Sunday, 22 December 2013

Happiness and joy to all!!

Hello everyone,

Happy holidays! I just wanted to take a moment and wish you all a wonderful holiday season. I don't care what you celebrate, who you celebrate or if you celebrate , I just care that you enjoy every minute of every day.

 
Every Christmas I put up an updated picture of the dining room because it really represents what the holidays mean to me: my family sitting around the dinner table, eating, laughing, my mom yelling at my sibling and me to stop misbehaving, opening presents, watching Garfield's Christmas special...just one happy moment after another.

I wish you all the happiness in the world my dear friends and more joy then you think you can handle! I have always believed life is about living through terrible lows, and celebrating mind numbing highs. Thank you for being there through the sadness and the euphoria!

The past week has been busy, but once again I will catch up with your blogs over the holidays. I have not worked much on my miniatures, but the kitchen chairs are done

 
and while I LOVED the jade green marble dining table top I made, it looked wrong in the dining room. As you could see in the first picture, I started it over and made a green marble that compliments the room rather then overpower it


Last week I started experimenting on another project for the manor, but you will have to wait until 2014 to see it.
I send you all the biggest hug I can manage and as always I wish you all the best.
Love to all and happy holidays,

Giac

87 comments:

  1. What BEAUTIFUL rooms! I love the jade green too.

    Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    Catherine XXX

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  2. Wishing you a very Happy Christmas......hope Santa is good to you.
    Love your room!!!!
    Linda x

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  3. Wishing you much love, peace and happiness Giac xx

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  4. Hello Giac! Your dining room photo LOOKS FABULOUS! I totally mistook it for a Real Life dining room; well done my friend! I think that you made a good judgement call on the table top as it is Now in perfect harmony with the chair upholstery. All of the flatware, stemware and china look so elegant against it! And I LOVE the chandelier hanging above it! The kitchen chairs also turned out exceptionally well too! I just LOVE a Make-over and the Countess must be ever so pleased that she has You for her on call, designer! :D
    All the very best of the Christmas Season cooking up a storm in your new RL kitchen, and have a Knock Out, New Years with those you love!
    Big Hugs Back! :D

    elizabeth

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  5. Enjoying always your pictures. Happy, relaxing and joyous holidays to you too!
    Jaana x

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  6. Merry Christmas to you too, Giac, I love the softer version of your marble table top.

    A big warm hug from sunny South Africa!

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  7. Hi Giac, Love the view in the dining room! it is so elegant: the colors are fabulous! The kitchen chairs look very comfortable and beautiful!
    Wish you Happy and relaxing holidays!
    Big Hugs
    Kikka

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  8. Estimado Giac, me encanta leer tus entradas porque trasmiten muchos sentimientos puros. Ciertamente la mesa del comedor es el símbolo de la armonía y unión de la Navidad, celebre lo que celebre cada uno. Tu comedor es precioso con ese tono jade y las sillitas de la cocina son ideales. Espero con entusiasmo tus nuevos trabajos. Un gran abrazo.

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  9. The dining room looks fantastic! It's not possible to say if it is 1:12 or 1:1. Your work is so pedantic.
    Happy Holidays!
    Merja

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  10. Great dining room and nice chairs!
    Have a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
    Big hug
    Ewa

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  11. Your family Christmases sound so wonderful and I can just imagine your Mum teasingly telling her boys off. The dining room scene looks wonderful. I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and I look forward to following your blog in 2014.

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  12. Giac, Thank you! And thank you for sharing your work.

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  13. ¡Feliz Navidad y un próspero 2014! Un abrazo enorme, Giac!

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  14. Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you too! :) Yes..it is about happy hours with family and friends and keeping up with family tradition! Thebeautiful table is just the right place !:) Thank you for sharing all these beauties, tips and tricks and advice on making miniatures and for sharing life's ups and downs! That big hug did reach until here! :) All the best, Happy Holidays! Anne

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  15. Vos photos sont magnifiques. On dirait une vraie salle à manger.
    Passez de bonnes fêtes en famille vous aussi.

