Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Welcome to Greystone Manor!


Above is the view which greets the visitor just inside the front door of Greystone Manor. That's the back door you can see; the front door would be behind you. Off to the right through the french doors is the living room. Yes, those are two tiny sets of armor perched along the stair railing -- and if you look closely, you'll see that the center of each wooden tread is worn from the traffic of the family running up and down. The intricate molding on the stairs was created with one tiny toothpick-sized piece of wood at a time, by my husband the master builder. (That's his thumb below, showing the scale of the wood, before the walnut stain and finish were applied.)  The rug is counted cross stitch on aida cloth. 


  1. Leigh--How exciting that you and your husband are building a Regency era dollhouse! I am so envious! It's been years since there's been a dollhouse shop where I live so I always wondered what was I to do if I wanted a period dollhouse. Now I know the answer. Build one! Meanwhile, I'm looking forward to seeing more pictures of Greystone Manor.

  2. That is so cool! I love dollhouses, at least in theory. In practice I always get a little over-imaginative and feel creeped out after spending too much time in a room with one. What if it's haunted by itty bitty ghosts?