Friday, September 20, 2013

Big Bed, Little Bed

As you all know by now, I really like antique Victorian furniture. So much so that I made a Victorian bedroom set for my dollhouse. See it on my bed?


A little closer view...
It is a 1 inch scale bed, 1" equals 1', so being miniature it has a 7" headboard and it would have a 7' headboard if it were people size, like my bed.


It was a kit that I bought on Ebay. It is from 1979, look at the 70's people on the box, aren't they cute?!
So after two weeks I finished it. Whew, was that a job!


Here it is up close...


And here is where it will go, in the dollhouse. My daughter kicked the dollhouse out of her room so now it is in my room! Hubby is loving that! Hah! Why did my daughter kick it out you ask? Because she is 13 and can't have a dollhouse in her room she says.
So here is it's new spot...


right under the antique towel rack, with the reflection of the bed in the mirror.


A close up of the carved crest.


Here is the miniature bedroom set in the dollhouse...


in its own little room, above the parlor.


Here is the miniature washstand with the washbowl and pitcher, the chamber pot and the little soap in its little dish. Is that cute or what?! The people size ironstone chamber pot lives under my bed.


See it tucked behind the slipper bench, under the bed? When we lived in our 1 bathroom house, when the kids were little, they used to use it when the one and only bathroom was in use.


While we are in my room I'll show you my dresser...



and my lamp table...


and the lamp, and on the wall is a pen and ink drawing of the Bed and Breakfast my hubby and I stayed in on our wedding night.


And two beautiful Victorian ladies in a gilted frame...


and lots of embroidered and crocheted pillowcases. I really like the one's that say His and Hers and Mr and Mrs.


And these with the embroidered B's, 2 pillowcases and a sheet with the B. And the pillowcases with the embroidered birds on them.


And these with the crocheted and tatted edges.


So again, you can see that I really LOVE collecting antique and Victorian anything, including miniatures! 
The miniature bed really doesn't match my bed 
or my daughter's bed,

                                      

                             

or the doll's bed...

                                              

it looks more like my son's bedroom set...

                                              

well, maybe not!

                                             

After all these pictures of beds you may be ready for bed yourself. Or you may be feeling like you want to hear "Goldilocks and the Three Bears".
 Would you want to sleep in the
big bed,
               the middle size bed or the
                                                                                                                wee little baby bear's bed?

Thank you so much for visiting and have a great week!

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34 comments:

  1. I will take the BIG bed! lol! Your doll house furniture is exquisite and I have to hand it to you for working with such small pieces! That is something I am not good at!
    So many beautiful bedroom sets! I grew up with one very much like the first one with the marble top on the dresser. Our dresser had marble on the two little dresser boxes as well and there were two night stands and the gorgeous bed. They had been in our family, but when Mom and Dad decided to relocate from Omaha to Tucson, they sold that beautiful set because the weight of it, along with all the other household goods, was prohibitive. What a shame that was!
    ♥ Jil

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  2. Blessings on this ordinary day...looking forward to the freshness..the crisp cool air as it stirs the falling leaves and my heart for cozy peaceful days ahead!

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  3. Oh Gina! FABULOUS. What a great job you did on that set. HOW did you ever do that? Wow. I don't think I could make furniture like that.

    You know what? It's good you have the dollhouse. Make it yours and enjoy it to the hilt! (My hubs has to live with dolls in our bedroom. ha hahha)

    Gosh, your furniture in the "big" house is gorgeous, too. LOVED LOVED LOVED all the photos.

    Thanks for sharing. Great Job! Susan

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  4. I don't think I have seen anything as sweet as this little doll house furniture. Love all of your photos, some very beautiful pieces you have.
    betsy

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  5. I love dollhouses and anyone who does them so well. The furniture is just too adorable.
    Ann

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  6. Looks wonderful. My hat is off to you, I see those kits and I say, I can't do that. I have a set, but i bought mine from a doll house shop. Applefest is in Clarksville,October 13, the house will be open from 11 to 4, if you'd like to come once again. Richard and Sissy

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  7. Gina, I can't believe you made that gorgeous bed! It must have been pain staking, but you did a phenomenal job. The doll house is looking just fabulous. The only thing better is the life sized house!
    Big hugs,
    Patti

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  8. Love your Victorian bedroom furniture--big and small!

