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Trumble's Mum

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I am a retired teacher, living with my husband and my very elderly mother on our little smallholding in Wales.

I have a collection of dolls and bears and, after many years of wondering if I could sneak a dollshouse in too, finally took the plunge! Now I have a little Dolly Mixture house, No 2, Dolly Mixture Lane (no. 1 turned out to be riddled with woodworm and mould) and have just bought a wonderful 1:12 to share with my mother.

Ps  I was asked about this - Trumble is my childhood bear and I took him everywhere so local shop keepers etc called me Trumble's Mum. The name stuck with me and, over 55 years later, I see no reason to give it up!

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Reply chris g
6:12 PM on January 15, 2018 
Hi Jenny, I emailed you some photo's of my Three Bears house a few years ago and was wondering if you still have them on your computer would you kindly email them to me as I have lost a lot of my photo's when my computer died, may thanks Chris
Reply Laurainne Williams
8:57 AM on December 2, 2014 
Hi Jenny, Many thanks for your warm welcome to this site. So sorry to hear of your health issues. I am sure that your hobby gives you some relief from it all. I will be posting pictures of my very first dollhouse on the Forum as I need some help and encouragement with it. I am starting from scratch
having to learn. to put on wallpaper,paint ,polish etc.But its exciting-something new and different.
Take care, Jenny and have a wonderful day,
Laurainne.PS My bears say "HI"
Reply Laurainne Williams
4:34 PM on December 1, 2014 
Hi, So glad to find a fellow bear collector on this site. i have a large collection of antique bears which I love dearly. Time now to find something new and I am looking forward to trying my hand at dollhouses. I love what I SEE just need a little courage now to really step out and DO.!!!
Reply christine
7:49 AM on June 8, 2014 
I too have a collection of dolls and also decided to get a dolls house. It is a Princess Elizabeth Cottage but sadly is showing woodworm. I have treated it and hopefully that should solve the problem.
Reply Comfort
10:54 AM on April 21, 2014 
i'm so glad you were able to save your Bears! i'd love to see their pictures. i know about those parents. my mother threw my old elephant away when i was 12, she just didn't want to wash him any more. just before my 15th b-day, i went to live with my father and she got angry and got rid of all the rest of my stuff, books, some antiques, collectibles. i love that your nickname was kept And your Bears!
Reply Comfort
11:16 PM on April 20, 2014 
i Love your name story! that's cute! do you still have Trumble? or his decendant(s)?
Reply chris g
5:02 PM on March 3, 2014 
Hi Jenny, sorry no there are no more pictures of the three bears house other than my profile picture at the moment, I will try and email a few to you as my intention was to do it at Christmas time, once I had finished the makeover. I'm not that disciplined I'm afraid and flit from one house to another, and hence I have several in a half done, or less state.