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!!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

On a grey day...

Today its raining! Its cold and very wet.. i had planned to gather up all of the patchwork quilts, that i've made over the years, take them outside.. hang them on the clothesline, and photograph them in the sunshine!!! Not going to happen! The weather has had more of a say in this, than i have.
So i will show you my little grey house with the red roof. I bought it a little while back at a local antique shop. The proprietor of the shop had
no details as he'd bought it at auction and there are no markings or dates on it... I have seen another one, the same (different colour)that sold on australian ebay, since i bought mine. I am thinking that it is commercially made as opposed to home made or kit. I also think that it would be dated around 1930's. For no other reason than a gut feeling, so if anyone has any information on these little houses, please let me know! I was very lucky to find all the pastel furniture inside. I was quite tickled about this as its very sweet. I'm not sure whether to do much to it.. I'll probably just make bedding and add some vintage china and some old mats for the floor. It's important to me not play around too much as its condition is original and very good, except, for some spilt silver frost on the stairs and bottom floor.I'll pick it off with a scalpel, when time permits!

pastel furniture original to this house!
front entrance with steps...
opening doors and windows...
   My followers list is growing!!! yaay!!!  I read you all and i'm having so much fun!!
   There is so much to  tell you about and so much to show you, no wonder children love 'show and tell'
    at school! thats just what this feels like... see you soon   Christine xxx


  1. Lovely to see more photos of this house, Christine - I love it! I don't think I've shown my furniture like this yet, have I? I don't think I saw the other house like this on ebay, though - did you keep a picture? Do you remember where it was? (could give clues about where it was made, if it was in the same region as you, or nearby, like Sydney). What colours was it painted? I wish I'd seen it - would love to have one like this!

  2. hi rebecca, i did have contact with the seller of the other house, a few emails went back and forth as i was trying to get any details on its maker. the lady knew nothing about it... from memory, it was around 6 months ago, it was darkish blue, where mine is grey(it was original)and i'm not sure now, but i think it was nsw.. i didn't save a photo, sorry...i have been searching on my computer, i can't find the emails.. i'd love to see the photo's of your furniture, maybe they are aussie made? i can hear your sleuthing juices running!!!!!!

  3. Thanks for informing me of your blog, Christine. Will be following your work on your beautiful house. Blogging gets easier after a while (but almost too time consuming....) I can tell you have found that out in the meantime (that it gets easier!) Your blog looks great and thanks for posting my link as well. Bye for now

  4. That one is such a pretty house and the colours used are gorgeous. I don't know why but it makes me think 50s more than 30s - I think the colours remind me of old bits of furniture in the few colour slides we have seen from my husbands 50's childhood.

    Keep them coming!:-D

  5. hi christine, i so want some info on this house.... my mum had pastel furniture in the 50's, but the style was more modern looking, a bit more retro. i'm hoping that someone will read this and know exactly when, and if its australian made!
    marion; glad you found me!! have a lovely holiday..

  6. What a great house (and furniture too)! I love the way it coordinates with the exterior trim.

  7. Hi Christine, this house reminded me so much of Daydreamer's old house . I see she is already following your blog. One of the best authority I know of is Rebecca who has also left a comment here :). It'sjust a matter of time , I think when you will find out more.

  8. I have not seen this lovely house before. The furniture is wonderful too. Hope you get to find out more about it.