This cardboard dolls house caught my eye on Australian ebay:
Golden yellow is one of my favourite colours - and I love yellow roses! They have been "my" roses since, at our childhood home, I had a yellow rose outside my bedroom window, my sister had a pink rose outside hers - and Mum had deep red roses in the front yard!
The bowl of yellow roses is in the children's bedroom, upstairs right.
The parents' bedroom, upstairs left, has a dressing table with toiletries, an abstract rug - and lots of books! I like this house!
The clocks all say the same time, which is good - but they seem to be printed back to front! So it's back-to-front 3 o'clock.
In the kitchen (downstairs right), the cupboards don't look very Australian to me - I thought perhaps it might be American?
there's a picture of a koala on the wall:
That doesn't mean it's Australian, of course - I could have a picture of elephants or tigers on my wall, without having to be in Africa or Asia ....
Here is the outside of the house - quite plain, a red brick base, yellow walls with brown timbering, and a tiled roof:
The end with the kitchen and the children's bedroom has four opening windows (and the number 12, which a former owner has added!). The other end, with the living room and parents' bedroom, has a red brick chimney, with arched window openings on either side of the chimney, in the living room:
Does anyone recognise this cardboard dolls house? I'm guessing it was made in the 1960s, largely because of the television, but would love to know a more exact date - and of course, the maker!
(I do still have photos of the displays at the Sydney Dolls House fair to show. I have been without a functioning phone/internet line since late last week, after reporting a crackly line - now it's working again (touch wood), and I was keen to show you this lovely house! The display photos will come soon :-) )
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