Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Raven and Romney's House

Hello Everyone,

  Well it's been quite a while since I've posted, so I decided I better check in and let everyone know I'm still here!! Sometimes I just don't have anything very interesting to share, you know it's just the day to day stuff, not so inspiring :) But I have been working on something recently that I thought I would show you today...
       Do you know what this is?This is a wine box turned gypsy dollhouse! I found this box at the flea market for $12.00 and after discussing it with my husband, decided it would make the perfect little rustic house for Raven and Romney, in case you don't remember, Raven and Romney are the gypsy's that are living in an old servants house on the Valentine estate, you can read about that back a few posts. I turned the box up sideways and put feet on it so it could open easily, then my husband made a shelf to serve as second floor. (matching the stain was no easy task!!) The windows, shutters and doors are just pictures I found on the internet and printed out and then I used Modge Podge to paste them. Jerry made me a little overhang for the front and we put the shingles on and stained it gray to resemble weathered wood. I added flower boxes and vine and voila! The gypsy house is born!! I'm really rather pleased with how it looks considering it's humble beginnings.
 This is the top of the box where it's stamped.
 I still have a lot to do on the inside, so I will update you later, but I thought I would show you what's already been done. As you can see it's a small house, but after living in the caravan, it seems quite spacious to Romney and Raven ;)
 I still need to get a stove and pictures and pillows for the bench behind Romney, so this is just the beginning
 Here you can see Raven's herbal remedy book that has been passed down through her family and her mortar and pestle for making her remedies that she sells and supplies to Dr. Valentine in trade for rent ( as well as eggs from her chickens and yarn from her sheep)
 This is the bedroom area and I don't have a bed yet but you can see her spinning wheel here

 The windows inside are the same as the ones outside, I still have to make curtains, but here you can see some herbs hanging in the window to dry and is that naughty cat trying to figure out a way to reach the bird cage? Hmm very suspicious!! I will show you updates in the future as this little house unfolds :)
 Okay well on another note, I don't know if I've mentioned before that my husband, Jerry is an auctioneer and about 2 weeks ago he was auctioning this little shadow box and bought it for me, it's now hanging in my kitchen, such a sweet man!!
 You've seen my boudoir doll before but the teddy bear and the little German? russian? girl and that bride doll are little treasures that were also a gift from the husband recently and so I thought I would share those with you also.
 These are sitting on the floor in my bedroom, I think I need another glass cabinet what do ya'll think? Well that's all for now, so till next time,
Love and blessings to you and yours,
Teresa

12 comments:

  1. Hi Teresa,
    Your gypsy house is adorable! Love your story that goes along with it. And your little room box is neat too.
    Happy 4th...
    Gina

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    1. Thanks Gina, Happy 4th to you also!
      Teresa

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  2. Hi Teresa, glad your back, I've been missing you ! Love the gypsy cottage. And that was great of your hubby to help. I find gypsy's fascinating ! looking forward to hearing more ! Barbara

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    1. Thanks Barbie, I guess I'm pretty lucky to have a hubby that indulges my eccentricities huh? There will be more stories to come!
      Love Ya

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  3. What a great doll house and the story that goes with it - very charming.
    I know what you mean about blogging - sometimes it's hard for me to post things. I don't go a lot so nothing interesting to post about.

    Wishing you a very Happy 4th of July.

    Mary

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    1. Thanks Mary, hope you have a great 4th also!

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  4. Hi Aunt Teresa,

    What a great idea on the doll house! It is turning out so cute but my favorite thing is that beautiful bride doll....LOVE her!

    Love you,
    Amy Jo

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    1. Thanks Amy Jo, the bride doll is my favorite too!
      Love Ya,
      Aunt Teresa

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  5. Yes, I think your husband should be on the look-out for another cabinet for your doll family !

    I love the new home for Romney & Raven and all the good ideas you have shown.

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    1. Thanks Kathy :) blessings to you and yours!
      Teresa

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  6. Hello, Teresa
    This is Teresa at 'A Magical Whimsy' blogspot
    I adore what you have done with the wooden wine box. I have a couple wine crates too, and you have given me a lovely idea of what I can transform them into. I love doll houses!
    Nice meeting you!
    Teresa in California

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    1. Hi Teresa,
      Thank you so much for stopping by, I will be visiting your site also. I'm so glad I was able to give you an idea for your wine boxes, hopefully if you do make a dollhouse you'll share on your blog? I would love to see it!!
      Blessings to you and yours,
      Teresa

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