I look forward getting back to crafting - this week I didn't have much time to do any, but I have put together a scrapbook page about our house and displayed as a picture in our hallway. I found quite a bit about our house, including who lived there in the first 20 years after it was build and know that the house was occupied by a plumber Henry J Bell and his wife and two children (the third child sadly died before the 1911 census record). I love history anyway, but to research place where you live is quite something special. I also find out about all the houses on our street and draw how they were build during the first few years and who lived there.
I'm planning to add more to the picture as I progress with my research, but the paper you can see is taken from our bathroom, which until the 60s was a bedroom and behind the hot water tank I would about 4 different layers of walpaper - I tried to identified them through the walpaper archive, but as this house was never owned by rich people, the walpaper would be quite cheap and I could not find exact match anywhere. If anyone knows, the maker I would love to know or perhaps you have a walpaper similar to this one?
|The oldest wallpaper in the 3rd bedroom was plain neutral colour with white and gold stars (centre - but very small), then I found the Chinese inspired wallpaper and then the pretty pink flowery one.|
|In 1900, there were only 4 houses on our side of the street and by 1903 six more were build. The sketches are based on the real houses - I walked the street to keep everything in proportion and to get the details right.|
|Our house was No.2 Izane Villas (in colour) and was not build between 1903-1905|
|1911 Census and old wallpaper from the 3rd bedroom|
Anyway, as I'm just in time to join Hadmade Monday, I shall just do that and then I'm off to enjoy my birthday!