Christmas in the dolls' house
Thursday, November 22, 2012
It's always Christmas in Amanda Hope's house
Amanda Hope has an extensive dolls' house collection, which means that she is in the lucky position to devote a whole house to the joys of Christmas. The house that she has chosen is a modest dwelling with a nod to Georgian architecture, and two large curved bay windows facing the street. A sturdy hedge and conifer trees are dusted with snow, as is the roof - so it's always a white Christmas too!
Now that all the preparations are done, a couple relax with a glass of wine in their cosy sitting room. The decorative scheme here is already very festive, making use of the classic green and red combination with the wallpaper and furniture suite. Toys are laid out beneath a brightly garlanded Christmas tree, which sits in the bay window. Among the presents are a dappled rocking horse, a football, musical instruments, and of course, a dolls' house - pained a very jolly pink. In fact throughout the dolls' house Amanda has made effective use of the opening panels so that each window has become a display area to cram more miniatures in!
As you might expect the kitchen is full of miniatures ready for the big baking session that the season demands. In front of the window a table holds the Christmas pudding and the Christmas cake. Above, a pretty gingham blind is decorated with a tiny golden bell hung with a red ribbon bow.
Throughout the dolls' house Amanda has made effective use of the opening panels so that each window has become a display area to cram more miniatures in! The children's room and the parents bedrooms are full of suitable accessories.