Sharing dates of Fairs

If you click on one of the months above it will show a list of fairs usually held that month.PLEASE, PLEASE let me know of any fair you know about and I'll add it to the list.
I apologise for not making any attempt to keep it current this is just an attempt to have a list of as many dolls house shows that I can find. Even if you see a show with an old date you can just google the name of the show to find out the date of the next one.

It would be great if you'd let me know of any I can add to the list.

Monday, 27 July 2015

If you follow by email

I have just realised that if you 'Follow by email' rather than becoming a follower, you are probably reading the blog post which is embedded in the email.  You are actually getting a much poerer version of the real McCoy.  You need to click on the heading which acts as a link to the actual blog or you won't have access to photo albums or videos or a mass of other stuff. Not to mention that the blog just looks much better!  Obviously the choice is yours but do try clicking on the heading at least once and see if you prefer to read the blog as a fully formed entity rather than just in mail.

This discovery also answer queries from people who tell me they can't see the album link or can't leave comments and various other queries I have had over time and had never been able to resolve.  I hadn't realised they were following the blog from their email.

Monday, 20 July 2015

Wallington, Morpeth, Northumberland

I have just returned from a week in Northumberland where we (re)visited Wallington.  The last time we were there I hadn't been bitten by the dolls house bug and either I saw the collection of houses and forgot them (!) or didn't actually bother looking (!)

a few of the 18

This trip made up for that as I spent a good deal of time scrutinising their display of eighteen houses.  You are allowed to take photos in Wallington but sadly almost everything from the hundreds I took were fairly rubbish as they were taken through glass and consequently full of other reflections.  I have shared some of my photos of the outsides of them here which I hope whets your appetite but, as we all know its the interiors that fascinate.  If you follow this link it will take you to many images to slake that thirst:  Images for the dolls houses

the end of the Hammond House

The gem of the collection is the Hammond House. It has 36 fully furnished rooms, 1500 pieces of furniture and 77 china faced dolls.  It has lights in every room and used to have running water.  It was donated to the national Trust in 1970.

Mrs Graham Angus of Northumberland collected houses all her life and these were added to the Hammond House by her family on her death in 1973.  The oldest house dates back to 1835.

Wallington is one of the very best NT houses to visit: wonderful house, even more spectacular gardens and then this collection - what's not to like.