Friday, October 12, 2012

Reverie Cottage Dollhouse

Here's my new favorite dollhouse!  And this one will be featured in a local magazine!
 Big Grin Smiley
Reverie Cottage is a custom dollhouse.
I absolutely love theses shades of gray, cream and the bright green of the moss together.  The siding is corrugated cardboard.  The vines are from Hobby Lobby.  The chandelier is made with painted wire and crystal seed beads with a battery operated light in the middle.
 I made the window boxes out of scraps of wood with hot glue for the 3D design.  Painted and aged, it looks perfect.
The wreath is moss hot glued on some wire.
Side view.  Plenty of vines for that cozy look.

I painted the ceiling of the porch robin egg blue.

The light switch and battery are inside the chimney. 
I was afraid the shingles would be too dark. But I love the way it looks. You can never tell until you reach the end!

Inside, my Restoration Hardware big book came in handy! I love that stores new style so much. So I did the chandelier inside a birdcage, the finish on the table and the curtains "a la Restoration Hardware!"  The colors too are in keeping with that store. For those of you in other countries, Restoration Hardware is a store for the home with furniture, bedding, accessories. And it's so elegant and sophisticated.
I did stay true to my shabby chic cottage style by mixing in the more romantic artwork and other details.
And a little Christmas tree too. I dipped a regular green tree into cream paint and sprinkled it with sparkles.

The curtains are roman shades and long drapes. I hairsprayed them to stay stiff and in place.  They are cream muslin with raw edges.
The paper is gray and silver. It's from the scrapbook area at Hobby Lobby. With the wainscoting also from scrapbook section. It comes already painted white!
 I made the flowers on the desk with tissue type paper, added moss and built a box from thin wood.  The glass jar holds some old scrolls. There's a white book.  The drawer opens too.
My sister made these breads and lemons. I sewed a little tote and added a couple forget me nots.

I love this house. I am totally ready to move in myself as soon as I find a way to shrink myself.  LOL!
Thanks so much for coming over and taking a look!

By the way, I had a terrific time at the beach in Florida(Watersound)  with my little Yorkie Lizzie. She's was so thrilled to dig in the sand.  And I got my next great idea while I was in New Orleans too. But I'll share that in a future post. 


  1. I always love what to see what you come up with for your next build and this one like all the others is great. I love how you bring such personality to each build. Also I see you added a pumpkin to this one as well!! Have a great weekend and glad you and the pup enjoyed Florida. We finally have some coolish weather this weekend!!

  2. What a charming cottage, Caroline! The way you bring the details to life is so creative. Glad you had a nice vacation. :)

    Carolina Country Living

  3. this house is absolutely stunning! i love every detail! Great work as always!

  4. Wow, Caroline! This house really pops! I love the wallpaper, the curtains, the birdcage lamp, the snow tree, and so many other things. You rock! xo Jennifer

  5. Une fois de plus c'est un emerveillemt. C'est magnifique!!!!!

  6. I also love this house!!!! It's so rich of flowers and plants, so full of lovely details, I watch and rewatch every photo!!!!! wonderful all colors, outside and inside!

  7. Oh my, I simply fell in love with this little house! Wonderful combinations of colors and materials! I always start dreaming when you´re giving a little sightseeing-tour through your houses :-)
    Hugs, Sandra

  8. It is so beautiful and romantic. I love the detalis you have nade. Great work:))

  9. Hi Caroline, Reverie Cottage looks sooo adorable and I love the chandelier inside a birdcage, what a great idea :)
    Have a wonderful weekend !!

    Hugs Mieke xxx

  10. This Reverie is a dream come true! Caroline, stunning work. It looks so cozy and atmospheric, Christmas can come ;)!
    Greetings, Ilona

  11. Je huis is prachtig geworden. Sfeervol met al die planten aan de buitenkant.

    Groeten Xandra

  12. me encanta , has hecho un trabajo increible con esta casita , y el resultado es precioso , me gusta todo



  13. Caroline, the house outside is usual, inside very unusual! It's beautiful! Slightly unusual shades, elegant wallpaper and curtains. I love the chandelier in the cage and the frame for the picture. And thanks for the Christmas tree - a new year soon! Florida: in Miami lives Dexter, I love him and black humor!

  14. Congratulations, that you are getting your cottage in a local magazine. It is super nice and very well deserved. You must show a picture of the magazine when it happens.
    This cottage has through the colors got to be a house that is in good contact with nature.
    It is so cozy decorated with all the wines and moss and flowers. Very very nice.
    The roof colors are so perfect. It gives so subtle differences.
    The picture with the floor color, curtains and desk are so great together.
    The gray and silver wallpaper is super nice and when the light is turned on it makes some fantastic Light.-shadows.
    It is as usual a beautiful house you have been decorated.
    Thanks for your comment on my white and black, I was excited to hear what you would say to it. I was very very happy about your favorable comment, thank you.

