This is the best pic I can get of the whole room to give a perpective of just how many houses there now are! By moving the Bistro to the front it made it feel much more like a village.
Not quite such a neat view from this side lol I need to get my curtains done to hide all the gubbins underneath!
Unfortunately the lady Selling Spinney Brook decided to hang onto it, I dont blame her it was a lovely cottage! I had planned for that to be the new larger pub so have been trying to see where else I could fit it in. I have put one of the other new cottages, Primrose where I had intended Spinney Brook to go and it fits quite nicely. Sadly though as its 4 inches wider so have had to lose Bobs garden from the side of Lavender Cottage. I had intended on making it into the pub but the seating and bar won't fit so for now it is just empty til I get some inspiration!
The inside is lovely its been so beautifully decorated! The darker papers are perfect for the style of the house. It was actually much bigger than I expected inside so my single vicar has now found himself a new wife and has his single bed upgraded to a double!
The vicars wife is getting all glammed up as the Mayor is coming over for tea to discuss parish business!
I love this photo of the upstairs the light caught it just perfectly! The feature ceiling looks wonderful! Its a little bare at the mo as I dont want to fill it with the wrong things and I also need to replenish the DH funds after a bit of a spendathon lately!
I had to have this sweet little sampler from the lovely June as it was perfect for a vicars house!
The scene stealer here though is the stunning patchwork quilt made by my wonderful friend Deb. It is just perfect and the sqaures are just so tiny, I don't know how she has the patience. It really is beautiful though and way surpassed what I had imagined it would look like!! I can't thank her enough it is truly beautiful! The bed is stolen from the fishermans house as he didn't need a double anymore. Its a nice one from DHE and really sets the quilt of to its best!
Next up is the new house that was the 1st to arrive last week. After repainting it in the white and purple I had to decide what to make it into. The pretty papers inside just seemed to be crying out to be a bridal shop so I thought why not if thats what it should be then thats what it will be!
I used to have my Wishes and Dishes shop and really missed the name its just always stuck with me! I thought if I moved the Bridal shop I could move the china shop too and Wishes and Dishes could live again!!!! It took 3 days of persistant nagging to get the signs done but they were worth it!
The little room to the left will be an office come staff room so that will get some more bits and pieces to fill it out. It needs a nice white desk and somewhere for the staff to hang their coats. Becky is on her break and making a quick cup of tea!
Next room is Dishes the downstairs sales floor. I cannot tell you how much NOT fun it was moving all that china!!!
I needed a display unit for all the china but I didn't want to glue shelves to the wall as it would ruin the paper. I had a shop unit on Ebay for sale and had an idea to use that and glue the shelves to it making a huge display area that wouldn't spoil any paper in the making! It worked really well and I managed to get most of the china onto it.
Having the little room at the side made a perfect dressing room. The lovely silk chaise and matching stool can be seen much better now. I just need to find another one to go in the other room!
Last but not least I got a lovely frame from the carboot sale at the weekend for 50p! You can,t see it on the photo but it actually has hints of green that match the walls. Its perfect for my Dolls house crosstitch. It looks great with the goreous sampler from Caroline at Cinderella moments. The word dream is quite appropriate because thats how every idea in Dollyland starts out.....although if you ask Bethany its now a bit more of a nitemare!!