Wednesday, February 19, 2020

From This to This


Hello Dear Ones. Well, I finally decided to grow up and accept the fact - I HAVE NO DOLL HOUSE!!

No room for a doll house nor room for my old dollhouse shelves. Sadness has overcome me for almost a year now. I am strangely getting over this. So...
 I bucked up and started on my little china cabinet that belonged to my little mother. Y'all this little cutie is probably 60 years old! I did paint her a pale pink when we lived in New York and now with two moves, she's a little scratched up but that's okay.
 I didn't want to permanently damage the walls so I got out the foam board and went to work adding wall paper. Later I do want to do the same with the floors. Since this is a china cabinet, it has the little groove toward the back which would hold plates. In time...in time.
 Here you can see inside.



The rooms are small, much smaller than my bookshelf doll house but that's okay. I added shelves to the top of the mantel so Lola could poke more stuff down. I do have wonderful news though!!
Tang was found! Lola was so excited! Well, I was too! Their reunion was sweet and just look at their faces. They really do love each other.
 Here is the dining room. As you can see the 'moving in' is still going on. That mirror will not stay on the floor. Here you can see the plate groove toward the back wall.
 Here is the breakfast room/garden room with a pretty view of the outside! A shelf over the window might be nice. What do you think?


Now Lola really misses her large kitchen but she has had to downsize and it will all work out.
 To help her out I made her a surround for her range. She now has a little more counter space and shelves for displaying things. Now she is very fortunate as she can change her stoves out! She has this cute little vintage looking one but she also has an Aga with is also a creamy color. Wish I could do that! See that red scale on the left hand side? Well, my daughter gave me one just like that! She acquired it when she lived in the UK! I have an old one that I bought when we were there and now I have two!! Woo Hoo!!
 Moving right along...the laundry sewing room! I was able to save the little window with the balloon shade I had used before. So much to do.
Here is the only bedroom. It needs a lot of work but hopefully in time Lola and I will get it all done. Again, Lola has so many options for bedroom furniture. Right now she wants to use the little brass bed. Makes me think of a Bob Dylan song! :)

Well, Dear Ones, I'm moving on. I'm getting back to playing in my 'doll house' again.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Lay, Lady, Lay

Lay, lady, lay, lay across my big brass bed
Lay, lady, lay, lay across my big brass bed
Whatever colors you have in your mind
I'll show them to you and you'll see them shine.

Lay, lady, lay, lay across my big brass bed
Stay, lady, stay, stay with your man awhile
Until the break of day, let me see you make him smile
His clothes are dirty but his hands are clean
And you're the best thing that he's ever seen.

Stay, lady, stay, stay with your man awhile
Why wait any longer for the world to begin
You can have your cake and eat it too
Why wait any longer for the one you love
When he's standing in front of you.

Lay, lady, lay, lay across my big brass bed
Stay, lady, stay, stay while the night is still ahead
I long to see you in the morning light
I long to reach for you in the night
Stay, lady, stay, stay while the night is still ahead. 
~ sung by Bob Dylan