Monday, June 29, 2009

June Bride

Here we are at the end of June! Time is flying by. I couldn't let this month pass without doing a bridal post. Especially since today is my folk's 52nd wedding anniversary! Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad. This post also includes my first architectural exterior. Not bad for the first time, if I do say so myself. I tried to emulate those pretty white churches one sees while driving around the country side. Enjoy!

To see more pictures, visit my Flickr account.

In case you were wondering:

Steps: video casette cases
Columns: 13" cake risers
Column base: cardboard boxes painted
Stain glass windows: images from a calendar
Door: two 5x7 wood frames stacked and painted, accented with a little trim
Lawn: painted welcome mat, see the Easter Parade post for how I did it.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Father's Day and Midsommar!

This weekend brought two special days! Number one Father's Day and (at least throughout Scandanavia) Midsummer. Super Cool Doll House thought it would be fun to combine the two events into one post.

For the Mother's Day post I aknowledge that Barbie is the mother of all modern fashion dolls. If Barbie is their mother, I'd pick GI Joe as their father. Why you may ask? My answer is simply because GI Joe has been tricked out with joints since the very begining. Way before Kyori Sato every struck a pose with her jointed body, Joe was kneeling, climbing, crawling through many a terrain. So we forgive Joe his fashion attire, but we thank him for inspiring fashion doll makers to make sure that today's doll can kill a catwalk without blinking a vinyl eye.

In conjunction with Father's Day, it's the summer solstice! The longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. Through work I've learned a bit about this day in the Scandanavian world. Boy, those Swedes sure take this seriously! Along with Finland, Norway, Iceland and Denmark, that part of the world is getting ready for one of their biggest parties of the year! They will raise a maypole, feast at a smörgåsbord, enjoy many libations and celebrate the victory of light over darkness! To see more photos, visit my Flickr Account.

Happy Father's Day to my Dad who always looks out for me and taught to nevery pay for what you can do yourself. Happy Midsummer to everyone! Enojoy.

Sunday, June 14, 2009


This past week, I trucked on down to Washington DC to hang with a good friend. We ended up at a very chic Washingtonian happy hour. Y'know the kind of place that has no shame charging a buck fifty for a lil' hamburger slider? (actually quite reasonable, but I live in the world of a $1 MCchicken) All in all, if done right (and this place was!) it's money well spent. I took my little excursion as inspiration for this week's post. Click here for more photos on my Flickr Account. By the way it's pride season on the east coast of the US, so Super Cool Doll House wishes everyone well and hopes you live it up! Enjoy.

The bar fills up quite quickly after the parade!

In case you were wondering:
Benches: Barbie beds, painted
Floor: Drawer mat from IKEA
Shelves: CD storage
Green light: Christmas ball, filled with battery powered mini lights

Monday, June 8, 2009

Weekend Getaway

So I ran away to Rehoboth, Delaware for the weekend! I didn't get the chance to do a proper post this past weekend as I was totally unplugged! No computer, no internet, and my cell phone even died. I did have the forsight to bring some dolls with me so I could take pictures on the beach, here are just a few. These are my stunt dolls that I use for spacing and staging before I bring my "good dolls" in. I figure if the undertow took them I wouldn't be that heart broken. Look for a new post this coming weekend! Enjoy.