Having visited IKEA for a number of times recently due to my moving, I became aware of a lovely item that is sold as a mini greenhouse for small plants - in case you do not have a garden and want one to protect your plants during winter (1). It is called Socker, and it is a cutie:
I don't have live plants in my home, only artificial ones - basically because real plants tend to die on me, poor things. I have no use for a greenhouse, but it occurred to me that it would looked like a miniature greenhouse in 1:12 scale if only it had a door. Then suddenly the idea to create a dollhouse scene inside this cute greenhouse was set in my mind. It is big enough, high enough, and so much cheaper than any roombox I have found online (the Socker is priced at $20 in the IKEA catalog). But even though it was a greenhouse, I did not want to recreate a scene related to gardening because I am not good with plants. Oh no, my lovely tenant had her own idea about what this should be...
She said she was going to open a shop: a modern shop for beauty products. Mainly soap and toiletry products. A place to go to buy stuff to pamper yourself and have a SPA day at home. She already has some good ideas about the set up, and how it is going to be named. She won't share it with me though. She said I will have to wait until she has designed the shopping bags.
The Socker greenhouse was bought and is already mounted and waiting to be worked on. It is wonderful that since the walls are transparent I will not have to think about wallpapers and floors, since I do not like to work with them.
I am so so excited about this new project!
(1) Funny enough, while I was looking for pictures of the Socker greenhouse to attach to this post, I came across some reviews which said it is really not very useful as a greenhouse because humidity tends to escape, and users advised to use it only as decorative item. In case you were thinking about buying one to keep your delicate plants.