I am just in love with this doll...she is so beautiful!
The doll really makes the overdramatic effect of the room.I am hoping to find time to put the drapes on the windows, because it will really add to the effect. The portrait of the little boy in black is from the Williamsburg visitor center bookstore and is exactly what I was looking for- primitive Early American colonial artists do have a style that works with this scene.
How I did it- The Barbie Collector artist did pretty large dimensions and also a few backdrops such as steps to create the illusion of depth in their scene, I estimate they used about four feet to make that diorama. Mine is a little smaller and compact- the base is a piece of birch plywood 20 x 20 stained golden oak and I 'scored' the planks of wood flooring in it with an exacto knife, and then went over it with a black acrylic paint wash to get the paint into the cracks and crevices so you could see the 'joints' in the wood flooring. The wallpaper is scrapbook paper from Michael's and so is the wood trim. The bottom half of the walls is spray painted a dark grey and the windows are very thin stripwood cut to size and painted white and glued into the window openings. The roof is 1/2 inch thick foamcore that has also been spray painted grey with a smattering of brown to give it age. The back wall is styrofoam carved with my dremel to look like stone and spray painted grey. The table is a damaged Bespaq piece I repaired and weathered.