Sunday, 14 February 2016

The Beginning of Tudor Manor!

Hello everyone,

Happy Valentine to all you, my dear friends! I hope you have enjoyed your weekend and your have spent your day with your loved ones. I had a fantastic day with my hubby and kids. The day was quite nice and warm and we had lunch in our favorite restaurant.

So before we start off I wanted to welcome a new follower to my blog! Welcome Wendyrose!

Today I will be sharing with you the start of a new project. Some of you might already know about my Rare Vintage dolls House that I got last June called the Tudor Manor. Tudor Manor was built and decorated in 1979/1980 by Adam Purser and Jackie Lee who are the founders of the Dolls House Emporium.

Tudor Manor
I will be leaving it in it's original state with it's original wall paper and flooring. For it's age it is in a very good state. I only need to add one or two wall beams on the front and give it a good clean up.

As the wall paper has a 1930's - 1940's style I decided to go for that period. In August I had ordered it's main bed room from Elf Miniatures. Elizabeth and I have worked together to create this wonderful bed room. I still need to add more detail to the room.

Main Bedroom
 Also the new lovely couple that will be residing in this house have arrived. Please welcome Mr. & Mrs. V. Noble. Both the dolls were made by the talented artist Susan Emsell. Both dolls are dressed up in 1930's style.

Mr. & Mrs. V. Noble
As the house is slightly smaller than a 1:12th scale house I have to be very careful what kind of furniture to fit it.  I have to choose the right kind of furniture that is not too big for the room. I have found some nice pieces that fit the period.  At the moment I am just playing around and trying out furniture until I find the perfect pieces for the rooms. 

The dining room is quite small but I still managed to find what I wanted. I still have to add some wall shelves and so much more to this room. I also came across an Art Deco miniature Dinner Set with a Clarice Cliff design which will fit nicely in the cabinet. 

Dining Room




Clarice Cliff miniature dinner set
I also started working on the sitting room. The room is quite big but still adding to much to it will lose it's character.

As the sitting room has a built in fire place, I decided to go for a 1930's style fire place. The fire place is another lovely miniature that was hand painted by my father and it fitted the opening perfectly.

1930's fire place
I have also got one of Jane Harrop's Dolls House Kits. The radio was the perfect touch to the room and period. 

Radio
For the room I also got to choose the sofa set and as it is quite slim, it fitted in nicely.




This is all for now. I can't wait to really start working on it.

Free Give Away Winner!

I also wanted to announce the Winner of our Give Away Miniature Plate. The winner of the draw is Doreen Bell. Please contact me by email or message me on our Face Book page to give me your details so I can send it off to you. We will be having more give aways very soon.

This is all for today. I will try to start working on this dolls house one room at a time as now I have a clearer picture on the measurements and what fits. So keep tuned for the next update on this project.


Take Care and see you real soon.

Hugs.

Rebecca xxx



10 comments:

  1. It's a lovely house, Rebecca. Your Mr. and Mrs. Noble fit right into it. I love your furniture. I find that the sofa set looks very nice set against the wood panels and the rug fits right in. Love that fireplace. I look forward to what comes next.

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    1. Thank you so much Lucille, I am so pleased that you liked what I have done so far.

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  2. Hi Rebecca

    I love the house and the furniture I look forward to seeing its progress. I want to do a 1940's house do I will come to you for advice when I start.

    Sonja x

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    1. Hi Sonja, Thank you so much. You are very welcome to visit and I will gladly help you.

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  3. Wow Rebecca ! Beautiful work indeed, i remember seeing it when you first began. The couple look really nice, keep it up xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Marisa. I can't wait to continue working on it.

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  4. The bedroom and dining room is simply wonderful. Great work! Congratulations to the lucky winner and thank you for the giveaway.

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    1. Thank you so much Melli. We will be having more giveaways so keep tuned.

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  5. que bonita pareja y que bonita radio

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    1. Muchas Gracias Carmen. Me complace que te gustaban.

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