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I'm married to Kev, just two of us left at home, all kids are couples now and happy.

Thursday, 25 June 2009

45 and counting

Today I have signed on to view all your lovely blogs,
have been off work this week unwell,
and it's been great to see what everyone has been doing.
To my amazement I now find I have 45 followers, and almost 3,000 hits.
So the beautiful pink roses are for each and every one of you
Your sites bring a smile to my face, I love our little family.

My blog is my record of a house and my projects, I do print each blog and put it into a book so I can keep it with my house and pass on the two together. That's a hint to our kids, we want more grandchildren and a little girl would be very nice. We have Joshy who is almost 4 (not 3 1/2 ) who is cute and perfect in every way.

Here are my all time favorite flowers, a field with poppies, daises and cornflowers,
I love it when we drive throught the country side past fields, I always look at the edge not the crop, it's far more intersting.
I grew up in Somerset, and my mum would always put wild flowers in a jug on her kitchen window sill.

Hope you all have a happy, peacful and loving day

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Sitting Room

Today I wanted to show you around my sitting room in detail, I am very please with the results.
The floor is herringbone wooden tiles as in the Hall, Ball and dining rooms, which I hand laid myself onto light card. The chandelier I got from e-bay, but they are common enough. The mirror I made by cutting 2 window frames and placing the decorative bits together and then stuck them to a mirror card. The paper on the ceiling is gift wrap paper which I have painted white. The fire place is in the style of Adams a famous designer of the time, the fire does light up.

Things to finish here, I want a better fire fender, and a companion set. I would like to stitch a rug, but I'm working on something big and non-mini at this point.

I also wanted to show you some of my finds, which sit in the room well
The bird cage below, with birds in is a Glen Owen, I just love the style

The furniture below has a second chair but I did not want to clutter the picture, it's a Bespaq and made beautifully, I fell in love with it, it was brought on e-bay, I do watch e-bay but I'm very careful so often what you buy is not the quality it seams, and in reality it's best to shop where you can touch the item and get a feel for it.

This table is my super find, I brought it second hand from my favorite dolls house shop, we are lucky we have three shops with in driving distance, but my favorite is here
The top is a tray, which could be used by the butler for serving tea, I love the wood on the top and the edging, both so perfect, unfortnatly I do not know who made this, it was part of a house sale.I have also added the tea set, this is a cheap set, and who knows one day I might get better.

I hope you enjoyed my visit, We have sold our big house last week and I'm spending time house hunting, so mini's will be on the back burner.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Down the pub

I've been out tonight, down at the pub, which is not normal for me I don't drink much.
This is a special pub, created by my friend Ann, whilst growing up, her parents owned a pub.
Ann has created in a room box a little taste of an English pub.

Ann has brought some wonderful people to place in the box, I do not like dolls in my house or room boxes, but Ann loves them, I think the lady below is wonderful, she was residing in our local dolls house shop, until on a day trip she followed Ann home. She looks very happy in the bar.

A view through the window, even the outside looks real, very "old world". I hope you enjoyed this blog, it has been nice to show someone else's work. Ann is picking up the computer, so hopefully she will be blogging soon.

Below is my beloved Roberts radio, it's over 30 years old, on the top is the mini radio, I love the paint splashes on the big green radio, such fun we had doing up houses along the way.

Monday, 1 June 2009

Modern kitchen's

Tonight I wanted to show you my kitchen room box.
I loved creating the kitchen in my main house, but whilst I looked for all the period items, I loved the tiny packages, so the idea for a more modern kitchen hatched, I decided I would make a tribute to my mum, our family life buzzed around our kitchen, and this is not a copy, but I have stayed with the simple lines.

This is only a part of the kitchen, I wanted for the first time to create a space outside, so we have a yard, my childhood garden was huge, my own daughters when they were small called it nanny's field and that was just the top half with the fruit tree's in.
The picture above the larder door is my mum , me and my younger sister.

Here is a closer view, I have Cati on the window sill, that's my love as is the cat,
our window and back door was always open, and these are the same design.
Mum's slippers were always close by.
The mouse trap was always under the table, I never saw a mouse in the house.
I remember having a boiler on the wall for our hot water.

Here I removed the back wall to show you the yard,
lolly sticks for the fence and a paint job on cardboard for the paving stones in the yard.
The ivy on the fence came from a card shop, the animals are by Peter Cook.
The tea towel, I made myself.
My artwork for clouds and flying birds is very basic, but you normally only glance at it through the back door.

The larder is very like the one we had, with a marble shelf to help keep things cool.
The packages are all ones I remember, there were always tins and pots on the floor.
I love the carpet sweeper and we loved it when we were able to use it for real in the house.

The gloves hanging on the chair was made for me by Fliss my daughter,
who has so many talents, I was allowed to choose the colours.

My final photo is of the table, the blue radio, was made by a company called Robert's,
I have a real size green one, it does work but due to the many changes in the radio bands,
I can't find anything good to listen to.
I have set the table for breakfast,
cornflakes, toast and jam, with a cup of tea.


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