Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Apartment Elizabeth - Changing Furniture Around in her NEW APARTMENT AGAIN!

Elizabeth's apartment is always changing.
So far out of all of the apartments her's
has changed the most.
It's a never ending process
with Elizabeth.
I still have to squeeze in a crib for May!
Sometimes, I do not know where
to begin with the photo's.
Many times I have
tried putting them into some kind of order
but I am unable to win that battle.
So I hope
that I do not mix you up too bad....

Elizabeth was always destined
to have this little fella named Hank.

 Anyhow, this was the beginning of Elizabeth having her
She is a single mother
and seems to be a fertile myrtle!
She has been in her nightgown and
robe for about 15 years.
No - she is not an invalid.
She only goes out
when she has the need to do so.
It is kind of hard when you have 4 kids!

Her twin sisters Melinda and Belinda
are always helping her.
They babysit May and the twins Allie and
Allison as well as shop for her.

To this day Elizabeth is still unmarried.
Here she is holding Hank.
He hardly ever cries!
Such a good boy.

 For now, Elizabeth is still renting this apartment.
She does not have any money to rent 2 bedrooms,
so she must make do with living here.  

 The twins Allie and Allison are in Kindergarten.
Hank is a little fussy today.
The little pink dress was found at the thrift
store just this past summer.
I was tickled pink when I saw it and had to own it.
It was in a clear bag along
with other items and was marked $2.00.
I think that I got a wonderful deal for it. 
Every time I tried to get good
pic of the entire dress,
it would give me a tiny bit of blur.
So, this is the best that I can get.

Elizabeth is giving Hank a small kiss!

 This is a close up of just the top part of the dress.

On the coat rack is
also a couple of hangers made eons ago.
My hangers never look good.

 All of the furniture I have had for eons.
Recently, one of the little wire chairs to the
little childs table broke.
It is
now a stool around here somewhere.
The large dollhouse back in the foreground was
a Hallmark ornament.
It is made from plastic.
Eons ago I sand papered the outside of it because
I wanted it to look a little old.
The only thing it lacks on the inside are people.
There is even a  Christmas tree.
The dollhouse is a little it, but that's okay.

I do not always stay true to scale.
Not everything in our life is true to scale
Some of our dollhouses are big even for us. 
 I like big things and little things.
It makes life more interesting - at least to me.

 This is a view of the bakers rack.
It has never been used like it should be used.
It has always stored
stuff on top of the butcher block.
In apartments
there is never enough room to fully use an item
for its intended purpose.
Would you agree?
This is the front of the little dollhouse.
Allie and Allison play with it on occasion.

I made both of the little rag dolls
back around 1993.
Have had the white bear for a long time.
The dolls are having a tea party!

 Baby May does exist - even though you
have never seen her.
For some reason I keep forgetting to
take her pic.
The high chair belongs to  baby May.
The cake was made in the early 90s from an eraser
that I painted with craft paints.
The idea was from a library book.

 This is the childrens cabinet. Most of this stuff I have
had for many years with the exception
of the items on top. 
Inside there is a small blue baby quilt that I made,
a few clothes, a covered box and
a couple of wood elephant book-ends. 
The cute little white shoes
have a pair of lacy socks tucked in them.
These shoes are for small dolls.
They look great here!

 I like the childrens table in front of the window.
Not sure if it will not be staying there.
Tea party is over now and the dolls are
in the bunk beds.

I have been contemplating putting a wall up
behind the kitchen sink and refrigerator.
Sometimes I think there should be some division.
The red checked potholders are scrapbooking supplies.
They are applied to the butcher block with tacky wax.
I made the white bread box with red trim
from cardboard, that is stitting
on top of the corner cabinet.
The country apron used to be in Samantha's
apartment but she had a yard
sale and sold it.
Elizabeth's sisters bought it and now it hangs here.
Looks better with the d├ęcor.

 Elizabeth's main course meal is potatoes.
They eat a lot of them.
Cheap menu!

 The china in the corner cabinet was once just ordinary
wood plates.
They were painted cream with blue
fleur-de-li on them.
Something different.

 A view from a window.
I made the brown leather sandals.

 Just peeking in again thru the kitchen window.

 I am really liking this wall.
Want to see if the wall stays before
I make any shelves.
Not sure if the wall should go up to
the ceiling or if I should shorten
it even more??
The blue and cream cookie jar matches the china
that is in the corner cabinet.
I love to peek in thru windows at a scene
even though this scene is incomplete.

Close up of the potholders.

Elizabeth's apartment could use the extra
storage anywhere that space is available.
I definitely need to make some storage bins to
hold shoes and toys for under
the bed storage.

 Elizabeth's bed is in the corner.
Makes it hard to change the sheets.
Hank is getting spoiled really bad.

 The little blue bath tub holds all of
Allie and Allison's shoes.
It was the only place to store them in this
small apartment.
Yep, I definitely need storage bins
under the sofa table too.

 Found the little angel at the thrift store.
It is made of metal and is a broach.
The legs move around.
I pinned it up to this valance just the other day.
So cute!

I have 2 of these candlesticks.
One is missing, but am sure that
it will show up somewhere.

These were also made back in the early 1990s
from a library book.
It has a button for the bottom with 3
beads that have holes in them.
Threaded thru the holes is candle-wick thread.
Candle-wick is stiffened white covered wire.

Hope you like Elizabeth's apartment!
Thanks for visiting me!