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  16. Una sala da pranzo stupenda caro Giac! Buon Natale!

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  17. Tous mes voeux de bonheur,de paix et de sérénité!!!
    Je vous embrasse!!
    Isabelle

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  18. I remember your post from last year, and your joy at being together at Christmas. I feel the same way I love to be around whit many at a meal. I must have some Italian ancestry. I love the Italian food culture and the way they are together, laughter and loud. I hope your Christmas will be so ......
    I am looking forward to see new things from you in the new year.

    I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
    Hugs
    Wyrna

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  19. The dining room looks very beautiful. With best wishes for happiness and health for you and your family. Merry Christmas and happy new year. a hug, Marisa

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  20. Dear Giac,
    Fijne Feestdagen! Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
    Hugs Dorien

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  21. Hi Giac, I fully agree with you: Christmas is for sharing the joy and laughter together with your family, enjoy it!
    The rooms in your dollhouse are fantastic to see, the awesome table is waiting for the guests and the Christmas dinner ;)! The table looks much better...
    I wish you and yours a blessed Christmas and my best wishes for 2014!!
    Big hug, Ilona

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  22. Wow. I don't think anyone can top that Christmas wish! I sincerely hope Christmas will be a loving, happy and merry time for the both of you too!

    That tabletop really looks a lot better, very well done!

    Hugs,
    Gee

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  23. Giac, your family sounds a lot like mine. Christmas is a happy get together. Love the dining room. This is one of those times that I wish I could shrink don and walk through the room. It is beautiful.
    Happy Holidays to you and your family!

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  24. Hello Giac,

    The dining table looks splendid! I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and that the New Year brings health, happiness and prosperity to all.

    Happy Christmas!
    Julie

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  25. The dining room is beautiful, love the green tabletop!!! Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful Christmas! Hugs, Margriet

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  26. Is the table top redone in a softer green? because I love this way better.
    Your mini table looks splendid!
    Bestest wishes and hugs to you all
    Rosanna

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  27. Your settings are always immaculate and beautiful ;)

    Thank you for always having a great read and a wonderful laugh for us!

    Happy and healthy Holidays to you and your family!

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  28. Merry Christmas Giac to you and your dear one's!
    And fine your mother is good, gr. Gonda.

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  29. Merry Christmas to you and your family as well! It is a true gift to meet so many kindred spirits in the miniature world though work like yours! Enjoy your family time!
    emily

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  30. First I have to say I was a little embarrassed to myself. At first I couldn't tell if that was your real life dining room or a mini! LOL! I am so glad you cleared that up for me.
    Now I remember you making those tables but put all together it looks amazing! This year I bought a Wii so we will have another dimension to our gathering.
    I pray that you and yours find this holiday season filled with such loving memories even an album could not contain them!
    Major hugs

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  31. Wow! your work is amazing. Thanks for sharing.
    You too have a very Merry Christmas.

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  32. Dear Giac,

    Your dinning room looks absolutely amazing. The table and chairs look terrific. Bravo! A job well done indeed. I hope you have a happy and blessed Christmas!

    All best,
    Brad

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  33. Un comedor muy elegante y armonioso para celebrar una buena Navidad.
    Espero que paséis una felices fiestas en familia ya que la noticias sobre la salud de tu madre son muy buenas.
    Un saludo, Eva

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  34. Que maravilla de comedor. Te deseo una feliz navidad y un buen 2014 lleno de buenos momentos y felices. Un abrazo. Arantza.

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  35. Your table and chairs are stunning wonderful work. Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful Christmas and New Year.
    Hugs Maria

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  36. Un comedor impresionante.
    Te deseo unas felices y maravillosas fiestas.
    Un abrazo.

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  37. Dear Gaic,
    what a year you have had! I'm so pleased for you that everything has turned out okay, getting to the end of such a year is a relief. I remember the Queens speech the year Diana died and the palace caught fire, she called it an Annus horribilis and there have definitely been years I have labelled as such. The New Year will bring a fresh start an I hope it brings you much joy and happiness. Your dinning room looks wonderful and I share your sentiments about it being the centre of the family.

