Tuesday, December 16, 2014

"The Darling House" Victorian Dollhouse

 This is "The Darling House"Victorian Dollhouse. This house is over the top with layers of white gingerbread from the lattice foundation to the peaks of the roof. The house color is kind of a light wet sand tone with light accents of two shades of an aqua teal . Clean crisp white give it a lace quality, and is soft against the sand tone of the house.

 The garden style flowers are all done in soft tones of pinks, creams, and lavenders. The fancy laser fence just adds another layer to the texture and pattern of the porch gingerbread.

 The house has two stained glass windows. One in the oval front door and the other in the octagon gable window. They have pink flowers and green leaves in the design.

 The hanging baskets are white washed wicker with pink geraniums, fillers and caladium leaves.

Now lets step inside the first floor.

 The aqua pallet flows through every room. Just a touch of aqua tones can be found it each room.

Now let's go upstairs….

This house is a girly girly house for sure. A small to medium size house with decent size rooms for decorating and a friendly footprint. The yummy laser cuts came from Heritage Laser, and just made the little house come alive. I had days of painting gingerbread laid out on trays, but, when I began adding it on the porch, the house just started getting this amazing personality. I seriously just worked on it almost straight through with little sleep finishing the outside! It was just so fun. icing on the cake for sure, every addition was just to exciting. I actually got up at 5:00 AM one morning to make window boxes, I just could not stay in bed another moment. Guess after making so many houses it is still fun to know that they are just as exciting to me as ever. Love this Dollhousing hobby!

My Red and White Candy Cane Christmas and Key West Dollhouse

I thought this year it would be fun to show you some pics from my real house for Christmas. This year it is all red and white with a candy cane theme.  

 Last year was an elf theme, so this year I repurposed the elves that were in the tree and did them on the dining table. As you can see my Key West house is in the corner of the dining area. I can see it as well from my kitchen. The Key West house is decorated in true Key West style for Christmas.

 Ribbon run through picket fence is very popular. I love the look of it.

Decorating you bike is a Key West must! All over town you see people riding bikes that are so decorated they could almost be parade floats. They use battery pack lights and run them through the wheel spokes. They really go overboard, so I had to decorate my mini bike. Poinsettias in the basket, ribbon in the wheels and a tree in the back.

These pics are from the house directly across the alley from my husband's parent's home. They do the ribbon through the fence that is so popular. I love that they did a wreath on the cat door in the fence.

 This bike is just a display piece in front of someones house, but it shows you some of bike decorating.

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday! Love from South Florida!