Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Sometimes you just have to find the good in the bad

The bad...The corner shelf that my Greenleaf Jefferson (aka the mini version of my real house) sits on came crashing down today. The good...Somehow the damage was minimal and now the house is clean again, lol. I decided to take advantage of the cleanliness and take some new photos. :-)
 I have a sentimental attachment to these dolls since they represent my family but I am so glad that my dollmaking skills have improved over the years. ;-) The oversized stockings are mini replicas of our real ones. The tree was the first one I made with chenille stems.
 The mini versions of our real life countdown banner and my childhood Christmas "stocking." Behind the boot is a shoe/boot tray that I repainted. We always have a pile of shoes/boots/slippers, etc. near the door.
 The kitchen looks great except for the tipped over high chair. Of course I didn't notice it until I looked at this photo...The only furniture damaged in the fall was one chair back and two table legs. One of the legs broke in a harder to repair place but it turned out ok.

 My son's bedroom was rarely this neat even when he was a toddler but it looks good here, lol.
 The master bedroom with last minute "Santa" gifts.
 I had to stretch to get photos of the top story rooms (because, of course, I didn't remember to take pictures while it was still down low.)
 The girls' bedroom - I used dimensional American Girl stickers that look like the girls' real dolls. The size was perfect and the stickers were on clearance. Doesn't get much better than that!
Santa is on the roof in the chimney. Apparently, all the reindeer are watching over him, lol. The Burl Ives snowman from Rudolph is also hanging out in our yard.


Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Glad there was only minimal damage, nothing that couldn't be fixed.
Cute rooms, thanks for sharing your memories in mini with us and have a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow.

Miranda Ixie said...

Oh my gosh! I can't even imagine how terrifying it would be to have a house fall like that! I am so glad the damage was minimal, and I'm glad it lead to getting to see all the rooms! I have lots more exploring to do on your blog (I just found you). Thank you for sharing your miniature world with the rest of us!

De said...

Thank you both! This was my first big dollhouse so is sentimental for several reasons. I am so glad nothing was too badly damaged.