Yes, Milady

We have a dollhouse that was made especially for my son when he was a little boy.

The dollhouse is in 3 sections which can be easily reassembled.
The dollhouse is in 3 4 sections which can be easily reassembled.

For the past 20 years we’ve been storing it in the attic.

The roofers cut our the rotten wood which casued all sorts of debris to fall into the attic on top of everything that is stored there.
The roofers cut out the rotten wood which caused all sorts of debris to fall into the attic on top of everything that is stored there.

When the men put a new roof on the house last year the attic became very dirty with debris from the roof.

The castle sits on a grassy base on which has been painted a watery mote.
The castle sits on a grassy base on which has been painted a watery mote.

So the castle, which had been shoved to the far corner, is grimy and dirty and broken.

The keep is a two-story structure with an A-line roof.
The keep is a two-story structure with an A-line roof.

I have officially rescued it and am going to get it back to the condition it was in its glory days when young boys played knights of the round table within and without its walls.

The public rooms of the castle look like barbarians have ransacked the place.
The throne room of the castle looks like barbarians have ransacked the place.

I had forgotten the details that we had worked on when the castle was new: flooring, wallcoverings, carpets, and furniture .

Even the drawbridge is off its hinge.
Even the drawbridge is off its hinge.

My plan is to display it in the conservatory after it is renovated. Do you find forgotten treasures in your attic?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

7 thoughts on “Yes, Milady”

  1. What a great project! Are you going to restore it to the way it was when your son filled it with knights? or perhaps something different? (If I found this in a salvage store, I might think about turning it into Santa’s Castle and Toy Workshop at Christmas.) The possibilities are practically endless!

    1. Once upon a time I had a dachshund whose passage I would block by pulling this into a doorway. I caught him walking through the main hall and out the castle door. He looked guilty when he saw me but that’s a dog for you. Jo

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