I have received a lovely letter from a lady from Hampshire concerning Bubby’s House with some extremely useful and fascinating details about the wallpapers inside. So “thank you” Isobel Hockey, for sending me photocopies of an article that appeared many years ago in that wonderful but sadly now obsolete magazine “International Dolls House News”.
Although I had seen some of the “delft” style and tiled flooring papers used in Bubby’s House on several occasions in other dolls houses of the period, I had not seen any of the floral style wallpaper before. It seems that all of the papers used in Bubby’s House appeared in the “1923 Handicrafts Annual ” which were reproduced in part in an article for the Autumn Issue 1992 of IDHN. However these papers must have been available for a few years as Bubby’s House was constructed in the early 1930s. Isobel tells me that she has had a couple of old dolls houses with the floral and bird paper that appears in Bubby’s bedroom.
I am now wondering if some of the components used on Bubby’s House, such as rainwater head, boot scraper/latch and even some of the metal furniture may also have been available from the same source?