This room is Sarah's favoutite room, the wall paper is called Roosevelt Rose an early American wall paper design. a note on the edge of the paper we used stated This wallpaper has been restored by "Birge Wallcoverings"from President Theodore Rossevelt's family home "Sagamore Hill"in Oyster Bay, Long Island.
Before we move round the room note the lovely lace mat on the centre table, this is bobbin lace and was made specially for the house by an embroiderer friend. The drapes and furnishings are all silk, and the antimacassar on sarah's chair is hardanger embroidery The petipoint embroidery on the cushion on Sarah's chair came from Venice Note the little footstool by her chair this is a replica of the Victorian Footstool that I own and was not made from a litset as much of the furnature in the house has been
Another view of the room.. The tiny rose buds oin the vase on the dresser are real dried ones, however with age they have lost their colour so I have been painting them with water colour paints... I felt like the gardeners in Alice in Wonderland who were busy painting the white roses red cos they had planted the wrong ones!! The plate beside the vase of roses was hand painted by Merle Loumans in 1989 is a replica for Royal Worcester China.
Sarah embroidery is on a stand by the door, she has been working on a sampler.....
In actual fact in 1991 the Coromandel Embroiderers'Guild competition for the year was a sampler, this tiny sampler I stitch for the dolls house was my entry.
Will you join Sarah for afternoon tea before we continue exploring the house,. I note the afternoon tea table is set ready