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I began writing this blog as a way to record my progress renovating an old Dolls House Emporium Classical dolls house which I built from a kit in the 1980's. It has now evolved into a blog about my ever increasing collection of dolls houses and the items I buy and make to put in them.

Hope you enjoy it.
xxx

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Vintage Lundby House Update

As promised here are some new photos of my vintage Lundby house, set in the year 1978.  I managed to find the matching basement and all the original curtains on Ebay and think I now have all the furniture I require too.

Starting upstairs, this is my mum & dads bedroom.  It didn't really look like this but I like this furniture and it came free with the house, lol.  Still need to make some bedding as I couldn't get the original clean even though I scrubbed and scrubbed it and tried putting it in a denture bath :(.

Here is my bedroom with a mini me aged 10.  The furniture in here is Barton not Lundby but is quite similar in style to what I actually had at the time.  My real bedroom furniture was white though so I am thinking of painting it.  I know you shouldn't really do that with older furniture but this was a very cheap set to buy so I think it will be ok.

This is my twin brother's bedroom, they would have been 8 years old and had bunk beds.  We also had a small fish tank with a few goldfish in it.  The bunk bed bedding was sent to me by a member of The Dolls Houses Past & Present forum all the way from The Netherlands :).

Kitchen: The sink and cooker units came with the house and I found the matching fridge unit online.  The formica top table was very trendy in the 70's. 

Dining Room: We didn't actually have a dining room in our real house but this furniture came with the house so seemed a shame not to use it.  My mini mum (on the right) is having afternoon tea with a friend.

Utility room:  Again we didn't actually have one of these rooms in our real house, all our stuff was stored in a cupboard.

Bathroom:  Our bathroom wasn't as big as this and didn't have a separate shower cubicle.  This set is actually Barton not Lundby but the shower unit came with the house so I just found the matching set online.  I would really love to get the burgundy set as that was the colour of the bathroom suite we had in our real house, lol.

Living Room:  Have tried to get as many items in here as I can remember having in real life.  We didn't have a piano though but I did have an electronic keyboard.  We also had 2 budgies and a black cat called Sacha.  Here my mini dad and twin brothers are watching sport on the TV.
Still want to get a few more accessories and hoping to also get the lights working too.

Monday, 17 June 2013

Miniature Sweet Shop

Oops I hadn't realised just how long it has been since my last post.  I have been busy trying to fill my vintage Lundby house with furniture and accessories that I remember from my childhood.  Everything (apart from what came with the house) has been purchased on Ebay and mostly from a business seller called Laurieleeplays.  I am just waiting for a few more items to arrive then I will put on some photos.

I have also been working on my 'Julie Bennett' dolls house and have decided to make downstairs into a sweet shop.  I bought some packs of miniature glass jars with lids off Ebay that were made by Streets Ahead and a pack of various Fimo canes.  The canes can be cut into tiny pieces very easily using a sharp craft knife and look very effective as sweets.  The hardest part was getting the jars to sit on the shelves without falling over, might actually need to glue them on.

Here is a photo of how the shop looks so far.

The fully stocked ice cream counter was also purchased online.

I also found these cute miniature cans of Scottish Irn Bru for the drinks cabinet.  They are made and sold by Tolbooth Miniatures in Falkirk, Scotland along with many other Scottish food and packaging items.