Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Matquel's Antiques & China Shop - My 3rd Dolls House

Hello Everyone,

Hope that you are all well. It has been a while since my last post but I try my best to keep you updated. I have started a new project which I will be sharing with you very soon.

Today I will be sharing with you my 3rd Dolls House Matquel's Antiques & China Shop. This dolls house is a Dolls House Emporium Kit which originally was called O' Rourkey's Post Office. There is quite some history with this dolls house as it took me quite some time to complete and finish.

This kit was given to me as a gift from my darling husband Gilbert for bringing our first baby Matthias into the world. I was really looking forward to start working on it. Before starting building a kit, I usually start collecting furniture and accessories to put them in the dolls house. As this was going to be transformed into a China Shop there where quite a lot of pieces to get for it.

With a new born baby my hobby was on hold or let's say had slowed down, but I wasn't bothered at all as I was still collecting the necessary items,  planning the color scheme to fit my Victorian Era.
Any how after a year of waiting I decided to go for it only that I got pregnant again with my second child which slowed me down even more. To cut to the chase after my little princess Raquel was born, and as she was a very good baby I've realized that I could dedicate some time for my hobby. I only needed an hour a day which was really fun.

While building the house I realized that the Dolls House kit was discontinued and that some items and furniture where no longer on the market so it was perfect to turn the shop into an Antique and China Shop. Then the name 'Matquel's' came to me like a bolt. Matquel is a combination of both my babies names Matthias and Raquel and so the shop's name turned up to be 'Matquel's Antique and China Shop' .

It took me 3 months to built and complete it. It was fun as both Matthias and Raquel saw me through it and it was worth the wait. 

You can also see the small video of this dolls house that I have made on You Tube which was used for 'May The Best House Win' 2011 Competition which I won last summer. Here is the link on DHE's blog

I hope you all like it.

Please keep in touch as I have more to share.

Take Care 

Rebecca xxx
Matquel's Antiques & China Shop
Here you can see the lit stair's leading to the first floor.
Underneath the staircase there is a small room with  an old fashioned toilet. 
The shop's window
Inside the house
Inside the shop at the left
Inside the shop at the right
The Kitchen and living area
The Bedroom


  1. It's a lovely looking house both on the outside and inside.

  2. I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) And quite inspiring for my property.