Monday, June 30, 2008

Modern Miniatures on Monday: Parade of Houses, Part Two (1967 Lundby)

Ten years on from last week, we find ourselves in 1967. A year after I was born...Vintage 1967 Lundby dolls house with legs.And the Lundby house has changed to the roofline we all recognise today.

According to The Lundby Letter dated March 2005 (PDF link), in an article written by Olle Wilson (page 3) "
In 1967, 35,000 houses were manufactured. The factory had 40 employees and some of the production was done by people at home.Approximately 100 people were busy making furniture and other decorative accessories in their homes. "And Elisabeth Lantz adds that the legs were sold from the late-1950s until 1973.

I bought this house unfurnished (apart from the kitchen wall cupboard) in August 2004. Off Swedish eBay equivalent 

I'm guessing it wasn't aimed at the export market...Notice of the back of a vintage 1967 Lundby dollshouse, written in Swedish.So let's have a look around!Vintage 1967 Lundby dollshouse kitchen.Interestingly enough, the kitchen hasn't changed much in the last ten years, apart from the change in colour of the table and chairs (who left the fridge open, huh?!) And, if you're a Lundby purist you'll note that the swing bin is actually Caroline's Home. I think it works. So there!

A lovely dining room shot...Vintage 1967 Lundby dollshouse dining room dresser, lamp and picture...And one of the things I love most about this house:Vintage 1967 Lundby dollshouse stairway with planter and plants in front.the planter against the stair rail, one of the most delicate parts of the Lundby house. I'm so pleased mine has lasted as well as it has...

Still downstairs, here's the bathroom:
Vintage 1967 Lundby dollshouse bathroom.And upstairs, the study area:Vintage 1967 Lundby dollshouse study area with grand piano and desk with chair.fillled with roccoco furniture, and lit at night (my first lighting project!) Vintage 1967 Lundby dollshouse study area with grand piano and desk with chair, lit up at night.Here's the fireplace in the lounge at night:Vintage 1967 Lundby dollshouse lounge with fireplace lit up at night.(note that the chairs are the same as 10 years ago, but covered in flowery fabric, not striped) .___________________________________________________________________________________