Saturday, March 26, 2011

Finally, some sunlight...

It may only be thirty degrees outside, but at least the sun is out.  So I quickly snapped a pic before the next storm rolls through. 

I'm having a hard time getting used to having Merriman Park upstairs in the dining room.  Its just so --so big!  I hope that the new cabinet I am going to build to set it on will help make it look more "in scale" with the room. 

The funny thing is, I was considering adding small one-story wings or "dependencies" to each side of the house, one an orangerie or conservatory off the library on the left side and the other housing a kitchen off the dining room on the right.  I planned on having terraces on their roofs accessed by the upstairs boudoirs.  But I don't think I'm going to go through with this expansion (unless I move to a larger house).

            Merriman Park looms in a corner of the dining room.

I do believe I am, on the other hand, going to add a cupola to the roof!  I found arch-topped windows in 1/24" scale that are the perfect size for an octagonal cupola.  I'd like it to have a domed roof and weather vane, of course.  And would it not be spectacular with a tiny, little chandelier burning inside it at night?

Speaking of  electrical matters, I ordered a transformer and wiring supplies yesterday.  Which reminds me: as long as it's so sunny out, I should go ahead and replace the faulty dimmer switch in the spare bedroom...


Karin Corbin said...[Reply]

Adding a cupola will keep you off the streets and get you into trouble ;-)

Iris March said...[Reply]

Oh, I like the dependencies! (and the cupola). Perhaps you could build the dependencies as complete units, but them on separate but matching tables and place them nearby. When you move to a larger house, you can just move the tables together!

Remember long Minnesota winters need lots of diversions!

John said...[Reply]

Hmmm! Not a bad idea, Iris! (After long thought, lol)!