The children, we learn from Bradford's notes, include two sets of twins: Jimmy and Timmy are identical; Carol and Lucy are fraternal.
The nanny, Bradford wrote, "is a Scot. One of the dogs answers to Spot. The attention to detail that Bradford lavished on the project is apparent in each room, where her eye for color, texture and minutiae is evident at every turn. The kitchen icebox holds tiny milk bottles; a miniature smoked ham hangs on the wall. But for all its wealth of objects, the house—as Bradford admitted in the early s—remained a work in progress. Until her final days, Bradford, who died in at age 90, returned a couple of times each year to conduct what she described as "house cleanings" by which she meant thorough dustings.
Without fail, the winter tidyings-up coincided with holiday decorating.
Nearly six decades after the house first went on view, it still does. Bird acknowledges, however, that he isn't always punctual when it comes to removing the Christmas trimmings and returning them to the dollhouse attic.
On one occasion, he recalls, "My boss, Margaret Brown Klapthor, asked me when the decorations were coming down. I replied that the Dolls left them up until the Super Bowl. Subscribe or Give a Gift.
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