Friday, 10 August 2012

The Essex Dolls House Haul - Part Two



Just a short blog today as we run into the final preparations for son's wedding celebrations on Sunday.   You can read all about the crafting going on around this event on my daughter's blog Words and Pictures.  (Not you Laura!)   Well, not quite all the details yet but watch out for them after Sunday.

This is the first of the houses for which I would particularly welcome some suggestions as to what to create   It is a half-timbered house, quite large, with a roof that lifts off, and no floor in the upper storey.   And as you can see, the roof is unfinished.  I have not yet had time to investigate whether the house also opens from one of the sides but I think it may not.  If that's the case I may have to do some carpentry......



Looking down into the house it looks at first as if there was some thought being given to a first floor; it's hard to tell if those are supposed to be supporting ledges or just some fancy woodwork.




I did think of an Elizabethan-style Great Hall but it doesn't quite ring true to me - something about the roof I think.







Here's a final view of it showing the side windows. 


I shall cogitate on possible interiors and roof finishes but all ideas are welcome......



And here's a glimpse of the house to be revealed in the next (post-wedding!) blog post.....

Thank you for staying the course - I hope to see you early next week and in the meantime I look forward to any ideas and comments you have time to leave.

16 comments:

  1. I like it better without the roof - not in proportion somehow (and certainly not Elizabethan!). Maybe a different roof altogether... but it's rather strangely shaped even without! I think it's an apothecary's house, with consultation room downstairs. Don't ask me why - it's just what it says to me.
    Alison x

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  2. There are more images at: http://www.medievalarchitecture.net/images/HampshireBuildings/Boots/index.htm so by all means delete the first post if it's too much!
    Ruth

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    1. Thanks Ruth - very useful. Looking at the roof - it's the overhang that is wrong I think and those photos confirm it.

      I've always wanted to do an apothecary and have been collecting little glass bottles for years. (Glass is one thing that is hard to reproduce in miniature, as I think I have already said somewhere.)

      There is a beauty in Prague but not quite right for this house I think: Dittrich's Pharmacy

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    2. Thought the pics of the internal roof timbers in the second link might be useful if you wanted to do a medieval town house at some stage...or one that has over the years altered from being medieval and ended up as a modern shop!
      One of the things that fascinated us in Vienna was a set of wall paintings on the walls of what had been a medieval cloth merchant's house ... now why didn't he have tapestries, or was he fed up with seeing cloth if he worked with it all day ... will perhaps expand in my next blog post!

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    3. PS and there's obviously a way to make a tidy link that I haven't found in these posts yet, though I can do it in my blog ...

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    4. Yes there is Ruth, my daughter just taught it to me. I carefully explained it on here but of course all it did was give me the tidy link again!

      Am therefore emailing you the instructions instead.....hope that works.

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    5. Or rather PMing on the CBB as I can't locate an email address....we'll get there!

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    6. OK, Thanks - I'm trying it now:
      This is the original picture I wanted to link!
      Will let you have email address via the CBB PM - Ruth :)

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    7. Glad that worked Ruth. Now I'll delete that massively long link above lol

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  3. Don't have any helpful suggestions other than what has already been said, as medieval sprang to MY mind immediately - the overhang, I think. I have to admit that, without the roof, the house looked like a face to me, a very sad face.... *rolls eyes at self* I see images in everything!

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  4. Lovely house and congratulations with your Son's wedding!
    Gr. Nancy

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  5. Hope the day went well ... looking forward to both your and Alison's next blog entries - Ruth

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  6. It was stunning tho I says it myself :-)

    We have the children today so no blog just yet but soon....

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    1. Just seen Alison's blog with all the photos - stunning indeed. Glad the day [and all the preparations for it!] went so well :)

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