Well, I have been a busy boy with the camera today, taking lots of snaps, as you can see. This is the Tudor shop. I didn't build it myself, it was built by my partner's father, and when I met David, it was tucked away, empty and unloved in the attic. Like the Georgian house, it is based on plans form Brian Nickolls, this one from 'Making Dolls' Houses'. Imagine how thrilled I was in finding it! At first I wasn't sure what to do with it, and it was really just used to store various miniatures that I had purchased, particularly after I had started building my Georgian house, and was collecting suitable pieces for it. Whilst I was at the dolls house fairs I kept seeing sweet little packages, and that gave me an idea to create my own period shop. All the windows on the ground floor made the building look like a shop anyway. The wooden beams are all made from English elm wood (what a shame those trees have all but gone these days due to Dutch Elm Disease).
The dolls house is actually based on a real building in Exeter (UK) known as 'The House that Moved'. Which was moved along an entire street in the early 1960s to save it from redevelopment.
And this picture is of that house, which is now a bridal shop I believe.