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    Posted 2 years ago

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    Here is the Victorian dollhouse on which my husband and I are working. The first photo shows a window. There are 15 double hung windows- a real labor of love for my husband!

    I am starting with the library and have begun to plan it, buying pieces here and there that resonate with me. The other photos show a piece of original miniature art made by Jim Coates, a rug and books.

    The artwork's frame is cast in hard resin and the center piece is brass. The rug is machine woven, and I made the books myself using reduced illustrations I purchased online. I cut, folded and glued, using card stock for some of the backing. I coated the cover with tacky glue as it gives the paper a sheen. I also used a gold pen to make gilt page edges and a brown ink/stamp pad to age the book appropriately.

    I forgot to mention the floor! It can be seen in photos two, three and four. It is real wood and is a sheet that I'll be adhering onto the floor of the library.


    1. Lamplover78 Lamplover78, 2 years ago
      Oh my gosh! Its absolutely beautiful! Love love love it! How cool thanks so much for sharing! I hope you keep posting as you go! I look forward to seeing more of it!
    2. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 2 years ago
      Thank you so much, vetraio50 and Lamplover78. Much appreciated! I'll post as we move along. I did pick out paint for the library and am on the lookout for a fireplace, furniture and...LAMPS!!! ;)
    3. Lamplover78 Lamplover78, 2 years ago
      That's what i need to do! Find one that looks like my real house and fill it like my house! My house is my picture. Its a 1849 historic 6700 square feet 3 story house. With a hidden maids quarters. Then when I'm old and have to move i can take my little house with me lol..
    4. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 2 years ago
      Wow! I would love to see more. It is gorgeous from what I can see. Do you know the history behind it? Were there any papers or other ephemera? How exciting!!!
    5. Lamplover78 Lamplover78, 2 years ago
      They left very little. The lil old lady thought she was doing us a favor and had a cleaning crew come in and throw the whole house out. I was absolutely heart broken. They didn't clean out the carriage house as well. So i was left some nice things. And i did get a baby grand piano and grandfather clock with the house. I've posted a handful of them.
    6. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 2 years ago
      That's a shame. But I am glad you were able to get some of the lovely things that were left. I will have to look through your posts.
    7. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 2 years ago
      Thank you, aura and Mrstyndall.
    8. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 2 years ago
      Thank you for the love, TassieDevil, blunderbuss2, Caperkid, and bijoucaillouvintage!
    9. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 2 years ago
      Looks great!! Nice details, Can't wait to see more.
      The wife has a Victorian dollhouse what an amazing amount of work they take, Just putting it together and wiring for lights took me months lights.
    10. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 2 years ago
      Thank you for the love, SEAN68, officialfuel, signaholic, and PoliticalPinbacks. PoliticalPinbacks, I am going to post a few more photos to show the progress. It is a work intensive project, but it's very enjoyable for both me and my husband. I would love to see your wife's dollhouse.
    11. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 2 years ago
      I can take a photo however she stored all the "stuff" and is ready for me to re-paint and repair most of it as we built it in the 1980s SO work intensive
    12. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 2 years ago
      It is, PoliticalPinbacks. It really is! I still think the company's "Mansions in Minutes" slogan is hysterically ridiculous.
    13. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 2 years ago
      Thank you for the love, kyratango!

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