Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day


1 Corinthians 13

(The Way of Love in modern English)
13 If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate.
2 If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing.
3-7 If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.
Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.
8-10 Love never dies. Inspired speech will be over some day; praying in tongues will end; understanding will reach its limit. We know only a portion of the truth, and what we say about God is always incomplete. But when the Complete arrives, our incompletes will be canceled.
11 When I was an infant at my mother’s breast, I gurgled and cooed like any infant. When I grew up, I left those infant ways for good.
12 We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us!
13 But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love.

Wall Paper Trail

I have to give myself a pat on the back. I have started redesigning my victorian house. As you may recall, it looked like this before I started working on it.

Before the redesign began
The living room now has fresh wallpaper which is actually wallpaper for a 1:1 house. It has little flecks of gold that you can's see. Luv it. Don't be surprised if you see it in the "big house" I just acquired. My 1:1 dining room is the same color scheme, but the walls are painted.

I still have the carpeting in the living room from when I was going to make it a more modern house. Now, changing back to the Victorian period, I will put down wood floors and a rug later to make it more authentic. I also have wall to wall carpeting in the bedroom. I just love that purple in there, so I  just might leave it there. We shall see.

 The wall paper in the nursery is dollhouse wallpaper from Hobby Lobby. I wanted something vintage and for a girl. It also needs new flooring.

The wallpaper in the kitchen is up. It still needs to be trimmed.

 The plan is to put up crown moulding in all of the rooms which will make it look neater and more finished.

The Victrola looks a little small for this scale, but it will do.

Linen, curtains and lots of other things will be added after the crown moulding. This is the second floor room on the left above the living room.
View 1 of the living room, bottom left of the house. I have another matching chair in a different shape to add. The rug will be replaced. Lots more to be added here.

View 2 of the freshly wallpapered living room.The ceiling will be finished and have a medallion added.

I couldn't resist using this wallpaper even though I realized it was not the right period. The cook told me she liked it too. She was a little upset I photographed her before she could be painted. LOL Lots more will be added here too.

Wallpapered nursery


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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Please excuse the appearance of my blog. I am in the midst of adding and rearranging some things to make it even more enjoyable for you. If any of you recognize what I am doing and have some hints they are much appreciated. :-D grandmommy

Friday, February 8, 2013

Note About Mini Vacuum Cleaner

In the last post, I kind of slipped in the mini vacuum at the last minute. It is an attachment kit, that fits with an adapter, to your 1:1 vacuum cleaner. So, you get normal suction for cleaning small items and areas.

You can get one here at Amazon. They are even on sale!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

This Little Light of Mine/Suck it up!

This is one of those duh discoveries. Many of you may have already figured this out. I found each of these lights for a dollar at the dollar store. I orginally thought they would make great spotlights for  pieces of art and I am still guessing they will.

What I found was they make life so much easier when I am trying to see into the recesses of my dollhouse rooms. Here are three of the styles I saw. I am sure there are lots more. They clip where ever you want them, then swivel!

 I like the bullet shaped one because the light is stronger and it is more sturdy than the black one.  I have not tried the red one with the long neck.They all come with the needed batteries. Be careful though. The lights grow dim with prolonged usage. So, they are best for quick jobs. If you are able to locate more batteries, I supose you could use them to your heart's content!

I also have refound a set of vacuum nozzles that are the perfect size for minis without sucking up your precious assessories. I have yet to use this tool kit although, I must have had it for six or seven years. I lose it then find it. Now to try it out.

These come in a variety of colors also

The mini light at the top is not currently on. I just wanted to show the position that I clip it. It works great while I am working on this room!
Now just the mini light is on to show the beam. I usually have as much lighting as I can get.
The battery is not needed. It is  just there for size reference.
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