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#1 slovakiasteph

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 07:56 PM

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This was inspired by the park near my parents' house-- there's a chalet open there in the winter, and they have an ice-skating pond, cross-country ski trails, a sledding hill, and a toboggan run.  Originally I wanted to make the toboggan run, but it would have been structurally unsound.   :grin:  Since I'm from Michigan, outdoor sports are practically a lifestyle... we even have people there who like snow!   :oh:

So, my winter chalet!
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Just the chalet... with a sledding hill off to the left


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Inside... a big fireplace, recycled wagon wheel light, hot chocolate, and a seating area where you can watch the sledders!


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The sleigh...


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And, the horses' stable with a holly and ivy strand.  There's a saddle over the fence and two buckets: one for grain, one for water


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(Sorry, I haven't been able to get good clear pictures lately... not sure if it's my camera or what.  It's even sunny today!)

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#2 HighFlyer

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 08:07 PM

Very cute chalet, it could have been a little more detailed inside though, although I understand that it has a small interior anyway.
I love the sleigh and stable!!
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Posted 10 December 2011 - 08:52 PM

It looks very cozy.  I like the chandeler holly/ivy string. Good luck in the contest!
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#4 lightningtiger

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 08:59 PM

Nice entry ' slovakiasteph ', I really like the sleigh....they better return it to Santa ! :laugh:
Neat small chalet, warm and cosy.
Brick On in the snow ' slovakiasteph ' ! :classic:

#5 gcanik

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 09:03 PM

Nice job, the chalet reminds me of a gingerbread house for some reason and I like your design on the sleigh. :thumbup:

#6 slovakiasteph

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 10:32 PM

Thanks for your responses, everyone!

HighFlyer, do you have any suggestions on how I can spruce up the interior a bit and still keep a rustic feel?
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#7 lightningtiger

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 10:38 PM

A suggestion....yes, a pet - dog or cat....that would be...well, cute. :wink:

#8 wonderpuddle

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 12:45 AM

Very nice.  I am loving the sledding hill.  Great idea!

#9 Andy D

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 04:10 AM

Very nice, cozy chalet!   Nice choice of "extra" elements.
Inside view of sledding hill a good idea, sled on hill interesting.

One horse open sleigh nice, I need to go sing Jingle Bells now ;)

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#10 slovakiasteph

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 08:03 PM

Thanks for your comments!  I had a lot of fun with this build!

Any other suggestions?  I'm going to try to take new pictures as well if I have time... hopefully I can get some clear ones this time!
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#11 HighFlyer

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 08:55 PM

View Postslovakiasteph, on 10 December 2011 - 10:32 PM, said:

HighFlyer, do you have any suggestions on how I can spruce up the interior a bit and still keep a rustic feel?

I suggest using dark green or dark red for the armchair, and perhaps white for table area.

Also maybe some brown tiles on the floor, making the interior more enticing.
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 09:47 PM

Very cool "old school" style chalet! How many pieces did you use in total?
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#13 dho7622u

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 11:06 PM

Very Nice!

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 12:11 AM

Truly Awesome creation young Lady, I do love the Christmas houses and dioramas

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 02:13 AM

NIce , all it need is a small fire place and a light brick to give thst warm glowing feeling that this cute shalet gives. I cant help feeling the stable roof is a little low apart from that grat job. Good luck in the contest
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Posted 15 December 2011 - 09:34 AM

Fantastic MOC! This chalet is the place I would like to be!  :blush:
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