Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
I found this house on the CDHM website. It is the perfect Southwest style dollhouse. The pale peach walls are dusted with a sandy texture that evokes adobe.
It is very sturdy and holds up to serious play.
I went through a several years addiction to Mexican collectables.
Rodolfo is a contemporary artist who lives in Texas. He can be found on etsy and ebay. This Hacienda is 1:12 but he also works in different scales. It is a two story house with glass windows and beautifully crafted doors, staircase and fireplaces. I also think his work is very affordable.
Resources: Texas Tiny, Southwest miniatures.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
(why does it look like that! It doesn't in the editing!!!)
Amelia and her older son wave goodbye on the balconey with the two Hacker sisters.
The Nanny is holding Amelia's baby to look out the nursery window. She remembers when Phillip was his size.
"Good bye! Good luck!"
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Back. I was wondering because it was donated to the Goodwill and was full of Bliss dolhouse furniture and ca. 1890- early 1900 dollhouse chairs and furniture I use in the Hacker House. It also contained a toy with a 1950's looking sticker on it. They weren't packed like a salesman's sample. Some of the pieces were broken and repaired with old celophane tape.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Phillipe's sisters tried to intercede with their father on his behalf.
Old Mr. Hacker was furious,"First my best friend from Spain's daughter, then HER, and who knows how many housemaids...I am giving you no choice. You will marry Carolena and together you will be banished to our Hacienda in the Americas! You have 2 days to pack your belongings. I have secured you a post in the New Mexico territories" and he strode from the room.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
"Tea anyone"...murmured Amelia.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
I was going to post about the Gottschalk Dollhouse in May but I learned it represents the 1900's.
So instead I will do the Hacienda House which represents the New Mexico territory in the 1850's. That is right before the American Civil War. The fellow in the Diplomatic garb is a Hacker family member who created a scandal and was shipped off to the Americas. His story of his Hacienda and American adventures and follies will be presented next month.
These are the dolls from the Colonial House, representing 1790 in the New American Colonies. They are apparently relatives of the Hackers.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Amelia needs some artwork on her walls. Family portraits? The mark on the wall above the clock is where the stove unit was. I switched rooms making the original kitchen the living room because I liked the wallpaper more and the floor matched the entry hall. Most Christian Hacker houses have the kitchen on the left (when you are facing it).
This balconey was added on later. Christian Hacker made spindled balconies. It's paint is newer and it is afixed with one big new screw in the back.
I noticed the bottom door had wallpaper on it's outside hinge
Friday, April 9, 2010
It is so realistic! I love it, CMblack chair above rement
red couch, white screen, lucite coffee table and Dwell Magazine by Minimodernistas ( did you see that hilarious post the Shopping Sherpa put on her blog about a month ago UNHAPPY HIPSTERS? It fratures Dwell magazine pictures. I will go find the link, too much!!!!http://unhappyhipsters.com/ )
Chanel purse by Dawn Carrol CDHM
"Elvis "Andy Warhol from a night light
Tomy rubber plant
circular side table child's rubber block
carpet contemporary import
oh, and beautiful white tension lamp by Pinchofpepper, oh did I already say that?