But I'm still the sicky. And I want to be lazy and watch The Princess Bride. But that isn't happening yet. Lots more to do. So lets get on with it shall we?
We ended in the second floor hallway last time, and you could see the doors to the study/library and the bathroom.
Let's appreciate the marvel that is Victorian plumbing shall we? Hey did you know that they weren't normally on the second floor at all? That's a modern thing. In Victorian times the bathroom was generally off of the kitchen at the back of the house. Sort of added on to the house as people got more money and more modern plumbing. And when people began to build new they started to figure out how to put them upstairs.
See? I warned you that I was a font of useless information yesterday. Did you listen? Apparently not because here you are.
So on to the dollhouse bathroom, however inaccurately located.
|You can sort of see the tile design in this one. It's a bit dim but the flash shine shows it off a bit. Can you tell its octagon?|
It's funny, but its one of my favorite rooms in the house. It just came out so nicely. So here we are with furniture.
|Plastic floors go on with hot glue and sometimes it gets a little wonky. Burnt fingers anyone? But the tub and toilet look good. We've even got soap, a sponge and toilet paper|
|Of course the mirror has my thumbprints on it. Mr. & Mrs. Doll won't be pleased.|
|First I'd forgotten the stove. It'd be very cold without it. And second...the Siamese cat to roll around on the floor. Mine does this. A LOT!|
And... you can't tell but there was about two hours between me writing the above and me continuing to write the post. So I did a few more things and got some more pics. I think the bathroom looks slightly more finished now. Too cluttered? You tell me.
|So some jars with bath salts that I made, a couple of little rugs... I think the cat looks happier don't you?|
|Now Mrs. Doll can have a relaxing bath. Right?|
|I turned on the light. Can you tell? I love how that wall sconce looks. So Pretty!!!|
So we go down the hall...Towards the library. Or Study. Man Cave? Anyway. Have to show you the railings...because the Husband was very impressed.
|It took a little time for me to figure out how to do this. But it doesn't look bad.|
|Pretend he's going to take a trip around the world by spinning the globe.|
|The shelf under the Malachite rock is Edgar Allen Poe.|
By the way, to make all these stick and not fall I used zots, like for scrapbooking? They worked great.
|Here's a shot of three shelves across. It took a while to get all the books arranged so they looked nice. I'm sure Mr. Doll will want to reorganize though. Men.|
|He's working very hard with his cigar and cognac.|
|With the stove and a huge chunk of Tigers Eye behind him. Would you believe the shells are an inch long at the most?|
|Mrs. Doll is very...pink. I really need to do something about that.|
|I think the rug complements the pale blue nicely. And the end tables with their lamps are some of my favorites. The bedspread and pillows turned out pretty well too.|
|The glass bottles have removable stoppers. So I'm glad they're zotted down. Same with the tray with the brushes and combs. But I love the filigree work around the mirror. Just the right touch of ornate.|
|Pretty dresser is pretty.|
|I love how the little gold door matches the base of the lamps. I'm weird like that.|
|Oh...I just noticed how nicely this shows off the rug. But you can also see Mr. Doll's shoes and holders along with his bowler and watch.|
|Yes. You can just make out the face of his watch. Of course his gloves are in their box and he has a little set of tools for his nails and mustache. Must keep well groomed you know.|
But that's it for the second floor. Let's mount the stairs and head to the third floor shall we?
|An older pic but no one is going to fall down these stairs if I can help it. Not tired maids or rushing children.|
Look for another post in a day or so. I'm going to go and write it right now. Then I'll just need to edit it and post. So no long wait. Right?
Well that's the hope anyway.
|Just in case you were worried that the dolls missed Halloween. Nope!|