Linda's Doll's House
Servant and Service Areas
The floor is made up of
individually laid flagstones, cemented into
place, grouted and sealed just as real ones would be
THE HOUESKEEPER'S ROOM
This is the housekeeper's
bedroom, in the basement, but private and cosy.
One of the old Tudor beds has found its way down here - a little shabby,
but sturdy and comfortable. She has left her candle snuffer next to the candlesticks on the mantel.
The fireplace in the
housekeeper's room, a large mantel affords space
to display a few treasures. The toasting fork is on the fender ready for tea.
THE SEWING ROOM
Many of the household soft
furnishings would be made here, and some of the
clothing for the family. It is equipped with a mannequin, a spinning wheel, and
a lace pillow on a pillow horse. Lace was extremely expensive - worth more
than its weight in gold - so an accomplished lacemaker would have been a
valuable asset to the family
A traditional Bedfordshire bolster lace pillow and its pillow horse
The seamstress has left her
embroidery hoop and thimble on her work table
ready to resume her work.
The thimble is made of recycled ivory and is barely one eighth of an inch high.
Like the laundry, the kitchen has a flagstone floor, and plain whitewashed walls
The range is the very latest
fixture in the house, replacing the
open Tudor fire and spit
The Tudor hutch is the perfect place for the new bread to cool