“Bohemian Rhapsody”

NEW PHOTOS ADDED 10-24 !

So Folks – A “happy accident” happened while I was photographing this set again this morning. I discovered that the furnishings fit into 2 more different set ups than I originally planned !  The things you learn when playing! :)

Photos below include these new set ups and a MOD Barbie modeling!

REMINDER that bidding ends tonight (10-24-14)  at MIDNIGHT EST !  Please read silent auction rules below.

For any questions or to bid, email me at : welcomehome@maryannroy.com

Thank you !  Maryann

New configuration “L” shaped.  Cushions can be changed around also.

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Original post and bidding instructions : 

Stepping outside my usual boundaries, and offering something a little bit different in the realm of mid-century.  “Bohemian Rhapsody” encompasses my love of color, but is quite whimsical as far as my typical styling is concerned.  When I look at it though, I feel JOY, and I hope you will too !

 The set is being offered via Silent Auction which runs from the time of this post, Wednesday 10-22-14, until 12:00 MIDNIGHT (EST) FRIDAY 10-24-14.

“Bohemian Rhapsody” is as colorful, and fun as it is stylish, and unique !  A list of all that is included with the set appears after the photos below.

Silent Auction instructions are also listed below.  Please feel free to contact Me with any questions or comments.

welcomehome@maryannroy.com

Thank you,

Maryann

“Bohemian Rhapsody”  - Shown with flash photography and natural daylight :

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With Poppy Parker (the Muse for this set) Isn’t she darling?!  :

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The set at dusk – Shown with no flash photography and wall lights. The room takes on a whole new look ! :

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WALL STRUCTURE – 4 walls :

1 White painted windowed wall with curtains and green panel – approximately 24″w x 16″h

1 White windowed panel wall with curtain – end wall – approximately 4.5″w x 16″h

1 White painted panel wall – small corner wall – approximately 4.5″w x 16″h

1 Green painted wall – Front wall with white floral wall stencil – approximately 18″w x 16″ h

CURTAINS ARE PERMANENTLY ATTACHED TO WALL BUT CAN BE SLID OPEN OR CLOSED.

Backs of walls are painted blue/frosted – this applies to underneath floor sections as well . Walls do not stand alone . Adhesive putty(non intrusive) will be included to attach walls to floor base for set display.

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RAISED FLOOR STRUCTURE – 3 sections:

1 White painted – approximately 24″l x 4″w x 3.5″ h

1 White painted – approximately 12″ l x 4″w x 3.5″h

1 White painted (leading to stairs) – approximately 8.5″ l x 6″w x 3.5″h

STAIRS  – 1 painted piece – 3 steps, separate unit and  unattached to raised floor

FURNISHINGS -

BOHEMIAN STYLE SOFA – Comprised of mix and match colorful cushions and pillows.  All sections are separate including pillow backs and can be stacked in different ways.

BOHEMIAN STYLE SEAT  – Comprised of mix and match colorful cushions and pillows. Can also be stacked in different ways.

TOSS PILLOWS – 6 assorted – 4 large, 2 small

BOHEMIAN STYLE COFFEE TABLE – Mixed style details and painted burnished champagne !

WALL MIRROR – Gold round frame with acrylic mirrored piece attached.

LIGHTING – LED WIRED – Battery operated.  These wired lights add whimsy and mood to the room. Easily hung from the wall and wired to allow shaping them any way you want !

CARPET – White faux fur – approximately 30″ x 30″ . Large enough to go under entire set.

ACCESSORIES -

3 glass bottles , 2 painted /capped vases, 1 angel figurine, 1 swan figurine, 3 books (do not open) 1 silver bowl filled with colored balls, 1 boxed plant.

*POPPY DOLL NOT INCLUDED – SET WILL EASILY ACCOMMODATE ANY 12″ FASHION DOLL !

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY :

 

“Bohemian Rhapsody” is being offered through Silent Auction which will run from the time of this post – Wednesday 10-22-14, through Friday 12:00 MIDNIGHT EST 10-24-14.  Highest bidder will be notified by email of their win.

*Shipping is not included and is the responsibility of the winner. * Due to the fact that this set is a One Of A Kind Original and of delicate nature, I will only ship to a United States or Canada address.  It will be packed and shipped via special packaging. Expect shipping to be pricey because of the size of the set and necessary insurance on the final bid amount.

If you are out of the country, you may still bid, however, you must have a shipping address in the United States for delivery.  I apologize for any inconvenience. Please let me know if you are out of the country when you bid.

Instructions for bidding :

Silent Auction bids will be taken via email : welcomehome@maryannroy.com

Bids will not be posted to the public. Your bid will only be known to Me. Identities of bidders will not be known to the public.

