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The Little Pink Mansion : The Nursery

After doing all the groundwork on The Little Pink Mansion, it’s been awesome to actually get to do some pretty stuff -well, cute I suppose, not so much ‘pretty’. 332 more words


The Little Pink Mansion : Beginnings

And so another house begins….

This little beauty I got off Gumtree for the grand price of $20. It was filthy dirty, was missing two doors and was a bit roughed up inside. 195 more words


Braided Rugs, Humble Treasures Underfoot

I never gave braided rugs much thought until I was a preteen. They were just a part of life underfoot at the houses I spent the most time in; my own home, my grandparent’s home (Dad’s parents), my great-grandparent’s home and my aunt and uncle’s home. 922 more words


An Ode to the Odd: The Castine Gallery

On almost any day in June of 1994, at about 8:00 a.m., if you were to head to downtown Castine from the Maine Maritime Academy–home to the IGMA’s annual Guild School mini camp—you might cut across Deadman’s Alley, turn down the hill on Main, walking past the poet Philip Booth’s white clapboard house, past Town Selectman Paul Manning’s white clapboard house with its driveway full of un-split firewood, past the Post Office, the Castine Inn, the pocket-size McGrath-Dunham Gallery, and on down to the foot of Main, a block up from the town dock, you’d probably find Paul Manning’s rig–an old wooden wheelbarrow full of redeemable bottles and cans–parked in front of the Variety, where you could go in, get a cup of coffee, sit at the community table with Paul, in his yellow Sou-wester looking for all the world like the Gorton’s fishcake fisherman–and find out what’s been going on for the past year. 1,430 more words


Tiny Rooms

In the basement of the Art Institute of Chicago they have the Thorne Miniature Rooms.  I discovered this on my third or fourth trip there, having made one of those random turns you find yourself doing in really big museums.   502 more words

The Daily Post

How to Have Fun With Miniatures

This week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge is about fun. One of the many things I like to do for fun is build my dollhouses. Miniature dollhouses come in various ranges from 1:12 all he way down to 1/44 scale. 172 more words


Milla's Little House : The Whole House

It’s DONE! Milla’s Little House is finished. The sad news is Milla has decided she wants an upgrade on her house after I found a pink Victorian dollhouse on Gumtree for $20. 142 more words