As you know I got my little Ivy cottage just after Christmas, well I have had so much fun filling it with lovely things! I have mainly stuck to the Barton items made from wood so there is a theme to it all! I have also fallen in love with the little Halfpenny dolls. made in Devon in the 70's. They are super cute and I was lucky enough to get a job lot on Ebay this weekend.
The kitchen is now nice and full. Busy Mum with one of her 5 children! No wonder she is so slim!
My lovely friend Celia sent me lots of nice pieces of furniture and some of it went straight into the house but some was a bit too past it sadly! One of those things was a dresser that was missing its top and its handles and was very grubby! I decided to chop it in half and turn it into wall units. I repainted it, gave it new handles and cup hooks. I think it looks fab and makes the kitchen look so much fuller!
The family have visitors Uncle Hector his wife Hetty and their two children Harriet and Harry!
A new Dad in his favourite chair!
I moved the children's room across the hall as the pink colour matched the room better. Lots has been added in here!
The bunk beds I already had I just bought the ladder. The gorgeous little Dol Toi cot at the back which the side drops down on is one of my favourite things
The new Sister Tina came from America and she has a new pink cot for her dollies! My lovely friend Jean sent me the gorgeous knitted jacket on the door and the baby bath was part of a nursery set she kindly sent me.
A new telephone and plant table in the hall..
This room still needs lots of things added. Not so easy to find bits and bobs for the adults!
Next up is a new project, new with a vintage twist!! I am sure many of you will be familiar with Caroline Hamiltons Dolls house book. Its my most favourite book and I have read it many times! This bungalow (pictures taken from her book) Seaview was always one of my favourites!
When Julie put a copy of it on Ebay I wanted it so bad but I really couldn't afford it! So she very kindly offered to let me have one in its bare form which would be cheaper so I could work on it as and when I could afford too! It arrived yesterday and its so wonderful. You know straight away what house its suppose to be and that's before I have done anything to it!!!
I got a couple of little vintage German Dolls on Ebay as they looked quite similar to the dolls in the original house, but mostly as they are 1/12 scale which is perfect for this house!
This is the rest of my Halfpenny job lot. I managed to make up 2 more families!
I seem to have a bit of a thing for dolls lately!! This little girl was for the village I just thought she was cute and she has lovely hair!