  15. Caroline, this is such a magical and wonderful little cottage. Congrats on having it featured. Your eye for detail still amazes me. I always look forward to seeing what you cook up next!!

  16. Es en realidad una caja majestuosa y llena de encanto.
    Un abrazo
    GRACIAS por no tener palabra de verificación

  17. Oh this one is beautiful too as are all your little houses. I'm learning so much from looking at your cottages - your ideas are great. I'm still trying to complete my first one!

  18. Another gorgeous cottage! I love the inside too, there are lovely details.

  19. Wow!!! It's amazing Caroline, I love it!! The plants and flowers look gorgeous and make the cottage feel really homely and lived in. And the inside is wonderful!! I love all the little touches and the flooring is lovely!!
    I'm glad you had a great time at the beach and congrats on having your work featured!!
    Hugs Vicky xxx

  20. Your cottage is amazing I love it. Gorgeous details I love the wallpaper its beautiful and the light in the birdcage wow. I admire your work very much.
    Hugs Maria

  21. Me ha encantado pasaear por tu fantastica casita y disfrutar de esas preciosas fotografias.
    Es una verdadera maravilla.
    besitos ascension

  22. Una auténtica maravilla, me ha encantado.

  23. The outside of your cottage is lovely as always Caroline, but I really really love the inside! I couldn't decide which I loved the most, the birdcage chandelier, the beautiful desk or the walls or the curtains :) Do you think if we dream really really hard in mini, they will come in real size as well :)

  24. Hello Caroline,
    I am totally in love! I want to move in too!
    Every single little detail is absolutely perfect! I adore the house and all the finishing touches you have so lovingly created.
    Congratulations on being in the magazine! You so deserve it!

  25. I enjoy to look your house and beautiful pictures...! Your cottage is great!

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  27. So gorgeous! It's really adorable.
    Congrats for publication. ;)

  28. Eeeepppppppppppp you make my heart ache with this cottage........sigh...
    Total love for it, Caroline....every aspect is perfect. so glad you had a good time at the beach.....can't wait to see your next inspired house...IF my heart can take it.

  29. Una dulce y encantadora casa,los pequeños detalles son geniales!!!

  30. Oh !! Que cosa mas preciosa . He disfrutado muchisimo viendo tus maravillas .
    Un beso

  31. oh Caroline- this one is breathtaking! I love the blue roof on the porch and the inside is so elegant and pretty. My favorite is the roof- the roof is outstanding!!!

  32. Oh Caroline this cottage is elegant, charming and enchanted. I'm in awe of your painting skills ..the floor and the shingles are done so well..please tell me how you go about putting on your colors? Also I replied to your comment on my latest blog post but I don't think you saw it..Mini hugs love!!

  33. "Reverie Cottage", such an original name. Love its gray/cream shade and those large paneled windows. The wreath on the front door is gorgeous and welcoming and the little parcels left on the porch are a nice, homey touch. I'm crazy about those shingles on the roof. They make the house pop. Your draperies are so stylish and I love the way they hang.

    All the little details like the chandelier in a cage, the white pumpkin, the grocery bag filled to overflowing with goodies, the wee Christmas tree and the art work are all part of that special effect you always manage to create within your beautiful, whimsical creations!

    Once again, you have created a winner! Thank you so much for all the yummy eye candy, Caroline!

  34. Como siempre, muy bonita!! la lámpara es preciosa,también la chimenea me gusta mucho!!
    Besos de las Malu´s.

  35. Ohhh,es preciosa.
    El exterior me encanta,es magnífico.
    El interior lleno de iluminación perfecta,la decoración muy cálida.

  36. OMG the Restoration Hardware shabby chic wonderousness, plus thoughts of being at the beach are blowing my mind tonight LOL! Congrats on another amazing art work :)

  37. Hi Caroline,
    Oh my, this is charmingly delightful as always. Such a great job.
    Love everything but especially the front porch is so neat. So many great idea in here.

    So glad you had such a good time in Florida.......we used to go to water sound beach too, when we were kids.

    the Lord sure gives you some great ideas girly, and you do such a great job of executing them.

    I'll be praying for that perfect for you, house................
    The process is exciting, and remember Good things come to those who wait, as I always tell my kids,
    and I really believe it is true.

    Take care sweetie,
    Blessings, Nellie

  38. Caroline, another magical project. Everything about the Reverie Cottage is fabulous and I'm so happy that it will be featured in a magazine. Congrats. You, my friend, continue to amaze me. Big Hugs ... Carole xox

  39. Una delicia de trabajo....como siempre ..¡¡¡ Con encanto dulzura y personalidad..........¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡ Es posible que nos vemos en Madrid en La feria de Tom Bishop ??
    Espero que si.... ¡¡¡¡
    Saludos , Angeles.

  40. Wat ontzettend knap gedaan tot in de kleinste details mijn petje af kom ook eens kijken op mijn blog je bent van harte uitgenodigd lieve groetjes Danielle