Saturday, 13 June 2015

Home under the hammer

Every Thursday I pass a local auction, every Thursday I pop in to have a nosy at what's selling. A couple of weeks ago I found a fabulous dolls house was up for auction, I fell in love, this one was perfect, in need of a good clean but otherwise the 1970s style and the colours of the house were perfect. I went to the gym, had a think about it and decided to go back and bid on it. In my head the highest I was going to go was £20, as lot 76 got closer my heart was beating faster! The starting bid was five pounds I waved my number and then....the hammer went down! Eeeekkkk I couldn't believe it! Five pounds plus the commission meant a total outlay of £6.25!!!!
I've since found out through an Instagram friend that the house was made in England during the 1970s by a company called Toyworks. I've given the house a clean and the floors came up shiny and like new! Just look at those rugs!
I've always loved mini things so I couldn't wait to get started making things to fill my  lovely new house. I cleared a space on top of some drawers for the house but every time I want to use the drawers everything in the house was only to shake and fall all over the place and if the house is always turned I wouldn't get to appreciate the house front so the solution was a craft room rejig. Shelves were cleared, painted, the shelves will become the new rooms, I will eventually have wallings dividing the rooms. The rooms we be filled with handmade furniture! Every tiny bit if rubbish is being looked at in a different light and match boxes are featuring heavily! I'm having lots of fun already! In keeping with the age of the house and my own personal favourites the decor will have a retro look, can't wait to share more!
Have a brilliant weekend everyone! 


  1. It's truly a beauty! I love it! The colours are amazing! You are super brave bidding- I'd be so nervous! Xx

    1. I was nervous! My heart was racing! Really didn't expect to win the bid!

  2. I have been interested in dollshouse miniatures for many years.the interest has dropped for vintage generally which is why you got such a bargain. I am hosting a dollshouse and miniature exhibition on the 17th October in Sydenham Methodist church halls.there will be both vintage and modern houses on display as well as some craft stall.proceeds to Kiwoko hospital Uganda. Entry £3

  3. Hi Jayne! I will definitely have to come to your miniature and dollshouse exhibition!


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