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I have had a life-long love affair with dollhouse miniatures, and careers in art education and interior design. I hope to combine these life experiences to help other miniature enthusiasts get more out of this wonderful hobby we enjoy, a hobby that often reaches the level of an art form. Susan Downing

Posted on 17 July, 2015

Nostell Priory Dolls House Gets Spring Cleaning
Nostell Priory Dolls House Gets Spring Cleaning

 Spring Cleaning at the Nostell Priory Dollhouse

I know it’s not Spring, no matter what the song says. (Too obscure? Look below for the answer to the Name That Tune contest).

Monica Lavoie commented on my “Sara Rothe- The other Cabinet Dollhouse” post yesterday in the Facebook NAME group: “This is Gorgeous! I would have the doors removed though for viewing and have a sheet of thin glass placed over the rooms where the doors were to keep it clean inside”.

Last Spring, I posted this, about the article in the Yorkshire Evening Post: “Boy is this timely! I’m in the process of photographing some of my older room boxes. Dusty. Dried-out. Not only in need of canned air, but Tacky and Fabric Fusion!”

L Maddaford (Maddaboutminis) had originally shared this post tin the G+ Dollhouse Miniature Projects (Discussion) Community: “How to clean your dollhouse. The Nostell Priory in Yorkshire is home to a dollhouse built in 1735. Simply Exquisite”

And the answer to the Name That Tune contest is:

“It Might as Well Be Spring,” the love song in the 1945 film, State Fair. Written by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, it won the Academy Award for Best Original Song that year. Dick Haymes had the Hit Parade recording.

If “Name That Tune” and “The Hit Parade” are also too obscure, you’ll have to Google them.

Here’s another post about this Thomas Chippendaledolls house.



Posted by Susan Downing

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