Joined Aug 31 2011
Hello my name is Anthea, I live in Cumbria which (for the benefit of people in other countries) is in the North of England. I've joined this site only recently and I decided to write my profile tonight. I must confess I've never had an interest in dolls or dolls houses until a few weeks ago when something happened to me... I love car boot sales, charity shops, auctions, and the more reasonably priced antique shop. I love all things art deco and thirties. If I see something from that era I cant leave it.My house is full! I was at a car boot sale and I came across this rough looking stall selling mens stuff, you know tools, old electrics, car parts and the like. But there was this old dolls house there too. See pic above. It was only a few pounds but I walked away because I'm not a dolly person; then I looked back and it was looking at me, and I knew I just had to have it! I thought it was thirties and that was the deciding factor. My husband rolled his eyes, we paid up and carted it off to the car. Something else for the garage... At home it went on the kitchen table and the more I looked at it the more I liked it, so I went on E bay and bought a few vintage pieces of furniture which exceed the cost of the house by miles. And now I think I am hooked, I have gained a very interesting and thereaputic hobby.
I would like to know what other people think of this. I know it looks a bit basic compared to others I have seen on here, but it is very solid and not home made looking. The paint is original I think and it has bakelite knobs I can date to 1936. I will add more details later as I know I have written too much! Regards Anthea xxx