Monday, October 26, 2009

A quiet afternoon at Green Shutters

Nanny and little Flossie are in the nursery trying to quiet baby Alice. Cook was supposed to bring up some hot milk, but she has not arrived.

Nanny can't leave baby Alice and little Flossie alone while she goes to the kitchen to get the milk.

The baby is becoming inconsolable and now little Flossie is starting to whine.

Nanny is realizing that very soon she will have to bundle the baby up and take little Flossie's hand and negotiate the steep back stairs to the kitchen.

Oh, where is Cook?

It is tea time in the parlour. Bridie has brought the tea tray for Mrs. Green, the twins, Gertie and Gadys, and Mabel, but she doesn't have fresh milk. Cook said she would bring it right up once she had poured some from the pail into a suitable pitcher.

The tea is getting cold and the children are starting to fuss and tease each other.

Where is Cook with the milk?

Oh no! The puppy has knocked over the milk pail. He was chasing the kittens around the kitchen.

The kittens have given up the game in favour of nice fresh milk.

Doesn't Cook see what is happening. Why hasn't she shooed away the animals and cleaned up the milk?

There's Cook. She is in the kitchen after all. But she has forgotten about the milk and she hasn't noticed the naughty puppy or the kittens. She is busy trying to capture the family's fish course for tonight's dinner. It insists on crawling out of the bowl and pinches Cook when she trys to grab it.

Oh dear, what can happen next?

We hope you have enjoyed your visit to the quiet and orderly Green Shutters.




  1. What a funny and lovely little story! I love your kitchen! The walls are gorgeous and how the room is filled with nice details!

  2. Thanks Pubdoll. I'm glad you enjoyed it. The story all started with the overturned milk pail and kittens which I found at a thrift shop in a bag with some other things. They are so cute I just had to share them.

  3. I love it when miniaturists have occupants and lives and full stories to go with them.

    Your blog is so entertaining. :)

  4. Thanks Dale! I like that too. I think that's why Casey's blog is so much fun. Tessie and Zar real. I would like to write stories about the whole town of Mindolton, but I need to get better organized in both the dollhouses and my life. I never seem to have time to take pictures.

  5. Susan,
    I just noticed that you've become a follower of my blog. Thanks a lot! I love your blog. I haven't had a chance to look at older posts, but the concept is freaky and amazing. Who doesn't love a doll house? I never liked playing with dolls when I was little, but I still loved my sister's doll house.
    Hope you're well.
    I'm now following you.

  6. Thanks Erin;
    I thought it would be fun to follow your blog since yard sale-ing is one of my favourite things and I am also in Toronto. I can get vicarious enjoyment from seeing what you find.
    I'm glad you enjoy my blog.