Margaret B’s Tudor House


Two years after Margaret sent us photos of her lovely Georgian dollshouse – she sent us pictures of her Tudor dollshouse!


She said: “Things have moved on and I have done a Tudor House which I brought forward to Victorian times to give me more scope (with an Antique Shop on the ground floor). I thought you would be interested to see some photos as I have done loads of carpets, wall hangings, bellpulls, etc for it. I even adapted one or two of the carpets when I wanted a longer matching runner or a small “rug” for the entrance.

Tudor room showing dollhouse needlepoint carpet "Elizabeth", "Jessica" footstool, "Cluny Women" wallhanging and "Love Is Enough" sampler

In the picture above, the floor is nearly covered by the William Morris style “Elizabeth” carpet, with a “Jessica” footstool in the foreground. On the walls, there are two wallhangings, “Millais” (no longer available) and “Cluny Women”, and the sampler, “Love Is Enough”.

Cosy parlour scene with dollhouse needlepoint "Barbara (green) " carpet and bellpull

In this cosy room, there is a “Barbara (green) ” carpet, with a matching bellpull on the far wall.

Dollhouse bedroom scene with needlepoint carpets in "Carole" design, an "Anthea" bolster cushion and a footstool
This amazing bedroom shows two “Carole” carpets – the one in the foreground is “Carole (jade)” and at the foot of the bed is a narrow runner which Margaret has made by adapting the centre of the “Carole Jade” and using some different colours – very clever!

Next to that, on the chair is an “Anthea” bolster cushion and a footstool under the chair – is it an “Alice (blue)”?.

On the far wall, she has displayed a “Blackwork” sampler, an “Art Nouveau Tulip” bellpull, and two wallhangings: “Cluny Maid” and “Chevron” (hanging from the high beam).

Smaller dollhouse bedroom with needlepoint handbag, carpets, wallhanging, footstool, bellpull, bolster cushion and Christmas stocking
This is the smaller bedroom (top left) in Margaret’s Tudor/Victorian house. She says, “I’ve really enjoyed making the three handbags I purchased last, they turned out very well and look great.”

The Berlin Woolwork handbag is one of the three that Margaret made (one is in her Georgian Orangery), and is shown hanging on the bedpost of the carved bed in this room. Also featured are two Barbara small green carpets, an Orange Tree wallhanging (up high on the right hand side), a Katrina footstool, an Orange Lilies bellpull (no longer available), a Pink Lace bolster on the bed (no longer available), and a Candle Christmas stocking.


What a wonderful house – Margaret you have been busy!


[See also Margaret’s Georgian House and Orangery, and her Chester Shops]