Belles Toy Emporium is expanding !
The photo is the Orangery. I almost bought this at xmas to add to the side of the house but my measurements just didnt add up and the whole thing wouldnt have fitted where I wanted it to go. The garden isnt included, just the actual building which is wide but not too deep.
Now that the house is built and on its turn table on the old chest of drawers in my sitting room I have measured up again and realised with delight that there is a place for the Orangery............... the back of the shop ! I ordered it today :0)
It is to become Uncle Mortimers workshop and the place where the toys are made.
It also solves the problem of the side door. The tradesmans entrance that leads nowhere if I stick to my shelf arrangement.
I will add a fake doorway in the back wall of the shop that "leads " to the workshop. The tradesmans entrance door will be rehinged on the opposite side and when opened lead into a little corridor with the fake doorway leading to the workshop for deliveries !
The workshop will also conceal the wiring that will come through the back of the house and be a lovely "surprise" when the Emporium is turned around on the turn table.
It feels like a great plan !
I have started to alter the back wall of the shop already and will post pics if it all works out.
A bit of bodging may be called for ................. my wood working skills are minimal but I'm sure it will all work out...........................
watch this space !
My love of wicker continues....
5 months ago