Friday, October 24, 2014

Kathleen's Newer Bigger and Better Dollhouse


Just when you thought you had visited the best dollhouse ever, it is
hard to imagine that there could be an even better one.  
There is!
Kathleen's new dollhouse is bigger and has been modernized just
enough to make it completely livable for today's fairies;-)  Here is
the new kitchen with some updated cabinets yet it still retains it's
homey charm.  I love the nursery under the eaves just above the
kitchen.



To give you an idea of the size and detail of this dollhouse, here is that
same kitchen wing from the outside.  All the utilities are in .  There is a
charming kitchen garden just steps away.  The detailing on the 
outside is every bit as impressive as it is on the interior.



I just showed you the kitchen wing, here is the rest of the house.  
Kathleen has gained a proper entry and foyer.  Her living room is no
longer cut up by the stairway to to the second floor, giving her more
wall space in that room.  She also has a larger formal dining room 
than she did before.  



Here is a close up of Kathleen's new kitchen.  The additional cabinet space
gives her more storage and more work surface too.  Notice that butcher
block.  Love it!  I am crazy about the finishes too ~ bead board, the brick
behind the vintage Roper stove and the sweet yellow wallpaper.   

But the best way for me to give you the scope and detail of the entire
house is to share this video with you.  Keep in mind that this dollhouse
was not built from a kit.  It was designed and constructed for
Kathleen by her husband.  (I love this man!!! ) It took him three years
to complete in his garage.  David ~ are you taking notes here???
David is my husband :-)  The project was started in November of 2011
and was ready for it's final inspection and move in this month.  






I hope you have enjoyed this tour of Kathleen's dollhouse as
much as I have enjoyed sharing it with you!  Again my 
thanks to Kathleen for allowing me to share her beautiful
home with you.  She is truly an inspiration and a lovely
friend.

  I am planning a post that will feature some of the
artists who create fabulous miniatures such as these
because I know many of you have dollhouses or are
now smitten and want to build one too.  There are some
very talented miniaturists I will introduce you to and also
give you some great resources for buying miniatures.
Keep in mind that Kathleen has been collecting minis for
twenty-five years and many of hers would be hard to
duplicate.  A beautiful dollhouse is an investment of both
money and time.  My theory is to start collecting for one
room at a time and before you know it you will be on 
your way!

Bentley and I wish you a happy weekend and beautiful
dollhouse dreams.


Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley  




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  2. Yes, I have enjoyed your pictures of these amazing doll houses. I have been in two and getting ready for a third miniature swap....handmade. I don't even have a doll house. I do have a shelf that looks like one. I have to limit myself to the shelf because I tend to go overboard.

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    1. Minis are fun whether you have a dollhouse or not. Love the idea of a mini swap!

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  3. Susan,
    This is totally amazing!! I am speechless and with me, that is a hard thing for anything to render me speechless!! I will be posting my humble little doll house decorated for Halloween tomorrow and I am including links to these posts in my post so I hope you will stop by....

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  4. I also just wanted you to know that i had to return here to read your return comments.. I did not get emails on them for some reason..
    Deb

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  5. That by far is the best best best Dollhouse. I want to live in there. lol Happy Pink Saturday Grace xoox

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  6. this is just totally amazing and fascinating. It's the perfect house, it even comes with the cat a dog!

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  7. Fun, Susan! I agree with Debra…….totally amazing and fascinating.

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  8. Wow, what a fun doll house!! Enjoyed the video!

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  9. I'm loving your miniature posts Susan! Does Kathleen have a blog or website?

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  10. Love dollhouses and this is one of the very best...LOVE IT !

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  11. I think what impresses me the most about Kathleen's doll house is that the house is so realistic. It isn't cutsey-cute, it isn't over-the-top elegant, it is home. That's what I like the most. I like that it isn't perfect, there was a book left on the floor, it is just like a real home would be. I think it is the best I've ever seen. Kathleen's husband is a master craftsman and everything, from the electric pole to the gas meter. I mean, this is truly spectacular.

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  12. c'est tout simplement magnifique et extrêmement vivant ! bravo
    selma cayol

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    breast cancer and her name is Sandra David I and my family have taking her
    to all kind of hospital in USA still yet no good result. I decided to go to
    the internet and search for cancer cure so that was how I find a lady
    called peter Lizzy she was testifies to the world about the goodness of a
    herbal man who has the roots and herbs to cure all kind of disease and the
    herbal man email was there. So I decided to contact the herbal man @herbalist_sakura for my
    younger sister help to cure her breast cancer. I contacted him and told him
    my problem he told me that I should not worry that my sister cancer will be
    cure, he told me that there is a medicine that he is going to give me that
    I will cook it and give it to my sister to drink for one week, so I ask how
    can I receive the cure that I am in USA, he told me
    That I will pay for the delivery service. The courier service can
    transport it to me so he told me the amount I will pay, so my dad paid for
    the delivery fee. two days later I receive the cure from the courier
    service so I used it as the herbal man instructed me to, before the week
    complete my sister cancer was healed and it was like a dream to me not
    knowing that it was physical I and my family were very happy about the
    miracle of Doctor so my dad wanted to pay him 5 million us dollars the
    herbal man did not accept the offer from my dad, but I don't know why he
    didn't accept the offer, he only say that I should tell the world about him
    and his miracle he perform so am now here to tell the world about him if
    you or your relative is having any kind of disease that you can't get from
    the hospital please contact dr.sakuraspellalter@gmail.com or whats app him
    +2348110114739 / via his website https://drsakuraspellalter.weebly.com/ you can follow him up on Instagram @herbalist_sakura for the cure, he will help you out with the
    problem. And if you need more information about the doctor you can mail me
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