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!!!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Long live the Queen!!

Story book of the little house given to the young Princess Elizabeth and her sister Margaret.
My Princess the day she arrived home!
My gorgeous Triang Princess.....
The day that this beauty arrived here from England was so exciting. I was overjoyed watching the delivery man struggling up the path with the massive carton. I knew what it was. I had been waiting (not) patiently for it's arrival to this fair land....I was a little surprised at the size of the box that had kept it safe on it's long journey, and it did get here unscathed... I could hardly contain myself as I unwrapped it and sat it on the trunk that we use as a coffee table. It's lovely, not as big as the Stockbroker, but impressive to say the least!
Where she sat for ages, so i could watch her constantly....
I hadn't seen one in the flesh and i wasn't disappointed..
Because of the excitement and fanfare that has preceded the Queens Jubilee celebrations, I thought that this was the perfect time to show this.. I think, no, it is my favourite dolls house.. you would probably say i was a royalist, i love all things british.... cottage gardens, thatched roofs, castles, and like all little girls, princesses.
The back, showing where the original wiring and battery compartments are...
A young Princess Elizabeth standing in the doorway of this precious gift..
No doubt everyone knows the history of the little house that was a gift to the princesses from the people, so i won't go into the details... (easy to google)..
Another book.. this one says 'cut-out' ..
I have decided to furnish it with mostly Barton Tudor furniture.. not easy to come by, but it's there if you are patient and keep searching. It's taken a little time, but my collection is growing. I'll show you next time, some of the tiny treasures that will make this house a home...
Blogger has not been my friend lately, i think it's all the changes that are being made. 0R, maybe it's me .. I need to get back into the swing of it.
 See you soon
 Christine xxx


  1. Oh, it is lovely, what a great delivery

  2. thank you.. yes it is, can't wait to fill it! i love that you are teaching your daughter to sew.. there's something special about being able to say 'i made that'.. lovely stuff.. xx

  3. Congratulations having one of these gorgeous houses in your collection!

    For it's size is it actually heavy? I ask because I was surprised that my No.60 was so light - I worried the box only contained packaging before opening it.

  4. A wonderful little house to have as it's history is so special.

    Thanks for your comment on my blog, always good to gather wise and talented counsel :) I'll probably not make a final decision until the adjoining bedroom is finished, as well as the bathroom itself, and then sit back and see how it all comes together. It already looks different now that I've painted the toilet cistern black to match the seat. I should visit Susanne's blog (Miniature Dreams) and take a look at all her verdigris finishes, she's probably the best I know at that stuff. In fact maybe I should commission her, mail the plumbing over and sit back and wait for it to come back all beautifully aged! Now there's a thought...

    1. hi norma, whatever you choose to do will look wonderful as usual.. i can't wait to see it finished. :)

  5. Hi Christine, The Princess is truly a lovely house ,isn't it! I'm also lucky enough to have one, which I made into a school. I look forward to seeing what you do with yours. I love the Barton Tudor furniture. I was very disappointed when my Tudor 4-poster didnt fit into the bedroom :(. There seems to be a few variations to the house though.

    1. hi sally, yes i think we are lucky.. that bed will not fit in whatever way you turn it. i found it easy to take the top off the bed, put it in the room, then replace the top.. by gentle prising, i took out the 2 pins holding it (no damage)they can be replaced at any time.. of course it will fit in the back opening house..

  6. Oh My Goodness Christine, this is a wonderful treasure to have! I am one of those people who didn't know about this so I WILL have to google it. I know it will be a labor of love fitting it out perfectly.