Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Decorating The Dining Room for Tudor Manor

Hello everyone,

It's been a busy week and finally I got myself to sit down and finally post. How are you my dear friends? Are you having a great week? Apart from dolls houses I am busy with my daughter's 1st Holy Communion which is to be done next month. Time does go by. I can't believe that my son's was done 2 years ago and now it's time for my Raquel.  

But you know me I will always find time for my dolls houses. Today I will be sharing with you what I have been up to with the dining room of the vintage dolls house Tudor Manor. Before I start I also wanted to welcome a new follower of my blog brisaymar. Welcome!

The Dining Room
The dining room is set between the kitchen and the hall way on the ground floor. Like most of the rooms it is narrow but then quite deep. It also has two doors opposite each other. 


The wall paper is quite pretty and the back wall is decorated differently. I can see why it was decorated in this manner. If the 3 wall were decorated the same with the blue pattern the room would have looked very crowed and even smaller. Once again I came to the conclusion that due to space furniture had to be limited and chosen very carefully. 

I had a 1930's style glass cabinet that I was sure that it would have fitted lovely in this room. So I have placed it at the back. I have filled the cabinet with a Clarice Cliff design dinner set. Clarice Cliff  designed pottery was quite a hit in the 1930's. I also added a green tea set which also has a 1930's style. Believe it or not I remember my grandma had one similar to it and my mother in-law has inherited a whole set. They are very fine and delicate.

Cabinet with dinner and tea set

I had to be very careful in the choice of the dinner table. I couldn't go for any table so I tried my best to try and find a narrow one.  I also found some pretty dinner chairs which have the period's style and they have fitted so well.

Still the room looked bare and the problem was I couldn't add much. There was no way I could have fitted another piece of furniture. Moving the cabinet a bit to the side I have added the console radio in the corner. This is also a Jane' Harrops kit. On top I have added a hand painted with a bronze effect Art Deco figurine.

Console Radio
Still it was not enough. The walls could afford to have more. I have placed a religious painting of the Last Supper which most Christians at that time would have had one hanging right over the dinner table in the dining room. 

I have also managed to place another wall hanging cabinet which has fitted in perfectly. As there was no room for furniture I think that was ideal to add. I still need to add some appropriate miniatures to it. I am thinking of adding a collection of Toby Jugs as they were quite fashionable in the late 20's

I still need to add lighting to the room and add more accessories and details but I am quite happy how it has turned out.

Here are some more pictures of the whole room.

 Before closing the post I wanted to announce the winning follower of our free give away. We had quite a good number of participants and I want to thank you all. I have placed the names of everyone in the basket and my little Leah helped me out to draw out the name. And the winner of this miniature ceramic platter is Denise Cole. Congratulations Denise. Please send me a private message or email with your details so I can send it off to you. We will be having more give aways very soon,

Winner of platter is Denise Cole

So this is all everyone, I hope you have enjoyed it. The Tudor Manor is filling up nicely and let's just say it won't be long until we start off with another project. So keep tuned for the next update.

Take Care and see you soon.


Rebecca xxx


  1. Your dining room looks wonderful, I love the flowers on the table. Congratulations to the lucky winner.

    1. Thank you so much Melli for your kind words. Take courage we will be having more give aways soon. xxx

  2. Congratulations to the lucky winner!.
    The dining room is beautiful. I love the chair seats and the glass cabinet.
    Hugs, Drora

    1. Thank you so much Drora for your lovely comments. Sending you warm hugs xxx

  3. Looks great Rebecca.
    You have made a very stylish 1930's dining room.
    I love the cabinet with tbe Clarice Cliff china. My own mother used to have a full size set.
    Shirley of Whimsy Woo Miniatures.

    1. Thank you so much Shirley. I love the Clarice Cliff china my grandma had one and it was really pretty. xxx

  4. Hi Rebecca, Firstly I wanted to thank you for the lovely platter. It arrived today it is brilliant. I will be visiting you etsy shop and get more of your ceramics. Your dining room looks so lovely and it's just fit for the era.

    1. Thank you so much Denise for your kind words. I am really pleased that you enjoyed your free give away. Thank also for visiting my etsy shop and for placing quite a big order. Sending you warm hugs xxx