Sunday, February 5, 2012

A Whole Lot of Pink

I haven't posted anything about my actual dollhouse in ages. That's because it has been an absolute mess! This past weekend, I began tidying it up, though I skimped on the dusting. I've been interested in miniatures since I was five, but really got involved around age eleven. That's when I chose all the wallpapers which are in my dollhouse now. For the most part, I'm still pretty happy with the papers. The master bedroom however has been bothering me for several years. It is very, very pink.
After rearranging some of the furniture, I've made a decision. First of all, the billowing pink silk curtains (made by Mom many years ago) are going to be replaced. Secondly, the very lacy, pink and white bed which was my seven-year-old Christmas present is going to come out. I'm going to replace it with something in an appropriately Victorian dark wood, with minimal bedding. Hopefully, this will make the room look a little less fussy and a little more realistic.
This washstand was one of the pieces I moved around. Before, it was tucked in a dark corner, but now it's closer to the front of the house and much easier to see. I also added a chaise to the window area. It's been hanging out in the parlor downstairs, but I always thought it looked too crowded there. I'd always planned to reupholster it in green silk, but kept putting it off because I didn't love it in the parlor. I'm much happier with it in this room, but now I'm not sure what fabric I should use! I'm leaning towards a much darker shade, but I'm really not sure...
The books are readable ones which I purchased shortly before I began to make my own. The darker one is a book of remedies, and the other is about household management. The pillow is from a scrap of antique petite point.


  1. I love the wallpaper in the master, it's beautiful!

  2. You have some really pretty pieces of furniture and like the wash basin they will be much more visable now.
    It's good to have a turn around!

  3. So beautiful details, I love the pastel wallpaper
    and this english porcelain!

  4. Such a lovely and beautiful house. I love the pastel colors of the wallpaper. Also the fabric of the sofa, don't change it....!? I've seen the minibooks too: gorgeous! You can read them!!
    You've a great blog.
    Kind regards, Ilona