Saturday, 23 July 2016

Sylvanian Families Care Home Part 1

Margot Marmalade the bear stood outside Little Chestnut Care Home with her elderly father, Quincy Marmalade.

"No! I refuse to be dumped in a horrible care home whilst you go off on holiday!" Exclaimed Mr Marmalade. 

The rest of the Marmalade family were going to the Isle of Wight for a family holiday, but Quincy Marmalade gets awfully bad sea-sickness. So it was decided Quincy would go and stay in the Care Home for the week, rather than the whole family listening to the old bear grumble on. 

"Mrs Hazelwood will take excellent care of you, Dad. You can't just stay at home." Margot explained. Quincy Marmalade was rather wobbly on his paws nowadays, and she was worried he would take a fall.  

Gossip travels very quickly in Little Chestnut, and so the current residents of the Care Home were already expecting him.

"I hope he's not as grumpy as I remember!" Carmen Cottontail the bunny said.
"He certainly won't like Mrs Hazelwood telling him what to do!" Mrs Renard the fox said, looking up from her newspaper.

After much grumbling, and with the help of some of Mrs Hazelwood's best biscuits, Margot Marmalade managed to get Quincy settled down into a nice armchair.

The main lounge in the care home consisted of a mismatch of different sofas and armchairs, newspapers and tea pots. Mrs Hazelwood kept it very clean and cosy. 

"Is that the Sylvanian Times you're reading Mrs Renard?" Mr Marmalade said, nosily peering over.
"Yes, did you know we all get a free copy everyday?" Mrs Renard explained. Mr Marmalade tried very hard not to look impressed by this; the Sylvanian Times was the best newspaper around. 

Mrs Hazelwood got him his own copy of the newspaper, refilled his tea, and gave him some more biscuits. Quincy Marmalade was very surprised to find himself almost enjoying himself!

The other side of the room, Mildred Mulberry was watching television and sipping tea.
"Is that Classical Music at 6, Mildred?!" Quincy Marmalade jumped up from his armchair and bounded over to the television, completely forgetting his walking stick! 

"We don't have this television channel at home", thought Quincy Marmalade to himself as he settled down in front of the television. Maybe Mr Marmalade was going to have a better time than he'd expected....


  1. What a delightful story. I'd love to know how the rest of the family are getting on in the Isle of Wight too ��

  2. Aww, I hope that he will enjoy himself, I would. Did you make those black glasses for him? I wonder what the rest of the family are doing,

    1. Hi Emily - thank you :) They're actually vintage Sylvanian Families, so they came with him! Lily x

  3. Lovely story! I'm very fond of Sylvanian grandparents.I like the way you decorated he main lounge,so cozy and homely.I'm sure they feel very comfortable in such a nice place.I have the feeling that Mr.Marmalade is going to enjoy his stay in the Home Care.

    1. Thank you so much! The grandparents are so sweet aren't they - I love all the details that they have :)

  4. Lovely story! I was just thinking today about wanting to make a care home as I am finally acquiring some grandparent sets beyond the Evergreens and here you have made a story about it already!

    1. Thank you Kim! Would love to see your care home if you made one too! x

  5. Hello Lily,

    What a lovely story to read in the morning before work!! :D

    I truly enjoyed it and also looking at your beautiful Sylvanian interior!

    Regards from Riverside,

    1. Thank you so much Nina! :) Lily x

  6. A very interesting story. Really enjoyed it. As a Sylvanian fan, I was amazed by the collection that you have and also a very beautiful interior. I started collecting Sylvanian a year ago. Became interested in collecting it from a webstore at Indeed Sylvanian families not cheap but comparable with its exceptional qualities. Oh... can't wait to read your another Sylvanian story :)