Dolls' Houses Past & Present

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Joined Sep 12 2009
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  I have four grown-up children and a bossy but sweet cat, Tuppence. Oh, and a long-suffering husband who doesn`t complain [much!] when the dining table is covered with tools and bits of wood... I have loved dollshouses since the age of three when a neighbour showed me a beautiful thatched cottage. [`Look, but don`t touch!]  When my eldest two children were small I bought them a Lundby Stockholm [then called De Luxe] and a Caroline`s Home and furnished them, during the 80s, until Lundby became unobtainable in this country in 1986. When they grew up they let me have the houses as `Mum`s Hobby`.I bought a few non-Lundby things in the no-Lundby years but since finding Ebay my collecting has taken off and, thanks to buying house parts [ thank you, Stella and Steph, especially] I am now renovating and building the extentions for the Lundby house that I always wanted to do. I hope I wont offend `proper` Lundby collectors, with the non-Lundby things in my houses, if I put on photos. I love Lundby but sometimes see other things I really want to add, such as  cranberry glasswear in 16th scale.   Joy.[Tuppenceallen on Ebay.]

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Reply Poppet
12:13 PM on November 9, 2013 
Hi Joy
do you know Alnwick, we live 2 miles from the centre. Where do you go to when you come up is it our coastline or Hexham side of Northumberland :)
Reply ilenalana
8:15 AM on June 21, 2013 
Thank you for your interesting comments on my 1940's house Joy. I can't remember where I got the chicken wire from, it's plastic but looks the part. I found it in my box of possibly useful in the future bits, I might have taken it off something or found it somewhere. I never throw anything away that might come in handy. Lol
12:02 PM on April 21, 2013 
Hi Joy You might want to join the WeLoveLundby
Great people. I just joined in the fall.
Also you might find bits and pieces at
Laurieleeplays UK Shipping is reasonable.and her prices are fair.
Hope this helps
Colleen in Canada Website not up yet.
email keep in touch.
Reply Kim W
8:35 AM on April 10, 2013 
Hello, I don't know if you are still looking for parts but there is what looks like a Lundby house in bits on ebay at the min to be sold as parts.
Reply lallyp
1:44 PM on February 21, 2013 
Joy, she eats my hair as well, but she is adorable!
Reply Paige
6:44 AM on January 29, 2013 
Thanks Joy. This is a great website. You should check out the recent Hanse / Lisa article. Its worth a read :)
Reply Joy .
12:12 PM on December 20, 2012 
Hello Colleen,
There is a good group called Lundby Lovers. There is also Lundby-Dollshouse-Hobby, though some of that is in Nordic languages. You will find people from here in both groups. If you need help to find them or join, let me know.
8:45 AM on December 19, 2012 
Hi Joy I I am not in any other dollhouse groups.
Please tell of some more. I would love to join other groups also. If you can give me some names I will look them up on the internet.,
thanks.Have a Merry Lundby Christmas.
1:30 PM on December 18, 2012 
Joy I also left it until now to join. Sue has made it easy by using paypal you can join over the internet. Very easy
11:20 AM on December 18, 2012 
Hi Joy Merry Christmas from Canada.
I was going to suggest you join the We Love
Lundby Club. I see you have Julie as a friend.
You should watch her blog at the club site.
Membership is only 15 dollars US online
Then you could ask Lundby members to keep a look out for you. I would love to be a friend but not sure how to work this site.
Colleen in Canada. You can see my Queen's silver Jubilee living room set on her site.
Reply Ali
3:02 PM on November 29, 2009 
Hello Joy, I think they were mostly made in Chesham Bucks by the Amersham (Toy) Works Ltd and I have not been to the toy museum in Amersham but I know it is in the high street and by all accounts they now have more Amersham toys on display so I hope to visit it soon. I know what you mean about the cat photo.......I can only get the small picture as well!
Reply Ali
6:33 PM on November 27, 2009 
Sorry Joy just worked out how to use the comments! The cats were sent to me by a friend as they resembled the 2 cats I had at the time.............the ginger one did actually have the same expression as the picture!!
Reply Linda B
5:46 PM on October 25, 2009 
Hi Joy,
I have finally finished furnishing my 'tudor' style stockholm.
New photos posted in my photo album.
Reply Claire Quick
12:59 PM on September 16, 2009 
Hi Joy. Sorry no room for a drawbridge. The gothic castle is almost 65 inches wide and I have a basement to go underneath as well if I ever complete it. Have added some more pictures of the internals.
I also noticed your comment about lighting the lundby. The lights are tempermental. I have the house and 6 levels and I run 4 transformers off this. Some rooms are bright and some are dim. I do tend to jiggle the wires a lot. You cannot light every single socket in the house with one transformer. Well I cant anyway. Hope this helps
9:42 AM on September 15, 2009 
Hi Joy Thank for e-mail. I retired here 10 yrs ago, very nice place. I have never been in the sea here though, only a very small beach. I have an allotment which keeps me busy a lot during the summer, I hope to start a regency house during the winter months and eventually do a wedding shop, I am not a vintage person though, but love furnishing dolls houses. bye for now Pam
Reply Wendy
2:39 AM on September 15, 2009 
Hi Joy, I'm very new to the club and must get round to putting a profile of myself . My name is Wendy. It looks such a good friendly club. This morning I'm going along to join a little craft club for the first time they meet up once a week. I'm feeling a bit nervous. I understand they do all sorts so hope there will be someone who will be able to help me try and make miniatures for my dolls houses I have never made furniture before so I will have to see how it goes. Wendy
Reply Julie
4:39 PM on September 13, 2009 
Welcome, Joy! Glad to see you've joined. I hope you'll post photos of your Stockholm extension so others can admire your phenomenal work like I do!

xo Julie