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Miniature-in-the-mail days are always exciting days!  Today, all this was waiting on the front porch when I went out this morning.

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First, a tiny hydrangea bush for the sitting room table.

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Then a tiny basket that is much more in proportion to the rocking chair. It will contain some balls of yarn, when I find small enough yarn.

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Then a fabulous grand piano, which I got at a crazy low price because the feet and the pedal board had been broken before.

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I glued everything back together carefully.

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The music holder lifts up, and the piano even has tiny strings inside!!!

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I fixed the stick for the lid and propped it open.

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Then I placed it on top of the sitting room, where the music room will be.

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It’ll fit perfectly into the room. Can’t wait to get to there when I’m done with this part of the first floor.

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I also received a couple doors, which I was hoping to turn into the sliding doors between the drawing room and the living room.

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Popped the door out of the frame.

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Placed it in the doorway…the doors are too short, but they should work fine.

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(My son decided Anna needed ot rest on the sofa in the drawing room….she fits pretty well, actually!)

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Still needed to add a threshhold for the doors to slide on.

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Stained that and rounded the edges, so no one would trip on it.

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Then I added wood to the top of each door.

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Sanded them together, and then stained them, a different stain on each side.

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And inserted them between the walls. (The following photo is taken through the drawing room window, since the angle is better.)

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I still need to add handles, but for now you can already pull them shut and push them open easily.

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(I just noticed in the photo that I need to fix the stain around the crack at the top of the door on this side….I’ll do that later.)

I also received the door trim I was waiting for, so I started in on the rest of the trim in the drawing room.

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Finished the trim around the window.

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And that will do for tonight.

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Good night.