Tiaannabelle's Mom

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About Tiaannabelle's Mom

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  • Dollhouse Building Experience None
  • Dollhouse Preference The Traditional Greenleaf
  • Online Community Building Projects No
  • Digital Camera Yes
  • Real Name Mary Helen
  1. What's everyone working on?

    Hi, Mary--what a cool idea! I like the idea of a stationary window, but agree the Greenleaf wall might not support it--what about a sky light into an attic room? You could glue a couple of sheets of balsa wood inside before making the cut--if the roof is shingled, that would lend support. mary helen
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    Happy 34th!, Cynthia! I remember it as a good year, looking back from 74!
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    Thanks guys for the heads up re: the tiny fisher price phone--I just bought one at Katy's Hallmark in Nashville! Sooooo cute! mary helen
  4. Hi, Mike! And wow! I didn't keep the instructions after my house was finished, so hadn't seen them in YEARS! I only have an iPad, but I may print the instructions at the library, just so my cousin who's getting my dollhouse when I pass on (hopefully at least long enough in the future for the house, and the unbuilt kits to be finished!) can see what I went through building it! as Bob Hope sang, Thanks for the memories! i went to your Etsy page--you're on a break for awhile!
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    Thanks, Sable! We all need less stuff hurting our brains!
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    Hi, Joanne--I haven't quite gotten the hang of this site yet! I love Texas! Dear Amy, I know Buttons is a most fortunate little doggie to have you for a Mom! Your mention of The Rainbow Bridge brings to mind all of my little friends who are waiting for me! I love that poem--just re-reading it each time makes the loss easier! all--blessed day, mary helen
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    I just googled    miniature cottage.com    and learned that the    3blindmice.com    show will be here in Brentwood September 8/9! Might never have known if not for this fun forum! Some of you might want to make plans to come, and maybe we could meet for coffee! mary helen
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    Thank you, Donna, for the sweet welcome, the adorable little chat group(!), and the beautiful, and so true thought about our loved ones. Carrie, we have a wonderful dollhouse shop here, on Thompson Lane, which runs between Franklin Road, leading to Brentwood, and Nolensville Road, leading to Nolensville! Miniature Cottage--you can google it--it's been here a long time--I bought my Dura Craft 800 kit there in '82, and several tiny Millie August houses, my dining room table, and other pieces. It's a tiny shop, just packed full of goodies! Everyone! Happy Birthday, USA! mary helen
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    Thank you, Donna, for the sweet welcome, the adorable little chat group(!), and the beautiful, and so true thought about our loved ones. Carrie, we have a wonderful dollhouse shop here, on Thompson Lane, which runs between Franklin Road, leading to Brentwood, and Nolensville Road, leading to Nolensville! Miniature Cottage--you can google it--it's been here a long time--I bought my Dura Craft 800 kit there in '82, and several tiny Millie August houses, my dining room table, and other pieces. It's a tiny shop, just packed full of goodies! Everyone! Happy Birthday, USA! mary helen
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    Hi, Beulah! Thank you, and how lovely that your 4 legged friends are named! Are you in Scotland? My fishies all have names, also! I don't know how to post pics--I'm on iPad--no real computer! mary helen
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    Holly--I'll have to learn more about sparkle--like for under wallpaper, it would smooth out a not so smooth wood wall? Dani and Carrie, thank you for your kind words of welcome! Carrie, are you in Nashville frequently? Like to maybe meet for coffee? mary helen
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    Thank you, Holly--I love your cousin and Queen names! mary helen
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    Thank you, Jackie! Blessed day!
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    Hi, Kathie and Marisa--thanks fir the welcomes! Marisa, I'm happy for you that you have Lily and Cooper, and Sweet Husband!
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    Hi, everyone--I'm a new member who was just told by another member how to introduce myself--I hope I don't ramble on too long! I'm 74, and am finally finishing a Dura Ceaft 800 Victorian Mansion I built in the early 80's! The exterior, painted periwinkle, pale aqua, and pale peach, with lots of gooey gingerbread and white trim, is almost finished, and the kitchen and "back porch", which serves as an extension of the kitchen since the house is (fictionally) located in a warm climate, in Natches, Mississippi (I live in Nashville, TN). The roof shingles were individually varnished 35 years ago--thank heavens! I don't think I'd have the patience to do that now! The time has come to do the 1st floor living room, dining room, and music room (the little tower room), in dusty blues and mauve, then next, the 2nd floor master suite, den, and study, then the children's rooms and attic. I've been very fortunate to travel to many different places, and buy something for the dollhouse from many of those places--like living room furniture and master bedroom fabric wall covering from China, blown glass from Israel, Limoges from France, Aynsley from England, inlay from India, etc. I also have my large 2 storey tin dollhouse from Christmas 1949, filled with Renwal goodies, an antique "box house" with liftable roof done in a Renwal schoolroom, and half scale, quarter scale, and the tiniest scale--144?--to do next! I live with 2 adorable toy Schnausers, Annabelle and Tia, and 2 inside fishies and 16 outside fishies! Thank you all for listening, and for providing a wonderful forum for dollhousing! Mary Helen (Tiaannabelle's Mom)