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50's or not?
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7:39 AM on July 9, 2013 
I think that this would work very well on a feature wall in a large-scale house.
Zoe H
3:04 AM on July 9, 2013 
Please don't worry, Lyss, I have plenty to get on with from the other list. Enjoy your time with your grandson.
6:25 PM on July 8, 2013 
Oops...still owe you a list of museums, sorry it slipped out of my mind. I'll get it to you this week!

Photo's will be made as soon as 7yo grandson who's staying with nan for a whole week :) will grant me the time.
Zoe H
5:09 PM on July 8, 2013 
Brilliant, Lyss, what a lucky scratch! Are you do going to post photos, I'm intreagued now! (By the way, I'm going to Amsterdam very soon and will be making a start on the list - will report back!)
4:42 PM on July 8, 2013 
Yeehaaa..while putting in the cardboard for the floor I accidentally scraped my nail over the white gloss painting that some nitwit had painted all around this house.
Hallelujah...underneath is a lovely original paper lino with light-brown, white and yellow speckles !!! It cost me 3 nails to clear approx. 3 square inches, but hey it's worth it.
Got my work cut out for the next couple of days :)
4:02 PM on July 8, 2013 
Thanks! It worked perfectly...but the auction is ended. snif-snif.
Rebecca Green
9:06 AM on July 8, 2013 
I'm sorry, Lyss, it cut itself off partway! If you copy the whole url (from http: to 12557 four lines below that) and paste it into a new browser window, it should work then. (I tried again, but it cut itself off again :-( )
7:11 AM on July 8, 2013 
Rebecca the ebay link is not working.
However in the flicker pages of die puppenstubesammlerin I did find some wonderfull paterns! Thanks
6:25 AM on July 8, 2013 
Thank you all for your kind input.
@Zoe; the background is in fact not as white as it's shown in the photo's, it's more a light tea colour.

@Patty; I agree it's a rather large pattern, however the house is in 1:10 scale and the master bedroom is quite large with two large windows in the backwall ánd the bedroom is according to the fashion of the 50's-60's very sparingly (?) sparcely (?) decorated.

@Rebecca; thank you for the links, will have a look at them later this day.

Think I'll glue the paper to cardboard and put them in without glue-ing and leave it in the house for a couple of days to see if I like it.
Rebecca Green
9:18 PM on July 7, 2013 
Yes, I think it would look good! Just as a quick look at 50s designs, there are some 50s fabric patterns here:
24548993243/ and wallpapers from 1949 here:
Some of the patterns are very big! so I think this would like fine.
6:37 PM on July 7, 2013 
Nice paper and I think it will look lovely in a 50s house.
Patty W
6:12 PM on July 7, 2013 
At first, I thought 'no', but I've just had a look at some vintage 50's wallpaper styles and now i'm thinking 'actually, yes it does!', the colours and design do look the part and there was plenty of styles with a white background but I do wonder if the pattern my be a bit large??
I depends on how accurate you are bothered about being. It's a very nice paper and if I had it, I would definitely want to use it!
Zoe H
5:56 PM on July 7, 2013 
My thought, Lyss, is that the design and pattern colours are right for the 50 s but the background wouldn't be as white, though this could easily be altered with some sort of wash. That said, I wasn't around in the 50s so it's just my idea of that period. What is it for?

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