Thursday, 30 October 2014

Scullery and Kitchen

We'll go into the Scullery first.  

The door to the left will take us into the Kitchen and the door to the right gives us access to the Housekeeper's Room.  

We'll turn left and enter the Kitchen.

Finally, we'll cross back through the Scullery and visit the Housekeeper's Room.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

The Servant's Room

While Janey is engaged with her daily duties, we can take the opportunity to have a little look round her accommodation.

The script above her bed says "God Sees All".

Her box contains some family photographs, a length of fabric to make a new dress, a writing case and the family bible.   The box also doubles as a very useful bedside table.

The bonnet was a gift from Marlene.

There is a little Valentine card tucked away beneath her pillow.

On leaving Janey's room, the last room to be seen in the main part of the house, we can now make our way down the (imagined) back stairs to the Kitchen, Scullery and Housekeeper's room.


Sunday, 12 October 2014

Upper Floor

On arrival at the top of the stairs we encounter the "silent companion" and a fine bust of Nelson.

The bathroom is at the top of the stairs, to the left.

The little shells were a gift from Fi

The little bathmat was made for me by Kath, who also made the mat at the front door.

The towels, given to me by Blanche, turned out to be a perfect fit for the width of the towel rail.

Through the door at the back of the Bathroom is the doorway to the Store Room.

The croquet set is a kit purchased from Jane Harrop.

The mouse marks our speedy exit from the Store Room!   Only one more room at this level to see and that belongs to Janey, the Maid of all Work.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Second Floor - The Admiral's Room and Her Ladyship's Rooms

The door to the left, at the top of the stairs, takes us to the Admiral's Bedroom.  

The Admiral's uniform was made by me.

The Admiral's hat was a commission from The Mini Milliner

Not only are there boxes in drawers, there are gloves and a tie in the boxes!

In the cabinet we can see some gentleman's toiletries on the first shelf;  a book, braces and a box of socks on the second shelf;  a sketch book, a map (and hidden behind it) a box containing a telescope.   On the bottom shelf there are placed a pair of shoes, a pith helmet and a case holding a pair of binoculars.

The towel on the shaving stand was a gift, made and embroidered for me by Blanche.   Can you see the tiny "HH"?

The cut throat razor is by Danny Shotton.

The Captain's Log was purchased from Dateman Books.

Christine at Hollyhock Cottage created and sent me the tantalus

We now leave the Admiral's room, stepping past his shoes which are waiting to be cleaned,

walk down the Hall and enter Her Ladyship's room, noting the floral arrangement on the way.

The chair you can see here was made by me using the instructions given in Lea Frisoni's book The Big Book of Miniature House (French version - I had to rely on Google Translate for that!)

The bonnet was a kit purchased from Margaret, the Mini Milliner.

All the cranberry glass was purchased from Glasscraft.

Various other items, including the candlestick were purchased from .Flora

In the drawer there is a copy of Madame Bovery (the Lady Chatterley of it's day - tut tut!) and the dance card was purchased from Monsterrat Folch.

We now leave the formal rooms of the Hall and make our way up the final staircase to the Bathroom on the left.

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