Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Small Scale Madness

I have had a wee bee in my bonnet for weeks now. My mind has been sputtering and hiccuping over several ideas and I am finding it a trial to get it to go smooth. Yes, I have been in the deep end considering vignettes and restyles and pondering paint. If you are wondering just what I am blathering on about, 'tis this: I have been wanting to make happen some sort of re-do to The Cottage. The living room to be precise, I have been itching to paint and change and generally cause no end of frustration to The Bearded One. Each time I bring this scenario up in conversation, I am met with the most befuddled of looks and a long slow pause before he speaks, "What color? Really? Why? I like our paint!" I will have to admit, I actually have no sound concept to answer him. The truth is, it's a bit beyond our doing at the moment, because honestly, the floors are in desperate need of sanding and sealing, we have a 4 year old who still creates masterpieces on the walls and our budget as well as time allotment make it out of reach. Still, like I said, I am just itching for some sort of interior design mayhem.

There is a good chance that I have become slightly unhinged, because whilst I was tidying up I spied this...


...and then I actually thought, 'Ooh, I could make over an entire house!!' Perhaps I am suffering from a twinge of fever. The bedroom would be the first bit of business. The royal blue on the wardrobe has to go, new coverlets and pillows for the bed, wee garlands hanging brightly and a crochet rug to warm the toes. Oh dear.

(apologies for the atrocious photos, dark days for snapping pics)


This particular bit of madness then led to complete bedlam in my mind. I had visions of The Bearded One crafting more dollhouses, I would put out the call to all my crafty blogger folk to design and create rooms in each house, all leading to some sort of artsy installation most grand and what fun! Ummmm...

I think I need to have a sit down and a cuppa. A few deep breaths and sanity restored, one hopes.

Was it all just an excuse to avoid the dishes in the sink and play dollhouse?

9 comments:

Ruth said...

I would have dearly loved a dolls house like this when I was younger. Yours is beautiful - I am so envious! I used to use my wooden bookcase (I emptied out all my books and never used said bookcase for its' actual purpose!) and each shelf would be a different floor to the house. I used to make all my furniture from assorted cardboard boxes and I absolutely loved it to bits!!

Mare said...

OH! This is so exciting! I LOVE dollhouses! Right now all i have here for Lola is a little barn to keep her wooden animals in. But when she starts to show a little more interest in her peg dollies and her barn, maybe....
When i was a little girl i had one of those metal dollhouses with plastic furniture that i shared with my sisters. I saw one of those in a shop not too long ago and it brought back so many memories...as did this post! Thanks Lola Nova!
PS- any excuse to avoid washing dishes will do...

Pia K said...

that doll's house is so cute! the one i had (still in the garden shed i think) was a rather horrible plastic one.

and it's a neat idea to make a little model makeover in awaiting for the means and opportunity for a bigger one. not to mention the fun with it! and that bigger installation idea sounds quite, quite... wonderful actually. not very crazy at all.

Lola Nova said...

Nice to hear I brought up some memories.

Hy very talented husband built this dollhouse for our girl. I love it.

Mare said...

Wow! You have a very talented Husband! That doll house is beautiful...

Pomona said...

I promise you it would be lots of fun - I have made little quilts and pillows for Princess B's doll's house before now, and the good thing is they don't take long!

Pomona x

Tania said...

I'm a serial house rearranger and I so get that itch. The answer to why? is simply BECAUSE! And that sort of change is (almost) as good as an extended holiday.

Mom L said...

I used to have such fun with dollhouses and teeny furniture - and I was about 35 at the time! Belonged to a group that delighted in making miniatures. You go right ahead, ditch those dishes and play!!!

Nancy in Iowa

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