Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Eddie has a somewhat inflated view of his looks now that he’s older. He’s still imagining himself the way he looked in 1977. Unfortunately, the years have taken their toll and Eddie is no longer the “hot young thing” he once was (or at least thought he was, lol.) He no longer has the body to wear a racing suit but hasn’t let that stop him. Eddie has hair just about everywhere on his body except his head at this point in his life – even his back is hairy!
Maybe Eddie and Carole should get together, lol.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
I painted the stove a flat black - the brown plastic just didn't cut it, lol. I painted the pump handle black but I think I want to use a bit of metallic paint on the pump itself.
I changed the bedding, added a cushion to the chair and cut the bowl down a bit in the pitcher/bowl set.
Again, I used this stuff straight out of the package. The towel was cut from the original bedspread and the rug is a snippet of woven ribbon.
In the nursery, I had to make more. The beds and bassinet were made from some of the punch outs from the windows. The little table between the chairs is the stool that came with the bathroom set. I added a little wood top.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
You can't see in the photo but the parlor and the bedroom both have borders at the ceiling level. I have several of the finished quarter scale room sets of furniture that my friend gave me. I am working on personalizing those now.
I will divide each floor into at least two rooms. Kitchen and parlor downstairs and bedroom and bathroom upstairs. The interior colors are shades of pink and burgundy.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
It looks real and also helps keep the couch from sliding back against the wall.
Monday, March 22, 2010
I made all of her accessories.
She even has a tattoo on her ankle!
The inspiration for Carole came from Sandi at WhimsyCottageMinis. Thanks, Sandi!
I'm having internet issues at home again so don't worry if I'm not posting as frequently as usual. One of this week's projects is to search again for a new provider now that the old contract has expired. Wish me luck!
Saturday, March 20, 2010
BeyondBaffled asked for some closer photos of the tin lithographed houses. These photos are of my mom's dollhouse. I used as much of her original furniture as I could - even repaired some pieces. I also left in some pieces that my sister and I added so not everything is true to period.
In the living room I added the piano and the hutch. I had to make new legs for the orange swirl chair and purchase three more dining chairs as Mom was down to just one.
In the kitchen, the stove, refrigerator, table and blue chairs were Mom's. I had to replace the sink and matching cabinet. I added the red chairs, high chair, washing machine and ironing board. The dolls throughout this house are 1960s era and were not Mom's.
Mom didn't have any bedroom furniture left. The chaise lounge was mine as a little girl. It came with my Sleeping Beauty Kiddle doll. The bed and lamp are 1960s era. Everything else is from the original time period.
Oops, I see the hamper has fallen over. The hamper, sink and toilet were Mom's. I added the tub and put a new seat on the toilet.
Friday, March 19, 2010
The Greenleaf Jefferson was built when I was pregnant for my last child. It represents our real house as it was in 1993. Since Christmas is my favorite time of year, the house is always decorated for Christmas. On the right is a garden made in an aquarium.
This house is a RGT Vermont Farmhouse, Jr. It represents the farmhouse I grew up in in the 1970s.
De's Diner on the left was made in a 1950s era tin breadbox. The DuraCraft house is Santa and Mrs. Claus's home.
These two houses are both decorated in Victorian style. The one on the left is the RGT Victorian Cottage, Jr. The parents of the lady in the other house live here. The left house is similar to the RGT Allison, Jr. but it's a Petite Dreams Victorian. I think there are more staff than family in this house, lol.
So, there you have it. My entire dollhouse/roombox collection. I'm pretty much out of room and I don't want to sell anything out of my collection so I may have to learn to like 1:144. :0)
This wedding gazebo was made in a bird feeder. It hangs from a hook over the window in my bedroom.
This is a plastic canvas house made for me by my favorite of hubby's aunts. At the time my kids' rooms were blue, yellow and pink. The colors she used downstairs are the colors we had in the main living areas then, too. This one sits on the floor in my bedroom as it is child friendly if young ones come over to see the dollhouses.
These two tin lithographed houses have the same interior. The one on the left was my mother's when she was a child. She still had a lot of the original furniture. I added some as well. Her version has an opening front door. I thought her house had been thrown away during a move so hubby bought me the one on the right for an anniversary gift. Mine doesn't have an opening front door. The exteriors are painted differently, too. These are Playsteel houses made by the National Can Company in the 1940s. These houses are on a shelf in my bedroom.
An online friend sent me some great printies to use to stock the shelves. There are also lots of pots, tools, watering cans, bird houses, straw hats, seeds, and various lawn ornaments.
Most of the plants are outside. The little signs indicate prices.
The floor was made with styrofoam and covered with wood finished paper.
I even used some broken pots to make the planters next to the steps.
Thanks, Sandi, for following.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
This is my bedroom collection. Two nurseries, one little girl's room, one country style woman's room and one "before the wedding" room in a suitcase.
Magnolia Way and Storybook Weddings Bridal Shoppe
The Potting Shed garden center
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
A friend gave me a CD filled with all kinds of mini ideas. One was bar stools made with champagne cages. That gave me the idea for this glass topped table. The glass was cut from a Pringles potato chip lid. The mirror is a scrapbook sticker. I added a bead vase. It's the perfect accent table for the landing.