Tuesday 27 August 2013

An Edwardian Doll's House Carousal Pop Up Book

I have this Edwardian Doll's House Carousal Pop Up Book in my library of books about minis and dolls houses. It's a bit of fun, something different and is actually quite informative. The book looks tall and skinny but then you undo the ribbon ties, stand it up and fold it round to make a circle and redo the ties to keep it together. 

The book folded into a carousal
And there you have it, an Edwardian era house of a middle class family decorated in the latest styles of the early 1900s. The colours, furniture, carpets and decorations portrayed make this book a good resource for anyone wanting to make their Edwardian dolls house authentic looking. 
   A family of cardboard figures comes with it and there's even a cat on the roof! What I especially like is that you can open the doors and drawers and see what's inside them, just like in a real dolls house.
  I have also seen others in the range of these pop up books -Victorian era and of Anne of Green Gables.
   Here are some more photos to give you a good idea of what the Edwardian book is like.

Peek in the wardrobes in the girl's bedroom
The well-decorated parlour
The 'modern' bathroom with boiler


  1. E' assolutamente delizioso!!! Impazzisco per questo genere di cose che ti fa ritornare un po' bambina! :-D

    1. I had one of those,about twenty years ago! I think it cost around £2.99 and I enjoyed assembling it with my then-small son.

      Would you believe that, right now on UK Ebay, someone is asking £40 for this item, buy-it-now, and stating that it is an old vintage item? Would you further believe that the one they are trying to sell at that ridiculous price is also damaged, with pieces missing? These generally go for between £2.99 and £4.99 on eBay.

    2. Goodness! I had no idea someone would think it worth that much! It will be interesting to see if it sells.