Thursday, December 31, 2009
I hope Santa brought all of you what you wanted for Christmas. I must have been a very good girl this year because I found an incredible doll house under my Christmas tree.
There are roof pieces that attach with dowels. Both pieces are there for the living room section, but there is only one for the back section.
This picture shows the house from the kitchen side with the roof on. The first picture of this blog is from the family room side with the roof off.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
In the village everyone is preparing for Christmas Eve. The lamplighter is busy lighting the lamps and the carolers are singing. One little girl is drooling in front of the sweet shop - Visions of sugarplums indeed.
At the end of a long night Santa arrives back at the North Pole where Mrs. Claus has a feast waiting for him. The elves are so excited and happy to have him home and to hear his stories of how his trip went. They have prepared a Welcome Home banner.
Anyone familiar with the Hudsons Bay Company (established 1670) will recognize the Hudsons Bay coats on the Elves and the Hudsons Bay blankets on the mice sleeping in their Hudsons Bay matchbox beds. Sorry the picture of the mice is so bad. It is the only close up one I have. The mice have their own little house under the floor of the Victorian parlor.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
On Saturday I decided to see what the living room in Mindolton Manor needed so that I could finally get it finished and furnished for a Christmas scene. I had the door open and was sizing up the room when Darci decided she needed to investigate.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Granny and Granddad have decided to downsize and they have just discovered the perfect house.
"Isn't it lovely dear?" Granny says "I just love the garden. It looks nice, but won't need much maintenance."
With the furniture in place, they get settled in and Granny puts on the tea.
While the kettle boils Granny brings out the final touch for their cozy new home.
"Yowwww ... oh, no!!"
"Oh no! Are you all right. Oh my dear, you could have damaged our new home, or my precious sampler!"
"My, but the sampler does look lovely dear. Thank you for helping me hang it. How is your tea?"
"It could use a shot of gin." Granddad mumbles.
"What's that, dear? Are you comfortable?"
"Yes, my Sugarplum. I am very comfortable now." answers Granddad.
He is happy that he can now see the telly and that his sore leg will prevent him from doing any more chores.
Come visit again sometime.
I am very excited to have it. It is almost identical to the Tudor house, dated 1966, on page 56 (upper left) of Dian Zillner/Patty Cooper's Antique and Collectible Dollhouses and Their Furnishings.
The door on my house looks exactly like the windows. The Tudor house has a white door with an oval window. The Tudor house lower floor looks as if it comes out from the front about an inch and doesn't have the indented area where the front door is. The slot over the front window once had a canopy.
They also say that the house in their book is plain inside, but as you can see from the pictures below, mine has one end of the bedroom papered and the entire back wall of the downstairs. Perhaps there was paper on the other walls once. I don't know.
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Saturday, November 21, 2009
The chopsticks have a pattern that looks like inlay on them, so it seemed a natural match.