Sunday, June 10, 2012

This one is for Mitchymoo...

Back in the day...


When modern mini furniture was not so easily come by and we looked to Mini modern for sole leadership, I'm talking way before Brinca dada, we had to devise our own modern furniture. Rebecca's post on making 1970's chairs reminded me of this as did Raum fur Raum's summer scene.


        (minimodernista furniture in MH1 by Wes Christensen,
                         rement shoes, Tomy rubber tree)




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I always wanted a "wire" chair, and the "Ghost" (chair for which  I tried eyeglasses lenses as the seats, see above)


          Now I have a plethora of ghosts! And the Shopping                     
                 Sherpa's post reminded me of them.


We have both now. And the wire chair Christmas ornament, from is it, CB2 is everywhere. (well, there was one available at that time for $400 or so 1/6 " by Vitra but... well I have to eat, and apparently drink.) so




 I  resorted to melting a plastic flyswatter in the oven. Clip off the handle and go from there. Then I spray painted it silver and used it in the MH1 by Wes Christensen.


BUT that is not why I am telling you this.


Mitchymoo this is for you, and all the other clever people who make and design miniatures so beautifully, (Yes Raum fur Raum that means you, Petra).  


When Susan of Susan's mini houses and I were in Paris drinking wine one day I started fiddling with a foil wine bottle wrapper. I turned it inside out and scored it to make a Chanel styled quilted purse. Then I removed the chain from an antique key ring bought at a flea market to make the strap.
All for my doll Colette. A Chanel purse for Paris...


Well the whole thing was a failure but Susan was nice about it. 


So today I got out the same suitcase to pack for my upcoming trip to D.C. 


All of a sudden my elder daughter started hopping around the entry hall shrieking and hooting.


"Yeah MOM, Tell me what you REALLY did in Paris!" She held the mini Chanel purse model in her hand sans strap. I never could get it to stick.


Whatever do you mean" I asked amazed at this maniac laughing in my hallway.


"I FOUND this condom wrapper"... she said holding up the mini "in your suitcase!"


With as much dignity as I could muster I informed her that was a mini chanel purse made from a wine bottle wrapper. 


She was disappointed.  


This is why I PURCHASE my minis and restrict myself to only the occasional creation. Like my flyswatter chairs. I am proud of them. Sniff, CM

23 comments:

Karolyn said...

Your fly swatter chairs are wonderful. BTW > I have seen mini condoms. ;-)

Kathi said...

That is hilarious! LOVE your fly swatter chairs!!!!

Mad For Mod said...

I think that is the funniest thing I have heard today! The fly swatter chairs are great and I'm impressed you thought of it!

My Realitty said...

Hi Karolyn, I was looking EVERYWHERE for stainless sives or strainers to make the chair. Nothing worked. C

LaPetite said...

Oh, that is too funny!

My Realitty said...

Kathi, Mad for Mod, really! Children!
Who raised these kids... CM

My Realitty said...

Thanks Karolyn, Where did you see these???? CM

Daphne said...

HAHA! Too funny! Love the fly swatter chairs...genius :D

My Realitty said...

Thanks Daphne! Good for summer...

Neen said...

Those chairs are marvelous! What an interesting idea, why not make some minis from some -new- condoms? Love the story!

Fabiola said...

Your fly swatter chairs are wonderful.
Bye Faby

Maria said...

Ha ha ha, nice sory!
I love your flyswatter chairs, very cretive.
Hugs
Maria

It's a Tiny Tiny World said...

Post a picture of the Chanel purse!! :D

Shale said...

Well, I was there in person and I don't remember the Wine bottle wrapper/Chanel purse resembling a condom wrapper. Hmmmm, what did you really do in Paris, CM? lol

My Realitty said...

OK SO I haven't given up on the Chanel purse. If you saw the earlier post where we made owls for my younger daughter's shower, I sent a gray owl witht he purse to DC. You will see it reappear when I work on my owl. Too Funny> C

My Realitty said...

Shale! Really girl????

Pepper said...

I so want a condom wrapper purse. You make me laugh so much, C

You know you underestimate yourself so much. The thing that inspires me with this hobby is not just the skill of artisans, but the innovation of people like you. You can imagine something from nothing. At times you are forced to invent something that can't be bought. I think that is true artistry =0)

My Realitty said...

OK I have finally figured out how to make my fortune... Condom wrapper purses! The plus ultimate in recycling... Now lets, see who should I contact for a steady supply of the outer wrappers. I want to be very clear about this...

Mitchy you should have seen My red felt Bouloum chair! I should have saved a pic. C

Modern MC said...

This is why I dig you so much! You are so incredibly hilarious! AND Carol, I really think you should start selling the fly swatter chairs or at least give us a tutorial. They are quite cool. And...ahem, I would like a condom wrapper purse too please...(slides sunglasses on)

My Realitty said...

Lol my tutorial would be like a SNL version , C

Mini Dork said...

Bwwwaaahh!! LMAO! Too too funny!! Don't give up, I know you can make something that doesn't resemble a condom. Those chairs are fab!

My Realitty said...

Hi Mini Dork, I had to ask my Assistant what LMAO stood for. She said it was high praise. Thank you. :)
CM

My Realitty said...

OK I am selling the flyawatter chair, it is $50,000.00 USD

Hey, I only have to sell one a year...
;) C