Past & Present
A website and ezine about dolls' houses: antique, vintage and modern.
Plus furniture and accessories.
Liza Antrim commented on A house for sale.
Topic title: A house for sale.
Please note this lovely house is now sold. I will miss it!
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2 weeks ago
Liza Antrim commented on Mirror glass
Topic title: Mirror glass
Thanks. Our really local glass cutters are not very helpful. The boys who do it are fine, but the lady boss got so annoyed with me coming in with tiny templates for a conservatory I was trying to restore, that I started to do it myself. I can manage the straight edges now (with a few breakages along the way) but no way I could do an oval shape. And then of course you have the added problem of mirror glass. All the businesses have very thick glass, which is too heavy for what I need. But I will keep trying, and ask a bit further afield.
3 weeks ago
Liza Antrimcreated the topic: Mirror glass
Please does anyone know of someone who can cut thin mirror glass from a template? It's an oval shape, so quite beyong me. Thanks, and fingers crossed.
Liza Antrimcreated the topic: A house for sale.
I am having to downsize a bit, so am putting a house or two on my website, starting with an Albin Schonnherr. If anyone is interested, please email me direct, or through my website, ciderhousebooks.com
1 month ago
Liza Antrim commented on How do I make white paint colour less white?
Topic title: How do I make white paint colour less white?
Bear in mind that if you paint a light colour over a darker one, it will appear bluer. It is called the turbid medium effect. So you have to slightly warm the overpaint colour. It is trickier than it sounds to match colours, and really you need to experiment mixing different paints till you get it right.
2 months ago
Liza Antrimcreated the topic: Mecast
Topic title: Mecast
Has anyone ever come across miniature cutlery, scissors etc marked "Mecast", and do they know where and when they were made?
3 months ago
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Liza Antrim commented on Help to use the DHP&P site
Topic title: Help to use the DHP&P site
I thought I'd tried that, but will give it another go. Thank you.
The only trouble is, if I do that, I lose all the useful things I have on there too. Guess I'll have to use a different browser. Any update on the log in stuff?
Although I can access the website on my iPad, on the computer (where all my photos are) it still says you are down for 'gremlins' and I can't get it to reboot. Any suggestions? Also I have found that you still have to log in every time you use the site, which I thought they were going to sort out. Help please. Liza.
Liza Antrim commented on Back to all things dolls' house
Topic title: Back to all things dolls' house
A dear friend has given me two beautiful bodies complete with arms and legs, but no heads. She said she had been looking for heads for them for about fifty plus years but given up hope of finding any so passed them on to me. Both are slightly bigger than doll's house scale and one is a Kister with a wooden body and beautiful china limbs. The other is a headless Grodnertal. I don't suppose I will be any luckier than her , but if anyone ever hears of a head looking for means of locomotion, please let me know. I only mention it on here as I am always looking out for info on small dolls too.
Liza Antrim commented on For sale album
Topic title: For sale album
Really' it's a bit confusing to have the for sale place at the top but the items for sale being in the photo albums. Is there any way of making this clearer?
Liza Antrim commented on Welcome to the new Dolls' Houses Past & Present website!
Topic title: Welcome to the new Dolls' Houses Past & Present website!
An extra plea, for when you update the odd thing, maybe tomorrow? Please can you add a category for food? I don't think having it as an entry in 'Identity parade' would mean anyone wanting to research it would find it, unless they had noticed new photos being added. I know you have added the tagging, but I have no idea how this works, and would it guide people there?
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