Sunday, 27 March 2016

Fox Manor


Unveiled!




Hello Everyone,

Happy Easter!

I can't believe how long it's been since I last put up a post.  I hope you are all well.  I have had some issues with Blogger (who hasn't) and have lost some followers....sorry!

So, at long last, here are the pictures of the whole of Fox Manor.

Still 'naked' on the outside, but I will get there eventually.


A bit blurry, but you get the idea of the size of Fox Manor....and of Mrs Fox!


Fox Manor is a big girl....but lovely to me :)


A close-up of the basement entrance with luggage trolley.


Now, the kit for my Manor was a Dolls House Emporium Grosvenor Hall with basement - quickstyle.  At the time I thought it was right for me as an amateur, as it was already painted - so I will probably 'doctor' it as time goes on.

I had two boxes of bits and pieces for the outside so a 'quick' job of putting the doors together was anything but!




Pictures of the assembly of the doors and roof panel.



The weight of the left door was very worrying.  I hoped the little hinges supplied will be enough to carry it!  But my joiner Husband soon sorted it out for me :)



                                   Picture of a doorless Fox Manor.....in a messy workroom!




Removing the insert and opening the doors of the basement.



Lights off!



Lights on!


I love my little brass Fox door knocker, which works!
I also have a Fox Manor house sign too.


A peep inside the front door!




Take care and all the best for now.

Vivian






29 comments:

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    1. Thank you, Fabiola.
      All the best
      Vivian

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    1. Thank you so much Isabel.
      All the best
      Vivian

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  3. Hi Vivian. Your house is big, but also very beautiful. I am sure you will be able to tweak the exterior to increase realism, as ideas come to you. Hope you are enjoying your Easter weekend.

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  4. Thank you Shannon. Yes indeed, the house is very bland on the outside at the minute...but give me time :) I am full of good intentions.
    All the best
    Vivian

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  5. Looking fabulous Vivian.
    Can't wait to see some more of the inside.
    Best wishes
    Shirley

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    1. Hello Shirley,
      How lovely to hear from you. Thank you for your lovely comments. I might put up some pictures of the house, floor by floor.
      All the best
      Vivian

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  6. It's lovely to have a Foxhall update and really nice to see the whole building. It looks very grand indeed and your little fox door knocker is a brilliant find. Looking forward to more updates on the exterior now! Take care, Ix

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    1. Thank you Irene. Yes, she's huge and I will have to sort out something with the outside. I got my little knocker ages ago, and I just love it.
      All the best
      Vivian

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  7. Your house is amazing. I love the little knocker. I am looking forward to seeing more of this wonderful house.
    Hugs Maria

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    1. Thank you Maria. I'll have to think what way I want to finish outside. Not sure if I want faded grandeur.....we'll see.
      All the best
      Vivian

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  8. Hi Vivian
    Seeing Fox Manor in all its glory is wonderful. Seeing the size of the house puts it into perspective the scale of the project you have undertaken. It is a beautiful house. Good luck with the exterior.

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    1. Hello Jayne,
      I don't do things by half, do I? LOL The house really was a massive undertaking for a beginner. The outside is really going to be a challenge alright. But we'll see how it goes. :)
      All the best
      Vivian

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  9. Ok why does my mouth water and my heart race when I look at this house? Severe case of
    Mini-mania I suppose. :-) Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. Aw thank you so much. I have to say, I just love it, and, if I'm honest, there are times when I look at it and can't believe I actually did that!
      All the best
      Vivian

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  10. WOW! WOW! WOW! It looks So Impressive and Grand and every bit the Manor you have named it! What a labor of Love and your persistence and dedication have made the whole project come to completion! The glimpse in through the door is awesome, and the pictures with you by the house really put it in "perspective"!!! Grand it is!!! Well done!!!

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comments, Betsy. Yes, the house is very big, but I feel I'm just not quite finished yet.....mind you is a dolls house ever completely finished lol?
      All the best
      Vivian

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  11. Wow! What a house!
    Im longing to see new projects from you, you do it so beautiful and tasteful.
    Be well and thank you for your wonderful comments on my blog!
    Hugs Josefin

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    1. Thank you Josefin for your lovely comments on my Manor. It's easy to leave lovely comments on your blog, because I think your house is wonderful.
      All the best
      Vivian

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  12. It's heaven! What a glorious house. Really a remarkable project. I love the style. And a real door knocker! You are impeccable with all the details. I can't wait to see even more photos. Congratulations on this beautiful project.
    hugs♥,
    Caroline

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  13. Thank you Caroline, your lovely comments are very much appreciated! I now have the brass nails in place with the door knocker....I couldn't find them when I put the knocker on! Typical me!
    All the best
    Vivian

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  14. WOW your house is gorgeous, and what a lovely name for it. I found your site via Simon at Miniature Enthusiast.

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    1. Hello Polly, and welcome along! I hope you enjoy perusing the making of Fox Manor. Thank you for looking.
      All the best
      Vivian

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  15. Hello Vivian,
    It is wonderful! You have done such a good job with every element of this house. It is beautifully crafted, both inside and out, and the first thing that comes to mind is elegance! It is beautiful, grand, and yet very welcoming. I just love it!
    Big hug
    Giac

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    1. Thank you Giac, as always, for your lovely, encouraging comments. I appreciate each and every comment I receive to my wee blog, and can't wait for another post from yourself!

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  17. Oh Vivian this is impressive! I love what you have done and the lighting brings it so alive. What an undertaking though, it is HUGE. You are so lucky to have a joiner husband - and that he helps you.

    Brilliant job. Beautiful.
    Mini hug,
    Carol

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    1. Thank you Carol. Yes, I would have a lot more trouble if he wasn't on hand for the heavy, manly jobs :)
      All the best
      Vivian

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