I love the configuration of the recessed front door with the box window above it. It is unusual, as is the 5-bay window on the other side.
Perhaps mine is a later issue. My front door is lighter. The base on mine does not have a brick pattern. it may have been removed or it may have never existed if mine is a later edition.
Some well meaning soul decided to "fix up" this house and has stripped off the original floor and wall papers.
It just about breaks my heart to see these "improvements" but what happens to a dollhouse before it comes to me is out of my control. I may seek out reproductions of the original papers and try to undo the damage.
The outside of the house has also been stripped. I wish I could find a picture of what it is supposed to look like so I could restore it. I am sure one will show up sooner or later.
In the front hall little Freddie and Pal are playing with a couple of wooden toys. behind Freddie is a Schneegas chair with an upholstered seat and back.
The rug is a tobacco felt.
Most of the furniture in here is red stain, but the lamp is my only piece of Westacre furniture. Westacre was a company in England that made lovely hand crafted dollhouse furniture circa 1920/1930. I have heard it called the English Tynietoy, although it is very different in design.
In the bay window is a lovely little red stain radio.
When you lift the lid you find the radio knobs. Open the door and there is the speaker. I am sure the family is very proud to own such a fine appliance.
Tulsa Tiny Stuff made this and I was lucky enough to win it when he did a give-away to celebrate 100 followers on his blog.
Isn't it wonderful? I think it goes so well with this chair.
The rug is a tobacco felt. The needlepoint cushions are new, but they look so nice with the green velvet I decided to use them.
The shelf above the desk with the protruding nails was in the house when I got it. I have no idea whether it is original. It looks a little rough, so I am not sure.
That makes sense to me and I don't have to worry about trying to make the house functional. I can just decorate the rooms any way I wish.
This house though does have an extra area that we can see.
But a child could put furniture in here and have a maid's room or a nursery.
Don't you just love the painted windows on the side. They are on the opposite side as well. This sides are grey and the painted windows appear to be intact, so I guess this is the original paint colour.
Tynietoy Townhouse and my Christian Hacker dollhouse.
I have finally gotten around to blogging it. I hope you enjoyed the tour.