Short Summary in English
My homepage is like a play in six acts with an interact between acts four and five. The homepage tells about the dollhouses that have been part of my life.
Act 1 tells about my first
dollhouse that I got after WW II, a very poor, wooden box, furnished
with squares and cubes. This did not inspire me to play with it, so a
friend of my father's crafted a set of furniture for it. However, I was
not allowed to play with the furniture because it was too delicate for
Act 2 tells about the huge dollhouse that my parents gave me in the early 50's. I was allowed to play with it at Christmas holydays only because the "giants" took too much space in our dining room. Now, many years later in 2010 the two items moved to a toy-museum.
Act 3 tells about the Lundbyhouse (made in Sweden) that was given to my son in which to put his Playmobil-family. Later on, I took it over with my own dolls and furniture but I very quickly found out that it was too small for all the nice things I wanted to put in. So I changed the house's character into a shop where to buy antiques and fabrics. The Lundby moved also to the museum in 2010.
Act 4 tells about The Big House that I built between 1995 and 1996. After a topping-out-ceremony with the architect, an odd hand and building owners (!), I decorated The Big House within the following years. Guess, what happened 2010: The Big House moved to the museum too!
The Interact (Zwischenspiel) tells about stitching carpets and dressing "naked" dolls, (look at the girls and the boy 1. Akt, 2. Akt......) which I thought would be an inspirational pause for me.
5 tells about my project, the Café "At Betsy's" in the
floor and Betsy's flat above it. Building and decorating took me more
than three years. You can’t find the stairs, pergola with
it’s scrollwork, wintergarden, dormer window, some furniture
a good deal of the windows in your catalogues. I planned them during
sleepless nights and so they were homemade by myself. It’s
too difficult. My friends can attest to that because they were
“taught” by me to make windows one day in June,
I hope you can get along with my homepage and all the small and large galleries.