A selection of dollhouses by artist Robin Carey,
compiled by Sumaiya Mehreen
Friday, November 14, 2008
The Bed & Breakfast Hotel
Welcome to the Bed & Breakfast, now housed within the San Franciscan townhouse by Robin Carey. I was introduced to the residents of the hotel by Robin, and thought you would like to know them too ...
"The Bed & Breakfast hotel has been in business as long as most can remember. It is owned by Mrs. Violet Lavender Primrose Cholomondley (pronounced Chumley) born in England and brought to America as a young girl. She is fondly known as Granny C.
It is a warm and friendly environment, with many guests returning each year. Granny C. runs the place with minimal staff, having only Mrs. Dusty Scrubbard Bridges for service, and Miss Elsie May Dawdle for cleaning.
It has always been rumored that perhaps a ghost or two may have been haunting the hotel. Guests have reported missing items as well as noises at night about the house over the years. Truth be told, an old tramp named Nigel has been living in the tower room for most of his life, or at least since Granny C. said he could.
Staying for the night were one older couple in route to the start of the trip around the world they had planned and saved for all their married lives, which number 52 as of last night! Good for them!
On the same floor, another couple just starting their journey in married life. They celebrated their honeymoon the same night.
Third floor guests included a young mother traveling with her small daughter, to visit an Aunt. Truth is she might not be going back home at all! Seems she cried half the night to Granny C. telling about her failing marriage. Granny C. is hoping for the best. The young salesman checked out this morning, off to an early start. The ambition of youth, Granny C. says. His room being barley more than a hallway with a bed, but Granny C. knows that money can be tight, and makes available a comfy bed, and top notch food for all her guests.
The young salesman checked out this morning, off to an early start. The ambition of youth, Granny C. says. His room being barley more than a hallway with a bed, but Granny C. knows that money can be tight, and makes available a comfy bed, and top notch food for all her guests.
The food is actually so acclaimed that many people, who are not even guests at the hotel, just come to the dining room for the fine cuisine. Granny C. also never minds about old Henry, who shows up every morning just to read his paper in peace. His children both moved back home with the grandchildren, and there isn’t a quiet spot in the house.
Speaking of the young people, the dear girl out front waiting for her transportation, is leaving home for the first time. She has been accepted to a university somewhere in the Midwest. She is the first woman in her family to have such an opportunity. We haven’t heard the last from her yet."
Robin makes several houses each year that are available to private buyers or get listed on EBay under the name, southflabirdie.
Miniature Seasonal decor items are also offered for Fall through Christmas. If you would like to contact Robin about dollhouses available, or dollhousing questions , her email is, firstname.lastname@example.org
I have been a fan of Robin Carey's dollhouses since I set my eyes on her red brick English Country Cottage in 2007. Over the years, I have shared some of her houses on smehreen-dollhouse.blogspot.com, but was compelled to start an entire blog dedicated to Robin's work ~ by popular demand ...
~ Sumaiya Mehreen