    Huge Christmas hugs and kisses to you!

    Fi XOXO

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  38. Giac you fooled me until I looked really close at that Dining room! I can just see you and your siblings cutting up while your Mom gives you the evil eye (if it were me I'd threaten you guys with Krampus, that's the problem with kids today too many Elf on the shelf and not enough Krampus..sorry I forgot my pill this morning)


    the kitchen chairs turned out well and fit right in, I can't wait to see what the floor is going to look like

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!
    Love
    Marisa

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  39. Can I add anything to the above comments regarding the dining room? I think not. I too am baffled and thought it was the real deal. But I do love your sentiment on the holiday season and about life. Thank you for putting it in words so well.
    Merry Christmas and a most abundant new Year!
    Veronique

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  40. Una mesa espectacular. Mis mejores deseos para ti y toda tu familia.
    Besos:-)

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  41. Merry Christmas to you and your dear ones - and best wishes for 2014! May it be for you especially full of time for working on miniatures... Okay, I admit it, that wish's addition is a little selfish because I always love to see what you do because it always takes my breath away. Your dining room looks like a photograph of a real room - wonderful!

    Hugs
    Birgit

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  42. Bonjour Giac,
    Je te souhaite un très joyeux Noël. Ta salle à manger est incroyable, j'adore.
    A bientôt

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  43. I thought I was looking at your RL dining room in that first photo, until I recognized the china ;-) !! The table is gorgeous Giac! And you've done wonders with the kitchen chairs as well.
    Have a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones Giac!

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  44. Your dining room is very elegant, I love it, it's a the is a good way you celebrate Christmas with family and friends. A big hug, Merry Christmas and my best wishes for you and your dear ones! Hugs

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  45. Dear Giac, Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I think you made the right choice to "tone down" the green marble table.... it looks perfect now! Along with many others, I thought this was your RL Dining Room... until I recognized the table! LOL! Your mini scenes are so wonderful ... they truly fool the eye!!!
    I hope you have a wonderful time with your family... especially after the scare with your Mom! Time to Celebrate!!!

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  46. Well here I am, running late as usual, but full of fondness for my newly found friend for 2013. The dining room looks spectacular Giac, it's a beautiful finish you have achieved on the table and the chairs look lovely too.

    Have a wonderful time with your family, don't give your Mom to hard a time this year, and make it a Christmas to remember!
    Love and hugs,
    X

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  47. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year . Big Hug

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  48. Hugs to you and yours, Giac. Thanks for the heartfelt good wishes.

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  49. Wishing you and all of your family a joyful and fun filled christmas Giac. Best Wishes Tony.

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  50. Joyeux Noël à vous et votre famille!
    Geneviève

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  51. Feliz Navidad !!!
    Que pases unas fiestas estupendas y que Santa o Papá Noel se porte bien contigo

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  52. Merry Christmas Giac and Joe
    X

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  53. Merry Christmas Giac and thank you for the well wishes :) The dining room is beautiful---

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  54. Merry Christmas, Giac! Hope you have a lovely day with your family!

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  55. Wow che splendore! Buon Natale ache a te caro Giac!

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  56. joyeux fin de noël et bonne année .Pour la salle à manger j'ai cru que c'était ta vraie salle !!!

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  57. Happy Holidays to you and yours too Giac!

    And what wonderful rooms, I really couldn't tell if those pictures were of miniature settings or life size room. Wow!

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  58. que bonita mesa! dan ganas de sentarse con esos colores, y tantos detallitos:) te ha quedado super chulaa, te felicito.
    Y FELICES FIESTAAAS

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  59. Beautiful! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and greetings from Montreal, Canada.

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  60. Gorgeous! I LOVE the green marble. Wishing you a wonderful holiday and the very best most blessed New Year!!

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  61. Felices Fiestas Giac y Feliz Año Nuevo 2014. Un beso y disfruta de tus amigos, de tu familia y de tus miniaturas

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  62. Dear Giac, your remarks under posts are always so encouraging. Your posts are always uplifting, even when there's sad news to be shared. I admire your upbeat look on life so -even if you don't know it- you make me keep my head up high. Thank you for making the world more beautiful!