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  9. I passed this posting to a friend of mine who is into miniatures as well.
    Great photos!

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  10. Gina, what a sight! I want to sleep in the wee little tiny bed because right now I feel like a little girl again. You have some of the most beautiful Victorian furniture (big and small) I have ever seen. Give your daughter time, eventually she will want everything you have and then you will have nothing!!..Happy Monday..Judy

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  11. Isn't that sweet? Absolutely beautiful bedroom set. I love seeing the two beds side by side. xo Linda

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  12. That is a beautiful bed! I love your dollhouse! It is really spectacular!
    Sherry

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  13. Gina,
    LOVE all of your beds!! Your bedroom is stunning!! nd so is your sweet doll house!! Just beautiful!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    My remodel is almost over and I will be posting about it soon...

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  14. Oh my what a treat this post is to read and view. Both the BIG people furniture and the LITTLE people furniture...everything is amazing! :)

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  15. I will take the big bed but if I could squish myself down to miniature size, the mini would be wonderful. I have to tell you that I love your miniatures! How adorable they are and they look darling in your dollhouse. What fun you must have decorating it, Gina. Thank you for sharing at my HOME. Blessings, Sandi

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  16. If I could, I would sleep in all the beds...LOL .
    outstanding job of building your min. bedroom. It gorgeous !!! its so pretty in the doll house. Now your bed is just drop dead gorgeous and your pillow cases are devine. The whole affect is stunning. Love it all. And thank you for stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment. I make the dolls and Edie Marie names my doll and writes the story for them. She does such a fabulous job.
    May God Bless,
    Marie Antoinette

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  17. Gina
    you have beautiful Victorian everything
    love the little miniature bed & dresser kit so cute
    the wash stand with bowl & picture is so cute with it's little chamber pot
    your bedroom is really nice
    love all the linens
    really like it all girl
    I noticed all your pretties on your dresser
    The outdoor Artichoke Annies open air flea market this Saturday Sept 28th at Millersburg exit

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  18. I LOVE your beds! I admire you for actually putting your bed kit together! I have a dollhouse kit in the attic.....still! You must feel like a Queen every night going to bed in that gorgeous bed! Visiting you from my blog....thank you for stopping by because I found your blog and I love it! Following GFC!

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  19. Beautiful beds! I love a big tall bed with the carvings all around. Great job on the miniatures.

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  20. You have some beautiful furniture...just beautiful!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday!!!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  21. Everything ~ fabulous! The beds, the dollhouse furniture, you have it all girl! When can I move in???

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  22. Gina,
    Thanks so much for stopping by and your kind comments!! I have my step by step remodel post now up if interested...

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  23. Gina,
    Me again!! I just woke up and realized that my step by step post was the one you commented on...stupid me!! I meant to say that soon I will have a post up showing everything put back together......

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  24. How perfectly fantastic are your miniatures! I eagerly look forward to exploring your blog further!

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  25. All I can say is WOW WOW WOW! Your bedroom is so incredible as is your youngsters bedrooms! Your furniture and your way of decorating with it impresses my every visit. Stick me in any of your rooms and I'd be happy as a clam.

    Excellent job on your dollhouse size treasures. They could come live in my dollhouse if you ever tire of them!

    Blessings, Edie Marie

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  26. Wow, I had to take some double-takes - the detail on the 'little' bed is fantastic! Gorgeous Victorian style - love the bedroom furniture - wonderful post,
    I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  27. Oh Gina,
    You have absolutely wonderful taste in furniture. I love all of your bedrooms and that wee dollhouse is so quaint. Thank you for visiting me. Take care,
    Karen

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  28. Your furniture is amazing. Those pieces are truly stunning Gina. But the dollhouse is a little museum. I love it. Thanks for coming to visit.

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  29. Gina,
    Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words about the Remodel. I love the wood flooring in the Kitchen as I think it gives that Country Victorian look that I love....

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  30. Your doll house is so cute! I love the furniture in it. Also, your bedroom furniture is just so beautiful! You have quite a collection of antiques. Pamela

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