The McDonald Mansion

Check out these wonderful articles and photos detailing the careful restoration of the McDonald Mansion, courtesy of our friends at Rynerson O’Brien Architecture. First, the exterior: Next, check out the interior for some real eye-candy! Be sure to click on the links for the complete articles and all of the wonderful pictures!

Not for the faint of heart…

Ok, so when she isn’t occupied with her usual mission, (that of preventing cruelty to animals), one homeowner decided to hang one of our complex Victorian roomsets… and did a fantastic job at that!   Congratulations Beverlee, and thanks for taking the time to share your lovely Neo-Classical dining room with all of us!

Antique dollhouse wallpaper

In a search on antique lithographed wallpapers I stumbled on a beautiful example of such for the Victorian dollhouse market. This marvelously preserved and richly patterned German “room box” well illustrates the passion for ornament that decorators in the 19th century shared, even when applied on such a diminutive scale. The quality in coloring here [...]

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