Monday, 12 March 2012

Clean up the House

Today the sun has been shining and it really has given me the cleaning bug.  I have hoovered, dusted, cleaned the windows, scrubbed wallpaper of the walls, washed the front door frame, cleaned the step and washed the roof.  What, washed the roof.  Yep.  I really was in the mood for a good fettle.  Would you like to see the results.

See clean roof, clean windows, shutters, step and gables.

Isn't it lovely.

Two up and two down.

The windows are tin and have tiny catches that really work.

Ready for a little decoration.

Nellie and I were in town today as Nell had another hospital appointment.  The plus side to this is that the hospital is not a million miles from good places to have lunch, browse individual shops and several charity shops.  Oh and a wool shop.  Nellie has been a little bit out of sorts recently with one thing and another and today I gave her a challenge.  I said I would provide her with some wool/supplies and she could make some items with it ie. tea cosies, egg cosies, granny square cushions, dolly blankets.  She is going to open a Folksy/Etsy/Ebay type store and try to see if she can make herself some pocket money.  Anyhow we headed towards the Wool Baa, it was shut, then we had lunch at the Greedy Greek.  Yum.  If you are in Sheffield pop in for one of their wraps.  We had falafel and salad and it was delicious.  On the way back to the car we stopped off at St Luke's Hospice shop.  We didn't go on the way to the wool shop as we were both needing the loo.  We were just about to leave the shop when a lady walked downstairs with the doll's house.  I stopped in my tracks and nudged Nellie.  I then followed the lady and she placed the house on a chair and an elderly lady had a quick look.  Damn and blast it I thought.  She has already got a buyer.  I bet she comes and buys all the doll's houses blah blah.  The lady glanced and then walked away.  I almost ran over and said 'can I have a look please before you put it in the window'.  It took me and Nell about 10 second to say 'yes please'.  We were so giddy.  The lady in the shop was delighted that it was going to a good home and she said that she had seen me follow it down the shop.  Just think if we had gone in on the way to the Wool Shop we would have missed this beauty. 

Nellie and I are delighted with our new home and can't decided whether we should repaint the outside or not.  We are going to decorate the inside with floral papers, pretty bedding, tiny granny square cushions etc.  So what do you think - to repaint the outside or not?  Answers gratefully received.

We had a quick look on the internet at is was made by GeeBees of Hull arounf 1950/1960.

Oh I forgot to mention our real house is a tip and in desparate need of a good fettle but I will not be washing the roof!


Diane said...

Its FAB!!!! Don't paint it. You are going to have a load of fun decorating that. Did you get my text today? Hope the little lady is feeling better and Ive got tons of vintage wool she can have. xxxx

VintageVicki said...

What a great find - how lucky to be in the right place at the right time :) Look forward to seeing what you do with it - I have a dolls house thats waited 2 years for me to start decorating it!!

Daisy said...

How fantastic! Well done both of you. What a lucky find. I would do the inside first and then see how you feel about the outside. Yippie can't wait to see what you do. :)
P.S. sorry to hear about the jumper :(. Lots of love xxx

Kylie said...

What a gorgeous dolls' house Deb, I'm sure you and your daughter will have loads of fun tizzying it up.

p.s. I love the word fettle. i have never heard it before,
were does it come from?

Liz said...

It was meant to be! Fabulous find.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Mac n' Janet said...

What fun you're going to have!

Jane said...

No...Don't paint it, it looks fab.Nice to hear from you,your blogs are what keep me sane at work xx

Sally said...

Awesome! You are on a roll at the moment Debs Queen of CS's! How exciting about Nellie's new venture, good luck Nellie!
Sally x

lemonade kitty said...

Good luck to nellie with her little venture. Wow that was a lucky find for you both, you'll have loads of fun doing it up. My cousin had one when we were little and I'm sure her's was "Triang" it looked similar to yours, Lucey x

A Treasured Past said...

Oh Debs, sorry I missed this gorgeous is your new home. I love it. You and your daughter will have so much fun.

We left the outside of our house original but painting and hung wallpaper inside. Can't wait to follow the progress, Tam x