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Monday, July 15, 2013

CINEMA SERIES ~ PART 2 OF 3

ONE OF MY FAVORITE MOVIES IS
"THE QUIET MAN" FROM 1952 WITH
JOHN WAYNE & MAUREEN O'HARA!

I'VE WATCHED THIS MOVIE LITERALLY 100'S OF TIMES! I KNOW EVERY LINE OF DIALOG AND THE SMALLEST DETAIL OF EVERY SCENE! 
I WILL SHOW SOME PHOTOS FROM THE MOVIE AND PICTURES OF THE MINI I BUILT BASED ON THOSE SCENES. I HOPE YOU WILL ENJOY SEEING THEM!

THIS IS THE FRONT OF THE BUILDING FROM THE MOVIE. I FELL IN LOVE WITH THE GREEN SPLIT DOOR WITH THE LARGE HINGES, AND THE DIAMOND PANE WINDOWS! THE PRETTY WHITE STONES AROUND THE FLOWER BEDS, AND THE WALKWAY ALSO STAYED IN MY MIND FOR YEARS!

SO HERE IS THE FRONT OF MY COTTAGE. THIS WAS A CLUB PROJECT CALLED AN INSIDE/OUTSIDE ROOMBOX. IT WAS PRECUT WITH A WIDOW AND DOOR. IT IS NOT AN EXACT MATCH TO THE MOVIE. STILL, WHEN I SAW IT, I KNEW I WOULD DO "WHITE O' MORN COTTAGE" (THAT IS THE NAME USED IN THE MOVIE)! IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY AT THE VERY TOP OF THE PHOTO, YOU CAN SEE THE THATCHED ROOF. WE LEARNED THAT TECHNIQUE JUST FOR THIS PROJECT.
I TOOK LIBERTY TO ADD THE ARCH, AND THE WAGON IS BASED ON THE ONE THAT SEAN (JOHN WAYNE'S CHARACTER) GAVE TO MARY KATE (MAUREEN O'HARA'S CHARACTER) AFTER THEY WERE FINALLY MARRIED...

I ADDED A SMALL ENGRAVED PLAQUE ON ONE SIDE WITH THE MOVIE INFO. THE PAINT COLOR I USED IS THE SAME EMERALD GREEN THAT SEAN USED IN THE MOVIE. 

I LOVE THE LITTLE BUNNY! THERE'S ANOTHER ONE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR TOO. I MADE THE PLANTING BOX WITH THE FLOWERS SPILLING OUT. THE CART IS A KIT THAT I HAD FOR OVER 15 YEARS!!! FINALLY GOT TO USE IT!

THE STONES FOR THE WALKWAY ARE MADE FROM PAPERCLAY. IT'S SO MUCH FUN AND EASY TO USE. I PAINTED THEM WITH SEVERAL SHADES OF LIGHT BROWN TO GIVE THEM MORE REALISM. 

A GOOD SHOT OF THE DOOR...  THE CLUB PROVIDED THE DOOR, BUT IT WASN'T SPLIT. I DID THAT MYSELF. I LOVE THE LARGE HINGES FROM MOUNTAIN MINIATURES. OH, SEE THE OTHER BUNNY NEXT TO THE FENCE.

THIS IS A SHOT OF THE FIREPLACE AND TABLE & CHAIRS FROM THE MOVIE. THIS SCENE REALLY MADE ME WANT TO DO THIS IN MINI!

THIS IS THE INTERIOR OF THE MINI "WHITE O' MORN" COTTAGE. THE FIREPLACE WAS MADE BY THE SWEETEST LITTLE COUPLE. IT'S AN EXCELLENT REPLICA OF AN IRISH FIREPLACE...HOW APPROPRIATE, SINCE THE MOVIE TAKES PLACE IN INNIS FREE, IRELAND! THE FLOOR IS LAID PIECE BY PIECE, WITH SCRATCHES AND NICKS ADDED TO GIVE IT AGE. I'VE INCLUDED THE PEWTER PIECES ON THE MANTEL TO MATCH THE FILM! 

THE SIDEBOARD HOLDS ROAST CHICKEN AND BOILED POTATOES (AN IRISH STAPLE), FROM A SCENE AT THE END OF THE MOVIE. 

THIS CABINET WAS ONE OF THE SOUVENIRS FROM A N.A.M.E. HOUSEPARTY ENTITLED "NO PLACE LIKE HOME". I WAS CENTERPIECE CHAIRMAN FOR THAT EVENT IN 1998 IN SAN DIEGO. I LOVED FINALLY USING THIS PIECE IN THE COTTAGE. IT'S FILLED WITH WHAT MARY KATE CALLS "MY CHINA AND PEWTER SHINING ABOUT ME"!

AS SOON AS I SAW IT, I KNEW I HAD TO HAVE THIS PIECE! IN THE MOVIE, MAUREEN O'HARA'S CHARACTER, MARY KATE, WIELDS A LARGE CROCKERY VESSEL LIKE THIS AND THREATENS TO HIT HER BROTHER WITH IT! MAN, DID SHE TRULY HAVE AN INFAMOUS IRISH TEMPER!!!

REAR VIEW OF THE FIREPLACE WITH A CLOSE UP OF THE PEWTER ON THE MANTEL.

I MADE PLATE HANGERS TO MOUNT THESE LOVELY PLATES OVER THE WINDOW. THE CURTAIN ROD IS JUST A SIMPLE PIECE OF HANGER WIRE BENT ON THE ENDS AND GLUED INTO SMALL HOLES DRILLED INTO THE WALL. I HAD TO HAVE THE RED FLOWER TOO, SINCE THE MOVIE HAD ONE ON THE TABLE!

ANOTHER LIBERTY I TOOK WAS ADDING THIS LITTLE STOOL AND THE FIREWOOD IN THIS GREAT CARRYING BASKET. I JUST COULD NOT RESIST THESE TWO PIECES! THE DRAWER DOES OPEN, THE HANDLE ON THE BASKET IS VERY THIN WOOD, AND I SPLIT THE "LOGS" MYSELF!

AND FINALLY, MY BELOVED SPLIT DOOR FROM THE INSIDE. I LOVE THAT SLIDING LOCK AND THE DOOR HANDLE, ALSO FROM MOUNTAIN MINIATURES. AND WHAT A GREAT EXCUSE TO USE THE TEENSY THATCHED COTTAGE ON THE PEDESTAL TABLE. THE GREAT LITTLE WALL BASKET AND THE WOODEN CARRIER ON THE FLOOR ARE TWO MORE OR MY FAVORITE PIECES. SEE THE SLEEPING BAG NEXT TO THE SIDEBOARD? IT PLAYED AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE MOVE, SO I HAD TO INCLUDE ONE IN THE MINI!

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED VISITING "WHITE O' MORN COTTAGE" WITH ME! I PLAN, ONE DAY, TO GO TO INNIS FREE, IRELAND WHERE THEY STILL HAVE "QUIET MAN MOVIE" TOURS AND A REPLICA OF THE COTTAGE!!! 
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