I was lucky enough to be the winner of the Christmas giveaway over at the JS Miniatures blog. I've never won a blog giveaway before, so I was pretty excited. Jennifer, who is very nice btw, has a couple online shops, so I'm going to try and promote her work a little.
First, what did I win?
I set it up inside Billy's kitchen/living room. The house's (still unfinished) resident was surprised, he didn't know that he was getting a Christmas tree. Here he's taking a break from hanging baubles on the tree, so I could take a photo. (I would love to make a Christmas scene, but I've got a deadline this week. So it will have to wait.) I like the natural wood color, but I might paint it if I decide to keep using it in this house (it doesn't go well with the floor...maybe I should try a rug).
The tree is perfect for 1/12th scale and it's surprisingly sturdy. Little trees have the habit of falling over on me, that's not a problem with this one. And the baubles are pretty.
Jennifer also included fool-proof assembly instructions and tips for finishing the tree. All you have to do is slide two pieces together, but I could see a novice miniaturist running into trouble with paint and glue without that info.
This is a Christmas decoration, but she makes and sells beautiful minis year round.
If you aren't following her blog yet, you can find it here.
And here's her Etsy shop. (The fireplaces are gorgeous).
Thank you for the giveaway Jennifer! The tree was a nice Christmas surprise and I appreciate it.