Saturday, December 31, 2011

Bonne Annee! 2012

All photos by Shale
Happy New Year!

Today we braved the rain and went to Marche de Puces de Port Vanves. We found some friends.

                                           Daphne likes red...

        then again... the more the merrier!   Happy New Year!

Friday, December 30, 2011

La Musee Poupee, Marais. Paris

How wonderful it is to go to a special museum with someone who shares your interest! I hear many bored spouses in restaurants discussing their unmatched museum plans over dinner.  

I love this sign because the first non verbal communication of babies is those little lifted arms that say "Pick me up!"

 Shale took 146 pictures and will be blogging in detail soon she tells me.

 This real baby was crying in one of the galleries offering true sound effects to the scenes. A toy room is offered at the end for children to color paper dolls and to play with a basket of toys. Then this little tot was happy.
Oh yes, we visited the gift shop... more about that later. xo CM

Thursday, December 29, 2011

La Musee Poupee, Marais. Paris

                                         Our goal tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Bonjour! Shale ici!

picture by Shale

picture by Shale

pictures by Shale

Megan don't even ask what happened to my camera This time!

Frankly my hair is salt and Shale's is peppa..

by Shale

Does this mean it's on to the new year???
CM and Company

Friday, December 23, 2011

Where I am going today

photo by Grace Leo

Go to her blog to read more about this antique arcade.

My camera is full of adorable pictures of this young couple I took at our dinner,the other night and I cannot unload them till Shale gets here tomorrow, and I don't want to lose them. So these are not my original pictures. I will repost on what I find though.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

So I was thinking about the Imagiant Challenge hosted by Emily Henderson

and how fun it is to watch all the creations on Flickr of variations on a miniature design,

Of course being in Paris at Christmastime means seeing Buches de Noels. (I can't do the punctuation correctly.) Usually they are  chocolate cake in the shape of a log representing the log one burns at Christmas for warmth.

I had to laugh when a small pink one caught my eye yesterday morning at my local bakery but my hostess bought croissants (which were like nothing I've ever tasted before! How do they do it?)
 So as I was perusing the Paris Blog,  Paris by Mouth
they displayed these most artistic and clever ones I've ever seen.

and I had to laugh at the creativity. I wanted to share with you. So many variations on a classic!
And now I am hungry! I think I will go start with the little local pink one. Bon appetite, CM My realitty today is eating!

PS. Mine....

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Good luck Bad Luck all the world over

                     Bonjour from Paris! Here I am eating soupe carrotte. I think I look chic because the light is dark. I am grateful to be here in my friend's loft in the 11e arrondissement. She is home visiting her family.
My best friend Susan came through marvelously from her proceedure in Toronto. Now she is coming to join me for Christmas in Paris. More good luck. She too is an old Paris hand (sorry about the old) so we do not have to slam our visit but take it leisurely and visit favorite haunts.

 I am going to stuff her with good food which is everywhere!

           Here is the 11e City Hall decorated for the Holidays. Yes I almost got run over. 4 times.
Merry-go-rounds are free for Children in Paris at Christmas. I am thinking of my little assistant but she is busy with her first Christmas song fest at her school where the most important lesson is to not fall off the bleachers. Her mama went and today she gets to go to her Grandfather's office Party in her best dress.

When Susan returns to Toronto it is to a regemine of chemotherapy.
What a world we live in. What a wild ride.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Last question Modern Style Quiz

You are sitting in:

1. An Eames Chair
2. A Brocade oriental wing chair
3. At a 1950's kitchen table
4. In a rose colored painted wicker chair
5. In a cardboard chair.
6. Santa's lap... ok that doesn't count.

Score  yourself. One point for every #1 answer, 2 points for # 2,
3 points for #3 etc.

Answer key to "But what kind of Modern style am I" Quiz:

1-7      Mid century Modern
7-12     Hollywood Regency Glam
13-16   Retro/Deco
17-22   Boho-chic
23-25   Green, upcycled

It's not alway important who you are, Sometimes it's who you want to be.
                    Or just that you and your doll love each other. The doll in this picture belonged to my daughter, she gave it in turn to her daughter (my little assistant) and then who knows where it will travel in another 20 years?

Happy Holidays from Myrealitty.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Week 4 Quiz question

photos by lemoncadet
                                             Hollywood Regency

You are hungry for:
1. a shrimp cocktail and a martini
2. surf and turf dinner and a glass of burgundy
3. home style Macaroni and cheese and a tall cold one
4. tapas and white wine
5. quinoa pie and chai

Only one more question left! CM Back from Toronto, in Paris.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Week 3 Modern Style Quiz

photos by Sweetington

You are listening to:

1. Miles Davis
2. The best of Herb Alpert
3. Johnny Cash
4. Joss Stone
5. Greenday

see more of Sweetington's pictures here:

Cheers! CM

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Second question: Modern Style Quiz

PDR furniture in photo by Modernmini Houses

You're DYING for

1. A steel danish pin
2. A Bob Mackie gown
3. Bakelite earrings
4. A fringed Spanish shawl
5. An Etsy felted necklace

For Green inspiration check out this site:

Reinhard Deienes AD Oct 2011

See previous post for first question.

Oh... tip of the day. If you are trying to photograph your minihouse you can set up an ironing board against a plain background and position the house on it. You can walk around it, etc. C

Sunday, November 6, 2011

The I house on hold

Retro style
DDR chair, lamp, Tomy rubber plant, Bozart sculpture. Retro style.

DDR bedroom set from German ebay, minimodernista screen and pillow, Strombecker floorlamp.

I am visiting a friend  for a few weeks and will not return until after Thanksgiving. 
Instead of blogging about the I house I am offering the following.

Like the "What kind of doll house are you, anyway?" Quiz
(See it here: )

I  offer a new quiz to determine

"But what KIND of modern style are you, exactly?"
Answer the following questions and find out. There will be one question per post for the next 4 posts.

First Question.

 You'd rather read:

1. On the Road by Jack Kerouac (again)
2. Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
3. The Help by Katheyn Stockett
4. The Paris Wife by Hadley Richards
5. My Hollywood by Mona Simpson

Give yourself 1 point for the first answer, 2 for the second, etc.
DDR German furniture in the MH1 Reac green chair, Imagination house art, Texas tiny African mask. Bozart urns. Minimodernista pillows.
Update: OK we had another 3.2 jolt yesterday... As long as they are small I don't mind...

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Eames planter

 I am trying to make a bullet planter out of the plastic tip to my outdoor umbrella and the base of a miniature outdoor bar b que.

sculpture by mini dork, antique vase, mattel coffee table, Barbie tv stand and tv, minimodernistas shell sculpture and rug, Barbie plastic leaf, mini magazines from e bay.

This tv unit used to be hot pink. What I am realizing is I am going to have to move the work table to the center of the room to access all sides as the I house is growing so big.

I am planning a trip to Toronto at the end of the month to visit my fellow blogger Shale, of Susan's mini houses. Her blog is in my blog list. So I better finish this pronto. CM

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Happy Halloween from the I House

When you said you had 2 Ghosts, I didn't know you meant your chairs!

How can we live here? There are no closets.

                       The coffee is good though... 

                          Justin Bieber! Now that's scary...

So What'll it be tonight? Pizza or Chinese?
 "Hon, do we REALLY have to watch 'TrueBlood' again, I want to watch 'The Good Wife'." 
 : 0 CM

credits: all items are listed in earlier posts except for the addition of the minimodernista bed used with the 1950's mattel headboard, the bed with the set is too big, wasting space. The skeletons are a garland from Rite Aid $2.99 for six. Yay!