It looks as though our dream of moving house might possibly be edging imperceptibly closer, so I'm once again turning my thoughts to downsizing the contents of our good-sized 4 bedroomed house so that they will fit comfortably into a much smaller 2 bedroomed one.
This means taking some tough decisions on much-loved items such as my leather-topped yew desk with matching filing cabinets which take up an 8 foot run of wall space and are unlikely to fit into a dinkier house.
The same thing applies to my workroom, which as well as all of my work stuff, contains my toy shop, another corner shop, a conservatory and two room boxes, which poses something of a conundrum.
So, after much soul-searching and deliberation I have decided which I'll have to part with.
First up is my lovely toy shop, which has been featured in the Doll's House Magazine. Full details of its genesis can be found in the early posts of this blog. It has 6 rooms and I'm going to include all of the illuminated display shelving and shop fittings, heavy duty 12volt transformer, as well as the proprietor Albert Lowther, who is a sitting tenant. Also included is the basement kit, which despite my best intentions is still in its unassembled form but which will provide an additional two rooms. Not to mention a rather lovely 1/12th scale vintage delivery van.
The toys are NOT included.
There are lots of internal and external photographs of the shop in the magazine article HERE.
I'm inviting offers in the region of £375 for the shop, all fixtures and fittings, transformer, Albert Lowther, additional basement kit and vintage delivery van so if anyone is interested in this unique building and all the extras (and can collect it from St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex as it is for pick up only!) please contact me for further details or to arrange a viewing.