Sunday, December 23, 2012

That's Not a Stamp, it's a Christmas Print, or Christmas Decorating, 1/12 Scale

One of the things that makes the Christmas Season such a fun and festive time is the decorating. Sometimes I drag my feet a bit when it comes to putting up lights and the tree and Christmasy knick-knacks, mostly because it means I need to get my house cleaned up first. And I am always the one who still hasn't taken the tree down by March. It can be just as much fun, however, to decorate you dollhouse for Christmas WITHOUT all the fuss. 

Although I had hoped for a White Christmas, looks like the icicles
and snow didn't arrive. Also the yard is full of crap and the house could
use a new paint job, but it's cozy and festive inside.
 
What's that peeking through the window? Why it's a Christmas tree with
lights and decorations.
Please wipe your feet on the doormat on your way in. We haven't lived here for long, so the walls are still mostly white, but we've begun to make it our own.

The first room you get to is the kitchen. We have a linoleum floor made of
self-adhesive shelf-liner, unpainted walls, and light wood appliances. What
color do you think they should paint the walls?

Please excuse the dirty dishes in the sink. The Mrs. has been cooking. She
hasn't spent much time decorating this room, but she did add a little Christmas
tree with a red bow on top of the fridge. Like me, she shops at the Dollar
Tree for small seasonal decor.

Here's a festive spray of tinsel in the milk jug. The Mrs. likes to keep seasonal
flowers here, but is considering adding a large candy cane to the arrangement.
 Why don't you come on into the living room and sit down for a few minutes? You look like you could use a cup of tea.

Here, have a seat and enjoy a cup of tea. It's cozy in here by the Christmas
tree. You like the wallpaper? It's vintage, homemade. The wainscoting,
however, is new, as is the window treatment and floral painting (which were
salvaged from a  greeting card).

Red battery-powered lights, pipe-cleaner tinsel, and resin ornaments
decorate the tree. These ornaments have been in the family for
about 20 years.

Looks like Santa has already been here! Brightly colored packages (from
Dollar Tree), toy soldiers, a wooden train, and a teddy bear. Do you like
the tea set? It has also been in the family for about 20 years. 
This is my favorite chair to just relax in front of the tree. It will be
the perfect place to watch the kids unwrap their presents. 

Since this is your first visit to the house, why don't we take you on the grand tour? It isn't much, but we like it. Let's go upstairs to the den.

This room is also in need of a coat of paint, but we do have new felt carpet! This
room has a door leading out to a balcony, but we don't spend much time there
because there's no railing. We've only got a desk in here now, but that's okay.

Even though we haven't lived here long, we have received a few Christmas cards!
(Made from holiday address labels on card stock.) We've hung up some festive
prints on the wall and put a small tree in this room.
The bedroom is right through this doorway. After you.

We've recently re-floored this room too (with blue note cards) but haven't
found just the right wallpaper for the walls. We like the blond wood and
a few touches of red and green add some pop to the room. When we saw these
life-size nutcrackers (at the Dollar Tree), we couldn't pass them up. 

A giant Christmas bulb (earring) and a red table runner (felt) decorate the
dresser. 

Our little suitcase (matchbox) has been well-traveled. This has also been
in the family for year, and who knows how long it was around before we
acquired it.

A snowman print and small holiday plant add a nice touch. Do you like my
seashell (button) tray? It's a great place for my jewelry.
You have to use the bathroom, you say? Where are my manners. Right this way. Watch your step, these stairs are steep.

Watch your head, the ceiling's rather low in here. We just pulled up the
carpet and laid down this marble (shelf liner) tile. Do you like the wallpaper?
We thought it gave the bathroom a primitive charm.

We had the red felt rugs custom made for this room. I see you are admiring
the trash receptacle (ceramic thimble). It matched the style of the sink, tub,
and toilet so well we just had to have it.

Thank you! We love the floral print hanging above the tub. (It was
a bead from a bracelet.)

Well, that's the grand tour. I hope you enjoyed your visit! If you have any questions, feel free to post them in the comments or on the Facebook page :)

3 comments:

  1. Ooo...I love the chair! An, the lighted tree is lovely. Lights always add that special touch to a doll houses ambience. :)

    Looks good!

    Mieljolie

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    1. Thanks! I love lights in a dollhouse. The chair is part of a set of outdoor furniture from when I was a kid that are mostly broken. About half the furniture in this dollhouse is from when I was a kid, a big chunk is from Dollar Tree, and a few things are homemade or salvaged. Glad you like it! It was fun.

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  2. Not only did I like the dollhouse and all the lovelies that followed but the commentary along the way. You love what you do. Thanks for sharing.

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