The Keystone Blue Roof Doll House

Keystone Blue Roof

When this little house appeared on the miniature real estate market in 2005 and I bought it to add to the Keystone neighborhood. It only needed a little cleaning with soap and water and a coat of white paint to freshen its trim. This is a four room house without a staircase to the second floor ... perhaps the reason for its very reasonable selling price.

Now the house sits on a shelf in my workroom. Its decoration is ongoing, and these pictures show it as it appears this spring. Do you have a house like it? I would love to see how you have furnished it. These houses are not true 1:12 scale but more like 3/4" to 1 foot. The furnishings are all in 1:12 ... as make believe mini folk are not particular and can adapt to the size easily.

The Bedroom.
The bedroom features pretty blue wallpaper which I made from scanned images found in a book of antique French interior decoration. It's a cozy retreat for reading in front of the fire.

The Attic
The Attic
This is the place to store odd chairs, the birchbark canoe, croquet set and old trunk full of souvenirs. The sewing machine is set up for curtainmaking... the house needs three sets of them! The toy cars are waiting for young visitors. Someday this might be remodeled into a nice bathroom!

Living Room
The Living Room
Snacks on the coffee table, the livingroom is neat and ready for guests. The tall decoration on the desk is from Bulgaria, a vial of rose perfume is inside. Sofa and chairs were moved here from the Keystone mini mansion, where a new billiards table has been installed for the summer.

The Kitchen
The baker's rack was moved here and the cook has already baked several loaves. There are also sushi snacks and veggies -- squash, eggplant and bok choy to be cooked for dinner. The photo shows that the kitchen, like the livingroom and attic, needs paint or wallpaper, that will be a summer project ... at least if there is time free next summer.

Outside the Back Door
Outside the kitchen door the canoe is waiting for a paddle in the bay.

Thanks for visiting, please come again!

Margaret Lew
May 2007

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