Monday, February 18, 2013

Mindolton Manor Revisited. The Master Bedroom

Back in June of 2009 I found an incredible dollhouse on Craigslist. I called it Mindolton Manor. Mindolton being a contraction of Mini Doll Town.
Mindolton Manor dominates my dining room.
It is not antique, but it is starting to edge into the vintage area. It is built from a kit called the Bay Mansion #520 by Walmer which was available in the early 1980s.

Back in 2009 I promised to show you pictures of the interior, but I never got around to doing a photo shoot - until today.

The house is still as I received it. The exterior is beautiful and finished. I love the colours the original owner used. Most areas of the interior need some type of finishing, but I furnished it anyway.

I will show you the house room by room over the next several posts.

I have furnished the house exclusively with Lynnfield furniture (not including accessories).

The maid has just finished making up the master bedroom.

One thing I love about Lynnfield furniture is the upholstery. It is perfect in scale and there are seemingly endless variations. The sitting area of the bedroom features three pieces in a rosebud pattern.

I love the round table complete with curved working drawers all the way around.
The furniture is from company called Lynnfield that was started in the early 1930s by Chester H. Waite of Lynnfield Massachusetts.

Most of the furniture was sold through Block House Inc., and its name changed several times over the years.

It went from Lynnfield to H.M. Miniatures to Andi Imports to Sonia Messer. (Sonia Messer miniatures were made in South America.)
The wonderful Empire-style twin beds have inlay in the headboards. The bed covers came with the beds so I am assuming that they are original

The Dressing table also has inlay and fully functioning drawers. These items were sold by Block house in the mid 1940s.
The little footstool is not Lynnfield. It is a petit point brooch.
I removed the back and glued beads to the bottom for feet.  
I bought the flower arrangement in Paris. It brings me happy memories.

I have put hand made needlepoint rugs in most of the rooms. I love needlework.

Stay tuned. Tomorrow we will visit the Library.


  1. Very pretty house and thanks for all the info on the furniture!

  2. So very pretty and authentic up to and including the maid! :-)

  3. This is a beautiful house!
    Lucky you that you found it on craiglist :-)

    I would love to see more pictures of it

    Hugs, Lina

  4. Hi. This house is fantastic and charming. Lovely furnished. Wish I had somthing like this.

    Lil in Sweden

  5. What a great find, I can't wait to see the rest!

  6. Ahh, so glad to see you revisit this house! Have yet to start mine, but found another in Philly that I'm contemplating as well. Not that I need it per se, but really hate the thought of one of these going to waste... hehehehe

  7. This is a wonderful house.
    I like the the bedroom furniture. The footstool is amazing.
    Bye Faby

  8. Clever name! Love the Lynnfield furniture and you can send me that gorgeous blue and white rug right now ;) C

  9. Great photos and a great post. Keep up the good work.