Wednesday, 25 June 2014
The Buttercup Cow Family
So next up is the Buttercup Cow Family. I guess you all have had enough of them and their spectacular house. So sorry for that, but they are after all one of my favorite families, definitely top 10 and maybe around 5th or 6th over all. Their house on the other hand is my most coveted Sylvanian item (even though I do own the JP small school and JP small clinic buildings, as well as the Meadowcroft Cottage). So stay tuned for many more episodes of the daily lives of the Buttercup family. Otherwise please leave now.
The Buttercups was the 5th family that I received (though Cheddar came much, much later - the little devil just didn't want to join his family). Contrary to the other three families (the Maces, the Fieldings and the Mulberries) that I've blogged about, the Buttercups were love at first sight. Not only are they cute as individuals, but as family they just have a certain something about them, that I love.
I grew up on a dairy farm and though our house was nothing like theirs, I did try to take some inspiration from it. Like the hurricane lamp at the front door and the small gas stove on the fridge, as one just never know when the electricity will go out. Furthermore, Annabell is nothing like me, or like I was and the same applies to Paddock and my brother. My mother and Daisy could not be more different, but I really try to base Hornbull on my father (though my dad will never wear a red scarf).
A full view of the beautiful Highfields farm, which I have finally completed decorating.
The ground floor. Daisy is extremely proud of the living room and the kitchen, Hornbull about his dairy products!
The second floor with the parent's room, bathroom and children's room.
The small attic room with the nursery.
Lets take a closer look at the kitchen and living room (with the family out of the way)
Kitchen: I think it looks very "farmy" with the black stove and the coal bucket in the corner. Also the broom and bucket was a must.
Living room 1: This is the room I like most. Maybe it is the fireplace or the clock, but it does look cosy and just like I imagine a farmhouse living room should look.
Living room 2: A "closer" close up.
Parent's Bedroom: The brass bed and furniture was something that was non-negotiable. It took a while to get the the pedestals as it is part of this set, but that bed was just too big in my opinion. The brass vintage bed and the pedestals actually fit together perfectly.
Children's room 1: Again I just had to have the vintage bunk bet set. I love these because though it is a set they don't look the same, which is perfect. It also fitted perfectly with the coat rack and small drawer which I purchased from Beverley. The bedding I got from a local miniature seller in South Africa.
Children's room 2: A different angle.
Bathroom: This was the hardest space to decorate, I wanted it to be functional and nothing modern or over the top. But in the end I think it looks good, with all that should be there.
Nursery: This room is shared by three busy little babies: Cheddar, Fennel and Dolly. I wanted it to be fun, but also look like a nursery. Unfortunately, I had to stuck with conservative colours as Cheddar don't like pink very much, and Dolly is afterall outnumbered 2:1.
Proud Farmer Hornbull. Everyday he supplies the little village of Sugarbush Valley with the freshest milk and other dairy products.
Daisy runs a little ice cream cart in the village square. It is quite an exclusive stall as she only sells ice cream that is made on Highfields farm from the milk that is produced there. The stall is getting quite popular and Daisy might have to call in some help soon.
Posted by Eaton Blackberry at 23:36