Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Completing the Queen's Bedroom Diorama - Queen Mary's Dolls House

Hello Everyone,

Another week has gone by once again. Hope you are all well. It' been a rough few days for me. Have been under the weather and couldn't do much. Spent the days indoors taking it easy as much as I could. 

Queen's Bed Room
As a few already know I had started the Queen's Bedroom Diorama back in 2016. A beautiful collection with a few replica furniture pieces from the Queen Mary's Dolls House that is in Windsor Castle in the United Kingdom. 

Having a very bad cold with a constant splitting headache, I couldn't do much, so I did a little work on the labels for the dolls houses which are to be exhibited very soon to the public. 

While making the labels I realized that the Queen's Bedroom wasn't completed and that I had forgotten all about it.

So I decided to add the final additions to the room. It brought some sweet memories when I actually visited the Queen Mary's Dolls House in Windsor Castle last July. It was a dream come true, a magical experience that I will never forget to actually see the real thing. 

The original  Queen's Bedroom is massive; double the size of the diorama and no wonder that this diorama can't contain all the furniture pieces like the original one.  For obvious reasons my diorama had to be adapted but I still tried to keep close to the original. 

For starters I really tried a few  of my own accessories. The dressing table set which was part of the collection was what I would call basic compared to the real thing. 

The dressing table set
Seeing the original dressing table with it's fine rich accessories, there was no way I was going to come close to it but adding a few more accessories would have made a big difference. 
The Original Queen's Dressing table
I got myself a pair of clear glass candle sticks, did the silver jewelry boxes with polymer clay, added a few more hair brushes and painted them and added a tiny scissors. 

My improved queen's dressing table

The original bedroom has two interior doors and two beautiful tallboys. There was no way I could fit two in the room, but what really caught my eyes were the amazing detailed figurines on the tallboys. 

Original tallboy in the Queen's Bedroom
I decided to add a figurine which I hand painted myself.

 While I was in Windsor and came in front of this particular room I noted that the room only had two paintings. The first one was the Queen's Mother the Duchess of Tech painted by F.O. Salisbury. This painting is the one that you see on the mantle piece above the fire place. Then there is another painting which is quite hidden I would say, Mary Queen of Scots by Gerald Kelly. For some reason the story of Mary Queen of Scots always fascinated me even as a child so I decided to add the one painting.

Mary Queen of Scots Painting in frame

I added a few more pieces to the mantel piece of the fireplace.  Have added a few matching vases and also added the mantel clock that I painted too.  I got to 
add the silver mounted wall candle holders which I have painted too to match with the original setting. 

Finally the one thing that I really wanted to add to the room was an interior door. At least one of the doors I would say. The diorama looked too plain without a door so I really tried hard to come close to the original room. 

I was quite pleased with the outcome and now I can say that the Queen's Bedroom Diorama is complete. 

Here are a few more pictures of the room. 

Now the diorama is in it's rightful place among the other projects ready to be displayed. 

Hope you like what I have done with this project. 

Hopefully I will be sharing with you a new update on the ongoing project of The Master Swordsmen Pub & Inn very soon, so make sure to keep tuned. 

Take Care and See you soon.


Rebecca xxx


  1. Wow, Rebecca, you've done an incredible job!!! I totally love the room, so full of rich details, so carefully constructed!! Very well done!!

    1. Thank you so much José for your wonderful comments. I am thrilled that you liked it. xxx

  2. Has completado un trabajo realmente maravilloso,esa habitación plena de detalles,asombrosa y fiel a la realidad,no me queda más que darte la enhorabuena por un trabajo tan bien realizado!!

    1. Muchas gracias por sus amables palabras. Abrazos xxx

  3. Looks magnificent! I'm sure your exhibition will be one huge success!
    Hugs, Drora

    1. Thank you so much Drora. I'm looking forward to open the exhibition now. Hugs xxx

  4. Maravillosa! Se ve, además, tan delicada! ♥

  5. Very nice, a lot of details congratulations.
    By the way do you know where I can get the desk, I have all the rest but the usual websites they sold out.
    If you have any idea it will be great.
    Thank you so much

    1. Thank you Fernando, I'm pleased that you like it. As for the desk it's going to be very difficult to find as the collection was a limited edition from the Dolls House Emporium years ago and now they are absolute. I would suggest to keep an eye on eBay. Sometimes they do appear.

  6. A perfect room for a Queen.

  7. I loved your diorama. Perfect!