Mirrored image of the Centennial Bridge

Mirrored image of the Centennial Bridge
One frosty and very still morning in November, 2010, Centennial Bridge, Miramichi, NB, Canada

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

SepiaSaturday 109









Oh, to be able to shrink myself and live in my dollhouse!!  I built this dollhouse from a kit in 2003. It was called the Bayberry cottage.  It took awhile, even though it was a kit, I had to do some cutting, window frames, door frames,etc.  The windows even go up and down!  I created the hardwood floors from coffee stir sticks, cut them all in odd sizes, glued them down, piece by piece, sanded and stained them.  I had fun decorating.  The last picture is a picture of part of my doll collection before I sold it.  The last picture of the three dolls are costumes I sewed for them.  I believe I still have the one dressed up as an Acadian girl.

In the picture of the livingroom, I photocopied my 3 children's graduation pictures and put them on the wall where along the stairs.  Queen Victoria's portrait is hanging in the kitchen.

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16 comments:

  1. I love dolls’ houses, but I sold the one my husband made for me when we emigrated here. I still have the photos of course, and your lovely dolls’ house reminds me of it so much. I bet you made all the soft furnishings as well. I daren’t add my doll’s house to my Sepia Saturday post this week or it will run on forever. I culled my doll collection too, though I still enjoy making them. It’s a hard decision.

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  2. It's obvious that it was a work of love for you to create the dolls' house. I like the practical touch of using coffee stirrers for the floors.I just wonder why you sold off part of your doll collection.

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  3. At one time I thought it would be fun to make a dollhouse and furnish it, but I really don't have room for one.

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  4. @Bob Scotney: I sold most of my dolls because I was moving to a very small apartment and had no room for them. I, however, have the pictures of them. Rosie.

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  5. Oh, I'm jealous. I've always wanted to build a dollhouse. Well, actually I've always wanted to build a town. In my mind I've built an entire old West Main Street with all the buildings complete. About now I'd settle for your sweet little dollhouse.

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  6. You did a wonderful job on your dollhouse. I'm sending a link to my sister. She recently bought a dollhouse at a yard sale but hasn't started the rehab on it yet. Yours will give her lots of inspiration.

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  7. What an amazing piece of work! I always wanted to do one of these but never got around to starting. It looks like you put a lot of time and love into it.

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  8. This is so incredible! My Aunt made one and I loved it, but I have never attempted. You have so much talent and patience.

    Happy SS,

    Kathy M.

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  9. Amazing job! If I were a tiny person, I would love to move right in.

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  10. Your doll house is wonderful. I bet you put lots of fun hours into that. at one time I spent lots of time with miniatures. Then I had three children and had to put them aside. Still love them.
    Colleen
    http://leavesnbranches.blogspot.com/

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  11. Beautiful. I love dollhouses, had the tin ones from the 1960s. This beats that by a mile!

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  12. Oh how I would love to have a doll house like this! Some day I will. I love Victorians and used to live in a 1919 bungalow, but my husband has flat out refused because they require so much work to maintain. Sigh...but yes, I will follow your example and make a doll house form a kit one day. You did a great job!

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  13. Rose, that's an amazing piece of work. My mother in law is in her seventies and still has her doll's house from her childhood and she treasures it greatly :-) Jo

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  14. WOW! Rose, that is a fabulous doll house. I always wanted one but now I see I have no excuse. If I want one, I should build it! What a joy to now also be in a house instead of an apartment.

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  15. Oh Rosie, that is absolutely magnificent. What a creation. The theme could have been made for you.

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  16. @ Alan, I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the theme!!!

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