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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Posing Angie

How many ball jointed doll owners reading this pose/re-pose their doll(s) once a week?  How about every day?  Ahhhhh…. another junkie after my own heart.  It is addictive.  Of course proximity helps a lot.   I have a  “cubbie” in my staircase in which I place recently finished furniture pieces along with my doll Angie, providing the perfect opportunity to mess with her.  Occasionally, she gets into such a charming pose it simply must be retained for some time, but it’s a fun exercise in her best trait…..that would be being more limber than I am.

Ball Jointed DollsHere’s some new furniture, not yet ready for posting to my Etsy shop, but perfect for highlighting Angie “the poser” and some other new accessories which might interest the DIY’er in you.

BJD FurnituireShe looks a bit lost on this settee for 24″-26″ dolls, but finds it extremely comfortable.  She loves to relax in style.  I confess, playing with her and all the accessories, and then the big photo shoot, is more fun than I can say.  If you’ve followed me for a while you might notice the new end table and lamp. (Click on any image to enlarge.)

Exquisite doll furnitureI’m working on a post to show how I made it and will also provide information to DIY’ers, who might not have my workshop of tools, to create end tables that perfectly fit their dolls.  The lamp is one of two new ones and I’ll bet no one can guess what the base is.  Come on.  Give me your best guess!  It’s very heavy and about 50 years old.  I found it at a local antique shop and with a pre-made shade, it’s just about perfect for dolls.

Of course, end tables and lamps, backdrops and carpets are only rivaled by fashionable seating like nothing else you can find in the known Universe (well that’s what I heard).  Everyone knows that when Voyager sent back a message from deep Space after finding highly intelligent life deep in the galaxy, the message read “Send more Chuck Berry and Little Big Chairs!!!”.  What more can I say?  Photography and dolls are popular everywhere and accessories make it more fun!

Here are a few of the poses Angie came up with this time.

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