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A Petite Pink Villa by Nichola Battilana

Filed under Amour Kit, Art Projects, Fairy Garden, Featured Artwork, Giveaways, Miniatures, Newsletters, Nichola Battilana

I can’t really think of Nichola’s creations without thinking of fairies. And even though there are no fairies in evidence in today’s artwork (though the piece is small enough that fairies could reside there), I have put ALL Fairies Collage Sheets on sale! (The Vintage Postcard Fairies Collage Sheet and Land of the Butterfly Queen #2 Collage Sheet from the sale section are shown at left. Now I’m handing this intro off the Miz Bella!

A Petite Pink Villa from the Queen of Miniatures, Design Team Member Nichola Battilana!

Before I have Nichola tell you about her project, I’ll let you know what the base of the Petite Pink Villa is. To start her project, Nichola took a Frame Front Room Box and added a Theatre Francais Facade to the top of it.

I’m sorry, what did you say? You didn’t know that the Frame Front Room Box came with windows? Well…it doesn’t! Nichola had her fairies busy, busy cutting holes on the side and back of the box so that she could put in Rectangular Windows! Don’t they look fabulous and give a sense of airiness inside the villa?

The Petite Pink Villa was inspired by this month’s Amour Kit. Inside, you’ll find a sweet little scenario of shared tea, crumbs and honey.

The table and chairs, as well as the china cabinet are made of chipboard, 1:24 scale, and assemble quite easily. I’ve kept them simple with a coat of paint and a snip of paper, but I’m certain with a bit of ingenuity they would provide a solid base if you wanted to be a bit more elaborate. Tiny cushions on those seats would be absolutely darling.

Can we talk about that Green Pumpkin Teapot for a second?! There are a number of those little veggie/fruit teapots at Alpha Stamps and I think they are freaking adorable.

Before we go upstairs, grab a tiny book from the bookcase and let’s head up the wee ladder. It’s so cute up here that my camera is jealous and refusing to show just how sweet it is. (What a jerk.) ANYWAY… there’s a little bed for getting cozy, maybe reading a book, maybe do a bit of romantic snuggling *wink wink*, or just for having sweet dreams. And let’s not forget that Gold Candleholder to read by.

A Petite Pink Villa Supply List

Head over to Pixie Hill for more pictures, and to find out how Nichola used a Stone Wall Texture Sheet to create the stunning exterior of the Petite Pink Villa.

Note: all the new 1:24 scale dollhouse furniture also have larger 1:12 scale versions. Links to the larger versions are on the smaller 1:24 pages.

Posted by Leslie, January 28th, 2016

82 responses to “A Petite Pink Villa by Nichola Battilana”

  1. marykay chisum says:

    That’s like picking a favorite child! Certainly depends on the project! I love love love miniatures and am happy you offer such a great variety at a great value!

  2. Nancy S says:

    I am absolutely obsessed with anything Nichola does! She’s just so incredible talented. I love the dollhouse furniture because it is so versatile and can be finished in so many ways……Please pick me!

  3. Jill N. says:

    Just discovered your website while scrolling thru pinterest for ideas. Love these projects. i work in 1:12 scale.

  4. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Oh I have no favorite scale, I just use whatever I have that works for the project. Which often means that I mix up the scale in the same project if it makes visual sense.

  5. Kari Gluski says:

    I like the 1:12 or even larger! The tinier ones are cute but working in that size gets too fiddly for me.

  6. Erika says:

    Since I’m fairly new to all of this, I’d have to say I like 1:12 best. It’s more manageable for a newbie!

  7. Liane Ceglar says:

    This so reminds me of playing with a Dollhouse as a child, love the Versatility of the Furniture, great Give-a-way, thank you !!!!!!
    Liane 🙂

  8. Peg says:

    What a wonderful project! It would be fun to make!

  9. Peg says:

    I like the 1/24 scale,I believe.

  10. Julie Byler says:

    Love this! I am not a purist I’ll use whatever gives me the look I want. In a fairy house I imagine they would borrow from humans too. Any size will do. Thank you, I love looking in your shop. Julie

  11. Linda Hughes says:

    I love all miniatures! But my favorite is 1:24! Thank You!

  12. Emily Ann says:

    I love all the miniatures but I like 1:12 the best.

  13. Connie L. says:

    1:12 is my absolute favorite. I’ve been doing a lot of projects in that scale lately

  14. chris v says:

    Love half scale! this is an adorable project! I think I’m in love!

  15. Dawn says:

    I prefer half inch (1:24) myself but I sell 3D printed miniatures and the quarter scale (1;48) is by far the most popular. It is so tiny, I think I will stick with half-inch.

  16. jean marmo says:

    Oh my goodness! My sister lives in a teeny tiny one room house and this so reminds me of her.LOVE the miniatures!

  17. JenniferJ says:

    OMG this project is sooo great. I adore miniatures and the tinier the better in my opinion!

