The local Village Shop

My idea for this little shop came about as soon as I saw this dollshouse kit. Straightaway it reminded me of a shop in a tiny village here in North Yorkshire.

I've spent lots of happy times there when my children were little. It was a great place to spend an afternoon out and the local shop there has two Georgian bow windows just like these miniature ones.

Inside you can buy almost everything from local produce to souvenir gifts! People can sit down, have tea or an ice cream and watch the world go by through those beautiful windows as the stream meanders through the pretty grass lined village street.....

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Some wallpapering

I've completed the upstairs decoration now. I was undecided what era this shop was going to be but knew it was to be 'old fashioned'...very vague I know but anyway it is turning out to be around the 1940s/50s. It just seems to have evolved that way!
Here are photos of progress so far...


You can see how I've placed a wall to give the impression of stairs behind with a door leading into the hallway.


I've used a real wood floor sheet stained in medium oak 


This is the hallway which turns a corner to go down 'the stairs'






Some recent photos

It has been a long time since I updated this blog as I haven't  been able to work on it until now.
The Village Shop has been packed away as I had no space to display it. At last I've been able to get it out and do some well needed refurbishment.


The front is finished with Richard Stacey real stone but as this is quite heavy I didn't want to do the sides with that so opted for the Bromley Craft stone stencil and compound. 


I'm pleased with the result. After painting I think it matches in quite well.


I've added some window boxes too. 


All my houses together.