The game room occupies a majority of the width
of the left Queen Anne kit’s tall 3rd floor.
The walls are adorned with a bright red fabric [JOANN Fabrics]
accented with gold threading in a diamond-like pattern.
The floor, carpeted with raised gold fabric, adds additional shine.
Our excitement upon seeing these fabrics in place
led this to top our list of rooms to complete. We first adhered the fabric to wall templates made of artists’ paper, and then to the primed walls using a heavy-duty two-sided tape used for carpet edging acquired from our hardware store.
It all came together pretty easily; aside from a tiny bit of trial and error
to locate my wiring. Overall I’ve converted to using large eyelets,
eliminating wall outlets to allow for furnishings to fit more snuggly against walls,
but in this space I chose to place the little white outlet boxes
so that wiring can be more easily identified between uses,
allowing us to change-up the scenes as we “play”.
Another chandelier custom-made by Hoanie Yong [Live a Little Miniature],
hangs high above the stair entry.
This three-tiered work of art accented in red, has 175 crystals and 5 lights.
It is of a traditional style with a Victorian flare and opulence.
The Olde English Pub Bar [by Bespaq],
reserved for us by Debbie at Lynlott Miniatures, is positioned center stage.
We looked at several bars before quite easily settling upon this one which features translucent stained-glass panes that can be illuminated from above and loads of mirrored cubbies to display bottles, glasses, and mugs.
The game room activities were selected with both the 1920’s
and the modern-day beach B&B visitor in mind.
The foosball table, a Roulette Wheel Casino Game, and pool table
comprise the main entertainment.
Each of these quality, high-end pieces:
tables, cue rack, spectator chairs, barrel table set, and the bar stools
[purchases from MiniLAND, UOLHK scale furniture via Etsy, and Jessica’s Miniatures] are made with a walnut finish and spill out into the Billiard room conservatory space. Donkey Kong, a popular arcade game from the 1980’s,
changes up the area’s ambience with its light and sound effect bleeps and bloops.
It is one of Hallmark’s newest Keepsake Christmas tree ornaments.
I simply built up the base to add some height.
On rainy days, the beach activities of swimming, boating, surfing, Frisbee,
and volleyball can be substituted with board and card games,
puzzles, and a game of darts.
We also added a chess table to make the game room complete.
The left conservatory [The Dolls house Emporium]
serves as the billiard room.
Openings were sawed into the exterior walls to recess these pieces.
The 12 acrylic window panes in each have been upgraded to cut glass.
This area sports a fringed room-sized rug in a print of
burgundy, green, yellow, and white.
These entertainment spaces are occupied by our collection
of 1:12 scale mini-me’s.
Queen Patricia team members Ruby and Nancy, my husband Frank,
and myself hang out here. Our daughters Stephanie and Alyssa
also make their appearance in the game room.
I believe that Frank’s character has been captured quite well,
sporting his daily attire consisting of a polo, shorts, high-top sneakers,
and a Steelers football cap.
He is displayed awaiting an opponent for a game of pool.
These family replicas were made through
3D StatYou Studio in McMurray, Pennsylvania.
Ken welcomed us there, as we arrived complete with our own props and in attire from several eras in order to have custom dolls made to fit our scenes.
(3D StatYou has closed since our visits in 2018).