Sunday, December 23, 2012

Dollhouse Lighting Ceremony

A few days before Christmas one year ago, we found a dollhouse on Craigslist and we got it for my present - fulfilling a childhood dream.  I've added little things to it over the year to give it my "stamp".  One thing we needed was to get the lighting hooked up to electricity.  A few months ago I ordered the materials to do so, and today I finally pestered hubby to hook them up - and he did!  We need to buy a few more things to get it working fully and also several tiny lightbulbs, fixtures and shades.  But it works!!  Woohoo!!
I took the Christmas tree down out of it's attic and set it back up in the living-room - and now that there is a light, it looks so bright and homey!!  
Here is the nursery, I love the light in here.  Only 1 out of the 3 fixtures are working in here - it's going to be nice and bright when they're all 3 working.
The bath.   
My doll has her own dollhouse. :-) 
The music room in the front entry. 
The master bedroom. 
The sideboard has a chocolate cake made by a fellow blogger's daughter, here is her shop on Etsy.  Click HERE
The game table is set up for a lively game of checkers in front of the fire.  The pewter pitcher holds apple cider, the pewter mugs are full... the pewter bowl holds the extra checkers. :-) 
The dresser in the bedroom never shows much as it sits sideways, but it's a neat piece of furniture.
The chifferobe has room on the sides for hanging clothing. 
I'm so happy to see the lights working! 
It's going to be so fun to see it lit up!  I added some wreathes to the windows and some little trees in front of the porch. 
My blog friend Meredith (click here - Mereknits) got a gift from her sister Claudia - of a cute little handmade sheep.  I told her of my Angora goat - so I thought I'd take a photo of mine to show Meredith.  :-)
I love his jute horns and the long mohair made of chunky yarn.
Remember the little crocheted wreath that my friend Gracie wore the other day?  Well, this is my rendition of it - it was fun and fast to make.  You just single crochet onto a 1 inch plastic ring - making it nice and tight - then crochet into the back loop and chain 5 all the way around and tie off.  Tie a little red satin ribbon and sew or glue it on.  Sew or glue a pin back on it.  Unfortunately, I can't find my bag of pin backs.  Maybe one day I'll get more organized.. ya think?  
Last night we were drinking some eggnog with some bourbon in it, and I grated some fresh nutmeg on top.  I think we're going to have another this evening, it was good.  We watched a holiday movie, a suggestion from my sister.  I glanced in and saw Buddy laying in the living room and snapped this shot.  Cute, huh?
So, are you all set for the big day?  We are!  We have everything under the tree, Christmas dinner will be here with our 2 sons and their families - a smoked turkey is in the fridge.  :-)  Thanks for visiting me and I count your friendship as one of the things I'm thankful for.  ((hugs)), Teresa :-) 

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  1. Hi Teresa, Oh my goodness...for a minute I thought I was looking at your house...It's your doll house!!! it is gorgeous. Wishing you and your family and very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
    much love,

  2. The doll house is spectacular but the goat!!!!!!!! Oh my I am in LOVE! I think I might have to start collecting goats now also!
    You are the best

  3. It looks beautiful! Love the lighting, Teresa - so magical! Merry Christmas!


  4. Oh here another year has passed and I still have not done a thing with my dollhouse, and look at you, way to go! The lights make your house look fantastic and I recall you saying you wanted to paint your house another color, but I think the color is perfect for now just the way it is. I knew I would love this post, anything "dollhouse" is a hit with me.
    (((HUGS))) Susanne :)

  5. The lights give the house a warm and cozy glow Teresa. [thanks Dayle :)] And the wreaths and bushes really help the house look well settled and festive. I am making my plastic ring wreath a little differently, but am so pleased with the process and outcome...will post about it..... I think your goat and Meredith's sheep should come visit my flock of sheep...they could have a happy frolic while we chatter and stitch away. I just got some Christmas oranges and a quarter for each of our stockings assignment from Santa. I am looking forward to attending a candlelight service at church tomorrow and made sure my iPhone candle app is working. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Teresa. xx from Gracie

  6. What a wonderful little house! Just love the goat though. Doesn't he have attitude?! I'm popping in to bring Christmas love and wishes from across the pond. Thanks for being my blogging friend. Joan

