Saturday, May 26, 2012

Open House - Victorian

Happy weekend! It seems most places, in Europe at least, are enjoying summer weather. Doesn't it just raise your spirits, lighten your mood and provide perfect light for making miniatures? My husband has even been in the pool today!

A huge welcome to all my new followers, my blog now has 300 followers! Thank you, every single one for popping in regularly and keeping up with what I'm doing in this wonderful world of miniatures.

Like a lot of collectors in the past I started with a Victorian house. It's sadly neglected, partly due to it being 'finished' and partly because about 15 years ago my interests turned to more modern styles.
I thought I'd open the doors and let in some visitors!

In the kitchen is a chair I bought from Colin Bird, a very fine maker of furniture, during his first fair at London Kensington.
The Bathroom
The floors in the bathroom and kitchen are just paper which I covered with a sheet of clear, sticky backed plastic protects the paper and makes it look like lino or tiles. It's also easier to dust or wipe over with a damp cloth. The rug I stitched one holiday in Tenerife.

In just over a week I'll be welcoming my newest grandson, little Henry to my home for the first time. It's not a big deal for Henry but I imagine his Mum and Dad will be a little stressed travelling for the first time with their son and all the luggage the smallest in the family needs.

I shall spend precious time with my family and put away my miniature making for a while............
Well, maybe I'll have a little sewing to pick up when I'm not cuddling Henry!

Enjoy the sunshine and have a good weekend,


  1. Congratulations! I'm missing a few readers from the magic number 300 but I'm sure that soon I'll reach the same number as you. Have a nice time with Henry and his parents!

  2. I love the first photo! looks like the real interior!
    Have a wonderful time with your family!

  3. The chair is really beautiful. I loved the bathroom. Great work!

  4. La silla es una maravilla, también me ha gustado mucho la bañera del cuarto. Que disfrutes mucho de la compañia de tu familia. Un saludo, Eva

  5. Hi Gill,
    Your Victorian dollshouse is beautiful, I love what you've done with it and your idea for the flooring is great, thanks for sharing.
    It will be so lovely for you to have little Henry in your home for the first time. I hope you enjoy many, many cuddles and lots of precious family time.
    vicky xxx

  6. The kitchen and bathroom of your Victorian house look great. Thanks for the photos.
    Enjoy your family visit and have a wonderful time together.
    Hugs, Drora

  7. Beautiful rooms! You're so right about the effect of the sun on our spirits.
    Enjoy your time with your grandson!

  8. The kitchen and bathroom are fantastic. I love the bath. Your idea with the flooring is great thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful time with your family and enjoy your cuddles :)
    Hugs Maria

  9. Beautiful rooms. In the bathroom I like the tiles and the ceiling.
    Bye Faby

  10. Wow! It looks beautiful, very grand! x