So, I cruised to the front page of etsy, as I am wont to do, and saw what looked like a wee structure (I get VERY excited when I see tiny, tiny things ;-)). When I clicked through, I discovered an avalanche of talent!! What I saw was part of an entire set of buildings in HO, ie, tiny, train scale size!! Call me crazy, but I've always wanted to shrink myself down and live in a model train world. The artist, Nicolas, had a penchant for model trains as a child, and made a series named The Hermitage, French Country Sanctuary. I HAD to have the entire set, plus the tiny monks!! He turned out to be one cool cat, by the way, and immediately set aside everything I wanted, so it will be MINE!!!
But wait, there's more!! He and his wife have THREE more shops on etsy, and they are all phenomenal!!
Thank you, Nicolas, for making me one happy girl ;-)!
Below is the sanctuary, plus other stellar examples of his work.