Anyway...I love Byers dolls. I have cubes in my front hallway that I love to use like mini shop windows. Years ago I found the cute kitchen cabinet in the middle box and stored it away. When family started gifting me with the Byers Christmas dolls, I finally found a use for the cabinet. I glued miniature pots and foods on each shelf. The dolls each have food items. I had a small kindle doll, which I glued to the dog to make it stand up.
I found the fireplace years ago also at a garden center. I have grandpa sitting down sorting mail in his rocker, along with grandma and Santa. The top box holds the mailman and two more of the kids. I started finding blue wool around the house. A little mouse found the mailman's suit to be just the right stuff for his nest. He ate away part of his jacket. Pest control came this morning and found his entrance hole to the house. Sorry, little mousie.
If you look to the right of the cubes, you will see my dining room. I made the chair back covers (1 have 20 of them) from matching table clothes. When I set up my table extensions and bring in non-matching chairs, this gives me a uniform look. I tried to use beautiful green velvet chair covers, but the covers upset my dogs for some reason and "accidents" began to happen. I even hemmed them to make them shorter, but still the dogs did not like them. One Halloween I used garbage bags as chair back covers. I turned them into bats. My friends loved them.
I saved the iphone picture in "My Pictures" file. I clicked on the picture. It actually let me rotate it in the thumbnail. FINALLY...a quicker way to put them upright into the blog.
Here is my Santa and sleigh. I bought the reindeer when my daughter was in college. She went to college near a town with furniture outlets. I found them, bought them, and treasure them. When I found the sleigh at a local Hallmarks, I knew I had to have it. But I couldn't find a Santa. Then I went to a craft fair. The doll under the beard was actually an old lady. But...she was the right size. I cut down a full-sized beard. I found the sweater in the kids section at Target. I don't remember where I got the small hat. I usually put this on the fireplace, but since the block hotel went there this year, it went under the tree.