Friday, March 18, 2011


Permelia had been
eagerly looking for an
apartment for weeks.
She came across this building
and looked at one apartment.

She told
me that the apartment didn't speak to her.
She didn't like the apartment.
So when she took
the keys back to the landlady Sherry.
Sherry gave
her another set of keys for her to go see about
the apartment on the end on the bottom floor.
So, back we went to the apartment building.
And sure enough when we walked around
the edge of the building there was the
4 Rent sign.
Just as Sherry had stated - you had
to enter into the apartment 
through one set of the French doors.
Oooo we were liking this!!

This place looked interesting to Permelia.
We both marveled at how nice
the courtyard could look once
her expert hands got out there.
Look at her she wore
her hat & her stockings today!
Me think, that sometimes, the
witch protests too much!
Permelia's hands were full so she
laid down her pocketbook so she could
open the door.

Once the door was unlocked, she
picked up her purse
and pushed open the door.

Ecstatic!! Permelia
 flew into the doorway!
And what she saw immediately
captivated her. She was in love with the

She didn't waste any time heading straight
for it.

She started opening up the ovens.
She even stuck her head in - just
checking it out, she said.

She fumbled with the stove a little
more before deciding to move on.
By this time I knew that she had
found the right apartment when she
didn't even comment about the awful
sink with the refrigerator below it!
When I asked her about it - she boldly
said that she didn't care what it looked
like. The most important thing to her was
the stove.
She went on to inspect the main room.
Hmmm.....there seems to be some
water damage on lower part of the wall.
She will tell Sherry about that.
Surely she
didn't want to get charged for it if she
decided to move later on.
Permelia loved the brick floor.
She loved the entire apartment
and how it was secluded.

Coming back into the kitchen area - that's
when she saw the stone fireplace.
Permelia was in love!

Permelia decided to look more
closely at the French doors.
At least
they open that was good enough for
Sherry had explained earlier that
the door knobs didn't align up because
at one time the doors on the left were
replaced with different doors.
So the knobs never got moved.
And the last tenant
that lived there had taken off the knobs on
the inside of one of the doors because he
kept it bolted all the time.
At this point Permelia
didn't seem to mind at all.
She loved the
idea of having a courtyard outside of those
She was going to tell Sherry that she
wanted the doorknobs put back on.

Permelia locked everything back up and
said this is her apartment.
She picked
up the sign so know one would see it.
I asked her how she was going to pay for
Permelia told me flat out that she had
money. She makes her pay check by
selling love spells.
I told her - 'hey come clean'.
See Permelia has 2 other twin sisters.
Yes - they were triplets!
All together their names were Permelia, Clotillya,
and Sophillya. All 3 of them were
guardians of their 2 niece's.
They would be receiving
the inheritance money to take care of them.
So they all were going to be just fine
living here!
Sophillya  and Clotillya would be bringing
the girls with them on the next
broom hop!
Permelia said,
'not to worry because they could make it
My goodness - this apartment is going
to be crowded.
Has she gone mad!! Where is everyone
going to sleep!
Thank you for visiting me!

Monday, March 14, 2011


Miniature Dollhouse Fireplace
tools and its holder.
you have 1 or 2 of these little sets that
decorate your mini fireplace.
Its time to think outside of the box.

Time to transform these into

I used to have numerous sets of
these - but I seem to have lost lots of
This was the only pieces that I
could find that I owned. 
Oh well - they are around here somewhere!
 When I saw these
again - I looked at them in a new way.
I guess you might say that if it weren't for
my witch needing a wand - I might not would
have recognized this as such.
Take your
little Dremel sander and just sand off the unwanted
The metal is soft so it will only take about
a few seconds to cut off those offending

Here are the pieces that I sanded off.
And this is what you are left with.
My favorite is the poker - the long one.
2 are the same size since they were the shovels.
And then (what is suppose to be the
little rake) is the smallest. 
 The 2 smallest wands will
go to Permelia's 2 young nieces.
And look at the pieces you took
off surely you can use those parts for
A long time ago I had taken a permanent
marker to the poker.
This knocks off what
appears to be a new look. I still do not
know if I want to paint the wands.
Right now they look a little used.

The little fireplace stand has 2 uses.
You can use it as a Parasol/Umbrella
stand or you can use it by the front door
to hold their wands.
Am not sure what I will use the stand for.

But for some suggestions - you
could use it as a stand
as a wand holder and put a sign above
it saying, "Wands here" or "Park Wands here",
with an arrow pointing down to this stand.
I think that will look so cute.

When you google wands - you will see that
there are many different
sizes and types.
The longest one that I remember
seeing was 13.5 inches long.
Of course that it too big for a
dollhouse miniature wand.
Permelia's wand
will be 3 inches long.
Paint these tools or leave as is.
The choice is up to you!
I hope that you can use this idea.

Thank you for visiting me!