Dolls' Houses Past & Present

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Don't be fooled!

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Don't be fooled!
This old girl arrived safely this morning. So well packed by its seller. From looking at photo's on this site I think it looks very much like one in the Dolly Mixture gallery. Can anyone explain what a Dolly Mixture is? This little house is tiny 15 1/2 inches high, 28 inches wide including the garage, 13 inches deep. The windows that are left look original and are peacock blue. Does that help to date it? I have already tried scraping some of the white paint away and there seems to be a honey coloured paint underneath, with some climbing plants up the walls.
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5 Comments

Patricia
4:12 AM on September 6, 2014 
Pretty little house and I love getting them in this condition because you can really make them your own
Zoe H
1:49 AM on September 4, 2014 
Nearly missed these photos! This IS very like my Dolly Mixture, which I love.
Brooksey
8:45 PM on September 1, 2014 
I'm very jealous, Carol - I love these little houses.

I made up my mind just yesterday that I want one of these double-fronted Dolly Mixtures to make into a B & B - a holiday destination for Margaret, Stephen and their twins. Margaret is too posh to go to a holiday camp! Although I'm still officially on a spending embargo, I have bought those grandparent dolls from Rosemary, and a too-good-to-miss Dol-Toi bedside cabinet from eBay, in the last few days. I'm "sort of" actively looking for a house like this now...
lallyp
5:59 PM on September 1, 2014 
Carol, a Dolly Mixture house looks very like a known make of house ie. a Triang, but isn't. No-one has yet been able to identify the makers of these "copies" but they are adorable just the same!
Judy C
4:16 PM on September 1, 2014 
Wow Carol. This is a project to get your teeth into, but I think it will be lovely when you are done. It does have great potential.

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