Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Decorated Dress Shop

It's been a while since I updated - sorry, life's just been very busy! The summer holiday starts in just over three weeks, and seeing as it's six weeks long, hopefully in the summer holidays I will be updating lots more.

Featured in this post is a new resident (well I say 'new' but I've had her for weeks...), who I have named Primrose Cottontail. She's a Japanese promotional figure, and I'd love to say she's rare but I really don't have a clue haha!


I (finally) finished decorating my Dress Shop! It's one of the hardest buildings I've ever wallpapered to be honest (seriously not worth the trouble, guys!).
I forgot to take progress shots, so here's the official stock image to show you what it looked like before.
And the finished product!:


I used pink Cath Kidston card as the wallpaper which was the perfect scale for Sylvanians. I'm really not a pink fan, but there was only colour that suited the shop and unfortunately that was pink. It looks kinda cute in my opinion! I would really like to change the flooring, but in the end I just couldn't decide what colour felt for the carpet (any help would be appreciated - please don't say pink though!).


I borrowed some of the accessories for something else I was doing, which is why the shop looks a little bare in places!



I changed the awful yellow changing room curtain to this pale pink spotty one which I think goes much better. I also made a little frilly lace curtain for the door.


 
The dress shop not only sells pretty dresses for every occasion, not to mention shoes, hat and accessories, but it also sells luxury candles and perfumes! I hate the yellow top of the table though. I plan to make a little tablecloth when I get the time.


Oh! A customer! It's Primrose Cottontail.


'I'd like to buy these shoes please, Mrs Brighteyes!' Primrose inquired.
'Of course! They match your dress perfectly.' Mrs Brighteyes beamed as she packaged them beautifully in delicate tissue paper, lightly perfumed by one of the shop's new fragrances.
'Lovely! Thank you so much.' Primrose smiled.


The front of the shop. I love how quaint the lace in the door window makes the shop look.


Luckily it sits perfectly on top of the bakery, so no space issues there. In stories etc, it won't be kept on top of it, it's just that there is literally nowhere else for it to go right now ;-)

I really recommend the Dress Shop, especially if you can get it cheap (I got mine for just £20) because it's so small and cute. Although it comes with a lot of accessories I think it should've come with more dresses. Considering it is called a 'Dress Shop', it came with two dresses and a wedding dress - very under stocked! But still, totally adorable and well worth the money :)

24 comments:

  1. Hi Lily! I am glad you can update your blog again! Your dress shop looks amazing!!! The wallpaper really suits this store and everything looks dainty and perfect for ladies to shop! Very good job!

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  2. Primrose cottontail is so sweet shame you don't know much about her also the dress shop looks really nice

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  3. How big is your collection now? Mine consists of rabbits, pandas and dogs. Also a second hand cat (but I can't identify him.)

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  4. Ah that's nice! I have around 100-150 figures :) you can see some of my figures by clicking 'my figures' at the top of my blog :)

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  5. I love the wallpaper you used!!!! Very original! I did the tablecloth for mine ages ago and I used a white cloth with tiny pale blue spots and the odd flower in some places and it has 25 diffrent shades of blue in each flower :) -x-

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    1. Sounds really pretty Emily! :) x

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  6. Hi Lily! The redecorated dress shop looks fabulous, and I would easily have believed it was done professionally. If you are going to put in a carpet, I would say white or even red at a stretch (the flowers in the wallpaper are red). Maybe you could get a patterned carpet that involves white, red and (I know you don't want me to say this) pink, just a smidge of it to coordinate the carpet with the walls. Hope that might give you some ideas for the floor! :) Love your blog, can't wait until the next post!

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    1. Thank you so much! :) I like the idea of the patterned carpet - I'll have to look into that. A little bit of pink is okay hehe ;P There will be a new post when I have some time and I can think of something to post =^_^=

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    2. Hey Lily, I have an idea for your next post. You might be able to write a summer story, considering it is the last month of summer for you in the Northern Hemisphere (for me it's still winter - Brrr!). The story could be about a day at the beach, or a heat wave. Maybe even a sports competition? :)

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    3. oops, I've been so busy that I haven't checked my blog in months! Thanks for the suggestions, will definitely consider them next summer :)

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  7. oh maybe polka dot white carpet or maybe a light blue? hope i helped, -x-

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    1. I like the idea of a polka dot carpet! Thank you x

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  8. Hey Lily,
    Where did you get Primrose Cottontail? She looks really cute! Is she an older sister, or just a normal sister? I'm guessing she's not an adult, she is a bit shorter than Mrs Brighteyes in the picture, but then I have been wrong before! Hoping the next post is a story, keep up the posts!

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    1. She's a very rare promotional figure released in Japan sometime! I don't know very much about her, but she is one of my favourite figures :) She is normal sister sized. Thank you so much, sorry for a lack of posts lately!

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  9. Hey Lily!
    I've just started collecting sylvanians and you've inspired me so much!

    Best Regards
    -Lucy

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    1. Hello Lucy! Thank you very much, I'm very glad I've inspired you :) Good luck with your collection

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  10. Hi lilly,
    I just wanted to ask you if you got the 4 dresses with it, because on amazon, they only give you too!

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    1. The dress shop came with two regular dresses and a wedding dress. I added the other two dresses from separate sets :)

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  11. Fab blog such an inspiration. your amaz

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  12. I love it. I bet your collection is huge. How many people and houses and shops do you have? I don't have much. I have the seaside restaurant and the market, bakery (Its the water mill bakery) the village store and the hotel, 2 summer houses and a caravan. I have a good collection and i do have more but i envy your collection. I also have about 30 sylvainians

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    1. I have around 200 Sylvanian figures, and around 14 buildings in total :)

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