Email your bid to Me at : welcomehome@maryannroy.com

In your email, please include your bid amount, contact information, shipping information and if you wish to be contacted when you are outbid.

Because bids will not be posted to the public, if you would like to know if you are currently the high bidder, please ask, otherwise only the winner will be notified of their win.

Highest bidder wins the auction, and will be notified via email on Saturday morning 10-25-14 so please make sure your contact information is correct when corresponding.

Shipping will be added to your total once calculated at auctions end.

*Your bid is considered a binding contract and you will be required to pay within 2 days from end of the auction. Winner will be notified through email at auctions end. Invoices will be sent through PayPal.

If you cannot pay within the 2 days required, please do not bid.  No holds on this set.

Please feel free to also read my polices on the About/Policies page.

Please direct any and all questions to Me at: welcomehome@maryannroy.com

AUCTION ENDS AT 12:00 MIDNIGHT EST, FRIDAY 10-24-14

Thank you!

Maryann

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“Up-Town Chic “

To some people, mid-century modern styling may seem a bit cold, and stiff looking.

Today, I’d like to show you that MCM can also be quite glamorous !

“Up-Town Chic combines several elements in its design that render this one of a kind set to be anything but cold and uninviting !

This set is being offered via Silent Auction which runs from the time of this post – Wednesday, 10-8-14, until 12:00 MIDNIGHT (EST) on Friday, 10-10-14 .

AUCTION HAS NOW ENDED – THIS SET HAS SOLD !!

THANKS TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES AND THOSE WHO BID !

 

This two-story glory, has so much to offer that I am going to let photos speak for themselves and list all that is included after the photos below.

Silent Auction instructions are also listed below.  Please feel free to contact Me with any questions or comments.

welcomehome@maryannroy.com

Because of the sets’ fabulous design and numerous pieces included,  “Up-Town Chic” can be set up in at least THREE different ways !  Of course, once you own the set, the choice is up to you !

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“Up-Town Chic”  Includes :

Set structure – 2 Walls approximately 16″h x 24″w, (1 windowed wall with stone accent and 1 wall painted w/wooden beam). 1 painted wall approximately 16″h x 10″ w

1 FREE STANDING Fireplace wall approximately 16″h x 12″ w x 2″ d.  Fireplace wall includes built fireplace with lighting capability, “fire” andirons.  Two wall planters -(detachable)

1 Raised floor – painted, approximately 10″w x 24″l x 2.5″ h

1 set of  stairs  (2 steps) – painted

1 carpet – approximately 30″ l x 18″ w

2 Gold metal embellished rails – 1 long, 1 short. Free standing and unattached for moving capability.

FURNITURE :

1 Sofa – Purple/Yellow/Grey Floral upholstery. Sofa has tapered leg styling . Wood painted cream.

(6 colorful pillows included)

2 Chairs – Yellow Embroidered upholstery . Chairs have tapered legs with lean back styling. Wood painted cream.

(4 colorful pillows included)

1 Ottoman – Purple brocade upholstery.  Oval shape with tapered legs. Wood painted cream.

1 Accent Table – Winter Grey paint and clear acrylic design.

1 Lamp – Gold base with purple brocade fabric shade.

1 Credenza – Winter Grey paint, clear acrylic legs and gold metal oval embellishments.

3 accessory jars – 1 champagne glass, 2 gold/white plastic.

1 Wall Art – Created from the very fabric used on the sofa, with a little artistic manipulation printed to paper and mounted, by yours truly.

1 Wall Clock – MCM design. Painted gold . (Hands do not move)

1 Floor plant

1 tube style light for “up-lighting” behind the plant.

 

To represent scale and so you can imagine YOUR doll living in this fantastic space, here is Barbie showing you how it’s done.

 

Here are NEW PHOTOS OF THE SET ADDED 10-9 !  – Set also has an “up-light” for the plant ! 

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SILENT AUCTION RULES :  AUCTION HAS ENDED AND THIS SET HAS SOLD !!

Thank you to all who inquired and bid !

Please direct any and all questions to Me at: welcomehome@maryannroy.com

Thank you for considering this very special, ONE OF A KIND suite!

Maryann

 

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* Welcome Home is a registered/trademark business. All content including designs, photos and text are the property of the Artist, Maryann Roy, and may not be copied or used without written permission.

 

Coming Soon …

Working on fabrics for the new set . Definitely going more toward the glamorous side!

Here’s a peek !

