domingo, 11 de noviembre de 2018

The Buckleys´ home (Part 1)

Dear Readers,

The Buckley Red Reindeer family was one of the first families I added to my collection and therefore one of my favourites.
Last summer (2017) I decorated Beechwood Hall for them.


Today, they are going to show us their home.
Hope you enjoy the tour around their house.
You´re all welcome!

The first room you find as you enter is the kitchen.

The living room is also on the bottom floor.

The bathroom is also downstairs. They built an extension in order to have a big bathroom.

The bedrooms are on the top floor.

This is the parents´ bedroom. It´s a bit small but it has access to a big balcony.

Maria and Oscar share the same bedroom.

Freddie´s bedroom is tiny but he´s happy to have a bedroom of his own.

Full view of the children´s bedrooms.

This is a full view of the Buckleys´ home.

I´ll write a much longer follow-up post to show you some other pictures of the Buckleys at home. 

I find this family adorable!

Beechwood Hall is also a lovely building but I wish it was a bit bigger.There was no place for a bathroom, that´s why I had to attach the extension.

Hope you enjoyed today´s post.

Thanks for reading, my Friends!

A big hug!

viernes, 2 de noviembre de 2018

Welcome November

Dear Readers:

Novemeber is here. That means it is time to post the  monthly SF calendar picture.It is also a good opportunity to say hello to all my readers and to apologize for my absence but you know life can get very busy at times.

This month the SF calendar picture shows a lovely autumn scene at the market.It seems some of our Sylvanians had a good harvest and they are selling their fresh produce.I love the atmosphere at this kind of markets.

Next month will be the last calendar post of the year. Time flies! I can´t believe it´s nearly Christmas!

Some of you have probably noticed,I haven´t been very active lately, regarding Sylvanians. I´m still lacking a bit of motivation but to be honest with you I miss them. 
I have the intention to join the new forum one of these days. I´m sure that´ll help.
I´m sorry for not keeping my promise of posting some pictures of The Buckleys´ home, but I will. I haven´t forgotten.

Hope you are all doing well, my Friends.

See you soon!

A big hug!

lunes, 1 de octubre de 2018

Welcome October

Dear Readers:

I have just realized it is the first of October and I didn´t have my calendar post ready.
Lately, my "Sylvanian fever" has cooled down a bit.I still love Sylvanians, of course, but I´m lacking the motivation I used to have to write stories, setting up scenes and taking pictures.
October is here and, as I promised at the beginning of the year ,it is time to post the SF Calendar picture for this month.

Isn´t Halloween supposed to be scary and  spooky? 
This picture is just adorable and cute, don´t you think so?

This time of the year is still very busy at school. Instead of taking pictures of my sylvanians going "trick or treating", I´m planning Halloween activities for my pupils.

Hopefully, when I have more free time I will go back to my sylvanian world. Right now,my family and my job are first (and both are very demanding at the moment).

Some time ago,I promised I was going to post some pictures of the Buckleys´ home. I like to  keep my promises so I´ll try to have the post ready soon. 

Hope you have a wonderful October and if you celebrate Halloween,I hope you enjoy it too!

A big hug!

lunes, 17 de septiembre de 2018

SF Tea and Treats Set and Light up Street Lamp

Dear Readers:

Today I´m going to show you my first two SF Town Series sets:

Even though these sets belong to the  new Town Series and are meant to be part of a town setup I found a place for them in my village.

The tea and treats set is also perfect for a woodland garden tea.

Imagine a beautiful afternoon enjoying tea, chocolates and macaroons with a friend in the back garden.

Lucy Fenton has a lovely garden and today she is having tea with her new friend Veronica Cakebread.

I´d like to dedicate these pictures to my mother for buying this little cute set for me.

Thank you mum!💗

I also found a place for the street lamp.
I think it looks nice next to the garden bench.
The street lamp has two bottons to choose between a regular or flickering light.

The Perinwkle grandparents are waiting to make a phone call but I´m afraid they´ll have to wait for a good while. Daisy  Buttercup has always so much to talk about…

It´s getting dark ,streets lamps are already turned on and Daisy keeps talking on the phone.

"Mabel, Mack, I think you´d  be better off going home. It´s getting dark." I suggested.

"No problem! We won´t get lost.We have new street lamps in the village so it´s not so dark  anymore" They said.

I don´t know if I´ll be able to add any Town Series buildings to my collection due to my lack of space at home but I´ll get some other small sets and figures.They´re all lovely!
Actually, I had already bought another one,
The "Chocolate lounge" set but I haven´t taken any pictures of this one yet.

The pictures you have seen on today´s post were taken the day before my hand surgery. I didn´t know when I was going to be able to use my camara again so I spent half a day setting up the Fenton´s garden to take these pictures.I even made a little pond.The Fenton´s house is not finished yet but soon I´ll show you the Buckley´s home that I decorated a year ago. 

