Dolls' Houses Past & Present

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I have always liked miniatures.The house in the pic i purchased off ebay but i have no idea when/where it was made.It is my best house.I do have a Lunby for my grandaughter and another newer house which at the moment is an orniment.I spend hours on the computor looking at pics of other peoples mini houses and i think they are great.

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Reply Joan
4:15 PM on July 10, 2011 
Hi Jackie,I am away at the moment in Yorkshire ,back home tomorrow.I'm sorrry,I thought I had replied to your email.Next Saturday I go to Fort William to look after the in-laws till the end of the month.Then I will need to recuperate for a while so hopefully I will get down to Anglesy by mid August.I need to see my dad too as he isn't well!!!
Reply Jackie/snowbees
12:43 PM on June 29, 2011 
Oh that is great.I am not that clever with some jargon.When in august do you think you will be coming up.I am selling lots of things but i still need my food for my main house which is never getting sold.Thanks x
Reply Joan
11:21 AM on June 29, 2011 
Hi Jackie,I tried to reply to your question about umber on the forum,but for some reason it won't let me leave a comment!
Anyway,in answer to your query, burnt umber is the name of a colour,it is a dark brown.If you go in to an art or a craft shop they will sell small pots of acrylic paint,they are just over 1 and ideal for miniature work.I use them to paint my food.
Reply Marion B
2:22 PM on November 5, 2010 
Thanks for the comment on my house. I enjoy looking at other peoples pictures as well
Reply Jackie/snowbees
1:05 PM on August 16, 2010 
Hi Rebecca.I will have a go at taking inside pics when i have some time.I discovered a few months back that the lundby house i have is actually a carolines home,but it only cost 2 so ideal for my grandaughter.I also have a triang now aswell.I would love to furnish it with pit a pat furniture but it is very expensive on ebay.I am watching some settee sets on ebay now but i doubt i will win them.I think 30 is a good enough price to pay but am sure they will go for nearly 60.
Reply Rebecca Green
12:04 PM on August 16, 2010 
Hi Jackie, that looks like a lovely house! It has Romside windows and doors, and that with the gable timbering and general design suggests to me that it's a house made at home to a plan issued by either Hobbies or Handicrafts. But I'm no expert - maybe if you could post some more photos - of the inside too - other members might know more about which company put out the plans (if it is a Hobbies or Handicrafts house), or possibly made it - Romside doors and windows were used by companies like Conway Valley and others even less well known, too.
Look forward to seeing more of this house and your others! Nice that you have one your granddaughter plays with - which model of Lundby house is it?
Reply Hayley
5:27 AM on July 4, 2010 
Welcome to the site, there are many beautiful houses around. I too spend hours looking at photos on the computer wishing I owed some of them, good way to get out of the housework though!