Happy Thanksgiving!!! I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday with family and friends! Here are some pictures of the dollhouse all ready for the holiday. So, lets imagine ourselves in miniature and head on into the dollhouse…
Outside the door we have some fall decorations. A pumpkin, rustic crate, birdhouse, leaves, and a basket of grapes made by me. The silver bucket was “borrowed” from my daughters toys, because I liked how it looked!
As you enter the front door we have a beautiful fall welcome mat, pumpkin, and bowl of candy for those guests who might be hungry! (And I just noticed as I looked at this picture that some little hands left a key hanging out of the door lock, lol!)
Here’s a close up shot of the bowl of candy bars. I made all those candy bars for Halloween, thinking I would do a post with Halloween decorating, but never got that far. All those itty bitty bars took forever to make!
On the other side of the cabinet next to the door we have a lovely, comfortable seat for guests to rest while waiting for Thanksgiving dinner! I made that chair this summer, and again, it took FOREVER to finish!
In the living room we have games set up for guests and family to enjoy playing while our turkey cooks! Good times! Right now they have monopoly out, that might be the only game they have time for if it’s anything like real life, . My dollhouse family started a nice, cozy fire in the fireplace too!
Some other shots of the living room fall decorating. Made by me: Pumpkin on the mantel, pictures on the mantel, books on the side table. I bought the itty bitty pumpkin on the side table at our local dollhouse store and the glass jar is from the dollar store!
Moving into the kitchen we find things are not in quite as good order. Apparently my dollhouse Mom is running a bit behind schedule. The stove is covered in pots and pans, food cooking away. She meant to get a cup of tea but never got that far, and the teakettle is sitting forlornly to the side, waiting for someone to use it!
I bought this set of pots and pans this summer for $3! Good deal. I painted the top of the teakettle handles black but haven’t done that with the other pots yet.
On the kitchen island we have pies cooling (apple and pumpkin, yum!), recipe cards scattered about, spices, teaspoons and other baking supplies waiting for use. Maybe my dollhouse mom is getting ready to make another pie? She has a coffee mug sitting on the counter from her errands yesterday. Cold now… not good to drink but she hasn’t had time to take care of it yet!
I made everything is this picture except the measuring spoons!
Over on the counter we have a pan of fresh rolls cooling. Don’t those look yummy! The silverware drawer is open because my Dollhouse Family is in the midst of setting the table.
I made the rolls but the pan is from a dollhouse store, and the silverware is store bought too.
My only “official” resident of the dollhouse (since I don’t have an actual family to live here yet) is hanging out in the kitchen, hoping for a few scraps to fall his way!
The table is getting set for the Holiday with a lovely fall colored tablecloth and runner. Several chairs have been brought in from other parts of the house for extra seating, just like in real life.
Mark just installed this light for me this month. I’m loving it! The “tablecloth” is a piece of fabric, as ell as the runner. The plates are from hobby lobby and cups were made by me.
Finally, the music room is decorated and ready for any enterprising musicians to come in and start playing!
Made by me: Birdhouse, basket of grapes, about 80% of the books on the shelves, pumpkin, and sheet music. I also painted the bookcase, it started it’s life as a pie safe from hobby lobby before being transformed into this gorgeous shabby chic shelf.
The piano was a gift from my parents, I bought the guitar, the chair was from a friend, and the books were gifts from friends.
And now, a few shots of the other dollhouse rooms so you can get a feel for how everything is progressing. Here we have the second story. Library, Boy’s bedroom, and Girls bedroom. Most of the furnishings, wallpaper, etc that you see is not what I want permanently but is what I have for now.
The third story. Bathroom, hall, and master bedroom.
A few more shots of the master bedroom. This is the wallpaper I want in this room but it is not installed because we will need to run channels for the wiring first.
Finally, a whole house shot. I love how everything is coming along!
Thanks for reading my blog!