After another mini friend passed away and her family ignored her wishes regarding her miniatures, Pat apparently decided to go ahead and send everyone home with their favorites at the last Christmas party. She said she'd rather see us enjoying her pieces now than worry if everything would be done to her instruction later. Also it makes more room for her current projects.
So now I am the proud (and somewhat soggy from tears) owner of "Vermeer Vignette." The box itself is a Houseparty Helper gift from San Jose, CA in 1993 and has been reworked. (I helped cut the skylight.) Both dolls are by Pat Boldt, dressed and wigged by Aunt Pat.
I made the doll's pipe after the one she bought vanished (while we were both sitting there working... I think it bounced someplace strange and was sucked up by the hoover) and also the knife when she couldn't find one in her stash. She made the loaf of bread in a class, but she didn't recall when.
The painting is an original oil done after Jan Vermeer's "Girl With A Pearl Earring" by D.J. Chol.
If I'm remembering correctly, Aunt Pat was given these tulips as a birthday gift by Mary Ellis, IGMA Artisan in plants. Mary has been a friend of Pat's for years.