We recently purchased another old house.
Today was cleaning day.
I had quite a job in front of me. The neglected old house had not been lived in for many years..
It was in a derelict state of disrepair.
Poor old house, the paint was chipping, porch railings were missing and window frames were cracked.
Many of the window pane wood was lying on the ground in pieces, and you could see where they had once been attached to the window glass.
James gathered all the cleaning supplies together.
Okay, time to get to work!
I started on top of the roof..it was quite a steep roof, but I wasn't afraid of the heights.
The roof cleaned up nicely...it was green underneath all the dirt and all the corbels were intact.
It only took 5 minutes to sweep the entire floor.
It cleaned up nicely with a dry paintbrush.
I got a good start on replacing all the window panes...
THIS is why....
.Next month I turn 62 years old, and this olde house is my birthday present.
Isn't it just marvelous??!
This one is completely empty. It will take very small furnishings, 1:24 is the scale. What fun it will be to fill it up in time.
Another reason I never had a dollhouse is that I wanted just the right one. It had to be very old. My guess is that this dolly-house is turn of the century. As an antiques "detective", I have deduced this from the crackled paint, building material, wavy window glass and the style of the house. It was painstakingly built by hand, long BEFORE dollhouse kits were available. I like to think it was a replica of the builder's own house, but it is remarkable how similar it is to OUR house with it's wraparound porch, long windows and steeped hipped roof...and corbels... And a dormer too!
This little house came from Pennsylvania. It included a small box full of tiny parts that had fallen off, such as mini corbels...
in the parlor
Wow, can't wait to decorate!
But that will have to be put on hold because I am on a time schedule to finish a lot of critters for the next 3 shows..
So, I am back to the wool and finished with house work and interior decorating for the time being.
Fondly from the Hollow! Jeri