Christmas Decorations

When I was a child the house would be full of Christmas Decorations, tinsel draped around picture frames, and paper chains hanging off the ceiling. The Christmas tree dripping with tinsel and shiny baubles, and many handmade objects collected over the years, from crafty children. I have one such [object] decoration which consists of 3…

Christmas Tree

Well it’s that time of year again – choosing the Christmas Tree. Once the tree has been selected and strapped on to the car roof being much larger than first thought. On arriving home, it is put into a bucket, used for washing the car, cleverly disguised with shiny Christmas paper. Filling the bucket with…

Christmas Cracker Box

I thought it would be nice to make a box to put my christmas crackers in. There are lots of sites on the internet with templates for making miniature boxes, but my favourites is Jennifer’s Free Doll’s House and Miniature Printables. It contains free printable doll’s house wallpaper, with over 200 to choose from, household…

Christmas Crackers

Tom Smith a Victorian London sweet maker first sold Christmas Crackers based on a French sweet called dragees, which were wrapped in coloured twisted paper. Later adding a little printed novelty or riddle. In 1891 a novelty read – The sweet crimson rose with its beautiful hue Is not half so deep as my passion…

Stockbroker Front Door

New Front Door With my new style Half Stockbroker, the front door is through the porch into the kitchen. The door was not fitted so I don’t have a picture or what it was like originally. It now has a nice coat of dark green paint. As with all the hinges, they had a good…

Karen’s No.77 Restoration

This Triang No.77 belongs to Karen Lyons, a lot of hard work has gone into the restoration of this house.  She kindly sent me pictures of her progress. This picture shows the house with the back removed, your can see how bad the roof is. Many of the Triang house’s have roofs that are made…