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Posted on 28 November, 2015


Josje Bouwts’ Slaapkamer. The chandelier is a small part of the room.

Josje Bouwts Slaapkamer Chandelier

This is from a Josie Bouwt posted in her blog on September 29, 2011. It was titled “Lights, Camera, Action!” It is one of many reasons why I find her blog invaluable. On “A Beautiful World,” Josje not only shows you her gorgeous miniatures, but how she brought them about. A periodic visit to this blog is always a “look and learn” experience for me.


Josje Bouwts’ Slaapkamer Chandelier Close-Up

Chandelier Clos-Up

I was taken with Josie’s description of the chandelier: “When this was all finished I felt the room needed more lights. I didn’t want to wait until the next dolls house fair so I rummaged through my drawers and found an old silver … well I’m not sure what it was, but I could call it a ‘jewelry finding’. I played around with it a bit, using some glass paint and silk string and made it into a very eclectic light to hang above the chest of drawers. It is a bit odd, I admit, but I rather like it”.

Here’s a link to another post I wrote on Josje Bouwts’s work: Fine Dining.


Posted by Susan Downing

Categories: bedroom, Dutch, lamps, lighting

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Posted on 22 August, 2015


My Baby Nursery Accessory Ensemble, an economical way to accessorize a nursery.

Nurseries Pink Or Blue

It seems to be a hard and fast rule today. Is there a biological difference in the sexes or is it a cultural choice? And what does a dollhouse enthusiast do with this information?

Decades of research by University of Maryland historian Jo Paoletti suggests that up until the 1950s, chaos reigned when it came to the colors of baby paraphernalia. “There was no gender-color symbolism that held true everywhere,” Paoletti told Life’s Little Mysteries (link below). Because the pink-for-a-girl, blue-for-a-boy social norms only set in during the 20th century in the United States, they cannot possibly stem from any evolved differences between boys’ and girls’ favorite colors,” Paoletti said.


Posted by Susan Downing

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