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“Scribble” idea from below taking shape.  I thought I would post in black in white, so I don’t give away any colors – just yet !  Funny how sometimes ideas take on a life of their own and may go in another direction…

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Here is an inspirational “scribble” that I think, projects the next best thing from Welcome Home.  Do you see it ?

When I get inspired, it might be a  photo, a movie, or a song.  Scribbling (as I call it) what I see in my minds’ eye, helps me decide what  I would like to offer next .  This is for reference only, as sometimes, once I start the creating process, it takes on a life of its own and so,  I wonder what the end result will be ? …

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Prototype pieces and sets available

THIS SALE SOLD OUT  !   – THANK YOU !

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Thanks to all who purchased !!

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Hello All

As mentioned yesterday, these pieces were created in preparation to my “Little Bit of Joy” sale.  These are perfectly lovely pieces, no issues, just made to try out shape/materials etc.

I am letting some structures go as well, since I need to make space in my work room for new projects.

These pieces are limited. What I list is what there is, no more. So when they are gone, they are gone.

Please take the time to read each description and ask me any questions.  Thank you so very much for your continued interest in my work !

 

Maryann – welcomehome@maryannroy.com

 

 

STRUCTURES – These special sets are designs that I have built by hand to use in photo shoots, magazine articles a/o sales.   Because of size and delicate nature of these structures they will be shipped separately and not with any other pieces you may purchase. Thank you for understanding.

Stone Wall with Fireplace :  Two wall structure consists of : 1 Stonewall with built-in fireplace  and built-in window with shelf like sill. 1 Painted (coral pink) wall with wooden “beam”. Both walls are FREE STANDING and finished on both sides  and edges (see photos) which allows you to use walls in several different ways . Very versatile !

Set also includes “fire” and LED light  for fireplace.  Wall sizes – Both walls measure approx. 20″ w x 16″h  x 2″ d

This set has a charm all its own !  Can be used in so many different ways – And your own walls/dividers and pieces to get even more looks!

$300.00 – plus shipping.   ONLY ONE      SOLD !

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2 Tier “Apartment” -Set consists of 3 walls, (1 blue windowed wall, 2 yellow walls) raised floor and stairs.  – Blue wall measures approx. 24″w x 16″h . Yellow walls measure approx. 12″w x 16″ h. Walls surround raised level floor which measures approx. 23 3/4″ w x 8″ d x 2 1/8″h.  Stairs are not attached to raised floor so these may be placed where you wish.

Walls finished on inside and edges only (not finished outside). Walls DO NOT stand on their own.  Use a small piece of painters tape behind each to hold securely in place.  Because this set is collapsible, you can stack it  and easily store it away.

This set holds many possibilities !  You may have seen me use it on several occasions! Add your own walls/pieces to make it go further!

$300.00 plus shipping – ONLY ONE   SOLD !

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FURNITURE 

Cosby Sectional Sofa in AMBER  –  Cordova fabric –  $110.00 plus shipping  ONLY ONE  SOLD !

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Cosby Chairs –   ONE OF EACH COLOR  -  $65.00 per chair plus shipping

Left to right :    FLAX      SOLD                 CORAL     SOLD!                                OATMEAL  SOLD!

chairsLeft  :   GRASS GREEN   SOLD !                                Right:  PICANTE     SOLD !

chairs2Credenza – Hand painted cork front.  A very artsy piece !   $ 55.00 plus ship   ONLY ONE    SOLD!

credenzaMILES WALL UNIT – $85.00 plus shipping  – ONLY ONE    SOLD !

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Sandburg Table – Sweet H shaped table with green “glass” acrylic top – $ 55.00 each    SOLD OUT!

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Cosby Sofa  – Fabric : Key Largo Teal - $85.00 plus shipping  ONLY ONE    SOLD !

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tealbackCosby Sofa – Fabric : Cordova Turquoise   $85.00 plus shipping  ONLY ONE      SOLD !

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Wall Art – STOVALL – Large  8″ l x 2 3/4″ h  –     SOLD OUT!

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Wall Art – SPEAR – Medium  5 1/4″ l x 2 3/4″ h –  $50.00 plus shipping   ONLY ONE     SOLD!

spearPillow Packs –  2 pillows per pack .  Choose from   Gold/Floral   OR   Teal/Swirl    $20.00 per pack   plus shipping.    2  of each set available     SOLD OUT!

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Please email me for availability or any questions.   Thank you !

Maryann

welcomehome@maryannroy.com

 

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* Welcome Home is a registered/trademark business. All content including designs, photos and text are the property of the Artist, Maryann Roy, and may not be copied or used without written permission.

 

 

Prototype, pieces and sets available

My “Little Bit of Joy” sale was a rousing success!  Thanks to all who participated!

