Diary of a Victorian Dollshouse

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late Victorian miniature world.

Monday, November 18, 2013

The absurd little bird....


Anyone who is familiar with the film 'The Sound of Music' might remember
A line from the song 'So long, farewell' which the Von Trappe children sang before being sent off to bed...

"...and up in the nursery an absurd little bird is popping out to say 'cuckoo' ( cuckoo, cuckoo)...."

So it seems that the charming little cuckoo clocks did find their way into nurseries...

Here's the cuckoo clock I've made for the Jubilee nursery from a Phoenix White metal kit.


This is such a cute, detailed little kit and after being painted brown, looks just like very intricately carved wood...


The face of the clock was quite challenging being a water slide decal
which had to be carefully submerged in water and then gently slid onto the front of the clock


The overall finished result is pleasing though and I  think it will make a nice addition to the nursery....