Dolls' Houses Past & Present

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I love old Lines and Triang houses, preferably with the old wallcoverings and windows! My image now re-juvinated along with my computer!

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Reply Maddy
11:55 AM on April 15, 2016 
Hello Rosemary,
I have just been looking through some old DH past
And present mags and came upon your article about your Grecon dolls. it was both enjoyable and enlightening. Now I understand better about their attraction. I am beginning to fall under their spell. I do enjoy all the stories that are told of their antics by you and others.
Reply lucy
6:24 PM on January 31, 2016 
Hello Rosemary,
dolly's house came with a couple of grecons the rest I have collected since, I have not added to the collection for a while they are hard to find and go for a lot now ,I must photograph more of them when I have time, dolly's house is my favourite house it went all the way to the lakes and back again last year ,it was funny as I moved all my houses and the one that gave me the most trouble was the newest one with modern lighting all needing replaced and the really old houses just lit straight up again ,its not something I would like to do again worse than moving all the sheep Lucy xxxx
Reply Suzi
11:05 AM on January 28, 2016 
Hi Rosemary- yes....that is my Downton Abbey Rose inspired doll. I carved her just before the holidays. She is a "Hitty" type doll. (wood, peg-jointed, usually lots more rustic). Thanks for the comment.
Reply Giorganna
1:29 PM on September 29, 2015 
Hi Rosemary....thank you for your observations on my Conway Valley House....much appreciated.
Reply jenny
4:14 PM on June 16, 2015 
Hi Rosemary, thanks for commenting on my Enid Blyton house, specifically the Triang table, it is nice to know it is from their Jacobean Range, which if I knew I had forgotten! Pleased you have one now too and the chairs?? Have you put any pictures on of them anywhere? I will be putting new pictures of that house on soon as looking back at my album the bays are very plain and I have since added curtains and other frippery bits!
Reply Joseph
2:06 AM on April 2, 2015 
Hi Rosemary and Thank you for your kind comments on my Halfway House photos. Much appreciated.
Reply Janice
11:48 AM on February 9, 2015 
Hi Rosemary

You're right about the cobwebs - I got one of those dollshouse/craft vacuum things for cleaning up bits, don't know if you've tried them? I suppose they do work but they take forever!
6:35 AM on December 31, 2014 
Hello there, and thanks for the welcome. I'm really enjoying exploring the site and working out how it works. I loved this month's magazine - oh so many interesting articles and became all mushy over the deco design furniture ;)
Am still trying to find my way around.
Love your children's party pics
Reply MikeA
5:38 AM on August 1, 2014 
Love the tale about the boat Rosemary........and the boat as nice lines.
I've just posted a couple of pics of a boat I named Rosemary!
Reply MikeA
11:27 AM on July 29, 2014 
Thanks so much for the kind comments Rosemary and it is great to know that I'm not the only one who actually creates the characters that occupy the houses. I seem to find it helps to build the house if you know the occupants.
Reply Joan Mc
2:49 AM on January 17, 2014 
Like your new image.
Reply bedtimetales
11:59 PM on July 18, 2013 
Thanks for the contact. My 'other illness' is now forty plus at the moment, and I too have got hooked on Triang as I made contact with Marion Osborne about a house I had bought and ended up buying her book on Triang houses which sent me on a buying spree. The book has proved invaluable.
Reply Janice
4:17 PM on May 28, 2013 
What an imagination! I love your stories. Keep up the good work.
Reply Heather
12:12 PM on June 7, 2012 
Hi Rosemary! We never knew anything like that-the shutters, and missing chimney!. I will look those other two houses up. Once, I thought I remembered some half columns on it, but that was long ago, and she lived in Scotland, where we lived always in Canada after the 2nd world war.This kind of information is what I was hoping to hear. My grandmother has passed long ago, and this just came to me a few years back.It seems in very good shape really-but that is only by our "unknowing" eyes looking at basically whether it looks fascinating. My forte is British prams, and I thought that is a lot of stuff to learn! I assumed, after seeing the picture that Rebecca guided us to, that she put the lace curtains on that upper window. Rebecca also said that she did not think that the fireplaces were original-well, when we were taking pictures of all that came with it, there were two more old wooden, plug-in fireplaces, with little orange lightbulbs and twigs for it too! Now, I don't know which, if either of them, came with it. Nobody else knows anything about it in our family. I would love to put the pictures on-thank you. It will be interesting to find out about those. She said that she had collected furniture for a long while over the years so I don't even know who it really came from, or what it came with! I do have pictures that were given to me with the house, so I will look at those and see what it was from the beginning. I hope I don't have the years wrong-it is hard when things you find out are basically hearsay, and I can't check them out. It is all great to know! Thank you, and I look forward to knowing anything that I can gather!
Reply frisco
1:32 PM on November 16, 2011 
have really enjoyed the storyline keep it up please
Reply frisco
10:19 AM on October 15, 2011 
Hi Rosemary hope you don't mind me asking you questions again.....have started on the front of my little house and thought to look at your photo again...and am seeing more differences, the lower windows on mine are broader and lower than on yours and the porch is rounded is this because it is earlier? and does she have a name or number? I've managed to reproduce all the wallpaper which takes an age but very worth it, but this will all wait until I have the ouside finished, managed to convince my French friend she was a lines triang....but I think she will be visiting the website as she found it very interesting,especially now the translation tool is running
Reply frisco
1:57 PM on September 9, 2011 
thanks Rosemary I was pretty sure from all the help I've had here that it was a lines-triang just did not want to offend my friend by questioning her ....and like you not possible to reply via the forum
Reply frisco
1:25 PM on August 29, 2011 
had a look, very similar and very pretty so it's not hand made as I thought, just I could not find a makers mark anywhere, this will knock any ideas I have on the head of doing it up art nouveau style I will take a better photo of the frontage but at the moment the doors are off to keep safe, thanks again
Reply frisco
12:11 PM on August 29, 2011 
thanks Rosemary, do you know this style??any information would be most welcome, before I start to do anything, I know it has a new roof so think perhaps the original had eaves above the windows the real house across from me does but for a dolls house not sure, so glad I've found this site I'm sure I'll enjoy
Reply Ysť
12:25 PM on July 22, 2011 
Hello Rosemary !

Well Miss Twist was born in 1963 and yes it doesn't show (she is not mummified, is pretty rightly against plastic surgery and/or Botox.. she has avoided sun all her life and looks amazingly young... It runs in the family... ).
The company Atlas re-edited some of the Peynet doll but they have none of the charm of the original (they are smaller than the original, only 19 cm and most importantly they don't smell of old tyre. A good way to recognize a real Peynet).
Kd Rgds

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