Today I would like to share my treasured additions
to a special room you have seen once before.
Let me first take you back…
The nursery is the clue to the whole celebration I would like to showcase.
– August 2008 –
– June 2011 –
– A few weeks ago…celebrating the birth of the Royal Baby
at Petit Connoisseurs with the talents of Carrie Lavender & Anna Braun –
With the Royal Christening only days away now,
I have decided to tell you about my secret celebration at Peacock Park.
When I started this project,
I wanted to capture an event that will bring a family together
and will give me an opportunity to add special dolls over time.
First I thought of Christmas. I have the fondest memories of childhood Christmases.
Maybe a high society wedding. After all I had the staircase for the bride to appear on!
Even Easter came to mind. I could see children hunting for eggs in every room.
Over the years I have seen most of these holidays and celebrations showcased in collections.
This was a new beginning for me. I wanted to create something so special and beautiful.
Then, the idea of a christening came to me and entered my head
which is always working overtime when it comes to miniatures.
I am sure this is true for us all miniaturists?
This was a perfect idea which fit perfectly with my project!
Here are the first photographs of the christening at Peacock Park.
With much excitement I wrote to Lisa Johnson-Richards with my idea of a christening.
I knew she would understand my dream of capturing a tender moment
between a mother, father and their new born baby in the nursery
before they go downstairs to join the rest of the family for the christening celebration.
It had to be as special and as a masterful as a painting
that touches ones heart without saying any words.
An honest celebration of these two people’s love for each other.
This was my dream.
I appreciate that Lisa gives so much attention to detail in her work.
Throughout the creation of this new family,
I repeated myself to her with this one sentence in my correspondence
“Lisa, please don’t forget to add wedding bands!”,
thinking by myself she will think I have lost it
to worry about wedding rings on the hands of dolls!
After endless problems with a private courier company and their empty promises
to deliver the parcel containing the new family before Christmas Day last year,
I ended up driving to their depot on the afternoon of Christmas Eve to fetch my parcel.
Over an hours drive from my house!
Can you believe it?
I will leave you to enjoy the photographs and to let Lisa’s beautiful dolls tell the story further…
“till we meet again.
– Francois –