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Everything posted by shamrockgirl18

  1. Meg & Amy's room

    From the album Large Handmade Dollhouse

    rose wallpaper is a Tim Holtz product
  2. dining room

    From the album Large Handmade Dollhouse

    painted over the faded wallpaper
  3. 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?
  4. new paint job

    From the album Lucky 13

    on the exterior
  5. millie

    From the album Mice are Nice!

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

    From the album Miscellaneous

  7. signs

    From the album Miscellaneous

    just printed out and glued onto thick cardboard
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. '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: 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.
  13. interior walls

    From the album Mice are Nice!

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

    From the album Mice are Nice!

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

    From the album Mice are Nice!

    meant to look like an antique
  16. thrift store music box

    Any pictures  to share?
  17. dollhouses as Fanfiction

    So, yesterday I saw the MLA Call for paper for a 2019 conference, and I had an idea.  .  .but I haven’t written a critical paper since grad school. The overall topic is FanFiction, and one of the possible topics on the flyer is "Fanfiction as a reason for adults to enjoy "childish" things".  .  .so I started thinking about my dollhouses and how I base them on stories like Beauty and the Beast or Harry Potter.  .  .but how they are my own version of fanfic.  .  .like, I don't write my fanfiction, I create it in a more tangible way.  .  .   For example, I made a Harry Potter bookstore. But I've actually had to explain to people that it's just a store I imagine would be located in Hogsmeade- there's no bookstore named the Odd Shoppe in the books by JK Rowling, and there is no witch named Bartina Bogtrotter in the books either. I made them up, as an addition to the stories I love.   Anyways, I was wondering if you had any thoughts or insight on something like this.  .  . I was thinking about maybe trying to work up a proposal but I'm not sure what type of thesis I'd set out to prove.  .  .   Have any of you used your dollhouses as works of fanfiction? There's obviously no academic journals on this specific topic I could consult, but I do think it's a valid expression of fandom.   I'd love to hear your thoughts!
  18. 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- the album hasn't been updated in many years because I haven't worked on this dh in so long.

    I've never bought one before- what kind of goodies are in there?
  20. Instagram

    me too! you can find me @tiedyelibraryn I post dollhouse and mini pics, but I also post pics of my cats, my bunnies, my kid and book recommendations (I'm a librarian)
  21. For Beauty & Beast fans!

    Today at Marshall's, I picked up a set of 1:6 scale miniatures based on the live action Beauty and the Beast! They were only $3.99! Target has them as well: They are meant to go with the Belle Barbie doll (which is supposed to look like Emma Watson), but I wanted to put them in La Libraire de Belle. Even though they are not 1:12 scale, they look OK. Here's a pic of how they look in my dollhouse:
  22. For Beauty & Beast fans!

    Yes, I have used Barbie stuff before in my 1:12 dollhouses, so sometimes I wonder how many of her accessories are truly 1:6 scale.  .  .it's nice to have so many options- Barbie usually has some pretty good stuff!
  23. 1:6 scale mini's

    From the album La librairie de la Belle

    accessories for the Belle Barbie doll
  24. 1:6 mini's

    From the album La librairie de la Belle

    accessories for the Belle Barbie doll
  25. kitchen upgrades

    From the album Rosehill Cottage

    table and chairs, new cabinet with dishes