Re: rose_of_pain on LJ aka Lyn on DOA
Thank you! LOL, part of it is just because I'm terrible for collecting frippery and trinkety things. And I guess when I go in a store I just have on my doll-goggles? so I'm always looking for stuff, and I'm lucky to have friends/family who are always looking for stuff, too! I was lucky to be into dolls when Kingstate was liquidating a lot of furniture at Ross Dress For Less, and I live right down the road from the big Boyd's Bears barn in Gettysburg. I also live right in a touristy downtown area with a lot of cute shops, and places like that have tiny doodads that can really plump up a set. But, in a lame attempt to show where I got all this crap stuff, I have diagrammed the prop photo above! ...badly. but hey, I'm avoiding my nano wordcount.
So, yeah. ^^; Mostly, I raid things like AC moore has a good dollhouse/miniature asile, for things like the green bottle and the glass bottle with the white powder inside. (that's actually one of Diderot's kitchen canisters, it's full of flour.) AC Moore also has lots of mini dressers and things, back with the unfinished wood products. Ornamentea has some tiny bottles here, too.
I use a lot of appropriated jewelry and scrapbook findings, party favors, stolen accessories from other action figures (there was a captain nemo series a while back, that's where I got things like the map. A friend gave me all those.) Dollar stores sometimes have mini pots and tea sets as toys. Lots of people know I like this stuff and my mother-in-law is always finding tiny things as presents. Sometimes they work, and sometimes the don't, but it's thanks to her that Diderot has an amazing selection of kitchen utensils. And I'm always looking for other things. The drawback of course is that I have a huge antique dresser and one whole drawer is dedicated to props. Not furniture, even, just props.
I also waste a lot of time on google.
So all that with a bit of luck means that if you were to need a doll sized functional inflatable beach ball, I've got one. The drawback is I don't have any space to set up permanent sets, and they take tons of work, and lots of poster-tack to keep me from knocking everything over.
But I'm really, really flattered you think it looks so good! ^________^ If you ever have a question about a specific thingumy I'll be glad to tell you from whence it came.