The Duck’s Dollhouse Tours: Victorian Ladies’ Collection Part 2

In the recent past, I published a little article showcasing the first five rooms of the large Fairmont Victorian dollhouse my mom and I had decorated.  Well, guess what, it is now time to cover the last five rooms!  We have already gone over some essential locations, such as the living room and dining room, ending at the guest room on the third floor.  What delightful miniature rooms lay beyond?  Read on, and you shall know.

Right next to the guest room is the music room, which we have managed to fill up fairly well despite its obviously narrow focus.  As you can see, we have a rather large guitar (we’ll just say it’s a cello or something), a violin, and, wait a minute, two pianos?  Well, you see, the wooden piano came with the violin and the couch.  And then we spotted the white porcelain piano at the antique store and just couldn’t pass it up.  It was originally all white, but I used some inking pens to color the appropriate keys black, and I printed out two tiny sheets of music and folded it in half to make a music book.  It’s impossible to make out, but it’s actually Pachelbel’s Canon in D, one of the best contributions to music of all time.  And I guess the pot of clover is to give people good luck, because playing instruments is super difficult.  I’m not entirely convinced anyone’s ever truly mastered such a feat.  I know I haven’t.

I wonder what song is on the back wall? Who cares, I couldn't play it anyway.
I wonder what song is on the back wall. Who cares, I couldn’t play it anyway.

On the fourth floor, above the guest room, is the boy’s room.  He has a lot of toys, plus he obviously likes the beach, as he has a couple of shells and a piece of driftwood.  (The driftwood is just a deformed twig we found outside.  I thought it looked cool, so we kept it in the dollhouse.)  The beach ball is a baked ball of clay we painted.  The sled is an old Christmas ornament, and the cabinet is also a Christmas ornament with a tiny bead glued to the front to look like a knob.  We made the bed out of upholstery foam, craft foam, wooden beads for the posts, and fabric from my Kefka cosplay.  And the chair and table were originally bare wood that we painted.  Phew.  There’s a lot going on in that room.

The boy can use the train to get to and from school. The bear is the conductor.
The boy can use the train to get to and from school. The bear is the conductor.
The bear on the chair is both cute and unsettling at the same time....
The bear on the chair is both cute and unsettling at the same time….

Next to his room is the master bedroom, where rests the master of the house, a tiny grey cat we named Lieutenant Whiskers, whose portrait hangs above the fireplace, so that no one can forget who’s really in charge here.  The cat’s bed was made out of some foam covered in fabric.  And the cabinet besides the fireplace is one of the fanciest pieces of furniture we have, dollhouse or otherwise.

The picture on the right is the most realistic dollhouse photo I've taken. Great job, me!
The picture on the right is the most realistic dollhouse photo I’ve taken. Great job, me!
Shh, don't wake the Lieutenant. She has been sleeping a long time, though....
Shh, don’t wake the Lieutenant. She has been sleeping a long time, though….

A floor above the boy’s room is the bathroom and the storage closet.  Both halves of the bathroom walls were carefully glued together to create tile on the bottom and silver wallpaper on top, which I think looks quite nice.  We also have a lovely rubber ducky like what was found in the tin dollhouse (all dollhouses must contain ducks; that’s final!), and in the back corner is something mysterious and green.  Know what it is?  Well, it was supposed to be an oven we ordered online, but despite being the correct scale, it was tiny.  These are the same people who sold us a tiny sink and bedroom set.  Needless to say, we shan’t ever trust them again.  It is now acting as a heater in the bathroom, where it shall remain, forever doomed to ponder its transgressions in the worst room of the house.  Our justice is swift and absolute when inanimate objects defy us.

Hmm, take a bath or climb a ladder. So many choices on this floor.
Hmm, take a bath or climb a ladder. So many choices on this floor.
There's that naughty, tiny oven. It has yet to apologize.
There’s that naughty, tiny oven. It has yet to apologize.

Last of all is the library on the top floor.  We just had to have a library, which I’d want in my own house.  Provided I could accumulate enough books to constitute a library.  Which hardly seems likely, as I don’t even have enough video games to fill a bookcase.  Which I find odd….  Anyway, the cabinet on the left is a bookcase that came with the living room set, and on the back wall is a bookcase we made by gluing two tables together and filling with assorted literature.  Including a book on knitting, for some reason.  The fireplace was a pretty cool, old thing we found at the antique store.  It is made entirely of metal, and it had some very faded details on the mantle, which we repainted.  The candle on the right was pretty obvious, but the other objects were not, so we made the thing on the left a copper plate and the thing in the middle has since become a clock.  I drew on the face of the clock with inking pens.  I think it says three o’clock, but I forget, and I’m too lazy to look again….

This is where they keep their complete mini Harry Potter collection, the staple of any good library.
This is where they keep their complete mini Harry Potter collection, the staple of any good library.
Nothing clever to say here. That fireplace is just too dang cool.
Nothing clever to say here. That fireplace is just too dang cool.

Now you’ve seen the entirety of both of our dollhouses.  They were a lot of fun to decorate, especially this one because we got to do so much with it.  We can always add more details later, like doors and windows, but for now, I think both houses are looking quite good.  Thanks for reading, everyone!

The Blogging Rubber Ducky

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