Queen Mary I - aka Bloody Mary portrait. I bought it for myself on my 28th b-day as she had it commissioned on her 28th birthday and I'm just a weird Tudorphile like that. I think she suits the mood what with her bloody reputation.
Also a little tribute to Edgar Allen Poe, my favorite poet. Morbid, I know, but I love hearing the Raven and reciting Annabelle Lee (which my 7th grade reading teacher made us learn and I'm forever grateful for that, though it was a pain at the time). I just printed out his photo and put it in one of those gorgeous Hobby Lobby frames I love so much - so Gothic and perfect. Also the haunted house next to it is Poe's House, but more on that later as I had to take it outside to get good detailed and well lit pics of the inside.
This is my usual apothecary jar of doom - poor little skulls what did they do to end up here??
Is it perverse that in the springtime I put twigs and a nest with little eggs in it?? Oh and don't miss the spider candle - those spindly legs kill me. I put a black tea light in it. I LOVE those candle holders.
Now, these are not great pictures, but you'll have to forgive me as I just am not flexible or strong enough to put up a good setting so I just plunked it down on the railing where my dad just ripped out our overgrown bushes. I actually painted this house last year, but lost interest and time to finish. This time I decided to make the inside interesting, too.
You can't quite tell from the pics, but there are words stamped into the paint which makes it prettier in person - and quite fitting for a poet, no?
And here's my favorite part, inside I placed Victorian black wallpaper (scrapbook paper) and a picture of Edgar, a dollhouse chair, side table and a lamp for him to read by while he hears someone knocking on his door.
I hope this also demonstrates how you can have fun with a little dollhouse furniture inside the houses I make. This is the large sized house, fyi. Also bought the tree at Michaels last week when I felt like going out for a very brief trip. It was worth it as the tree suits the house perfectly.