Borne Settee for Dolls

Borne Settee for 18

Borne Settee for 18″ Dolls

The Borne Settee has captivated my attention since….like forever.  If you don’t know what they look like check out this link to Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=borne+settee&term_meta%5B%5D=settee|.

The idea of a doll sized Borne Settee in the lobby of a grand hotel has long been a fantasy of mine.  You can see them in photos of castles and mansions and lately they’ve been appearing in the foyers of private homes.

I envision them in the homes of doll collectors.  Lots of dolls of various sizes sitting together, but with a bit of privacy provided by the center column.  This one is in a neutral grey/green cotton linen.  The column was kept slim to minimize the total size.  My doll is 21″ and a bit large for it, but she likes to use it when she’s in the library looking for a good read.

18inchlinenbornesettee1These settees come in an unending variety of shapes and sizes.  As many of you know, I don’t tend to create furniture for dolls less than 17″-18″ tall.  But, I was asked about seating for Blythe’s by a collector and decided to make my first effort in this style much smaller than usual.  Click on any photo to enlarge.

Linen & Lace Borne Settee for 14

Linen & Lace
Borne Settee for 14″ Dolls and Smaller

On second thought, only two or three Blythes could sit on it.  Any more than that and their little big heads would be bumping.  Oh well.  It was fun trying to figure out how to make them and I hope images of dolls playing all over them will inspire some fun photography.   I hope to get some of my new pieces posted at Etsy by November.  Thanks for reading and have a lovely Fall!

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