This weeks been spent working , including Saturday, but we did manage to get a few decisions made and also start making some changes around the house.
While clearing the small bedroom / Sasha room and discussing the new bathroom, I finally agreed to get rid of a wonderful big linen cupboard I've had for the last thirty years. It's just too big for this house and although I have resisted every time Paul's said about it , finally I said yes!
One of the things I've always needed is a nice big glass fronted cupboard or cabinet to keep the dolls in. I did buy a lovely white one late last year but it was filled almost instantly with other dolls and the Sasha's looked on in disbelief that they was no room at the inn!
before the dolls moved in...
and after , although there are a few Sasha's in this photo they were soon pushed out as others took their places.
I do love this cupboard and in our chats about the new bathroom, we've realised that this cupboard would make a perfect place to keep the bath towels etc. So with that in mind , what to do with the dolls?
It just so happened that a few weeks or a month or so ago we were at the lovely local furniture shop where they sell all manner of wonderful furniture , new and old plus lots of other treasure, when we saw a lovely old dark wood china cabinet, with beautiful detailed glass doors and made by craftsman.
It was totally different to everything else we own but I just loved the look of it.
So remembering that cabinet and hoping it was still around, we measured the space we'd put it in the living room and set off to find out.
Well it was still there and so we measured it and it was exactly the right size! So we hummed and arghed, should we, would it look okay ? until finally I said,YES, I loved the style of it and if it didn't suit the dolls we could always use it as a china cabinet!
It won't be to everyone's taste , which is fine as if it was it would have been snapped up sooner and I'd have not been able to have it.
and here it is with some dolls inside!
There is still space for more dolls on the bottom shelves, which is just as well as I still have plenty to go in. But it's made this part of the living room look so much tidier as before it had four different units filled with dvd's and c'd's which have now been sorted out and the cd's boxed up until we can decide what to keep and record and what to get rid of and the dvd's have gone onto two of the shelves in the large book unit on the other side of the room.
Three of the shelves to this new cabinet I have had to leave out in order to get all the heights for the dolls.
I still have two doll sized shelves in the book unit and two smaller ones for the pram's and bears etc.
There will also still be a few dolls not in here , so my other small Gothic style cupboard in the bedroom will stay in use for them. But it's really nice to have them under cover to help keep them clean and available.
We also bought a new long pine kitchen table from the same place and sold them our no longer needed pine bookcase, so very happy as the bookcase had been sitting in our gazebo for months.
We also bought this small art deco light fitting for the downstairs toilet once the changes are finished and it's given us the new colour scheme for that room, green and white.
It still has it's bakelite top and it's been rewired with the traditional twisted flex
The clean out of the dolls things continues. I'd like to say that it's everything out and nothing in ! But that would not be true, however I did sell three dolls this weekend, which helps make a little more space , however there are two dolls arriving..... I know I know but sometimes a doll comes along that you just cannot turn away from and so it goes on..lol
But I've plans to sell more dolls and their things, just need to get myself sorted to carry that on but now also need to get the room stripped ready for the plumber to come next month and do his thing.
Do you remember that programme, where they took all of someone's things out of the house and put them in the garden and then they had to justify what could go back inside , so that they finally got rid the things they didn't need, sometimes I feel that doing that would be good , then I realise I'd have to have it all out there for a week or two! while I said yes or no , then had a maybe pile! and then all that taking it out and putting it back, well you'd be exhausted ! So I'll carry on doing it my way , two dozen things out, half a dozen things in, sooner or later there just got to be less!!
Well I hope you all have a lovely week and I'll look forward to catching up with you all again soon.