I thought that it was way past time to create my own blog. This is no easy task, considering that i am a definite technophobic!!!

My children (and theirs) introduced me to the wonderful world of the internet and all that comes with it!! First google, then ebay, internet groups and blogs!! I have met so many wonderful, charming people that i now call friend. Please bear with me while i blunder and bluff my way through this, until i find my way. Which is how i have survived most of the daunting situations that i have landed myself in!!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

a little elbow grease...

I have been putting off adding a new post!! I really feel out of my depth, here, but here goes...I have been scrounging through photo's, looking for evidence of the enormous amount of work that i have invested in this house. I have found a few photo's, not nearly enough as i had no idea that i would be drawn into the world of blogging. And i was on a roll, every waking moment was spent, if not working on it, then on the internet looking for any information that i could find..... so it didn't feel like work, but sadly not enough photo's. There weren't any remnants of previous wallpapers, so after much thought and mulling it over, i decided against reproduction papers (many of which i really like), for this house and used vintage wallpapers in small patterns that i found on ebay. i am getting a nice little collection together now and i'll need more houses to use them.that will be my excuse, anyway!!! Some came all the way from america, some from england and some were swaps that i had with other members of DHPP.  Once the original paint colours were determined, it was really only a matter of giving it a good sand, then an all purpose undercoat was applied. New base was made from old ply and timber salvaged from a vintage wardrobe. the roof was reattached and i was ready to decorate!! Well worth the effort....  oops forgot to mention that all the hinges were broken!


  1. Personally I consider you a dollhouse angel. Restoring this gem looked like a ton of work but that heavens you saved it. Hooray! It is wonderfu.! C

  2. thank you c. its really not work when you love doing it!! and thanks for finding my blog... i have such a lot to learn about blogging, hopefully i'll get there eventually!!

  3. Your blog looks fantastic now, Christine! I love this shade of pink, and the photos look really good with the white borders.
    However much you enjoyed it, I suspect that this took a lot of elbow grease - and I'm glad it was in your hands, as I fear in mine it would be still only half done! It looks fantastic - I bet the seller wouldn't recognise it now! How are you going with furnishing it?

  4. thank you rebecca, imogen, my 12 yr old granddaughter, helped me put more photo's on, as i'd hit a brick wall and was scared i'd delete what i'd already done. and we changed the colour!!! i've collected quite a bit of furniture, now to decide what to use in this house... somehow i get carried away and end up with more than i need...

  5. Oh my goodness! I can't believe you have my ultimate dream house and found it Queensland!!!! Well done, lucky thing :-D I have always wanted a Tudor Triang with this model being my biggest fantasy. I am going to love watching you restore it.
    I know you ruled out repro papers, but had you realised there is a UK seller who does repro Triang dollshouse papers? The ones you have are probably nicer though and even more authentic as parents would have papered rooms for their little girls. :-)

    I only found your comment today, so will have to start directing people next post. :-D

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  7. hi christine, glad you found me! yes, this house was like manna from heaven.. i also have a triang 60, which i will post about soon. it is small, so, one end of the spectrum to the other! i love the fact that we can now get repro wallpapers, i think you might mean trevor from dollshouse restorations. i know trevor from a dolls house club of which we are both members. he does beautiful reproductions and restores meticulously...
    i really did have ideas running around in my head, its hard to know which way to go. but its all fun and very rewarding..
    look forward to reading you soon. :-)

  8. Dear Cristine, thank you for the comments which you have left on my blog :).

    I am so glad to have found you . I love the triang dollhouse you bought. Did shipping cost a bomb? You have done a fab job with the restoration. Soon we will see more?

    I will be back :)