Saturday 9 February 2013


Now you may remember that I said at the beginning of the year that I wanted to concentrate on
getting some more props etc for the blog posts.

To this end I asked the DH if he would help and be my props man! much to my delight he said yes
well after I had told him what I needed him to make!

I did not put any pressure on him but he started to gather together the wood and other things needed and
slowly over the last month or so he's worked on the project when he's had the time.

For me it's been very exciting coming home from work and seeing a bit more completed each time.

Well today I will show you the first part of what the DH spent his time making.It still needs an accessory or two but see what you think.

Yes , it's a fireplace based on the one that Ellen Church used. She very kindly gave me a few measurements and suggestions which I passed over to the DH and this is the result!.

The photo could be better but by the time I had found a frame that would look ok, found the clock which I had put away and could not remember where! and downsized the picture of Kendal's np and put it in the frame ... it's was quite late!

I asked him to give the fireplace a marble effect which he did and I had him paint the walls cream so that it would go with any colour I wanted to introduce.

I am so please with the result.


  1. Oh WOW! What a gem of a husband you have there Dee.
    It's fantastic and am over the moon with the photo of my 1966 graphic eyed girl on the chimney breast.

    Both my ex-husbands were absolutely hopeless at DIY. OK, they had other attributes, both were both private pilots and we flew here, there and everywhere but what good is that when specialised props are needed for the photographing of my Sasha Dolls in scenes such as this?

    Yet another great post. Now looking forward to seeing some action with this as the background.

    1. Thank you Kendal. He is a Diamond! :)
      He is a trained Carpenter and joiner although he does not do it any longer for a living.
      When I asked him, I think he liked the idea of doing them, so they go done.....unlike my bedroom wardrobes that still have no doors!!

  2. FAB-U-LOUS!
    Well done Dee and Mr Dee!!! :)

    1. Lol Mr Dee thanks you for your comment! :)

  3. My word that is fantastic!
    I can't get over how realistic it all looks.
    Looking forward to seeing your kids in their new setting.

    1. Me too! Just need to find somewhere it can be set up and not have to keep being moved about!

      I feel a living room saga coming on!!! :)

  4. Oh my goodness, isn't that LOVELY!!!! I am very impressed! I can see it festooned with little Christmas stockings in December too, it is really pretty and I can't wait to see your Sashas posing in front of it too!
    Hugs Sharon in Spain xx

    1. Thank you, yes It will be having a lot of use over the year!