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Sunday, September 2, 2012

My Greenleaf Dollhouse Contest Entry--finally am able to post pictures!

This is my entry for the Greenleaf Dollhouse Company Contest! I took the pictures in my Real Life garden. I combined some of my favorite things. Dollhouse creating and gardening. Plus photography. I had a lot of fun with this one..not saying that it wasn't frustrating at times!
I made the inside into a gift shop. I used a lot  of the "china" that I love in this one. The greenhouse was a challenge as it is small and furniture didn't fit. So I put in benches with plants. You can see the paio doors between the shop and greenhouse.
Overview of the house and yard. The solar panel started out it's life as a sunroof. We cut the edges down to make it into a solar panel. Otherwise it would look like the smaller roof. To me ( and just my opion of course) it would have been too much glass. Of course this meant making a new roof under it.
Another view with a different background. We have so many plants in our garden that I had a lot of "backgrounds" to use.
View of the solar panel.
We all start with the same kit. Basic. Smooth walls. You can do pretty much whatever you want with it. I put board and batten on the walls. I also put a patio door in, solar roof panel and A LOT of landscaping. I used small clear plastic cases ( that some miniature items came in) for display counters. I think it helped to make the shop look less crowded. People are starting to put their entries up at the Greenleaf Dollhouse site. It is interesting to see what other people did with the same kit. The 3 that I have seen so far have all had a different theme. One many different ideas.  That is what makes this hobby so interesting. Stretching your limits, learning new skills, creativity and forming new friends.
Blogger was being a pain for me the past week! Wouldn't allow me to post pictures. Now tonight it would allow some. Some I tried 3 times before they would go in. It was maddening. Hopefully it is over it's temper tamtrum now and I can post more often! Hugs, Teresa


  1. How wonderful! Great idea taking photos amongst your own garden. Awesome job Teresa...good luck xx

  2. I am so pleased that blogger came good for you. As I said on your earlier post - this is amazing, and good luck. I really like the look of your garden too.

  3. Teresa, it is just amazing. Every detail is perfect. You are so creative and talented. Fantastic job!

  4. Oh wow, that's so amazing! It looks like it belongs to your garden :) So lovely!

  5. I love that dollhouse, can we all just move in now. You did an amazing job, every little detail, and the shop is so cute.

    Solar panels, landscaping, every detail...

    Have you tried clearing your cache? I vaguely remember getting that advice when I had Blogger problems.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

  6. My Gosh, Teresa- That is absolutely, positively amazing! I love it- it is gorgeous. I wish I could see it in person because I bet pictures don't do it justice even. xo Diana

  7. You have done a great job with your doll house, Teresa. The first picture is wonderful and at first glance it looks totally like a real size house. I hope you win! Thanks for coming to my blog for a visit today.

  8. Oooh! It looks so incredible! I mean just the yard alone is so gorgeous. The gift shop is a cut idea. It looks just like a little place you'd find on a road trip filled with treasures. I love the boards. Gorgeous work Teresa!!

  9. Hola Teresa
    Muchas gracias.
    Esa casita es absolutamente fantastica y tan real.
    Me encantan esas preciosa fotografias.
    besitos ascension

  10. Das Haus und der Garten sind wundervoll. Ich drücke die Daumen für sie.
    Liebe Grüße Craftland

  11. Awesome Teresa! I just love everything. I did Key West style my first dollhouse. Glad to meet you.
    dollhousegirlkat on Greenleaf

  12. I love what you have done! The landscaping is beautiful! Love all of the flowers and plants. The pond is perfect! You have done a great job!


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