An attic bedroom. I posted this back in April of 2010. You will not be able to view it as I put it into drafts by mistake when I was looking back at the post. I had just finished the bathroom that you can see through the door and had arranged the beds side by side on the wall to the right of the fireplace. You can see the bathroom in detail in past posts under Attic Bathroom April 7, 2010.
The new layout opens the space so you can see into the room. I had almost no accessories and now I look at the photos I notice I did not dress the mantle. Perhaps I will find some new things while I am away this summer.
I had always wanted to do a toile room. The wall paper is fabric attached to watercolour paper by spray adhesive. It is a fine cotton and it was very easy to work with. I did not show it but the chair beside the fireplae has the little check for a seat cover and a toile cushion as well as a petit point style cushion.
The door to the left has blackboard paint on it and drawings by two of the grandchildren. It opens to the impression of a stairway leading downstairs. The cart has a knitted sock monkey and a lady bunny by Elizabeth. The tiny suede bear has leather ears and is jointed. He was a lucky find a long time ago. I have been working on this house and acquiring items for it since the mid '90's. Bruce built it from 10mm ply and it was largely unfinished. I remember going to the Seattle show and buying almost every item of Bespaq furniture you will see in the house. It was quite a day and I was in shock for several months.
Elizabeth encouraged my interest in miniatures and she has given me so many things for this house over the past twenty years.
The bunnies are waiting for visitors so they can begin afternoon tea. Lots of toys have found a place in the dollhouse and on top of the trunks. Bunnies by Janine from a tutorial by Elizabeth. Petit fours and pedestal tray by studioeminiatures.blogspot.ca
The bunny button on the shelf is from a romper suit that #1 son wore. He is now 38... can that be right!
The yellow robot and also the little yellow car also belonged to the boys when they were small. When they left home I bought their playmobile, lego, matchbox cars and mini things and their children now play with them!
Fatima, Elizabeth and I attended the Seattle Miniature Show a couple of weeks ago, one of the items I bought was the little wicker trolley that the felted mouse hopes will take him far. I also bought the sailing boat. Beside it is a glass canister filled with tiny shells found on our Pacific sailing adventure.
Fatima made the wonderful christening gown displayed on the cupboard made by Bruce. Inside are a pair of perfect booties.
The play table top is a circle of wood painted black with a wood marquetry motif modge podged to the top.The elaborate metal support is a thrift store find. I think it may have been a glass holder.
Note the light above the painting of a girl above the bed. It works only because of Bruce's inventive solution to pulling the wiring through the roof area.
It was not in the original wiring plan to have a bed in this position but it works so well and so neat with the little light burning above the bed.