Thursday, April 26, 2012

East Main street Victorian Dollhouse

This is the East Main Street Victorian Dollhouse. After the Palm Island house we have returned from island  living and are back on the mainland.
   This is that charming house on Main St. USA, that you drive by everyday. The one that you slow down to see. The house is always perfect, fresh looking, and the gardens are perpetually in full bloom. This is the head turner, the house that makes you smile, take a breath,as you pause to capture all the beauty, if only for a few moments as you pass by. I think we have all experienced a house like this, almost storybook like with it's gingerbread trim and shutters. We wonder how it always seems so perfect, as if by magic, with little of no effort involved. We imagine who must live there, or perhaps imagine ourselves in such a perfection and beauty. This is the image I wanted to create with this house. Just a beautiful dollhouse on Main St..





The house is painted a lovely sky blue color, and the trim is a crisp clean, soft yellow. This is a perfect pallet for all the garden flowers to be enjoyed to their fullest! Every subtle tone in the garden is enhanced against these background colors.



Let's have a peek inside before we explore the gardens.

The front door has a design of delicate flowing vine with pink flowers and two hummingbirds in a slight blue tone are exploring them.

Moving up to the second floor, the quite elegant blue color , and earth tones move through the house.




3rd floor
The octagon window in this room is also a stained glass effect, with a design in a slightly stronger blue to contrast . There are also gold tones that give the room a warm cast when the light comes in.

Butterflies are attracted to the huge variety of flowers in bloom, and birds are always welcome.

Notice the tiny lavender butterfly on the ivory rose?










The gazing ball! My grandparents had one of these in the middle of a large flower bed. I assume the mirror finish is to reflect and magnify the look of the blooms in it's reflection.




18 comments:

The Duke of Swann said...

Just to make sure, these houses are 1/12th scale???? Amazing work. Love keeping up with your blog.

Robin said...

Thanks! yes they are all one inch to the foot scale. This house is actually 24 in wide, 28 tall, and 17 1/2 deep

Giac said...

Hello Robin,
I have to say the detail is absolutely spectacular. You really did a fantastic job. Your work is inspiring.
Very well done.
All the best,
Giac

Troy said...

What great photos. Two things stand out - all of the beautiful lush landscaping and the great ceilings. Thanks for sharing this project.

FRANCESCA MARTINEZ said...

Maravillosa!!

montse said...

Otra obra de arte.
enhorabuena.

Maria said...

I looooooove this house, i love the details and fencing and the plants and flowers are gorgious too.
Hugs
Maria

Teresa said...

All I can say is WOW! Fantastic. If I HAD to pick a favorite part it would be the trim above the lower porch. But it is also done to perfection.

contar said...

es bellisima tanto por fuera como por dentro.
un abrazo

is beautiful both outside and inside.
a hug

Anonymous said...

How do I purchase it? Thank you

Robin said...

Thanks for the compliments on the house. This house is for sale and you can contact me through my email
Sfbirdie@earthlink.net for the details and any questions regarding the purchase. Thanks Robin Carey

Deb Berthiaume said...

What amazing attention to detail. It is truly hard to believe these are dollhouses. Your work is an inspiration to the rest of us !

Four little walls said...

WOW! Just found this blog by accident via Pinterest. Your houses are completely breath taking. So much detail and decoration. The sunshine looks pretty inviting too!
Greetings from a grey UK.
Kat x

CLMT said...

Too bad I'm not 5" tall, I so want to live in this house!!!

You do stupendous work!

Cassandra
http://clmts-miniatureworld.blogspot.com/

pavluv said...

Such exciting projects and beautifully executed. I am afraid to ask how much they go for because then I'd have to accept the fact that I cannot afford these works of art. Thanks for sharing, I least I can dream along with you.

arrielle_p said...

WOW! What a lovely dollhouse you have shared in here. For me, it looks real!

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playmobil airport said...

The dollhouse itself can be as large or as small as you like. While a smaller dollhouse is easier to make, you don’t want it to be too small. Your child should be able to reach inside and maneuver the furniture easily, as well as move dolls around inside to create imaginative scenes.

Jeannette said...

Robin, you did an amazing job on this dollhouse. I was wondering what did you use/do on the floors?