  18. Barbara Anderson says:

    This giveaway was made for me–love minis, love fairies! My favorite scale in minis? It depends on what the project is. I
    mainly work in 1/4″(1:48), love 1/2″(1:24)
    because it has more detail that 1/4″ but still doesn’t take much room in my house to display. Stand alone projects are great
    in 1″, like a room box, shrine etc. This Villa is probably my favorite of all the projects since I’ve been getting your newsletter!

  19. Jennie says:

    It really depends on the project. Both sizes have their uses! 🙂

  20. Kat Cashwell says:

    Miniatures are my passion! My favorite scale is 1:48! I discover something new in every newsletter – it is so wonderful!

  21. Recently retired, now I finally have time to do the things I love. Have always loved miniatures. First project was witches cottage last fall… had a blast and it came out GREAT! Partial to 1:24, at least for now!

  22. Debbie Kaste says:

    I LOVE Nicola’s projects. The smaller the better:) Especially love the sweet little bed. So cute!!

  23. Jackie Barth says:

    My favorite is 1:12, but I do dabble in 1/2 scale. I make and sell pretty beds and 1:12 seems to sell the best.

  24. Rose says:

    I love all miniatures, but the 1:24 seem especially magical because they are so tiny. 1:12 is a lot easier to work with. They are all simply lovely!

  25. Carolyn S says:

    Your team comes up with the most creative projects. I’d love to win this miniature collection.

  26. Quelle jolie villa! 1:12 pour moi s’il vous plaît.

  27. Jen R says:

    I love 1:12 scale because that’s what I work in but boy those 1:24 minis have my brain thinking I might just try another scale…

  28. Deidre W says:

    It depends on what I’m doing — when making for my daughter 1:12 ; when making for me 1:24! Thanks for the chance to win – fingers crossed!

  29. Llinda says:

    My favorite scale is 1/48. THere is something truly magical about this scale. The second favorite is 1/24 because it lends itself to a little more detail!!!

  30. Donna Meyers says:

    How ingenious to cut holes for window frames. I love the fact that this house is UNTRADTIONAL with ladders and bookcaes and hidden fun.
    Just looking at it makes my day.
    Thank you for sharing this drop dead gorgeous idea.

  31. barb macaskill says:

    My favorite size would be the 1:24 then the 1:12 then the 1:48. Although I often mix 1:24 and 1:12 in the same project because any self respecting Fairy aficionado knows that Fairies come in different sizes and live in a different family type than we do.
    These would be perfect to build a tree house for my Fairy Village. I can see a picket fence bridge connecting the tree house to another tree where they would store their special magic out of site of prying eyes!

  32. Lina says:

    My favorite scale is 1:48. Adorable!

  33. OMG I love everything here I would make a dollhouse out of these items I always wanted on thank you

  34. carol says:

    Always wanted a doll house. I think I would prefer 1/12 easier to work with for me.

  35. Traci says:

    I love todays giveaway. I love all the miniatures-would love to have them all!! >^..^<

  36. Love all your miniatures. Because of space 1/12 better, but not as much to choose from.

  37. Karen says:

    I love all the miniatures you offer, but for the most part, I think I like the larger size stuff for what I use it for.

  38. Kitty says:

    I feel LOVE…for this idea, for this giveaway and for Nichola..and of course for all the fairies around us!

  39. Eve Watters says:

    I am a huge Nichola fan, but she’s outdone herself this time for sure! I am smitten and inspired!!!!

  40. Nadine says:

    More great stuff! I usually like doing 1 inch scale but am willing to play in other scales too.

  41. Karen Flores says:

    No matter how old I get, I will always love doll houses and miniatures. Fairy gardens are my new passion. I love the potted plant pictured in the post. Miniatures give me the opportunity to create ideal realities and they take up a lot less space!

  42. M. C. Sparks says:

    Love the china cabinet. Would like to decorate and the display stuff 😀

  43. Leanna Alverson says:

    I LOVE this! Please please pick me! As for scale, the tinier the better!

  44. Margaret D says:

    I love miniatures! I love love those 1:24 sizes I had never seen them before Alpha Stamps. This is a spectacular give-a-way!!!!! Oh please pick me !! Lol! And I love Nichola’s work too! ❤️

  45. Evelyn Reyes says:

    This has to be the cutest thing I Have ever seeb!! I want it!

  46. angelic says:

    I love miniatures and do not have a favorite size. I use what would work for the project. Thank you for this amazing giving away!

  47. Char- Deerborn says:

    I use mostly 1:24 scale, but it depends on the project and what is available.

  48. Laura callies says:

    I love this set of items. The teapots are the best!

  49. Arla says:

    Wowza! These pieces are gorgeous and just
    perfect for my new dollhouse! Can’t wait to
    order some pieces.

  50. LeAnn says:

    I don’t have a preference for scale size. It just depends on what I am using it for.
    Adorable Pink Villa Nichola!

  51. Kieran Grey says:

    This is so very cool. I think my favorite size would be the 1:12. Not too small for my clumsy fingers.

  52. Mary Helene says:

    Love the 1:12 scale allows me to see the fine detail.

  53. Anne says:

    My favorite scale is 1:12 but I also love 1:24. The half scale chipboard furniture you carry is so darling and I love how you’ve used it, Nicola. Beautiful!

