Sunday, November 19, 2017

Success at last!

It has been a long time since I have even looked at my dollhouse. I have had such problems with the electrics for the sconce on the left side and after struggling with solder and new bulbs X 100, I finally decided to strip the whole wire and low and behold, there was a problem half way down. Anyhow, the wiring is done and now it I can move on up to the last floor. I have had the lights on in the little house for hours this weekend and just basked in the glow. It is such a cozy little room and I think my enthusiasm for the project has been reignited. So after a few minor details to finish up, it is onward and upward with one floor to go!




 I also bought... wait for it....a long cased clock, well all but the clock bit.  It came through the auction and all I could see was a grand room under the glass bonnet and rooms in the case. That will all have to wait for my retirement I suspect. My husband also thinks he can remove the panel at the bottom for another room box. Neat hey?
Anyway, everyone have a lovely and magical holiday season!

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  1. Con la electricidad,todo cobra una atmósfera cálida y acogedora!
    Besos.

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    1. Gracias, tienes razón, la iluminación en la pequeña casa hace que todo sea tan acogedor. ¡Quiero acurrucarme en él y leer un pequeño libro!

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  2. Felicidades por el logro de la electricidad,te ha quedado una estancia muy dulce y acogedora.Besos:-)

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    1. Muchas gracias, no pensarías que sería tan difícil, solo que puedo tomar algo simple y complicarme hasta el punto de la total frustración.

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  3. What a beautiful room! I am so happy for you that you resolved your electrical problem. I am sure it was very frustrating. That grandfather clock is lovely! What a great find.

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    1. Thank you so much Catherine. I have a feeling that I might have cleaned the lens on my camera before taking pictures. The grandfather clock is just the tip of the iceberg when you have an auction house. You can drag home as much ridiculous stuff as your mind can think up project for!

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  4. Hello Skulptress,

    Your parlour has turned out wonderful. A good thing that you could solve the problems with the electricity. The result is great!

    The grandfather clock will be a very interesting case for roomboxes. I wish you good luck and a lot of fun thinking up the themes for those rooms. I will loo forward to the results. :-)

    Huibrecht.

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    1. So am I. That sticky little problem was doing my head in. I think I needed to walk away for a while. I didn't intent it to be so long though.
      Oh, as far as the clock goes, I have plans, whether or not I find the time and energy to bring them to life is something else entirely.

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  5. Great to hear you have figured out the wiring problem. The lights really do add that little something that can’t be obtained any other way. I love your little chair on the right - I keep looking at them on Etsy.....

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    1. Right? I love those little chairs. I keep telling myself no miniature treats for the little house until it is completed and then I panic and think "what if they sell out and I miss them?" They are lovely little chairs, my advise is buy them now!

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  6. So glad to read that your enthusiasm has returned. It is such a relief when the electricity works!! The parlour is lovely and I especially love the Siamese exploring.
    Hope to see more soon.
    Regards Janine

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  7. Hello Sculptress,
    The end result is fantastic. what a beautiful, warm and inviting room. The lighting is perfect. I also love the clock...what a handsome piece and I cannot wit to see what room you build into it.
    Big hug
    Giac

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  8. So frustrating when the lights don't work. Well done for solving the problem!
    The clock is wonderful. What a great piece to find.

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    1. Isn't it neat. Hopefully I can make it live up to my dreams. Little house first though.

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  9. Your room whispers "Serenity Now", and one would NEVER guess that it had caused you so much grief, yet So Glad that you worked out how to fix the lights so that you could get back on track.
    I really like this little room and am very happy to see you back again on the blog- Missed you!
    Sending Happy Holiday wishes to you too, Sculptress :D

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    1. Thanks so much Elizabeth, I missed the blog too and actually stopped following other blogs as it just caused me to feel guilt and regret over abandoning my own. Hopefully back in the saddle again!

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