  7. Hi Teresa! Your house looks so grand! I am so envious! I miss mine so much. I think I shall begin a Craig's List search of my own!!! The lights make it come to life! And the wreaths on the outside windows, and trees, they are just the perfect touches!!! I used to have tiny Christmas lights on mine. Wreaths too. So fun!!
    Love the way the wreath turned out. I may crank one out tonight if I have any of the right green. Wish you were right next door, as I would run over and give you a handful of pin backs. Oh, and I may want to stay for a hot toddy too. My Dad used to greet us at the door on Christmas Eve with those. Freshly grated nutmeg on top....oh my!!!
    Merriest of Merry Christmas' to you. You are a treasured friend!
    xo Kris

  8. Hi,Teresa! The dollhouse is fabulous!When I saw the second picture, I couldn't get whether it was your drawing room or realistic details! Beautifully done.
    Love your snug house.
    Merry Christmas to your family! Warm wishes from India.Anna

  9. Your dollhouse looks so snugly warm with the lights on tonight. The rooms all looks so nice and cozy. I would fit right in living there. We had a big turkey dinner tonight while we watchd the snow falling outside. (In Portland!!). Then we ran outside to the hot tub and dear daughter and I sat and watched the snow falling all around us while we we in the warm tub. Such fun!
    I love your goat, he's a real charmer.

    Merry Christmas Teresa!


  10. What an amazing dollhouse! I love it. Thanks for the virtual tour.

  11. Hi Teresa, the doll house is absolutely adorable...every pierce, every little touch. Tell Dayle he did a great job with the lighting. And the little wreath.... How cute! I already feel blessed to have met you this year, and wish you and your family he most wonderful Christmas!

  12. Ooh, your dollhouse looks amazing with the lights on! I love seeing it all in detail, I especially love the carpet in the nursery and the tiny Buddy waiting by the Christmas stockings :-) Have a lovely Christmas Teresa! :-) xxxx

  13. Hi Teresa .. It doesn't seem a whole year ago that you got your gorgeous doll house - doesn't time fly? I really love what you've done to it and the lights are like the icing on the cake. The whole thing looks just absolutely gorgeous. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a great 2013. Its only 2 hours before Christmas Day here. I cooked our Turkey today as there won't be room in the oven for all the veggies plus turkey. I plan to warm it up in the turbo oven prior to serving. We had our usual family raclette meal tonight (Christmas Eve) and are now looking forward to the big day tomorrow. xoxox

  14. How wonderful to see your doll's house lit up Teresa. It looks beautiful and I love all the details. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, enjoy your special family time and I will raise my glass to you at our table tomorrow. "See" you soon and take care xx

  15. So nice, cute and wonderfull doll house. I love it, truly impressive with its carpet and little furniture. Thank you so much for sharing.

  16. Teresa!!!! OMG!!

    She is a beauty!!!! I love it!!

    I can't remember if you stopped by to see mine on my Christmas Blog!! I wish I had lights in mine...



  17. Last year it was all about owl. This year, it's the goat. I love it. Have a great festive celebration and Merry Christmas. Getting ready for the marathon here, which begins tonight and goes until Thursday. Four days straight and lots and lots of driving with a few deep breathes. Glad to have Jazzed this morning and got out some stress. I wish I could live in your doll house.

  18. Hi Teresa...Such a lovely post...Your dolls' house looks so pretty (our dolls' house has their own tiny doll house too...I must take a pic in the New Year!)
    Wishing you a wonderful Christmas with your family...I do love to visit you and read about everything you have been up to and look at your beautiful pics..
    See you in 2013!
    Susan x

  19. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas. x

  20. Beautiful Dolls house. Couldn't you just move in? Happy Christmas to you and yours, I hope you all have a lovely day. Best wishes for a Bloggy New Year too. xxx

  21. Oh Teresa, that dollhouse is amazing! I love the lighting; that's something I've always wanted to do with my dollhouses, but never seem to get around to it. It really does add ambiance and realism to the rooms. You've inspired us! Thank you for sharing the little cake Grace made too. She was thrilled to see it amongst the miniature finery. Wishing you all the best and a most wonderful Christmas to you and your family on Kasner Farm!


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