How Time Flies

I can't blame my tardiness with posting entirely on the holidays, it just seems like it is getting much easier for time to get away from me.  Sheesh!

There have been some wonderful changes since the last time I showed you photos-

There are a number of things in the house that I have worried I will never be able to find- or afford- including the Dining Room set, the 'Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep' sampler in Alice's room, and how am I going to get a Butler's Pantry built-in?

Well, well, well, look what the builder showed up with this weekend!  Ok, so don't look too closely at the temporary 'pulls', I'm just trialing things. 

I bought some Chrysnbon dishes but they are too small and 'flat'.  I guess I am going to have to slowly build a stock of various table settings.

 And my oh my, the Dining Room table showed up!  Lol, TheToyBox on etsy has had a fair amount of things for the house.  One of my favorite shops! Bliss.

And now, TADA!  Nell in Australia sent me the 'sampler' as a gift.  I still need to string and hang it, but what a friend!  She runs TheFindingHouse on etsy,  and created this on her computer and printed it out.  

Patty Cooper donated the TootsieToy chair, and Nell had the perfect dolly to sit on it.

It is amazing what I have been able to find and accomplish with the help of friends.  I would not be where I am with this project without them.

Here here!! to friends!


  1. Woohoo! Beth. It looks like you have had the most wonderful Christmas.
    I adore the Butler's built in pantry and Alice's little doll looks right at home on her tiny chair.
    Nell x

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    2. Hi Beth, I read somewhere that Faith used buttons in the Butler's Pantry which would save you trying to hunt down different table settings :)

    3. Oh Nell, thank you for that information. I can't say I've read that. If you can remember where you saw it, let me know, in case there is more info I missed! Now I will try layering all my white buttons!

    4. Here's the link Beth

    5. OMG Nell!! You are my hero!! I must have never read the words, lol! The lamps I can't figure out are antique electrical plugs!!! Woo Hoo!

  2. A Merry Christmas indeed! Great job on the butler's pantry. It looks really good. The dining table is spot on, and the sampler, little dolly and chair go well in Alice's room. You're making some very nice progress. It's fun to compare your pictures with the originals. It's starting to get hard for me to tell which is which.

  3. When I stand back from it a little bit, it stuns me some, too! I need to put it on a hydrolic lift, lol, so I can have it move up and down to see all the rooms-


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