Friday, December 13, 2013

How do you like it?

 I just loved this cottage when I saw it. It has great potential for a dollhouse. It is NOT my preferred style either. Sadly when I drew out plans, it was going to be too small for my collection. I really didn't want to enlarge it because part of its charm are the proportions.

I have never seen anything like those wrought iron pieces that are at the edge of the roof (attached to the house). If anyone knows about the use of those... I would love to know what they are about.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Ivy Cottage (Update)

Ivy Cottage is located in the Village of Nuttingham. It has a lovely view  from the top of a 300 year old walnut tree. This is the reason all these cottages hang from 'cables'. 
The house has Belgian spider silk lace curtains in all the windows. It is the first house in the village to have a fireplace. There is a large stack of 'rainbow makers' in one of the bay windows. I suppose you thought there was a scientific explanation for rainbows.. In the other bay window there is a basket of fairy dust. There is a nest in a tiny acorn cap just over the front door. It has three blue eggs in it. Who's I wonder? 

The tiny terracotta flower pots were kiln fired and made by Braxton Payne.