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#16 Queenie

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 02:04 PM

Dear KK,
No! Far as I know it is an original made by Darla Knox,
unless she saw an "Eloise" doll and God forbid copied it.
I have had the little girl "Eloise" since 1995.
What time did the Eloise dolls come out? huh.gif
Oh! By-the-way KK, I didn't know you lived in the Southwest.
My father lived in Tucson till 1981 when he passed away.
Jerry's great Aunt lived in Sun City in the 80's and we
use to vist her in the summer, talk about hot.
It might be a dry heat but it is still hot!
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Posted 07 June 2005 - 07:14 PM

Pam,

Funny story about your wallpapering experience. No, Jack doesn't help- I now have it mastered (after several mistakes and lots of wasted paper) and love how different it makes a room look. I just finished wallpapering around a mirror built in we have in our entrance, I ran out of wallpaper only having a 22" x 13" section left. Rolls must be ordered in double rolls ($65.00) so I papered the remaining section with scraps, instead of one piece it is in four pieces. huh.gif

Martha,

Where is your peacock paper going?


#18 KK

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 11:05 PM


Hi Lisa,
My hats off to you for your wall papering skill. I bet it looks great. My husband and I decided we would paper one wall in our bedroom several years ago. It was like WWIII. Then later we decided to remove the wall paper in the kitchen and laundry room. We got an estimate of $2000.00 for removal. ohmy.gif And I said that' too much $$ we'll do it ourselves. sad.gif Well, needless to say after a few days of that and 4 stitches on my husbands leg ohmy.gif I called the removal guys begging them to come back. LOL!. So I have great respect for anyone who can paste and remove wall paper. I have it in my home and just love it.

Martha C,
Please take of photo of your peacock wall paper it sounds gorgeous.

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#19 Martha C

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Posted 08 June 2005 - 05:04 AM

KK, will do, but after reading these posts, I'll definitely hire someone to hang it. biggrin.gif

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Posted 08 June 2005 - 07:38 AM

Martha,

It's really not that hard, you just need to get the hang of it. Just remember to always find the repeat in the pattern, order extra because you go through a lot of wallpaper matching the repeat and if you do need to order more save the label on the original roll so you can get the same dye lot. YOU CAN DO IT!


This is the area I just finished last week, it took a full two rolls of paper. It is where my Jay Strongwater collection goes.
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#21 Queenie

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Posted 08 June 2005 - 07:48 AM

Lisa that was some ingenuity using wallpaper scraps and you saved alot of $$ doing it yourself; now you'll have some extra for shopping in Vegas. tongue.gif
Martha C. you have a good idea getting someone to hang your wallpaper
just make sure they put it right-side up. laugh.gif

Lisa,
What a beautiful job!


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Posted 08 June 2005 - 10:34 AM


Lisa, you did a professional job. Congratulations! The wallpaper is elegant. Very impressive work. It's gorgeous!

Martha C, you should give it a try. Let Lisa be your inspiration.
I know you can do it.
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Posted 09 June 2005 - 10:37 AM

Queenie - What great photos you have and I love your dollhouse!

And Lisa, I love the wallpapering job you did in your home. Very elegant. Do you charge by the hour? 'Cause I'd love to hire you to help me! Or you could start a thread on wallpapering tips!!

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#24 Queenie

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 10:56 AM

Thanks Jeanette! Glad you enjoyed the dollhouse photos biggrin.gif

#25 Martha C

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 12:52 PM

Lisa, great job on the wallpapering!

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 06:04 PM


I too love dolls houses. There is a great museum in Copenhagen (can't remember which one) It has lots of dolls houses and they have back and front views with steps for children to stand on to get a better view. Every so often they dim the lights and the dolls houses are all lit up for evening views. Fantastic. I loved it!!


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Posted 24 June 2005 - 06:12 PM


KK, to strip paper you are best to use a steamer. It really makes the job easy. I'd say 'no sweat' but due to the steam there is lots of sweat! Apart from that I am only allowed to paste as I am useless at hanging the paper. I leave that to my 'better half'. rolleyes.gif
There is a saying over here, 'act daft and you get a hurl' meaning if you act stupid someone else will give you an easy ride and do it for you. (Only, I don't have to act daft!!!! blink.gif


#28 Queenie

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 06:21 PM

QUOTE(Nancy @ Jun 24 2005, 07:04 PM)

I too love dolls houses. There is a great museum in Copenhagen (can't remember which one) It has lots of dolls houses and they have back and front views with steps for children to stand on to get a better view. Every so often they dim the lights and the dolls houses are all lit up for evening views. Fantastic. I loved it!!

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Hi Nancy,
Most of my dollhouses and roomboxes lite also.
We have had young school children and teenagers
stop in our business to look at the dollhouses before.
I don't have any steps for them but they enjoyed them just
the same.
One young man gave me a miniature teddy bear playing the drums one
Christmas as a jester for explaining and showing him the dollhouses.
One lady came in and suggested that I donate the larger one to the local
historical society but I am still debating on that one. huh.gif
Guess I don't want to give up my toys yet! tongue.gif


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Posted 24 June 2005 - 06:34 PM


I guess if we let go of our 'inner child' that's when we would grow old. I guess we're not ready to do that yet are we! tongue.gif





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