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I am cataloging my collection of 19, ok... 21 houses from oldest to modern, and then a few that were added on along the way. Planning a restful Fall and Thanksgiving. Happy Holiday Season to all.

Friday, November 28, 2014

New Game: Who are you in the doll house?





If you enjoyed playing "What kind of dollhouse are you anyway?"
(see below)

Well let's find out what kind of doll you are...
Answer these questions and then I will tell you how to score yourself.

1. When some one cuts you off while driving you
                     a, Flip them off.
                     b. Roll your eyes.
                     c, Wave and smile forgivingly
                     d. Ignore them.

2. What instrument would you play?
                a. I'm tone deaf
                     b. Piano
                     c. Let's do a duet.
                     d. Go look through my CDs.

3. Now you are hungry. You
                      a. Yell at your spouse to get you something,
                      b. Walk away and wait until the next meal.
                      c. Take a piece of fruit and say grace.
                      d. Finish whatever the kids left on the counter.

4.  You'd rather read
                       a. John Crais
                       b. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow                    
                       c. Ashley Gardner
                       d. Caitlin Morse

5. In the 2016 Presidential election you'd vote for (remember this is pretend)
                       a. Dick Cheney
                       b. Hilary Clinton
                       c. Jeb Bush
                       d. Elzabeth Warren
                       

  Add 1 point for every a, 2 for every b, 3 for every c and 4 for every d. 

7 points and under you are him:     
  

Dude! Get some prozac, The world is not your oyster. Chill.

8-12 points you are her:


 

You are practical and well, a little boring. Sorry.

   13-15 points:   
You are unbelievably sweet and kind. We probably can not be friends.
16-20 points:


You are cool, you're calm. You take it as it comes. And let's face it you have great style.

Cheers, CM

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Thanksgiving

So my First Thanksgiving on this blog was November 14, 2009 when I posted this











by Jennie Brownscombe both scenes rather idolized, as there were only 68 pilgrims left at that point.


So I am a Mayflower descendant through my Father's Mother's Grandmother who was a Fuller and is related to Dr. Samuel Fuller who signed the Mayflower compact. Also Priscilla Mullens and John Alden of the famous line from the poem The Courtship of Miles Standish where Priscilla says "Speak for yourself John." if you know that work. 

John and Pricilla's graves in Duxbury Plymouth
Classic reproductions of what John Alden and Priscilla Mullen Alden were thought to look like.

Elizabeth Alden Paebody

This is an early painting of  John Alden's daughter Elizabeth Alden Paebody. Her future ancestor was Henry Wadsworth Longfellow who wrote the poem "The Courtship of Miles Standish" from family stories handed down. He also wrote "The Midnight ride of Paul Revere".


Then there are lots of grave stones until we come to 




Jonas Chilson Conkey husband of Mary Loretta Fuller Conkey. Her Fathers family led back to Rev. Samuel Fuller and her Paternal Grandmother was a Loring who led back to John Alden and Priscilla Mullens.

About this time one of my female relatives painted this picture of their home in what I think is Chatham, Ohio. I used it as the backdrop for this photo. This is a behind the scenes look. My Dad gave it to me and it hangs in my daughter's house now.



After that great, great grandmother who was a Fuller came her daughter Parmelia, the older woman in the first row of this family picture.




She was named Parmelia called Millie and mother to my Grandmother Muriel




Who was mother to my Father 



then me

and I had 2 little girls who had the following children


So I explained all this to this little girl (my little assistant) and she thought  and said, "Hmm you and Grampy are my Mom's parents right"? Then she said, "Wait a minute, Nana you came on the Mayflower???"
This little girl has English, French, German, Croatian, French Canadian and Belgium, Irish and Choctaw ancestors too.
         And who am I giving thanks for? These little miniatures too.

Just for the record  these children also have English, French, Croatian, Irish, Spanish, and Italian in them. Were just an American Family.


                       The John Alden house today a Museum in Duxbury Plymouth, Massachusetts.
 
And don't think for a minute, if my Tynietoy furniture wasn't back in Pennsylvania I wouldn't be trying THIS scene.

Plymouth today as an historical site.

Is it timely to say, we were Immigrants all (excepting the Choctaw)

Happy Thanksgiving and I am grateful for our blogging community too! That means you, Cheers, CM





Monday, November 17, 2014

The Miniaturist

I am reading  "The Miniaturist" by Jessie Burton. The story takes place in the 1600's in Amsterdam. Our heroine, Nella, recieves a "Baby House". Adventures, griefs, and severe church rulings against dolls, mimicing Popery beset her. I recommend it to anyone especially if you have a penchant for things small.

The RijksMusum, Amsterdam
                   Contains the Baby House of Petronella Oortman this book is developed from.


                                                   Here are three rooms from her baby House

                     You can see more by googling: Images Petronella Oortman's dollhouse.

  I love Historical Fiction. The story this house created is marvelous. And let me add how glad I am to be a woman in this century... we have so much more power, Even if they try to remove our choice in anything, once you have been freed, you never go back.


This is a painting of Sara Rothe and Family who has several baby houses in Dutch Musuems
one Museum in Holland that holds one called "Sara Rothe's Display" is at the Frans Hals Musem in Haalem, the Netherlands.
http://www.franshalsmuseum.nl/nl/




 and there are 17 pins on Pinterest for Dutch Baby Houses.  and
Cynthia Howe has kits you can see here:  http://cynthiahoweminiatures.com/shop/ to build.



What is your favorite part of miniature houses, control, interior design or voodoo? CHEERS, CM





Wednesday, April 2, 2014

My current miniature


My Assistant's second assistant. 
I think I shall continue at my other site
http://leftcoastmini.blogspot.com. See you there. CM

Friday, July 26, 2013

Have you noticed

How many interior decor pictures are cropping up including dollhouses in the design? Here are a few, some from staged real estate adds









From houzz


                         From a room designed by Madeline Stuart 


                               from theswedishfurniture.com/

And yes our houses look like this but, this is for accent. This and chevron patterned material and you are of the moment...
Oh I forgot this one from Countryliving.com.

Better be an old kit doll house... not an antique...

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Santa Fe Style

Please indulge me. It's a small house but not miniature. The work of friends in Taos, New Mexico. 




New Mexico, United States
Made me laugh when Englishwoman Mitchy Moo kiddingly complained about warm weather. Maybe switch to adobe for a few weeks... xo to all CM

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

If Barbie was made like God made women...


Thank you! Thank you! Thank You Nikolay Lamm! I know so many girls and women with body dismorphia. See more pics here.

From this article in the Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/01/normal-barbie-nickolay-lamm_n_3529460.html?utm_hp_ref=women&ir=Women