One of those unplanned things was getting another doll cupboard I had been thinking about it and also had started looking for an old pine cupboard with deep shelves onto which would fit so much doll stuff I'd be hard pressed to fill them!! Cough cough... should such a cupboard actually exist it would probably not fit into the house!!
My daughter had bought a cupboard from Ikea , which had been delivered the Wednesday before my week off started, so It made me look at their website to see what they had. Which is how come last Sunday I ordered a display cabinet, which had glass doors and sides and two white wooden fitted shelves and three movable glass shelves. We decided that we'd use the bottom part for storing our bed linen ,that still needs a home and the middle and other shelves I could use for my dolls.
It arrived on Wednesday and once Paul came back from London, he spent several hours fitting it together. It is a very nice sturdy display cabinet.
So over the next day I started to fill it with my dolls , adjusting and adding shelves where I needed them height wise. At the end of Thursday I said to Paul, that I really could do with all the cabinet for my dolls and he said , well use all of it then! So now it's all mine, thanks to a very lovely husband whose waiting for me now, to find somewhere else for the bed linen to go, again!
So here are the photo's of my new doll cabinet and it's contents.
I show you this one as you can see the bed linen , sitting on top of my massive box of wool to the side of what was to be it's cupboard area.
shall we look inside?....
This middle shelf I am going to keep for use as a room setting, quite bare at present but I have some plans :) Ivy and Evelyn are still gossiping over their teacups!
On the shelf above are my cloth bodied dolls.
and above them at the top are my Wichtel's dolls and my Blythe girls.
Below the centre shelf are my Bramber bears and a few friends.Mossy and Edward are not here at present but downstairs where they can keep an eye on things!There are a few other bears to be added now they have a dust free place to sit.
Then at the very bottom, we have a couple of Kidz n Cats dolls sitting chatting and the smaller Schoenhut dolls, although one of these is downstairs waiting to have a makeover.At the front are my two smallest Kathe Kruse dolls.
Does this mean that all the dolls now have somewhere to live? Mmm ...there are a couple of taller dolls that still need a home, which I hope to find them downstairs in the other doll cupboard.
Also this week I bought some fabric ( like I don't have boxes of the stuff ! but you always want to look at more ) to make a couple of dresses for my Kaye Wiggs dolls.
Here is the fabric with the pattern pieces ready at the side..... and here are......
Fabric and pattern pieces.... you thought I was going to say the dresses ! didn't you.... well like everything else , other things got in the way and it's all still sitting like this! But I do intend to cut out the fabric this afternoon.....
On the house front , we have finally agreed on the wallpaper and also the paint for the stairs and hallway, so may start on that next weekend.. but there is a lot of prep work to be done before we can start the actual papering, so a slow process about to commence! But it's nice to know what we are now aiming for.
But Paul did put up a couple of the light shades in the hallway downstairs , just to get them out the way . They are called flycatcher lampshades and date from the 1920 to the 1950's.
This one is mainly yellow and white with a bit of darker yellow .
The one by the front door ,is mainly white with touches of blue, yellow and green.
So that's what's been happening or not round here in the village! I wish you all a lovely week ahead
and enjoy your Sunday.