Drawing Room & Library flooring

drawing room floorToday was the day for the house.  I managed to avoid tackling the servants bells & laid wood floors instead.  I used a previously laid floor with beautiful trim from Small World Minis on eBay (one of my 2 fave suppliers of building materials).  I had to add some extra around the edges (which needs finishing).


drawing room floor detail

I also did the library: I used some assemble-yourself parquet trim which looked amazing once I finished.  I really enjoyed the hands-on part.  I decided to add a star detail afterwards (it was an extra piece I had kicking around).  I even got the wainscot done: complete with secret door….


Afterwards, I set up my newly arrived gothic dining set in the library:  chairs from eBay seller pedalcarsntrains  & trestle table from online store Bijou.  I love these pieces.  You can’t tell, but the chairs are resin.  To the right are my pocket doors into the drawing room.

And if you look close, you can see the secret passage beside the fireplace.  gothic dining room

Still blogging

I’m trying to flesh out my pages here.  I’ve added quite a bit this weekend, including a new page “my dolls”, & content on “tools & supplies”, “artisans & sources”, “books & links”, as well as finishing up the “this project”.  Enjoy.  Tomorrow I shall work on the house.

Here’s some stuff that arrived this week…

Ram's head

Ram's head

Pets for a Gothic Victorian

If you don't feed them they go straight back!


Not for delicate feminine sensibilities

To build or blog, that is the question

tudor dollhouse piecesToday I had planned to work on some more construction bits.  But having 3 days off, why rush?  Besides, I have so much to add to these pages. In the meantime, check out these amazing pieces I’ve collected.  The gothic windows & gargoyles were a great find from York Miniature Scene. The tapestry & other pieces came from sellers on eBay – many will be included in my ‘artisans & sources’ page once I get there….