A selection of dollhouses by artist Robin Carey,
compiled by Sumaiya Mehreen
Friday, November 26, 2010
The Garden Cottage Tudor
This is the Garden Cottage Tudor. This was a charming little project, and my first addition of vegetables to the gardens. The vegetables are done in raised beds, kind of giving them their special identity in the layout. I did a large grouping of sun flowers and then made black eyed Susan plants for the flower beds to move the same distinctive colors through the design. The roses add rich bright tones, and make this a visually happy little cottage.
The small shed piece on the side is for wood drying , or it also had a shelf and could be storage for garden supplies. The side chimney is done in the real stone, also used in other past houses. The texture and the lighter gray color were a better fit for this small cottage than the deeper tone brick. It adds visual weight, but does not burden the light cheerful theme of the house.
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