June 26, 2021

More #HalfScale #Miniatures in the #dollhouse

 A favorite flower, also in real life: 

Know what it is???

Moving along on the decorating of the Victorian-flavored dollhouse, if not at a snail's pace. ha! But...I am making progress! (Scroll down for other posts or look in archives at left. Click photos for full size.)

So... What's new?

Putting in some other furnishings which have to be filled or decorated themselves, too! Excuse these photos, not the best, I'll try to get some other close-ups later... 

Kitchen hutch and table, set for a lunch.


The Attic: 

I think this might be my favorite room... well, one of them. ha!

The fun is putting all kinds of stuff in the attic. It'll be way more packed than this... like real life! haaa! I have to add more boxes, suitcases, those stacks of saved papers and magazines, the old furniture, I have an old wringer-washer that can go in here, too, and who knows what else... I'mstill thinking of making a roombox in this and 1" scale that's just an attic. Great place to store things instead of in drawers or boxes!

 The Deck:

I love having something different like this deck next to the girl's bedroom! I found the perfect pieces. The table was a kit in one of those small Chinese-made kits. I saw these folded paper pieces for scrapbooking in Hobby Lobby that I knew would be perfect for the umbrella. All I had to do was take the sticky pad off and there was a small hole underneath. I sharpened the end of the stick slightly and widened the hole a little so it would fit. 

(Here's the full deck before I got the fences and windowboxes in.) I'm also glad I found those metal chairs in my stash as they fit perfectly. 

I'm also thinking of getting a set of  1/24 scale tiki cups to put on the table. (Aren't these cute? see photo on Etsy. From Stewart Dollhouse.) 

I also added a wreath on the door, a floor mat and love how the fuchsia turned out! (The fuchsia was a Bonnie Lavish kit, (Dragonfly has a nice selection of her kits including a fuchsia), which I really liked doing. I want to get another one in the purple color.).

I'm working on more flowers for the front and the deck now, so hopefully I'll have some more to share soon.

More to come! See you next time!

June 21, 2021

#Dollhouse Furnishing Additions! #halfscale #miniatures


Still moving into the Victorian-flavored dollhouse! (Scroll down or see archive list at left for the latest posts. Click photo for full size.)

It's a long process. What to put in, what not to, what doesn't fit... Pictures have to be hung yet. The holdup there - do I glue or not? Hate to ruin the wallpaper, though once things are in place they likely won't be moved so glue is probably okay. 

This will go on until I decide that's enough or I don't want to do anymore. ha! You get to a point that it's time to move on to something else...

The latest is putting some new kits together. The funny part is hubby complaining about kits and where's the nice furniture? Well, he got bored and wanted something to do, so I gave him this drop-leaf table kit to assemble. Ahhh, new understanding that it isn't quite as easy all the time but the results are worth it.

These turned out really nice. The drop leaf table is from Jane Harrop from the UK. Was glad to find her really unique kits at a show a couple years ago. Hope she comes to the US again; she has some really neat retro kits I want to get yet. 

I also like how the grandfather's clock turned out. A bit fidgety as you have to cut tiny pieces of gold wire to glue inside. The Gothic Clock Case is from SDK Miniatures. I added gold paint to give it some "bling." I'll have to buy another one to decorate for the someday haunted house...

Thanks for visiting! Stay tuned for more photos... 

June 14, 2021

Moving in & Latest! #dollhouse #miniatures


Wow, I last posted in May? Has it really been that long???

Well, it's been HOT and been busy with other stuff, but I have been working on things behind the scenes.... As the photo shows, IT'S MOVING IN DAY!

To be truthful, let's call it Moving In Weeks! It's going to take me a while as yes, there is a TON more stuff than this to move in! Then there are the decorating decisions, where to place furniture, pictures to hang, accessories, etc. etc. It will be a while.

Another thing I did, not shown, is add the fencing and flowers boxes around the top deck balcony, which did finish it off. I'll take pix of that later when it's decorated.

In the meantime, here are a few of the latest things I finished recently: (click photos for full size)

Dressers for the main bedroom. Realized I had two of these so why not a his and hers?

I had to add a painted top to the men's version. Found all kinds of little tidbits to put on top - even a tiny comb! You can't see it as well but there's also a watch. It's 1" scale (from Lisa's Little Things) but it was too cute not to add! The gold case is also from a set I bought from her before she shut her business down. Too bad as she had some great stuff.

The fun part of the lady's dresser is I cut some lace to put in the top drawer. The piece on the right looked just like a lace collar once I cut it! I lightly glued the other drawers in as I always seem to lose these. I also found those teensy hairpins in my stash and that nurse's cap. I have a great-aunt by marriage who was a nurse during WWI, so I'll have to shrink her photo down to put in the room.

The Bed: I love this bed! I simply couldn't leave it plain wood, not with all those shapes on it! So I cut out pieces of scrapbook paper and painted the shapes gold. The fun is dressing it and adding all those pillows. A couple (the front pink ones) are from one of the past Half Scale Group swaps. The floral cover is the same fabric as the curtains in the room. (Look in the archives, mostly in March '20, at left column for other posts on this house.)

Kitchen: I also have been working on the kitchen. The sink is part of a set from sdk miniatures. I cut the pieces apart to fit my kitchen but I didn't like the stove image so using an older stove. The lady of the house simply doesn't want to give up her trusty older stove! (If it ain't broke, don't fix it, right?)

I also switched out the teensy faucet set for a more realistic tall faucet and sprayer I luckily had bought before from MiniEtchers. Just had to round it off a bit and paint it silver. I also painted a marble-type design on top with mostly red and some gold. 

Den: Love how the bookcase and window seat came out. I'll have a basket of maps and a few other things for the top. Also adding some art and.... debated on this, I have a couple animal heads (tiny plastic animals) for the walls. Hate to do this, but it just fits the room. Found the animal print rugs on eBay.

Bookcase: Decided to add a few other things in. Put some postcards in a bowl next to the camera. The table will go in the hall. (The photo is my dad and a friend years ago.) The carved roadrunner is also from a past swap.

That's it for now. More to come so be sure to stop by again!