This Gothic Victorian inspired dollhouse began as a Tennyson. I liked the basic footprint for the house however, felt it needed major design changes. i added extra doors and windows, changed window sizes, and created a special brick chimney. The interior staircase was also moved. Siding was a must, and for contrast the bay was done in a vertical siding. After all the architectural construction issues were dealt with, the color pallet was next.... I had picked up a flyer at the paint store with a house I loved done in red and green. so using that for basic inspiration, i moved to a fresher updated version. most of the paint colors finally chosen are from the Martha Stewart paint line. this was a very fun pallet to work with!
The hand cut and painted bricks used on the front and side steps and chimney were just the right texture and tone to pull it all together. Front doors are always an important focal point, and this door has a wonderful stained glass window in an oval design of lilies, landscape, and delicate border.
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