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Continuing the same recipe

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Holding bits up with one hand
whilst making good with the other

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Running repairs before more make-over

I’m always surprised that any of Hogepotche Hall has lasted this long.  And yet, and yet … am now miffed as I gently remodel the women’s sleep area into something else, causing as little disturbance as possible, when a chunk of wood (which I never touched, Your Honour, honestly) falls off the wall.

It would seem that the, recommended, ‘proper wood glue’ though it was when applied five years ago is now giving up on its gluey-ness where its been asked to hold a mock beam to the walls.

 

Following day

The bed cubby hole looks a bit modern looking but I’m sure someone would have come up with it then too.  Should have been one bed for the two girls but didn’t like the look of it so fiddled about and managed to get a chest tucked in under the top bed which is useful.

theinfill dolls house blog Hogepotche Hall –Hodgepodge Hall - a Medieval, Tudor, Jacobean dolls house blog - changing look of a small chest

It’s a small soft wood domed chest from eBay from which the dome has been hacked off (didn’t like the “dominess” after all) and replaced by mock planking, holes drilled for rope handles and the brassy clasp colour taken down with a little pewter paint.  Also scored some plank marks round the body of it – now it looks like a crate with a lid.

Doesn’t look like anything to write home about but it quite nicely and quietly sits there under the back bed hinting at being more than it is.

That battery light

What’s the colour scheme?

I have a colour scheme?  Well let’s see.  What have we got?

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Stepping back again to view adjoining spaces – hard to judge, should have put the other lights on.

OK, decision time followed by a bit of action:  what combo of colours, size of pieces, finish to edges, what else?  Clothes hanging off pegs in both room spaces, more hanging herbs, the odd pair of clogs and an apron perhaps …

 

Fitting in a linen room

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Going for a pedestrian flow

Like a well known home furnishings establishment
though less meandering

Whole idea for a linen space arose ‘cos of extra room above kitchen extension and because I’d foolishly made a sort of linen press and it needed a home.

Where are we looking for space

The upper room over the kitchen has always been the live-in women’s sleep area and I’m proposing splitting it up.

theinfill dolls house blog Hogepotche Hall –Hodgepodge Hall - a Medieval, Tudor, Jacobean dolls house blog - plans for upper kitchen premises

Rough lay-out. It does mean that the ladies get squeezed into mere cubby-holes for sleeping but it might work.  Access to the men’s sleep area is from steps outside at bottom right, running in front of the dairy outer door.

Putting the linen room in the extra space above the stores (which meant going through their room) seemed odd so I’ve swapped it around a little making the linen room the first area you go up into out of the main kitchen and then squeezing the poor workers into two small cubby holes for sleeping.

theinfill dolls house blog Hogepotche Hall –Hodgepodge Hall - a Medieval, Tudor, Jacobean dolls house blog - stairs up from main kitchen to linen room

Newly dressed corner under the stairs up to the linen room and women’s sleeping areas as in the plan.  (I’m hoping those hanging herbs will stay greenish – they were picked about four years ago so it’s possible they might)

Thus the linen store is directly at the top of the stairs, gaining the immediate heat from the cooking below and the girls would be warm too, if possibly a little damp.

As you may notice I can never resist the mini pottery.  Took delivery the other day of some more Duncan White pots (from Pedlar’s Tray) and have salted them around the main kitchen.