Friday, 2 May 2014

Vintage Mansion, Nursery & School

Because I haven't posted on my blog in a while, I haven't had the chance to show you my new purchases!

The first thing I got (a couple of months ago), was this Grand Mansion from 2001. It was mint in box, the only things it is missing are the hanging basket in the conservatory part and the shoe-cleaner. Considering the extremely low price I paid for it, I was thrilled.

This is my next project to wallpaper / decorate / furnish so I imagine you'll be seeing it again soon :)

Next, I brought the Vintage Nursery from 1989. Again, mint in box. Not even a single accessory missing, even down to the tiny little bowls and bottles.

I absolutely love the little curtains in this, for me they make the whole building! Although, they are quite yellowed with age, so I am considering unpicking them off the rails, giving them a wash and then sewing them back on.

Finally, the Vintage School from 1988, mint in box, and as far as I can work out, with all the furniture and accessories.

It is actually so tiny and adorable! I love the way it looks like an old church. 

The school even has a little door that opens to the bell tower (the bell can actually be rung by pulling the handle!). 

I only showed the buildings with the original accessories/furniture but I'm sure you will see them in stories when I have put some other things in them too :)

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Happy May Day!

It's been a long time (over 5 months!) since I've updated this blog, so firstly I'd like to apologise for that. Life has been very busy. Although I haven't been posting on here or the Sylvanian Families Forum, my collecting has continued and I have made several new additions to Little Chestnut. I will be posting pictures of those very soon (I really do promise this time :P ).

Also, my blog turned 2 years old! And reached 40,000 page views, so thank you very much everyone for your support and kind words :)

For now: Happy Mayday from Lily and all the Sylvanians in Little Chestnut :)

Traditionally in my village in England, girls and boys from the local school display a maypole dance every year on May 1st. It's a pretty big celebration, and most towns/villages have a fair.