  54. Madonna Pincus says:

    I love the canned food and the candle sticks. I used the candle sticks in a chest of treasures found at the bottom of my mermaid-in-a-fish-tank present to my only daughter. The mermaid was a cloth doll made from a pattern from Arly Berryhill.

  55. Sandy P says:

    1/12″ has always been my favorite scale. I guess because it isn’t so tiny you have to have a magnifier to see it, plus it’s easier to work with and seems to me more translatable to real world scale, without a calculator that is. LOL I adore what you did with the Pink petite villa. Well done. Hope I can make one too. 🙂 Thank you for having the give-a-way. Congrats to whoever wins, maybe even me.

  56. Marilyn H says:

    Beautiful roombox.

    My favorite scale is 1/12th. I’ve created most of my miniatures in this scale (roomboxes, dollhouses, and dolls). However, I have also attempted 1/24th and 1/48th with some success.

  57. MICHELLE TOOPS says:


  58. Tonya Minth says:

    It’s so hard to choose just one size. They are all great for different projects. But, I guess, if I Had to choose, I would say the tinier the better. Thanks for the chance to win!

  59. April Dudko says:

    I like the 1/12 scale. Although 1/48 is appealing too! The pink villa is adorable, always so many clever things on here!

  60. MaggieM says:

    Now this is the giveaway I would have wanted to win! I love all of the miniatures…Dollhouse size is my fav, but I’ve worked with the smaller sizes, too:)

  61. Karen Mallory says:

    What a fabulous giveaway. I love them all but I think 1/12 is the easiest for me to work with and find things for to go on shelves and tables and also not take up too much room in the house! LOL

  62. Pat Sayre McCoy says:

    This is absolutely adorable and looks like the little houses I used to draw when I was a child. I loved the idea of the loft bed and I want to live in this house. I love both the sizes, but the smaller the better in my apartment.

  63. carmen g says:

    It’s WONDERFUL!!! As to size…ahem…well, it’s not the size, it’s the ‘presence’ it makes…non? 😉 But for the record, 1:12 is the smallest my fat fingers can do anything with.

  64. Megan Warren says:

    This is adorable. Love all the details. I’m all about the 1:12 dollhouse scale miniatures, but will buy other sizes for other projects if I need to. I also have a question, is there a sheet for windows and the from of this that is clear to keep the dust out? I’d hate to damage projects like this trying to keep the dust out.

  65. Verna Stapleton says:

    I ‘m for all the sizes, but use 1:12 the most. Those windows are lovely and really need a place in my art room. Thanks for the ideas!

  66. Laura West says:

    I love the china cabinet! There are so many uses that I can see with it!

  67. Stacia says:

    1/12 is easier to work with, but 1/24 makes finished scenes small enough to display… Yeah, I can’t decide.

  68. Jenni B. says:

    I really like all three scale sizes, but I would definitely like to see more of the 1/24 size as I think it can be very versatile and still show fine details.

  69. Jan Korzenaski says:

    I love them both, but if I had to choose it would be 1/24. This project is sooo adorable!

  70. Kim Lucak says:

    Sweet, pink is a fav color in our home 🙂

  71. Ina M Good says:

    Love them both and tea sets a happy Birtday to me hutch is nice.

  72. Carol Slowik says:

    Nichola rocks! Love the 1:24 scale!

  73. Gail Romero says:

    I enjoy the 124″ scale miniatures.Because they are hard to find, you have to make most of them yourself. Your imagination can go wild. love the fact that the new furniture can e decorated any way you want. Thank you.

  74. Ginette says:

    love both of them

  75. Debra Gibson says:

    I love Nicholas work I have been a fan for a long time but both of them are beautiful! Thanks Alpha Stamps for the chance to win !!

  76. Peg says:

    Oh, I love this! I think I like the 1/12 size the best and I am particularly drawn to the pink villa?

  77. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    I like a bit larger scale, simply because of my old fingers. What a neat idea to have the loft with the little bed. You could take your book up there and look down on your perfect little world. Thanks for the opportunity to win this sweet Giveaway.

  78. tammy says:

    I love all things mini , this is adorable.

  79. sheila AR says:

    I want to come and stay at the Pink villa! Enchanting!! Next best thing, making my own sweet version. Mostly I work with 1/12 but if I find the odd pieces in other scales that I like, I jump on those too for other things.

  80. Lori D. says:

    Great giveaway as always. I’ve only made things in 1/12 scale but would love to try 1/24. I just adore anything in miniature form! Fingers crossed! Thank you!

  81. Teresa says:

    I just discovered your website oh my I feel like a kid in a candy store!!!!! I like the smaller scale so I can make more projects and have room to display them all in my small apartment. I love fairies and can just imagine them living in the adorable settings. Looking forward to creating from your site!!!!

  82. Lou Anne H. says:

    This is fabulous! I tried to look at it on my phone and really couldn’t see it well so I waited until I got home. Ooh La La! I like 1:12 best because there are more options in that size but all miniatures fascinate me.