Thanks for reading, my friends!

A big hug!

sábado, 1 de septiembre de 2018

Welcome September

Dear Readers,

I must confess September is not my favourite month at all. 
Holidays are over and it is time to get back to work and get used to the daily routine again.It is usually a very busy month at work.I´m a teacher so I also have that "September back to school feeling".

However, September seems to bring good news for our Sylvanian town girls as we can see looking at this picture of the SF calendar for this month.

Judging by Laura´s and Lulu´s reaction, the letter Stella is reading must say something good.I wonder what…

Focusing on the picture, I always like to spot all the little details and accessories. 
Aren´t those ceramic tea cups lovely?

I ordered two miniature ceramic tea sets  some time ago and I received them yesterday so I´ll show them to you.

I also bought this set. This one is made out of plastic. The little book was a gift a friend gave me long time ago.

The teapot printed fabric is not a tea towel, even though it looks like it. It is a t-shirt  I bought recently. My husband thought it was a pyjama top but I like it anyway...

Hope September also brings good news and happy moments to all of you.

I´ll drink plenty of relaxing herbal tea to help me cope with the stress of starting a new school year.

A big hug!

jueves, 23 de agosto de 2018

The Puddlefords´friends

Dear Readers:

As you have seen in the previous post, The Puddlefords are living happily in their small cottage.

They are glad they made the decision of moving to Sweet Berry Valley.

They were friendly welcomed in the village and they  have already made some good friends.

The Timbertops, the first family who helped The Puddlefords as soon as they arrived, are their best friends. Beth and Nelson will be grateful for their help for the rest of their life.

Nelson is always happy to meet Taylor. He just wished Taylor didn´t pat him on the back so strongly when they meet.

"How is my good friend Nelson doing?" 

They also have a close relationship with their next door neighbours, The Truffles.
The truth is Nelson didn´t like Eustace straight away and the triplets were even scared of him but appearances can be deceiving and now Nelson feels very lucky to have such a nice family as neighbours.

Beth is also a very good friend of Eleanor Bramble. They have lots of things in common and enjoy talking about their needle work skills and projects. Beth was thrilled the day Eleanor gave her a signed copy of her "Book of needle work".

Sitting down in the front garden is still one of Nelson´s favourite pastimes.He likes reading the paper and he even enjoys making small talk with some of the villagers.

Nelson is always glad to see Pete Petite,the village postman. Pete delivers parcels of fabrics and sewing supplies very often. Once a month, he also brings a fragile package that contains a bottle of wine from Beth´s sister, Jemima, who runs "The Old Creek Pub" with her husband Ernest in Marigold Creek. Nelson won´t ever admit it openly but he´s looking forward to having a sip of the bottle of wine his sister-in law sends each month.

One of Nelson´s favourite villagers is Hornbull Buttercup, the milkman.
He is a polite, reliable and quiet man who minds his own business.

However, Nelson has a very different opinion of Hornbull´s wife, Daisy.
Most of the time, he pretends to be asleep when he sees her approaching his cottage. 

Lovely day, isn´t it? How is Beth? Who is she making new bedding for at the moment? What about the kids? Are they at the nursery? I heard you prefer homeschooling, is that true?..HELLO! Did you have a bad night sleep ,Mr:Puddleford? Did you know that naps during the day will affect your sleep at night? HELLOO! HELLO!
I wonder what´s wrong with this man! He has such a deep sleep! I must tell Dr. Murdoch about him. I will, definitely..."

Even though it´s true that Nelson is fond of homeschooling, he is considering taking his children to the nursery run by Beatrix Spotter.
The kindness and sweetness of this lady won Nelson over.Her triplets seem to get on well with Beth´s and Nelson´s children too.

A villager who took a while to grow on Nelson was George Mulberry. His motorcycle noise wasn´t very pleasant but George always waved hello when he drove past The Puddlefords´cottage and seemed to be friendly.

When Nelson got to know George a bit better he even accepted to go for a ride with him.
It was just a shame  the helmet was too big for him.

"You are not "big-headed", Nelson, that´s for sure!"

Nelson didn´t like change and he was always complaining about the arrival of new villagers when he lived in Sugarbush Valley.

Being a newcomer himself in Sweet Berry Valley made him much more friendly and kind to foreigners. Now,he is always willing to be of some help.

The Timbertops´ generosity and hospitality
towards Nelson and his family when they arrived at Sweet Berry Valley taught Nelson a lesson that he is already trying to teach his young children:"Treat others the way you want to be treated".

Beth is delighted to see how her husband has changed for the better. He is usually in a good mood, he is more sociable and he seems to enjoy life.

The Puddlefords are a happy family! 

Hope you are also happy!

Thanks for reading, my friends!

A big hug!

Illustration by Susan Wheeler