Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Holten House

Following on from my struggles with my 40 count needlework kit last week I was asked in the comments if I could share a few photos of my dollshouse.  At the moment everything is everywhere as Mr GBT plunders it for the furniture he's made me which we display on our stand at the shows we do...it gets unceremoniously plonked back in until the next time and then I sort it all out again over the summer, but purely by chance I snapped a photo of the outside of it last week for a FB thingy I was doing.


Mr GBT made it for me in 1994 and it's still nowhere near finished. Back then it was a different world pre TYM and both of us working in very different fields to what we do now post redundancy. As he's now a maker it's a bit like a busman's holiday if I ask him to do anything on it too often, but we have finished the bedroom since this older post was written https://gnatbottomedtowers.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/my-little-world.html?q=dollshouse
This is a common scenario I come up against again and again within the miniatures world!

As I haven't got anywhere near to actually physically removing anything from my house I'm being very lazy and with Mr GBT's full permission I'm sharing some of his pictures of the stuff he's made me. I'm a lucky devil as I choose what I would like specifically for me and then he makes the first one for me before we launch any new pieces at the shows.








I love them all, but this one remains my favourite as it was made specially for my 50th birthday last year.



Hope you've enjoyed the little peek behind the doors!

Arilx

10 comments:

  1. Oh waw you lucky girl! I'd love a Brambly Hedge mockup, but seeing how Little Winter is taking shape I think I'll settle for the full scale version. x

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    1. Thank you. I'm so used to seeing them that I don't always appreciate them until others see them.
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  2. Gosh your husband is so clever, what beautiful furniture, the marquetry is lovely. I see your dollshouse is three storey, mine is a Bath Georgian type, and always rearranged by my granddaughter, though I have bought expensive furniture for it, beside making stuff, sadly it lacks the electics for lights which make such a difference.

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    1. He is. My uncle taught him full size cabinet making and when we ran out of room for full size stuff he reduced the scale. He used to be a design engineer which means he's used to do scale drawings which helped hugely. Glad you enjoyed them...I put them up for you.
      Arilx

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  3. Your doll's house is gorgeous.

    I sadly, made the decision to sell mine. The plan was that my late partner would make some of the furniture and contents for me but of course that can't happen now, so anything else feels like a compromise.

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    1. The houses are such a personal statement...we have created this together [I do all the needlepoint] so I can appreciate why it would be so difficult after the loss of your partner Ced.
      Arilx

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  4. Wow!!! The furniture is simply AMAZING!!!!!

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  5. That's so lovely! thanks for sharing.
    I'm excited to discover Mum's 1930s doll house which I inherited as a child. I found a lot of the original furniture in a box in my old bedroom a few years ago and, assuming Mum had given the house away sold it all on eBay. I'm going to enjoy finding replacements once the house is done up! xxx

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    1. What an exciting discovery Vix! Is it one of the Triang ones?
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