VICTORIAN DOLL HOUSE - purchased in 2000
I thought Christmas Eve would be a good time to show photos of the exterior and interior of the doll house that I take to all my tatting events so you can see how I've decorated it in 'Victorian' style, with Victorian furniture and, of course, tatted lace. I will be describing this lucky find more fully in a future post, and also how and where I found the furniture.
This is the front view.
The door actually opens, and normally you can see into the house through the clear (acetate) windows, but I wanted you to see the detail on the windows.
Here is the side with the double window, which I find charming
Here is the side with the single window
And here is the interior, which is the way it looked a few years ago (a photo of a photo).
I've made a few changes since then, but you get the general idea.
The tree is all beads, which I found at Michaels.
Note the hardwood floors on the 1st level!
In a future post, I'll take you on a more detailed 'tour'.
At the moment the interior is not 'photo ready' because the house just came back from two events, and the furniture is still in disarry, as I always put it in positions that make it safe to carry, and I haven't had a chance to get it all back in place!
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On this Christmas Eve 2010, I wish those of you who celebrate
As a record of the weather here in Pittsburgh on Dec. 24, 2010, there's about 3" of snow on the ground (from previous snowfalls) - but none on the roads - with temps in the low 30s, no precipitation, no wind. Perfect. This kind of weather doesn't often happen on Christmas Eve, but this is how I remember every Christmas Eve during my childhood in the 1950s! It was a magical time - waiting for Santa! I'm feeling quite nostalgic this evening!