Thursday, 10 February 2011

G&J Lines No 35 Dolls House - Thame Fair

This extremely charming little circa early 1920s G &J Lines No.35 dolls house will be available for purchase at Thame Fair. It still has its original Hamleys plaque on the front - wonderful!

It was in a dreadful state when first acquired, having lost its original decor long ago and instead covered in a variety of papers ranging from 1960s/70s to 1990s. I decided  to leave the frontage and sides well alone even though this faded cream gloss paint  is not original (this was obviously done several decades ago and quite attractive in it's own right).  The roof was a different story though, with 1990s roofing paper. This was removed and I have painted it with water based paints and a slightly aged finish. Inside, due to all original decor being completely devoid,  it has been decorated with antique wallpaper and the floor left bare, now stripped of disgusting carpet residue.

As a final touch I have added antique lace curtains and this is now complete and ready to embark on a new chapter in its 90 year history!


Jean Tuthill said...

You did a nice job of restoring this beautiful little home!

KT Miniatures said...

Thank you Jean. It is extremely sweet and not sure if the photos do it justice. Plus it is quite small so does not take up much room.

Di said...

It's so nice to see these old homes get a second chance. We all need a make-over now and again. Great work Celia.