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Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Cape Cod houses, candy-coloured Cape Cod houses
So it is not surprising that we find them in dollhouse size for the post-world-war-two children who may have grown up in such a house.
Keystone Manufacturing Company of Boston produced a wonderful Cape Code dollhouse in the early 1950's and used the same plans until at least the late 1960's. Various exterior designs were used. Some had four rooms, and others, like my beautiful field stone model shown here, had an extension for the kitchen and bathroom.
The house shown here was sold at FAO Schwarz during the 1960's. It has an FAO sticker just inside the dining room at the back. I have shown it furnished in this post Decorating Challenge. And in this post Different Strokes for Different Folks.
I love this house so much that when I saw another variety on eBay I just had to have it.
Unfortunately, someone also redecorated the interior of the house with 1980's-style wallpaper, covering over the lovely late 1950's original decor.
I don't like to mess with original, but out-of-scale disco-era wallpaper holds no such taboo for me. I have taken the interior of the house down to the bare walls and am researching the essence of post war decorating to replace it with. You will get to see the before and after in a future post.
It was love at first sight.
Tomorrow our lovely appropriately dressed hostess will take us on a tour of the inside.
Tata for now.
Posted by Shale at Tuesday, September 07, 2010