As fans of the site may already know, I am not a huge (or even small) aficionado of the dolls. I did have my eye on this particular beauty. She is from the 007 line, its Solitaire from 'Live and Let Die' played by British actress Jane Seymour in 1973. She is the perfect doll for the green A Frame because orange is opposite to green on the color wheel, and my target period for the home is 1973, the exact year her style is from. Though I cringe at de-boxing Barbies, I was delighted to see she is very well made, the dress is very thin, but looks great so its ok and she has exquisite real eyelashes.
Anyhow, when designing the house I considered making the doors and some planter box flowers orange to contrast the green, it looked a bit too much like the Irish flag and ultimately I decided monochromatic was the way to go. But I still think she and the orange look fabulous and she was bought just for this house. Besides, she (newly christened, Brandy Eberhart) is a great hostess. Her husband, Mike, is away on business a lot and she loves to entertain. With the kids at boarding school keeping the house clean is a breeze. She is an expert cook and has an affinity for quality appliances. I think the ivory colored Sindy china is a welcome addition to the mix, there just wasnt any room for the matching dining set, even in this large a floor plan.
|Book reading light from the dollar store, comes in several color choices.|