Wednesday, February 19, 2014

April's Manor.....



As I stepped off the escalators yesterday at Karrinyup my local shopping centre there before me was the grandest dollhouse, every little person's dream! Built and donated to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis WA by Adrienne and Rob Hartley, family friends of 12 year old April who, although she has cystic fibrosis, ably assisted with much of the decorating of  April's Manor (check out the details). Most of the home & contents were sourced from Europe and the USA.. from the grand central staircase, parquet flooring, exquisitely furnished rooms to the chandelier made from Swarovski crystals and the parterre garden this was a true labour of love. I think I may have to borrow one of my young 'great' nieces or nephews to take along so I can justifiably oooh! and aaah! with gusto :) Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe.....


29 comments:

  1. That is the most awesome, beautiful doll house I've ever seen!!! What I wouldn't have done to have one of those when I was a little girl! Fantastic!! And you've captured it perfectly -- as always, Grace!! Thank you so much for sharing this! What a delight!!!

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  2. Wow! That is marvelous detail... and even a billiards table!

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  3. Can´t you borrow my Niece, too, Grace? And me? Oh, wow, that is some dream-house, hope heaps of money comes in! 8 000 $, wow. So many accurate details!

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  4. Wow, wonderful, what a dream for (not only) little girls!

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  5. This is truly the most beautiful doll house I've ever seen. And the swan up on the roof is a neat humorous touch!

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  6. Came back to urge everyone to check out your link - I am blown away by this creation (and the builders!)

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  7. What a beautiful labor of love! It makes me think of that fairy castle dollhouse at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, built by a silent film star and costing millions. What an enchanting world for all children (children at heart)!

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  8. I would have loved this as a kid, Grace!

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  9. My Dad made me a doll's house when I was small, but it was a dump compared with this grand mansion!

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  10. Love all the attention to details. Beautiful stairwell.

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  11. Wow. I hope that raises lots of money. And, yes, you really trumped my little antique doll house. You win ! ;)

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  12. That's beautiful...such intricate detail!

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  13. It is a work of Art. Too nice to play with..........Poor April it is an awful disease. Two of my daughter's school friends died from it.

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  14. Great detail in the dollhouse. I've never seen one that nice before.

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  15. That is every little girl's dream! I love it. I especially like that gorgeous staircase.

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  16. Those are amazing details. I would never have the patience to do work like that.

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  17. Gasp! I want to play!
    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    =^..^= <3

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  18. I'd be afraid to play with this house. It all looks so delicate.

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  19. This is obsession with a purpose. It must have taken untold hours to build.

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  20. Isn't it just beautiful! I have to go see it... maybe I can persuade Sa to come with the girls...
    Wonderful photos, Gracie - as always.
    Sue C

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  21. The dream of my life! that never came true..
    How beautiful way to raise money!

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  22. What a great way to raise money. The house is exquisite, so much detail...

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  23. A very grand doll's house for a deserving cause Grace.

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  24. I like dollhouses. Love the artistry in them. My grandfather made one for my sisters to play with. Nice memory.

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  25. How sweet...much nicer than any doll house I have ever seen. A delight!

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  26. Such beautiful details! My granddaughter would adore this.

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  27. Beats Barbie's Dream House all to He--!!!

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