A Few Developments

Yet again life has rather got in the way of blogging! This time a delightful flood caused by some faulty plumbing and a very busy Christmas.

So before I get caught up again in a flurry of insurance companies, loss adjusters, builders…oh, and potty training (Munch, not me, obviously!) I thought I’d write a little post about the latest additions to the dollhouses.

As well as finally replacing the lighting in the Tudor home and hanging the shelves, another little chap has joined the family. He too has come from Costume Cavalcade, just like his parents. I think he really completes the family and I’m a little bit in love with him!

In the new Edwardian house, Christmas was celebrated with the arrival of a Christmas tree behind the french windows and a few new items of furniture.

The Edwardian House Christmas Tree

Before Christmas I searched high and low for some Edwardian bedding or indeed, completely dressed double beds. I found it almost impossible to find what I wanted. So much of what I did find were way too modern, with duvets and contemporary prints.

I settled instead for what may be a temporary measure – an old Dolls House Emporium bed I already had actually works fairly well in one room (although will probably be replaced) and some new plain white linen, also from Dolls House Emporium. The linen dresses a quite lovely Edwardian style bed from McQueenie Miniatures – this bed can stay!

When Christmas arrived I was delighted to discover that my family had been shopping at my favourite Masters Miniatures for my gifts and I was, as ever, delighted with them.

A cute little washstand which looks so authentic in the second bedroom and a beautiful child’s bed and swinging crib for the nursery. I’m pleased to finally be getting some really nice quality pieces in the nursery but again I’m left with the issue of dressing them!

A little sweet-talking to my seamstress Mum will hopefully solve this problem and that of the other bedrooms. She’s been debating getting into producing miniature textiles and dressed dolls for some time now so this may be the boost she needs! Watch this space! I may be blogging about her new Ebay store soon!