2. Wonderful pictures :) I was lazy and did a plaster finish on my Tuscan house and there are other things that aren't that Tuscany, but try to get it look authentic somehow :D

  3. Yes Carol,
    it is the classic Tuscan House! I know this kind of house very well!
    I hope you start to build it (in miniature of course)very soon!
    Please if you need somethings from Italy (labels,magazine,food) let me know!
    Thanks for the pattern..I like it!

  4. Carol, the house is beautiful. I can't wait to see what you do with the idea.

  5. Gorgeous inspiration photos! This would be a beautiful dollhouse ♥

  6. I am sure this house will be wonderful :).

  7. Wow, I love it. Such inspiration you have here. It's great.