shamrockgirl18

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  1. Little Women

    I've been working on Orchard House a little at a time- I would love to find a doll to put in there and inspire me more. I've been looking around online alot but I cannot seem to find one that makes me think "Oh, that's Jo!" or "She'd be a perfect Marmee!" etc.   Can any of you literature-loving dollhouse gurus point me towards some dolls that make you think of Little Women?
  2. School days, school days. . .

    Another trip home to my parents' house= another dollhouse liberated from their basement! This time I brought back the one room schoolhouse because I wanted to use it in a display at the library. This house was a free find at the Maryland flea market/auction I used to haunt. I was amazed that nobody took it. It looks as though it was made by hand from scratch. When I got it, it was not painted (I painted it red as soon as I got it home) and the front step and the bell tower had come off. I was still pretty new to building/repairing mini's, so I used Gorilla Glue to reaffix the pieces- and it made a big mess. It bubbled over the sides and dripped down the roof. Does anyone have any tips for removing Gorilla Glue? It's such a cute little structure, and it also came with all the accessories so I'd like to give it some attention and make it look nice again. Here's a link to the album- http://www.greenleafdollhouses.com/forum/?app=gallery&module=gallery&controller=browse&album=2806 the album hasn't been updated in many years because I haven't worked on this dh in so long.
  3. Hagrid

    From the album Harry Potter House

    was very happy to be greeted by Fluffy
  4. Box of Bertie Botts Beans

    From the album Harry Potter House

    There was a Ron Weasley figurine in the clearance aisle at Walmart the other day. I didn't especially want the figurine, but he came with this tiny box of Bertie Botts beans! It's perfect for my HP dollhouse. So I kept the bean box, and put the figurine in the prize box at my library (and a kid already snagged it!)
  5. reflection

    From the album Geisha's Home

  6. new chest of drawers

    From the album Geisha's Home

    an Ebay purchase
  7. I recently found a Fluffy (the 3 headed dog) figurine in a boutique in Albany, NY. I wasn't looking for mini's, but I found him, and he was only $8 so I bought him for my Harry Potter bookstore.  .  . Then the house started talking to me again. Before I knew it, I was purchasing a Hagrid doll on Ebay. Now, since I have Hagrid, Fluffy and a griffon (although it doesn't quite look like Buckbeak), the house is telling me that hagrid and his pets need a little area outside the shoppe, like a pumpkin patch with a firepit, where Hagrid can relax with some butterbeer and spend time with his pets.  .  . And last night I was watching Memoirs of a Geisha, and my little Japanese tea house started talking, saying it needs a proper roof (which I'm working on) but it also needed a new piece of furniture, so once again I cruised Ebay and found a beautiful black, lacquered chest of drawers with a mirror (so the geishas can check their outfits before they venture out for a night).  .  . I love when they speak to me, but it usually means I end up spending money!
  8. Fluffy

    From the album Harry Potter House

    figurine found at a boutique in Albany, NY- wasn't even looking for mini's, but happened across him, and he was only $8
  9. new bed

    From the album Rosehill Cottage

    bought it at the big sale at Earth and Tree Miniatures in NH
  10. Barbara Maitland

    From the album Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!

    in the kitchen
  11. Meg & Amy's room

    From the album Large Handmade Dollhouse

    rose wallpaper is a Tim Holtz product
  12. dining room

    From the album Large Handmade Dollhouse

    painted over the faded wallpaper
  13. 1:24 scale furniture

    I'm having a hard time finding some good 1:24 scale furniture.  It seems like everything I look at online is either expensive or super-chintzy, cheap looking. Recommendations for finding decent (price and quality) half scale stuff?
  14. new paint job

    From the album Lucky 13

    on the exterior
  15. millie

    From the album Mice are Nice!

    looks pretty happy with her own, private wine tasting room
  16. tent w/ light on

    From the album Miscellaneous

  17. signs

    From the album Miscellaneous

    just printed out and glued onto thick cardboard
  18. thrift store music box

    Found this Christmas music box decoration at Goodwill Buy the Pound today. It's plastic, but it looks nice. It's begging to be transformed into a half scale dollhouse! The outside already looks great. I started by ripping out the cheap, resin figurines. You can see the plastic, knobby portions left behind sticking up. I will be re-doing the floors ASAP. The music box mechanism still works, but the battery-operated lights do not work anymore. It was too cute to just let it languish there.
  19. thrift store music box

    Do you have any info on it? Someone who saw it at the store suggested it might be a Hallmark product, but I don't see any markings on it.
  20. thrift store music box

    I was surprised at how easy the floors were. I'm not crazy about the wallpaper, but I don't think I'm going to re-do it. I just plan on filling the house with cute furniture and accessories, like a big Christmas tree and a fireplace, etc. I just need to find some nice-looking half-scale stuff
  21. thrift store music box

    I just put new floors on top. It's cardboard with 'wood' contact paper on it. Once I fill the house with furniture and accessories the floors won't even be very visible
  22. 'antique' radio for roombox

    Another find from Goodwill Buy the Pound- an 'antique' radio, that already had a opening in the back! It will make a perfect mouse house. There are some photos in my Mice are Nice album: http://www.greenleafdollhouses.com/forum/?app=gallery&module=gallery&controller=browse&album=8125 Has anyone done a roombox in an antique radio before? I don't think I would have thought to do one if I hadn't found this yesterday, all ready to go.
  23. interior walls

    From the album Mice are Nice!

    are cardboard with 'wood' contact paper on them
  24. radio back

    From the album Mice are Nice!

    with nice open space inside- perfect for a mouse house!
  25. radio front

    From the album Mice are Nice!

    meant to look like an antique