First up is Beach Cottage. I saw a picture in a DH magazine of a retirement home and I just thought it was a great fun and an unusual idea. I have wanted to do one in the village ever since but really never thought I would have another house that was big enough to do it. Ideally it needs a few more rooms but I am more than happy with the space I have!
Welcome to the Beach View retirement home for discerning ladies! (WI membership is compulsory!)
I decided to sit this one end on as it makes it much easier to access and the roof doesn't get in the way of the shelf above. It also means a nice little display area at the side that doesn't have to be moved every time its opened!
As always first job was the lights! I hate them and love them in equal measures lol!
There are already a few resident ladies!
It all got a bit too much for this lady! Whatever she's dreaming about it must be nice! Meanwhile a little knitting always helps to pass the time..
A nice cosy fire and some decoration on the mantelpiece is needed!
The lady in pink is waiting for her new Zimmer frame to be delivered! For now Rita the care worker helps her to a comfy chair
I thought they would need a stair lift to get them up and down the stairs. I added carpet so no one slips but some ladies needed a bit more help! I made this from an old chair and some bits of wood. It turned out not bad all considering it cost me nothing!
Afternoon tea is ready, cucumber sandwiches and cream scones!
Upstairs I used the 2 little Sylvanian beds. They are a little on the small side but actually they look fine! Anything bigger and I couldn't have fitted them both in.
Elsie's off out for the day but she's left her teeth!
She sits waiting patiently waiting for her daughter to take her shopping!
Elsie's daughter Barbara chats with the home manager Sybil about how her Mother is getting on! She didn't want to move in but she's settling nicely!
Very bare in here needs lots of things added!
Sybil the home manager!
Sybils husband Basil is out in the grounds chatting to Herbert who's waiting outside hoping to see Elsie today!
There's also a new lady in the wool shop. She is Ritas twin sister Ruth!
I had to show these cute little trees! They were about £1.00 each from the DH shop and I added some fairy lights and they look so pretty!
Not forgetting Pumpkin cottage which arrived safely at the same time as Beach! This really is a stunning little property and I am so lucky to own it! I haven't done anything with it yet but it has the perfect little home next to the wizards shop.
The roof is quite stunning its been so cleverly done I just love it!
Last but not least not DH related but an early Christmas pressie of my ever thoughtful Daughter! I was having a crap week, no heating or hot water and then the fire went out of use and along with other things I was feeling very bleugh! She had ordered them off Deb and aren't they just the cutest things ever! (p.s. the heating is now fixed!)
Oh and one last thing Sandy most def appreciated the packing materials!!! :-)