Friday, 11 February 2011

Another G&J Lines House (No.30 c1907-1915) - Thame Fair

Another G&J Lines House that will be available at next week's Thame Dolls House & Miniatures Fair is a No. 30 dating from between 1907 & 1915. A very desirable residence................. with full occupancy (as they say)!!!

Again, just like the No. 35 as seen on yesterday's posting, this was not in a great condition when it arrived. Not only had it relatively modern wallpaper inside but it was drawn all over in felt tip pen and biro!!! Plus the roof and exterior had modern paper so off it all had to come. Although I did not touch the frontage and left it just as it was, apart from a wipe over with damp cloth.

I chose to use water based paint around the two sides and back, similar in colour to the base and aged slightly. The roof was covered in replica Lines roofing paper from Dolls House Restoration and again, aged in order to give a hint of realism.   

Beautiful early 1900s antique wallpaper line the interior walls and the flooring has been sanded. A bonus are the two delightful original fireplaces still remaining. Windows have been dressed with antique lace.
This will be availabe along with much more at Thame Fair. Please see Thame Stock Page for a full list of both handmade and antique/vintage items that will be on my stand next week.


Robin said...

This is lovely - I find myself teetering on the edge of getting into collecting a few of the lovely vintage pieces I keep seeing on here.

KT Miniatures said...

Well you know.... once you get bitten by "the vintage dolls house bug"...there will be no going back as it becomes an obsession!lol Celia