Thursday, April 2, 2015

At Home with Francesca & Darby Dollhouse

My latest commission build is a dollhouse I called " At Home With Francesca & Darby."
Darby contacted me with an idea for a dollhouse that resembled Anthropologie Dollhouse. This house is 19 1/2" tall x 18 1/4" across x 14 3/4" deep.
I made the little green tray table. We used a taupe color on the wall with white trim all dirtied up.  For more vintage, the siding not matching up like it's pieces that have been repaired over the years.
I made this little chair from this tutorial
This little wheelbarrow came fro Hobby Lobby.  I just painted it and made some little mushrooms out of air dry clay with coffee grounds as dirt.

This side is stucco- it's really ready mix concrete.
This side has the siding like the front.
I made another vintage stove (tutorial here).
 This island is a design I saw when I first started building dollhouses. At the time I had no idea how to even begin making furniture.  This is a design by Kim over at

She had made it as a replica of her real kitchen island.  I haven't seen any new posts from her. But if you're out there I miss your cute dollhouse!

 The F is for Francesca., Darby's daughter.

Here's the switch to all the lights. The battery is under the vines. Thanks so much for coming by!
Miss Gigie is very tired! She likes to sleep on my chair while I work.  Of course this just leaves me a sliver of chair to sit on. LOL! :D 


  1. Way to go! It is hard to keep up with your progress. I can imagine how excited the new owners will be to have this little house in their home.
    Well done.
    regards Janine

  2. Preciosa Caroline, como todas las que haces!


  3. Está preciosa!!! Dulce, romántica... maravillosa! :)
    Un beso!

  4. Lovely, lovely, lovely!! This made my day!
    Happy Easter Holiday to you!

  5. Hi Caroline!
    The house looks very homely and nice.
    I hope you get a very fine Happy Easter

  6. Hi Caroline! You made it again! So adorable house from inside to outside. <3 You are lucky that your Gigie likes to be on the chair whilst you're working. Our Neko likes to be on things I am working. :D
    Happy Easter!

  7. Such a Pretty little house Caroline and all the decorating is so Soft and so Feminine, and Beautifully presented too! :D I LOVE your vintage stove and each one that you make is quite unique. Thank you for the tutorial too. You know, I use to have a R L stove much like the one you have shown here, so seeing yours, makes for a fun trip down memory lane. :))


  8. Es maravillosa Caroline, llena de ideas brillantes a cual más bonita, por dentro y por fuera.
    Me ha encantado la cortina.
    Feliz Pascua

  9. Something about this house inspires me to create my own--or just move in to this one. ;-) LOVE LOVE LOVE it! xo Jennifer

  10. Linda casinha!!! Eu adorei! Você fez um trabalho maravilhoso, como sempre. ;)

  11. Another wonderful build Caroline with wonderful detail. I love the stove and island and the little wheelbarrow outside. Everything fits together so well for a lovely atmosphere.

  12. Es muy bonita. Su propietaria debe estar encantada con ella.

  13. É Páscoa! Cristo está vivo, o túmulo está vazio, Ele ressuscitou!!! A mais bela festa dos Cristãos.
    Crentes no Amor de Deus Pai que nos deu seu Filho Jesus Cristo que permanece conosco pela força do
    Espírito Santos, seguimos nossa caminhada na construção de um mundo mais justo, fraterno, humano,
    harmonioso e de doação.
    Todos somos promotores da Paz!
    Feliz, Santa e Abençoada Páscoa.
    Um doce abraço, Marie.

  14. Ещё один замечательный домик! Очень милый интерьер! С большим удовольствием рассматривала каждую деталь.
    С наилучшими пожеланиями.

  15. It's late & I have to work tomorrow so I was only able to skim over the pictures, but what I saw amazed me as usual. I especially loved the scalloping on the roof edge on the darling front porch. I also can't wait for a tutorial on how to make that adorable ready table. I'll look at all the pics more leisurely tomorrow. Happy Easter Caroline. Your kitty is adorable too by the way.

  16. Imposible seguir tu ritmo de producción y bellas ideas!!!! Me impresiona la manera de llevar a cabo tan bellísimas creaciones,ésta casa es maravillosa,llena de adorables detalles que harán las delicias de su dueña!!!!!!

  17. Hi Caroline! Another feminine, stylish and precious dollshouse of your hand, oh my, you can work so fast!! This new house looks gorgeous. I love the boat, stove and the kitchen island, but no, that's no true: I love EVERYTHING you've made, inside and outside ;)!
    I can imagine how excited the new owners will be to have this dollshouse at home.
    Wishing you a lovely Easter weekend.
    Hugs, Ilona

  18. oooooh! beautiful, like all the houses you do. Input chair and tray with legs you have been great. all interior details are amazing, and the lights above the island are original! that brilliant idea !, I love everything, Caroline, you're a great artist.
    A big hugs :0)

  19. Thank you so much for the tour of this beautiful and charming house.

  20. Oh my goodness, that little bathroom is amazing!!! I love the shabby chic shower curtain! Everything is beyond fabulous! I went back and forth about having a bathroom in mine but decided against it which really stressed my husband out LOL...I told him we'll just pretend the imaginary lady who lives there has an outhouse:)

    Love this! Going to check out some of the tutorials:)

  21. Un trabajo fantástico lleno de bonitos detalles. Buena Pascua. un abrazo, Marisa

  22. Otro maravilloso trabajo Caroline, me encanta como siempre.
    Un abrazo.

  23. Hi Caroline, what a wonderful house full off stunning details, I can imagine that the new owner will be very excited :)
    I love your kitty, what a beauty ! You are lucky that your Gigie likes to be on the chair whilst you're working, my cat is like Piikko´s cat, he likes to sleep on things I am working on :)
    Happy Easter with lots off sunshine !

    Hugs Mieke xxx

  24. Okay, there are A LOT of details in this one that I simply adore. LOTS of details. Lots, as in way too many to even begin to mention. Just know that this is one of your best... which is saying something because every single house that you create is a masterpiece.

    Seriously, there is terrific attention to details in this one.

  25. Beautiful cottage from inside to outside!!! I like the lights, the furniture, the colors, all!!! Congratulations again, dear Caroline!!!

  26. Привет Кэролайн!
    Еще один прекрасный, уютный дом! Вы предусмотрели все, что нужно для счастливой жизни в этом доме! Вы есть удивительный талант!
    Счастливой Пасхи!

  27. Beautiful house inside and outside. I like the details.

  28. Wonderful house as always! I dream to having one of your gorgeous creations for my Capucine, but I know that you can't send in France! :/

  29. Beautiful as always. I really like the island. Oh maybe I will check out the site for that. Miss gigie luvs Her mumsie! It's funny because it's not enough that they take over our hearts but they take over our chairs as well! Lol

  30. I love the way you paint the wood is amazing... beautiful houses <3

  31. Could you tell me where you found bathroom wallpaper? This is gorgeous 😊😊😊