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!!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Afternoon Delight.....

here she is!! complete with windows
This little beauty is the Triang 60!  A joy to own! The size of this little house makes it easy to display. It can sit nicely on a small table or languish amongst other collectibles on a sideboard or dresser... A big difference to the Triang Stockbroker, which practically needs a room of its own!  I got an enormous amount of pleasure from restoring this house.... For some unknown reason, when a house finally finds its way to me, it really needs some work to bring it back to life. That is probably a good thing as i wouldn't feel right about damaging or ignoring any original features, that a house might have....  This particular house had been painted over with an off-white colour, the roof had strips added and was painted dark grey. Windows were missing, and inside had been painted with grey/green gloss..  So began the tedious, time consuming job of scraping back (this took a bit longer than an afternoon) to se what, if anything, remained of the original features.... Delight!!  a lovely butter yellow was the original colour! The flower splotches on the front were visible and joy of joys, the Triang label was intact, on the back, beneath the top layer of paint....  More scrounging around in the shed and i found some old ply to replace the timbering on the front and a small piece of pine to make the bench seat that is normally in the porch area.  Some more vintage windows were sourced from the UK and bought via ebay... I think a family of grecons have their eyes on this place, they will soon call it home!!!
click on image to see what a mess this was!
flower splotches revealed!!!
triang label, yaay!!!
trial run with some bits inside....
still looks a little plain, needs timbering and windows...
                Greetings to all new followers!!! I can't believe that i am actually getting followers..
                Please know that i am very happy about this and i keep checking all the time , just
                 in case i'm  dreaming !!!
                 I know, i'm an idiot !!!
                  Have a great week!!!    Christine  xxx


  1. Hi Christine,
    Never heard of Tri-ang before so I searched the internet. Great job you did restoring this house. It's brought back to full glory. I like it very much.
    Have a great week too!

  2. This one really is lovely. :) I have always liked the shape and compactness of these and you have done a wonderful job restoring it. You've got some delightful bits of furniture too!

  3. Thank you Peggy and Christine, Triang has made some wonderful dolls houses... now, i am hankering for a Lines house! They say
    'good things come to those who wait'...
    thats me!!!! :)

  4. I think you did a fabulous job restoring this! Not plain at all. It has a quiet charm befitting of a vintage Tri-ang.

    I want one too :)

  5. I love it! Can't wait to see the inside and meet the Grecons. My Grecons live in a Canadian hexagon house. Are they related? Cheers CM

  6. Thank you Sans, they are charming, awkward to furnish, in the upstairs room ,over the porch. its a little bit squeezy!
    CM, i think they might be related... english ancestry and all that! :-)

  7. I was watching an auction for an unidentified house on UK ebay and just fell in love with the unusual shape of it, then some months later, found it was a Lines. I haven't liked all the Lines I have seen but this one really took my fancy. :)

  8. Holy smokes! What a great transformation! It reminds me of when I bought my condo - I stood there in the grungy place and thought, "What in the world did I just buy?!" But, I love my condo now, and I am sure you love your dollhouse even more for all the work you put into it. Excellent work! :]

  9. Christine, thank you so much for following my blog because it led me to yours. I love that you restore dollhouses. I look forward to reading back through your posts and seeing more of your wonderful work.

    I have a dollhouse I am fixing up. Haven't worked on it for a while because I was away and the garden needed work this summer. But I will get back to it this winter.


  10. You did a wonderful job on the restoration, it looks great!

  11. Oh it is a perfect little house - what a great renovation job. Triangs and Grecons, two of my favourite things. Love your blog. :-)

  12. Christine your work is amazing!!Miniregards from sunny Spain.