    I'm sorry last year wasn't the best, some years are better then others. Let's hope 2014 will be top, with lots of love & laughter!

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  63. Your dining room table setting looks so inviting. It is so wonderful to create a miniature with such great memories! Happy New Year! Cheers, Jean

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  64. Happy holidays, Giac! Big hugs back to you, my friend. Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my Strawberry Shortcake costume--you really made my day! :-) xo Jennifer

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  65. Buon Anno caro Giac...un grosso bacio!

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  66. Hi my friend,
    i really love this dining room!
    I wish you and all your family to have a wonderful year, i wish all the best coming for this year.
    hugs!

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  67. Carissimo Giac, la tua sala da pranzo è splendida! Tutto abbinato perfettamente , il verde mi piace molto e così anche le sedie il cui tessuto riprende la tonalità di colore. La tavola è apparecchiata in modo elegante e raffinato, viene voglia di partecipare al pranzo!
    Ti auguro nuovamente buone feste a te, alla tua famiglia e alla tua mamma perché già te li avevo mandati per e-mail, un po' di tempo fa...
    Un abbraccio. Manu

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  68. Happy new year! Looking good as always!

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  69. Feliz año nuevo Giac!!
    Preciosa la mesa del comedor dispuestas para las comidas de fiestas, espero que hayas tenido unas buenísimas navidades.
    Besos
    Isabel

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  70. Dear Giac,
    I resurface from one of my usual periods of absence, but I'm sure you can understand without much explanation: I also have elderly mom, and I know well what concerns involves ...
    I am only sorry not to have known before your great concern for her health, but I'm happy to know that in the meantime, the situation has improved.
    I find it amazing that you found the time to do everything you do: you have also prepared the fabulous table in the Manor for Christmas, wow!
    Thank you for thinking of me and writing to me, you are a dear friend and I hope one day to feel like you are sending a tangible sign, as I promised :-)
    Meanwhile, an affectionate greeting of Happy New Year to you and your wonderful family :-)
    Flora

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  71. Dear Giac, Happy New Year!!
    the scene with table is fantastic! like in real life, or better :-)
    big hugs
    Magda

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  72. Congratulations Giac on being published. Wonderful article :)
    Hugs Maria

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  73. Dear Giac, Christmas is over and all is packed away for another year. How undressed and bare it seems at first.
    The photos of your dining room are fantastic. It could be a dining room in the best of manor homes. Looking forward to seeing what you will do next.
    Hope you have a happy, healthy and surely creative 2014.
    Warm regards Janine

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  74. A sala de jantar é tão linda! Eu adoro a cor verde. As louças, cristais e talheres são verdadeiramente luxuosos. Eu amo esse projeto.
    Um grande abraço.

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  75. A Happy new year to you too. Thank you for your comments in my blog. My english is not very good so I'm sorry I do not write as often as you. I have to use google translater :(

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  76. The dining room is fabulous! I thought for minute it was a life sized one. :) The kitchen chairs came out impeccable. I can't wait to see more of that kitchen!

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  77. Feliz año nuevo Giac!! Espero que hayas disfrutado de unas felices fiestas.
    El comedor luce precioso!!!
    Un abrazo.
    Ana.

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  78. Felice anno nuovo anche a te ed alla tua famiglia. La stanza da pranzo sembra vera!!!.....impeccabile!!! Ma....e' vera???? :) :)

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  79. Hi Giac, Hoping the new year brings you much joy. Your kitchen and DR are just beautiful. Cant wait to see what you do next.

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  80. Happy New Year Giac. The dining room is superb. The table and chairs look terrific. Bravo!
    patrick

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  82. Buon Anno carissimo Giac!!!!!!!!!!!! I tuoi lavori sempre superlativi e queste belle immagini rendono pienamente il senso di quello che hai voluto esprimere anche con le parole.Un grande abbraccio
    Emi

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  83. Feliz ano nuevo mi amigo espero que estes bien.Besitos.

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