Monday, November 12, 2012

Marie Antoinette Cottage Dollhouse

Antonia contacted me about making her a Marie Antoinette inspired little dollhouse.
I immediately thought of le Hameau de la Reine at Versailles.  The little cottages are so cute!
 So I took a little from each lovely little house and made my own version.
 The windows are my favorite!
 I found these sheets of coconut basket liners at Lowe's. They are so big that I could make the entire roof with one piece. This is by far my best thatched roof yet.
 As always the battery and switch are in the chimney.
I tried putting in curtains. But I just love the simplicity of the interior so much.  I think I'll let Antonia decide for herself.
 This ceiling is perfect for this house. It's all Popsicle sticks.
The painted paneling is framed with Popsicle sticks. I painted roses on bookbinding and then glued that on the frames.

 This is a painting of the moulin/watermill cottage at the Hameau/Hamlet.
  I painted another rug an book binding fabric.

 I made an antique Trumeau mirror.
Thanks so much for coming over!


  1. Replies
    1. i love the roof I'm a roofers wife! but I really am impressed with the art work of the painting and that beautiful rug ! how clever and talented you are ! thank you for shareing your art..............Melissa

  2. Wow Caroline, what a entchanting little house with sooo many lovely details !!
    I love the mirror and the carpet, you did a wonderful job :)
    I also used the coconut basket on my honeysuckle cottage, it is real fun and easy to use, is'n it.

    Hugs Mieke xxx

  3. Every time I see one of your beautiful little cottages I think W0W! This one is a big big WOW!
    The thatched roof is stunning!
    Hugs, Drora

  4. OMG WOW!!!! This is so gorgeous!!! I love the beautiful windows and the roof is wonderful!!! You're amazing Caroline and Antonia must be so happy!!
    Hugs ♥ Vicky ♥

  5. I also say a big WOW its gorgeous. I love the roof and the rug is beautiful. The windows are wonderful and the painted panels wow :)
    Hugs Maria

  6. como de cuento de hadas. Me gusta sobre todo las plantas de la fachada. Felicidades. Besos

  7. Aivan ihana!!!
    Katto on minun suosikkini :)

  8. It's an absolute delight. And thanks for the tip off on the coconut basket lining for thatching, it looks great.

  9. Prciosaaaa!!!!
    Me encantan esas plantas que hay en la fachada.
    Se ve todo tan real, fantastico.
    besitos ascension

  10. I enjoy looking your pictures! So cute house again!

  11. It's wonderful! I love the door! xo Jennifer

  12. It's a little fairy tale house! Love the thatched roof.

  13. Love this!! The roof is amazing and the framework you did for the pictures are awesome. I am always so inspired after seeing one of your creations.

  14. Oh it's just breathtaking! I love everything about it - the roof, the little brick chimney, the ceiling, the paintings! Your talent and skill is inspiring!

  15. Fantastic!

    It has been wonderful watching your work grow over time.

    You have done such an incredible job.

    I won't say that this is your best, for the best is yet to come. :)

  16. Has realizado otra preciosa Casa!
    Adoro esa ventanas
    Un abrazo

  17. Every time I see a house from you, I think, this is the most beautiful I have ever seen. It's so adorable nice. The roof is brilliant. It is so finely decorated outdoors. I do love your pictures and your carpets. I'm also pretty crazy about the large glazing bar window.

  18. Preciosa, y es que me gustan todas tus casas sin excepción. Besos.

  19. Que maravilla, es preciosa de verdad!!!

  20. I always love your houses but this one of my favourites. Everything is so gorgeous and I love your roof. The painting of the moulin cottage is fantastic.

  21. Fabulous!
    I like the carpet and the painted panel.
    Bye Faby

  22. Je kan zien dat het met liefde gemaakt is echt snoezig dank je wel voor het delen met ons lieve groetjes Danielle

  23. Another beauty, Caroline! Such an enchanting little home away from home! I love those big windows. They contribute an old fashioned ambiance. This is the most realistic thatched roof I have ever seen. The colour is just right and complements the exterior perfectly. The colour is also a very good backdrop to the chimney. The climbing roses add a touch of whimsy to the exterior. The rug, paintings, and mirror make it a special little abode for a special lady. I think Marie-Antoinette would have been fascinated and I'm wondering how she would have furnished it. Awww, we shall never know but we can have fun thinking about it.

  24. Yet another house i have to add to my I Love list. The roof turned out awesome, great job.

  25. Again, my favorite "French house"! He's so cute and cozy. The roof of one piece is very fluffy and neat. Thank you, Caroline!

  26. Preciosa,preciosa!!!! me encantan las ventanas y ese tejado es genial,otra maravilla conseguida!!!

  27. Вы делаете просто божественные работы!!!!я люблю смотреть на ваши дома))))) они выглядят как настоящие))))

  28. Oh my Caroline, absolutely gorgeous, so many wonderful little touches. I love the roof, you did an amazing job on this wonderful cottage. Hugs ... Carole xox

  29. I am *swooning* !!!
    Your petite house perfectly captures the feel of that little hamlet! I know, because I have been there, and oooohed and ahhhhed over it all. You little doll house is the perfect rendition of it! Gorgeous! Every single bit of it! I am sure Antonia is totally over the moon about it.
    p.s. Yes, that thatched roof looks fab, great find at Lowes!

  30. Absolutely beautiful. One of the best I´ve seen. From Portugal.

  31. Such a beautiful piece! Where did the windows come from or were they made by hand?

  32. Hi Becky! The windows are made by hand. The dividers are Popsicle sticks cut in thin strips.

  33. I just wandered in from Pinterest. Lovely work. I'm looking forward to exploring your blog!

  34. Your work is absolutely amazing! Beautiful cottage.

  35. Absolutely gorgeous . How did you make the vines, please!