Preparing for such a large undertaking means calculating, building and trying out new things.  In light of this, I have some prototype pieces  available from said sale.

If you missed out on  a “Little Bit of Joy”, here’s a chance to pick up a piece or two!

Please stop by tomorrow ( Wed. 9-17) to see what’s available. I may be letting go of walls/structures too!

 

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In Celebration ! – * Re-post about one of my favorite Interior Designers

New Style has come to the Welcome Home Blog! Change is good for the soul!  Well, my soul anyway. It refreshes my spirit and renews my creative inspiration for design.

In celebration, I am posting my first article about 1:6 scale furniture design, published in Fashion Doll Quarterly Magazine, Summer 2008 – “The Glamour Issue”.

For those of you who have never seen this article, I hope you enjoy it. It was wonderful to do the research and find out about, not only the furniture and design, but the man behind the vision as well.

For those of you who have seen this article, I hope you will revisit it with new eyes and enjoy it once again.

Happy Fall Everyone !

Maryann

The Glamour of William Haines

Furniture, Text and Photography by: Maryann Roy

When most people think of the word glamour, I’ll bet furniture is the furthest thing from their minds. But I’d like to introduce you to a man who not only brought modernism to the homes of Hollywood Stars, but who dared to step out on a limb and show his true love of glamour through his furniture and decorating skills.

Renowned for both his talent and professionalism, William Haines began his career acting in movies, not designing. While still under contract to MGM in the 1930’s, Haines opened an antiques store, which many of his Hollywood colleagues frequented. They were so impressed with his taste that soon they were asking him to decorate their own homes.

William, or Billy, as he was known to his friends, had an eye for detail. His experience with set design, combined with his studio connections, provided the necessary celebrity to launch his transition from “Actor” to “Decorator”.

His list of clientele included quite a number of famous and influential people in Hollywood, like, The Warners, The Bloomingdales, George Cukor, George Burns and Gracie Allen to name just a few.

One of his dearest and closet friends was Joan Crawford. She was the first to hire William Haines on a professional basis to decorate her new house. She would call on him many times over their long friendship to decorate and refresh her homes.

George Cukor (famous Hollywood director of such classic films like: Dinner at Eight, Camille and Adam’s Rib) had William decorate his residence in the Hollywood Hills. This put Haines reputation on the map.  Cukor’s home was an absolute palace! One very glamorous, stately mansion overlooking the hills, where all of Hollywood’s top stars would congregate and socialize. Free advertising, no doubt!

The “Haines Look” though, did not develop until he was asked to design a room setting for the Golden Gate International Exposition in San Francisco in 1939. The room had a totally modern feel to it, from the leather floor and sheer mohair curtains to the felt and leather sofa and rawhide coffee table. Being asked to design one of these rooms for the exposition, along with many other established modernists, meant that Haines was officially recognized as one of the country’s leading designers.

His movement into modernism led the way for others. He truly brought Hollywood out of the Dark Ages.

In 1949, William built a new design office with room for designers, architects, and draftsmen, paving the way for the brilliant work that was yet to come in the 1950’s and 60’s.

Haines furniture was low and comfortable, making rooms look larger, feel more grand and spacious.  He believed a room should have several seating areas where everyone would feel included. One of his signature styles was to include a gemütlich* table. It enabled a more intimate gathering place for socializing and card playing.

William also had a love of Chinoiserie*. He quite frequently decorated interiors using pieces like Chinese figurines, statues, and wall murals. He would also transform sculptures into one of- a- kind-lamps. This too became a signature accessory in his interior designs. Always a stickler for detail, he would even have holes drilled into tables so that the lamp cords would not be visible.

His grand style had a lighter, more cosmopolitan look and from then on was known as “Hollywood Regency” – Movie Stars living like Stars.

One could totally get lost in William Haines’ world. His talent for showing glamour and style is literally timeless. Many of his pieces look as fresh today as they did nearly 50 years ago. This shows a man of great insight who was way ahead of his time.

When asked to give his opinion on the importance of taste, William Haines replied: “I can only tell you this-I would rather have taste than either love or money.”

*Gemütlich – pronounced : ge-‘müt-lik – agreeably pleasant, comfortable

*Chinoiserie – pronounced – shēn-‘waz-rē – A style in Art reflecting Chinese quality.

Reference: Class Act – By Peter Shifando and Jean H. Mathison  – ISBN 0-9727661-4-6

William Haines Designs – www.williamhaines.com

All furniture and set recreations in 1:6 scale – Maryann Roy – welcomehome@maryannroy.com 

(My  favorite William Haines quote –  “Design is an opinion, not a profession.”)

