I think I've collected so many things for Cockrell Hall that the little folks could be considered 'hoarders!" I have found so many wonderful resources for antique pieces from Germany, England and the U.S., and I really enjoy hunting for them. EBay has been a great place for unique finds as well as visiting shops around the country on trips. I am still searching for a few more antique 'pets' and have had great luck having some custom-made on Etsy too. A house isn't a home without the dogs and cats. Cockrell Hall also has 4 birdcages and two fishbowls. I just wish I had more time to work on it!
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I would like to share even more images of Cockrell Hall crafted by Kevin Jackson of KJ Dollshouses of Devon, UK. This is a side view featuring the wonderful glazed windows. You can also see the brick plinth that is the foundation the house sits upon. It's so realistic!
The Great hall is two stories and has the most amazing handcrafted fireplace surround and lighting. I can't wait to see how my tables and benches look in this room! I've collected many pieces that will look fantastic in the hall including a treasure chest with 15 drawers full of mini 'treasures!'
I am so in awe of many of the people on various websites who make the most marvelous miniatures. I thought about trying to build my own house, but I don't have the attention span or the temperament (not to mention that I don't know how!) for it. I do however, like to craft lots of little fiddly things like miniature perfume bottles, clothing, clay foods, etc. I find it a relaxing hobby and one that I can put down and pick up when I have time to work on it. I also like needlepoint and have good intentions of fashioning some wall hangings for Cockrell Hall. I like working with glass beading and jewelry findings too for some of my work. I've made so many of these little things in the past few months that I decided my house needed a 'market' to display some of these bits. I did some research about Tudor houses and found this was quite common in olden times to sell things at a market on the first floor of a house. I've named mine Mooney's Market after my Irish side of the family who owned markets in America and in Ireland.