Hall's Lifetime Toys http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/ Hall's Lifetime Toys This started out as a kitchen room box my husband made. He added a second room and roof. The 3 pieces of the double-decker stack securely one on top of the other. http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204129186 204129186 The hubs made shutters and window boxes. http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204129187 204129187 I decorated the window boxes with dried flowers. http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204129188 204129188 I made an address plaque. We live on the Swan Creek in Missouri, USA, so I thought swans were appropriate. That's me and the hubs, just a couple of old love birds! http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204129189 204129189 Many of the wooden furniture pieces in the room boxes are 1:12 scale Hall's Lifetime Toys from their Early American Series. Corner cabinets, hutch, table, bed, night stand, wardrobe and chest are Hall's Lifetime Toys. http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204129190 204129190 The miniature decoupaged vintage signs added lots of color to the kitchen walls and they cost virtually nothing to make. Scraps of wood, card stock paper, printer ink and decoupage finish from my craft box. http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204129208 204129208 Items not made by Hall's Lifetime are the pie safe, ladder back chairs, stove, Captain's sea chest, sink & pastry table. http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204129209 204129209 Hall's table and hand knotted rug. The floors are made from teak wood, very pretty. http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204129205 204129205 Red and cream homespun curtains in a country check and lots of fresh vegetables from the garden. The cast iron and porcelain sink is a Dora Kuhn retired piece. http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204129191 204129191 Mr. Mouse http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204129192 204129192 Crescent Biscuit Company advertisement. The ladder back chairs were made by different artisans. http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204129193 204129193 Hall's corner cabinet. http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204129194 204129194 White Swan Food Products, and patriotic stoneware jug. http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204129195 204129195 This little plate is a French Feve. Feves (French for bean) are tiny figurines made to be put inside a "Kings Cake" for the "Epiphany" holiday, celebrated on Jan. 6th, the 12th day of Christmas. http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204129196 204129196 Bodo Hennig German stove, bread and copper pieces. http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204129197 204129197 I ordered 1:12 scale "biscuit" or gingerbread molds from Arjen Spinhoven Miniaturen. He is located in the Netherlands and makes unique dollhouse items, many as DIY kits. I ordered unfinished molds, sanded painted and waxed them. Very easy. http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204129198 204129198 Hand made punched tin early American pie safe made by an individual artist. http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204129199 204129199 Miniature barn oil painting and French Feve roosters. http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204129200 204129200 The wooden onion wall box is by Bodo Hennig. http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204129201 204129201 The retired Dora Kuhn pastry table matches the sink. I stained the legs and table top to give them some age. http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204129202 204129202 Hall's Early American hutch. Miniature pewter, cutlery box and stoneware bowls. http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204129203 204129203 More French Feves. http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204129204 204129204 Princess is Mr. Mouse's best friend. Dollhouses are happy places! The sitting cat was made by Schleich, a German toy company. They made beautiful realistic animals etc. http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204129206 204129206 I made the kitchen rug from a miniature knot work kit by Teresa Layman Designs called The Pecking Order. http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204129207 204129207 The bedroom is a work in progress. All pieces are Hall's Lifetime except the sea chest. http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204129210 204129210 The Hall's Early American bed is actually a canopy bed, but I prefer the look of a 4 poster. http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204129211 204129211 http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204129212 204129212 I hand stitched a blue and white ticking mattress and pillow for the bed. http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204129213 204129213 Hand stitched cotton sheets and pillow case. http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204129214 204129214 The bed coverlet and decorative pillow are hand stitched from a small piece of old Matelasse. http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204129215 204129215 The sea chest was made by the Shackman Company. http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204129216 204129216 This swan planter is a gift from a friend. Just perfect for a dollhouse on the Swan Creek. http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204129217 204129217 There is a partial ceiling in the bedroom. The underneath is painted white. http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204129218 204129218 The hubs rafters make it look just like a real attic. I left them their natural color. http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204129219 204129219 Our great niece Ava loves the newest dollhouse. http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204129220 204129220 The three pieces stack securely on top of one another. http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204129381 204129381 The 2 room boxes painted. http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204129382 204129382 Painting finished. http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204129383 204129383 Underneath the roof section, showing the rafters. The outer edges that show are painted trim color. http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204129532 204129532 Bedroom with the partial ceiling. http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204129384 204129384 I've had many wonderful comments on the rug. It's a miniature knot work kit by Teresa Layman designs. Made with french knots and a single strand of embroidery thread. It comes with the printed design on fabric. Good instructions. Very simple, but it takes a long time! Link to online site that sells her designs. http://cloudwww.thesilverneedle.com/teresalaymandesigns.php http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204135355 204135355 Here is a link to my blog that shows how I finished and backed the rug. http://littlecabincreations.blogspot.com/2017/04/clipper-ship-update-rug-is-finished.html http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204135356 204135356