Sunday, January 29, 2012

dolls house

c. 1800
This dolls house was made for George Webb Hall and his wife Maria and was modeled on their family home in Queen Square, Bristol.
Most of the furnishings and occupants were added in the 1840s. Some of the dolls were given names by the family - the lady in green silk dress was known as The Queen, and the lady in brown velvet is called Victoria.
The house remained in the same family for generations until 2001 when it was generously donated by descendant Mrs Anna Brandon-Jones.

You can see it here.

Friday, January 6, 2012

no more of that

Caramel cheesecake, farewell. Anybody else feeling really unhealthy after all this indulgence?
Plan and section (recipe here):