Hello my friends.. how is your week going? When I posted on Monday I told you that we were staying home and I might knit a bit. Well.. I got the notion that I should take that free time and clean house.. 3 floors worth.. dusting, floor waxing.. re-arranging EvErYtHiNg! In my dollhouse, that is. When my darling granddaughters were here I invited them to go check out my dollhouse.. when I looked in later after they were done I saw that they had rearranged literally every. single. thing. :-) Oh well.. it needed dusting anyway.
SO.. I knew I had a job ahead of me but haven't had the time or the inclination.. until on Labor Day. I took some spray wax, a roll of paper towels, a chair to sit on in front of the dollhouse and got to work. This is the living room after hours of removing everything, waxing the floor, dusting each piece of furniture and putting everything back where it belonged. Victorian mom and dad are sitting on the sofa together and mom is holding the family Cairn Terrier. There is a pie on the table for the family's dessert and a cake on the sideboard. The spinning wheel is ready to use by the fire, a basket of knitting by the wheel.
One of the most amazing things about this antique dollhouse is the inlaid wood floors.
The kitchen is a tiny room.. I wish it was bigger so I could fit it out fancier, but it's not.. :-)
The master bedroom has a fourposter bed, a washstand, a highboy and a wonderful dresser and an upholstered rocking chair for when mother rocks her baby.
The well-appointed nursery is next to the master. The nanny is caring for the baby and the young master of the house.
The eldest child is playing the piano and the music floats around the house for all to enjoy.
I found a trunk for the attic and a box of "Shiny Brite" xmas ornaments, among other things in storage.
The bathroom.. I wish I had one this big in my old turn-of-the-century farmhouse! I've been wanting to paint the linen cabinet.. should I do it white or stain it? Plus, I need to fold up some "linens" to put in it. Did you know we have the same kind of vintage toilet as this one in our real house?
The 3rd floor tower room.. there is a sewing box, books to read and a cupcake for dessert and a darling rattan table and two chairs.
All the rooms at once.
On our real house is a porch swing, so I got a cute little wooden swing for my dollhouse. I also found a tiny crocheted granny square afghan and pillows. I thought it was fun that our real forest is showing through the window beyond the dollhouse in this photo.
I also found a hanging basket of geraniums.. I had a 2nd basket with colorful flowers but it has gone missing.
My dollhouse has this brass plaque on the base, I've googled this company and it must be long gone as I cannot find a thing about it on the internet.
The house has it's own lights and we ordered a part that was missing to make them work. It's so pretty all lit up.
I hope you enjoyed a tour of my tidied up dollhouse. Now for some reason my husband thinks I should do a similar dusting and tidy up of our real house. HA! I'm off to the hot springs to swim with Gracie today.. in an hour actually. I hope you have a lovely day! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)