Saturday, May 23, 2009

So what happens when you move house....?

....your doll house moves too!! I'm not one for sticking all the furniture into place, as it is still a 'work in progress' I'm still moving things about inside. So, when a move of house is required my petite maison goes through the same treatment as the real house....but in this case we only had to move from an upstairs apartment to one below....( I won't bore you with the reason why).
So when all the furniture was sitting-out waiting to be put back I thought it made for a good photo opportunity.
Several people have emailed me wanting to know how the rooms are situated in the doll house, seeing it was empty I was happy to show it.....keeping in mind I don't like to 'post' a room until I am totally happy with it and as I don't have all the furniture ready for all of the rooms I was pleased to be able to share the lay-out with you now. I have two rooms left to work on, the one in the attic will be a junk/storage come sewing room (at this stage, can always change my mind) and the one below is the bathroom (at the rear) and dressing room in front, (work is slowly taking place, graph paper fitted to show placement of dividing wall, plus wall panelling shall be made for these rooms). Here I'm just showing a detailed photo of the main room of the house, I have curtains to make as well as furniture to finish for this room,... (about to start work on a 'grand piano kit'). Once again I made all of the wall paneling as well as the parquet floor. The flooring was a very 'testing' job, I designed it to fit the room exactly and made it using basswood stripwood....once again far too many pieces to remember.
....and here again, a close-up of the flooring, I was so happy once I had this finished and fitted!!

19 comments:

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

Thanks for sharing these pictures, its an amazing, beautiful house and its great to see the rooms up close. Good luck with your move, what a huge job to take all that furniture out. I expect as in real life you will place it all differently when you get settled
Love Kate xx

Liberty Biberty said...

Hi Linda,
It's a truly beautiful little maison. I don't like to stick things in place either but I'm having to for the show next weekend. My biggest problem is Liberty moving everything around after I've spent an hour getting it all looking right, anyone would think it was her dollhouse! LOL!
Mercedes

Debbie said...

Linda your attention to detail is totally amazing. You also have some very lovely pieces. Thank you for sharing the photographs with us..
Mini Hugs

vicki archer said...

These pictures are wonderful as they really put everything in place for me. It is an extraordinary achievement and a tribute to your patience and attention to detail Linda. Enjoy the weekend, xv.

shannonc60 said...

Looks fantastic Linda. Love the detail and colours. So many cute little accessories. looking forward to seeing more!

Lissu said...

So lovely and beautiful house! I love it <3!

MiniMadWoman said...

Linda, it's so nice to see the whole house and the layout of the rooms. Your furniture pictures are works of art! I love all the little pieces of the house when they're put together like that . . . makes you realize just how much you have! Thanks so much for sharing! Hope the move went well!

Kim said...

Moving is always a lot of work, also in miniature. But it is great to have a close look again at all the things you have made and collected. I love your dollshouse, it looks great.

Greetz Kim

Juliana said...

Tu blog es maravilloso,Linda.No tengo palabras para decirte lo bello que es.Tal vez porque compartimos el amor por todo lo frances.Es mas,para leerlo como no domino el ingles,lo hago en frances.Deben ser las gotas de sangre de mi bisabuela francesa.Te invito a conocer mi blog.Con cariño.Juliana
www.lasminisdelbosque.blogspot.com

Ara said...

I could literally stare at those first two photos forever!!! trying to see all your tiny treasures! The house is so amazingly detailed. I love your work! -ara

dora said...

Simplemente maravillosa, eres una inspiración, a mi tambien me encanta el estilo frances, que es lo que estoy intentando en mi palacete. Felicidades.

Reiko said...

What beautiful pictures of your beautiful things. I could look at it for hours. I wish you the best of luck with moving both big and small things. I could wonder which of the funitures (big or small) I would take most care of. SMILE

kimsminiatures said...

So beautiful Linda even with everything taken out of it. Such a big job isn't it? Like moving from your real house. I love the pictures of all your wonderful furnishing. Its all so lovely.
Mini hugs!

rosanna said...

I love every bit of it! thank you for the open house picture, it's great view, I love the little rooms "behind" the major ones. It gives much more depth to the house. I love your furniture as well. BTW I have my ticket to Paris, I'm so happy!

Bonjour Madame said...

It's nice to see the layout of the house. I understand the perspective more now. I can't believe all the little details, they are so amazing.

Anonymous said...

Hello Linda,

Thanks for posting the picture of the whole house. It was nice to get a view of it all. Very well done with the floor - the patience you must have! It's very impressive. Hope the move wasn't too stressful (large and small).

Regards, Irene.

Petit Coterie said...

Bonjour~ Your petit masion is beautiful. I love all your attention to detail. The floor is gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing and for stopping by my blog. Merci

FrenchBlue said...

Hello Linda!
I just now went into my gmail account and got your email to me!
I love your blog too!! This furniture is adorable! Thank you for sharing. I am now a follower of YOU so I will be back for more! Come over and see my giveaway today!!
xoxo's
Janet

Jean Day said...

That is so wonderful you thought of us by posting your blog, during what must be an incredibly busy time for you. Your rooms are so beautiful, amazing floors and paneling. So nice to see it empty to really give an idea of all the detail involved.

Mini Hugs, Jean