Sunday, 1 July 2012

Doll’s House

This one is for Sian!  Sian has asked after my doll’s house several times after seeing it in the corner of photos of my dining/hobbies room!

My Dad built 3 doll’s houses for his granddaughters when they were quite little.  It was originally just the left hand side up to the bricks.  Later he built a side extension, and a basement.  My daughter Lucy didn’t play with it much, so eventually I took it over as a ‘grown-up’ doll’s house, and for several years we used to visit doll’s house exhibitions and buy and make new furniture for it.  Dad used to love to have a go at making miniaturesSmile

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A couple of highlights are the miniature painting that dad did of the ‘Laughing Cavalier’, and the gorgeous miniature chest of drawers that he made.  Can you see he even made dovetail joints in the drawers?

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OK, here’s the Grand TourSmile!

 

I’m linking up with Sian’s Storytelling Sunday

15 comments:

Missus Wookie said...

Oh I love all the details how fun. The Museum of Childhood out in East London has some gorgeous doll houses.

Those miniature dovetail joints are astonishing - I find them hard enough at full size!

Louise said...

wow how gorgeous...and a lovely tour too. TFS X

heart.hearth.home. said...

This is wonderful Linda and I really enjoyed the video tour. What a clever Dad to make the chest of drawers, so beautifully dovetailed.
I am glad Sian mentioned seeing it, it's lovely.

Mel said...

I used to have a doll's house when I was younger and loved making furniture for it and little food out of fimo.

Chicken Licken said...

Wow How fab!!!

furrypig said...

what a treasure filled with all those beautiful and evocative minitures!

Gem's Crafts said...

Your Dad is very clever! And my OH is very impressed with those dovetail joints, as that's what he always makes when he does woodwork :)

Chipper said...

How beautiful!!!! I am glad that it is still appreciated.

Shari said...

I really enjoyed the video tour of your dolls house Linda. What a treasure to have this, all those miniatures are gorgeous and the detail is amazing. Your Dad was very talented. Thanks so much for blogging about this :).
Shari xx

Becky said...

Lovely to see your dolls house - I have one too, which I shared on my blog! I love the chest of drawers and the painting too - your Dad was very talented :)

Alison said...

What a fab house Linda...TFS!
Alison xx

Gail said...

Oh how absolutely delightful! Makes me wish now we'd kept my dollhouse that a friend of Dad's made for me.

Nancy Fletcher said...

This is lovely, Linda. Your father's attention to detail is amazing!

S said...

What a fun post. I don't know how I missed you on Storytelling Sunday. My mom-in-law is redoing a miniature doll house that her other son built for her. She is enjoying hunting down some new furnishings.

Sian said...

Linda, this is absolutely wonderful! You have given me such a lift on my first day home from my holidays, thank you :) Truly a post worth waiting for - I love it. Thank you! Now, I'm going to watch the video again..