As some of you might know I received my much anticipated and most coveted Sylvanian Families house, Highfields Farmhouse, last week. I couldn't wait to arrange the furniture that I've been collecting for the Buttercups in it and just play with it. I got the story idea from Sigrun.
I love the house. It is so big and finally a Sylvanian Families house where I don't need to cramp everything into a small room. Enjoy the story and keep posted for some regular updates!
Her mind drifts to the upstairs rooms. White walls with curtains that are barely covering the windows.
In the bathroom she would love some modern tiles and not to mention matching curtains.
And she would love wall to wall carpeting especially in the bedrooms.
Daisy immediately felt ashamed, it wasn't as if she was ungrateful. She loved her house. It was comfortable, somewhat cosy and most of all huge. Especially compared to the houses of her friends who lived in the village. She slowly walked over to the couch where Hornbull was sitting or rather sleeping.
Hornbull (sitting bolt upright, he was almost asleep): Yes Daisy?
Daisy: I've been thinking... uhm... I feel like redecorating our house.
Hornbull (grunting): But why? Our house is perfect.
Daisy: Seriously, is that what you think?
Hornbull: Yes, but I guess you don't agree with me?
Daisy: Hornbull, look around. The walls looks so bare, and some windows don't even have curtains.
Hornbull: At least we have great furniture.
Daisy (throwing her hands up in the air): What is the point of having fantastic furniture if the decorations are so dreary! Walk with me Hornbull!
Hornbull obediently followed Daisy upstairs and further up to the attic room.
Daisy: Look at this Hornbull, this is suppose to be a nursery. Does it look like a nursery? No it looks like someone with no feelings for their babies decorated this place.
Hornbull: Uhm... But...
But Daisy was already back on the second level.
Daisy: Look Hornbull! No carpets, no wallpaper, barley any curtains. We need to decorate! I don't want the most expensive mohair or whatever kind of carpets, I just want nice looking wall to wall carpets, matching curtains and some frames with family photos.
Daisy began to walk down the stairs to the kitchen again. Why is it so hard to convince men of the simple and basic needs in life. She was just about to give up on ever trying to convince Hornbull, when he called her into the loving room.
Hornbull: Daisy, I'm sorry for not always understanding what you want, but if you want to redecorate the house, feel free to go ahead. I trust your decorating abilities and know our house will look even better than before.
Daisy: Wonderful, wonderful. You are going to town tomorrow?
Hornbull rolled his eyes at himself, he had to know that Daisy will not wait with this.
And there was no stoping Daisy. The next morning she went with Hornbull into the village and headed straight for the Haberdashery of the Thistlethorns. Although they specialised in materials, she hoped that maybe Willow will have some kind of catalogue with wallpaper in it. Willow obliged and even gave Daisy some guidelines of what kind of wallpaper to use where.
That evening at home she showed Hornbull her choices and he absentmindedly looked at it and agreed that her choices were fantastic.
Sooner than expected the wallpaper arrived and Daisy could start her first project: The Nursery. She was extremely excited. Hornbull had to move all the furniture before he went into the village to drop the kids at school. Though he had to get up even earlier, he knew better than to complain.
In between moving the furniture, Daisy rolled up the old yellow carpet, she will definitely get rid of it. She is really tired of it!
(Thanks to Sigrun for the photo of the two ladies in the Haberdashery.)