Our trip to the Steyning Dolls House Shop was a successful one. I say "our" as Mario is taking more and more of an interest in miniatures and wanted to come along with me so it was nice to have some company on the journey.
Needless to say, I could have bought SO much, but I exercised control and stuck to just a few bits and pieces. Here are some of them.
I like the fact that these mugs are all different colours. I think I'll make some hooks and hang them underneath the kitchen wall units by the kettle.
This glass cake stand was so delicate, I just had to have it.
I think this is the closest mini dog that I will get to my "Goose" and so I bought him with the intention of painting him black.
The cat curled up the chair is one I already had, but the one on the new carpet looking up at him, is just like my cat, Luca.
I have carpet in the dining room now too. I also bought the carpet that I'm going to use in the living room, which will be my next room.
The lovely mantle clock is one I found on eBay. (It also hides the split in the wood perfectly!)
I also bought a welcome mat for the hall and beautiful light that I'm going to use in the living room as well as a more modern skirting board and coving. OK - I know coving doesn't go with this house, but the living room is going to be more new modern than traditional modern and I needed a slightly different look.
It took an hour to fit the carpet. Perhaps I should have fitted it before I put in the chimney breast and the fireplace?
I also bought a tiny little horseshoe for above the back door. This got me excited about the exterior of the house again and so I've started to make a "wrought iron" gate and a tiny little picket fence. (Pictures coming soon.) It looks as though I'm going to have a very small front garden!