REPOST : “Welcome Home Barbie” – One Of A Kind Spectacular !

Hello Everyone – Because of the online excitement over the photos of my OOAK Barbie Dream House, I thought it best to re-post the original sale for all to see.   This set sold via silent auction back in March of 2014 and was created in celebration of Barbie Doll’s 55th Birthday.

Enjoy the re-post!

Maryann

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I am  wrapping up My Barbie Birthday Celebration with this spectacular One Of A Kind set !

“Welcome Home Barbie”  is My personal take on the New Barbie Dream House originally issued in 1965.  While that set also included  Bedroom and Patio areas, this set concentrates on the Living Room and Kitchen of the home, as these are my favorite spaces to showcase how your dolls might live!

“Welcome Home Barbie”  features 3 sectional walls  that are all independent of one another (not attached) and are free-standing. This feature allows you to move walls at will and use them in different combinations.  AND because each section (Window wall, Fireplace wall and Kitchen wall) are not attached, they can each be used as separate backdrops allowing multiple looks and set ups for display as well as photo opportunities !

You will notice the Welcome Home style and touch on this set, but I did keep the original flavor of the New Barbie Dream House so that it is reminiscent of the original, yet totally one of a kind and life-like !

Take a look at all “Welcome Home Barbie” has to offer !

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The Kitchen Wall does double duty as it is two-sided.  On one side, the brick walled Kitchen with counter top and cabinets (cabinets do no open).  On the other, built-in nook to showcase treasures and “pass through” with shutters.   Nook AND  pass through feature built-in lighting !

The Window Wall  lets in plenty of natural light and features beautiful drapery with built-in valance. Yes – You CAN close the drapes for privacy!

The Fireplace Wall  is covered in painted field stone  – totally RETRO and the fireplace lights !

 

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“Welcome Home Barbie”   One Of A Kind Set includes :

3 Free Standing fully decorated walls :

Window Wall – with drapery -Approximate size: 15″h x 16 1/2″ w x 2″ d

Fireplace Wall – with “fire” and lighting capability – Approximate size : 15″h x 10″w x 2″ d

Kitchen/Living Wall – double-sided with built ins and lighting capability – Approximate size : 15″h x 14″ w x 2″d

Upholstered Curved Sofa – With assorted colorful pillows. Sofa features curved styling and tapered legs.

Upholstered Curved Chair – Pink with orange pillow. Chair features curved styling and tapered legs.

Upholstered Curved Chair – Green (matches drapes) with pink pillow. Chair features curved styling and tapered legs.

Floor Lamp with paper shade – (shade matches built-in nook paper)

2 Round Accent Tables

Table Accessories – 3 magazines (do not open) 2 metal floral dishes

Pearsall style Wall Clock –  RETRO and totally cool !

2 Kitty Cat pictures – Copied from the original Dream House

Large greenery branch – Can be adhered to fireplace wall for a different look if you choose

Kitchen/Living Room Divider – Shelving for Kitchen or charming room divider – painted

Shelving accessories : 3 Cook Books (do not open), 3 Miscellaneous Books  (do not open), pink round metal dish, 2 yellow bowls, 1 orange wooden dish, 2 wooden “pots”, blue glass bottle, pink vase with greens.

Living Room Nook Shelving – Lights up and includes all of the glass/metal treasures inside. 9 pieces in all !

Pink corrugated folding shutters (durable stock paper)

Set of wall “Kitty Kats” – A favorite ! Also Hand made and sculpted by Yours Truly !

2 Upholstered Kitchen chairs

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Pink metal ornamental table dish

4 LED element lights for Nook, Pass Through and Fireplace + 4 replacement lights.

 

*FLOOR IS NOT INCLUDED – BUT, you can achieve this same look by placing your set on a dark table or shelf !

*DOLL IS NOT INCLUDED - You supply the model folks ! :)

 

Here are some photos of Barbie “living” in the space !


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This set was made with vintage Barbie in mind, however, it will fit any of your 12″ fashion dolls !

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HOW DO YOU GET THIS ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS ONE OF A KIND SET ?!

 

 

*THIS AUCTION HAS NOW ENDED.

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO BID AND FOR ALL THE LOVELY COMPLIMENTS AND MESSAGES !

 

Added 3-26 – Purely for FUN, Here are some of the photos in black and white, giving this set a 1960’s feel !

 

 

 

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 Welcome Home  – “Add a little LIFE to your display”

* Welcome Home is a registered/trademark business. All content including designs, photos and text are the property of the Artist, Maryann Roy, and may not be copied or used without written permission.