Hi I am new here and found doll observers on Pinterest...my name is Lisa and I live in Va. My blog is http://theonesixthscaledollhouse.blogspot.com which is mainly about the dolls, my projects and the display of Barbietown as I jokingly refer to how my dollroom has been taken over...the room is quite small, so I display the dolltown near the dollhouse, which is to the left. McDonald's is up top, and the two faux storefronts cover the drawers of the dresser the mcdonald's sits on. Faux brick wall hides my rement storage on the shelves, which has more dioramas/room scenes and my prop stashes..to the left of the dollhouse is Mickey's bakery.....I used black posterboard for the road, home depot contractor tiles for sidewalks, fake trees for greenery, and so on.
Totally frickin awesome!I want one!LOL
I agree. How nice to have a dolly town!!
I love it! Someday when I have more room, I hope to be able to have my own version of "Barbieville!"
Here are some new pics of Barbietown. I decided the Silkstones were not getting enough attention, so I took them shopping and kept the Fashion Royalty divas out of the pics. More can be seen on my blog
Walking suit is one of my favorites from 2012, I missed out on the club doll and party dress. I love her haughty look- so vintage and reminds me of how the women dressed in the early 60's.
Here is in the pink, Club doll from 2010? and Joan from the Mad Men dolls, as well as Market Day.
Here are a couple of Basics to use for what I refer to as 'filler people' in the town. Also a doll who has character, our town 'nerd' who seems to be striking up a conversation with Market Day! I love dolls that look like 'real' characters to mix with the fashion dolls, and it sparks a natural storyline. yep, he is the town 'nerd' but also a computer whiz....
I updated the window from Christmas and used those greenery pots from Michaels to give it more depth. Been wanting to revamp this window for some time.
Hope you have enjoyed the pics! Sorry I have not posted newer pics of the town!~Lisa
Hi Lisa! Your town looks fantastic!! The Silkies look very at home there at the boutique and the window display looks very inviting!!
Keep up the great work and be sure to update us with your progress!
Thank you Simon! I am sorry I haven't been here as much as I would have liked to. I have been busy with the ebay store and my husband's business in the office. work work and no doll play makes for a dull dolly buddy!
I have posted a new thread on some of my other projects in the works- my Victorian genre part of my collection with links, lots of eye candy! I will try and update the dolly town thread here with more photos.
Some pics of the town as it looks today this month- it has been so long since I posted here-
This is a new addition- made of builder's foam, silver paper. I still need to make a red door for this - it is supposed to be a ice cream soda fountain/ sweet shop with a Mickey Mouse theme.
Another additions to the town is the W Club doorway dio given to me by one of my doll buddies. I went to a doll show and snagged the Happy Family foldable dollhouse for $10 which is undergoing a refurbish with foamcore additions for floors and walls. I also snagged Babysitter Barbie and Christy with the crib for $12 in the box at the antique store, so she is waiting for her husband to arrive so they can finish moving into their new 'condo' in Barbietown!
All of the trees have white lights on them and I purchased them at a Christmas tree shop in Williamsburg, Va called the Christmas mouse. i think the link is www.christmasmouse.com but if you google it you will find it, they are very reasonable. I have two sizes of these trees throughout the town, they hide the shelves and unsightly corners, etc. Since the town is growing so much, I have to move the buildings and props about depending on my storylines since the diorama room is so tiny.
These are some of the new pics of the happy family foldup dollhouse pics. Poppy is visiting...
The ceiling is foamcore cut to fit and the floors are covered wtih wood grained shelf paper from the dollar store for $2 each the columns to hold up the ceiling are the tallest cake columns for $8 ffrom hobby lobby, the only place I can find them
I made the coffee table and the chair is a pin cushion chair the other is a barbie chair
here behind Poppy you can see the entry way with the french doors, vase is from walmart for .97 cents and the vintage doll hutch is off of ebay - it is italian plastic about 101/2 inches high Principessa? I think the name was. The rug completes the look. Still need to add a table and chairs for the kitchen and some other items to complete the scene.
Poppy is getting married, so she was asking 'Christy' to be in her wedding...sigh, collecting items for a wedding dio is taking alot longer than I thought. Who would have thought I would have so many problems figuring out what color for the bridal party, etc.? lol...
The Happy Family house is cool! I'd never seen that before. I love the Italian hutch you found! It's gorgeous, and the vase is a nice touch too. The "wood" floor looks great!
One of the best parts is the column. If you hadn't mentioned it, I never would have guessed it was from the cake decoration section! That is clever.
Hi Val .actually this is set up right as you come in the door to the doll town, on the floor. The 2nd floor is only supported by the cake columns. the house was missing the stair case piece. It mystified me how a little girl is supposed to plsy with the house if there wasn't a 2nd floor ! So I made it out of a piece of foamcore balanced on these cake columns and the plastic pieces of the bedroom and nursery.