The Green Parlour
This beautiful green and gold couch was bought
at an expensive furniture store in the city, and it perfectly matches the decor in the Parkington's green parlour.
This is where guests are invited to sit while they are being announced to the
The dresser by the door holds checks and money so the Parkingtons
can easily pay the Montoyas for laundry or anyone else who comes to the door needing money.
also holds quite a few vases of beautiful flowers from the garden.
3. Tea Service
case their guests would like tea while they are waiting, or in case the Parkingtons would just love a cup of tea while
reading a book during the day, the tea service is kept ready in the green parlour by the maids.
has tea scones, sugar, milk, and several different kinds of tea with hot water ready to pour at any time during the day.
This miniature sarcaphogus was bought in Egypt on one of the Parkington's many trips around the world.
It is made of gold and painted brilliant colors.
5. Jade Screen
The beautiful jade screen in the
green parlour is painted black with gold accents, and has jade sparrows flying around jade plants imposed on it.
This screen was bought in asia when the Parkingtons were visiting there.
Rebecca's pet dog, Snowball, is only good when he is around his owner.
everyone else in the house, he is an absolute nightmare to control, but whenever they take him to Rebecca to complain, he
sweetly sits down and looks up at her with such cute puppy dog ees that she doesn't think he could ever be capable of what
everyone says he's been doing.
The Music Room
The large black grand piano is he main attraction
in the Parkington's music room. Everyone in the house knows a little bit of piano, but Rebecca and Samantha especially
take a long time every day practicing their sonatas and waltzes, as well as accompanying themselves while they sing beautiful
arias and songs.
Elizabeth just started playing the violin recently,
but since she puts in so much practice time, she has gotten very good! Now the Parkingtons get to listen to her playing
brilliant renditions of all the most difficult violin pieces, including the Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Sibelius and Dvorak concertos.
3. Music Stand
Before they memorize their pieces, (which they like to do right away to increase
expression) the Parkingtons need to look at the music. Therefore, a music stand is always on hand to hold the piles
of sheet music they intend to learn.
4. Bay Window
The bay window in the music
room lets in a beautiful soft light during the day through the lace curtains carefully cleaned by Alison. The pillows
in the window make it the perfect place to sit and sew or to listen to whoever is playing the piano.
The Parkingtons own a nice black telephone. They are one of the first families in the neighborhood
to own such a modern convenience!
Although sometimes the connection
is a little fuzzy, its very handy for communicating with people and for calling up friends.
and Teresa both play the harp, so they own one large one, and a smaller celtic harp.
they play harp duets in the evenings while Samantha plays the piano or sings.
The rug in
the music room covers the whole floor and matches the color scheme of the room and the wallpaper. It is comfortable
enough that the girls can relax on the floor while they read or sew or listen to music.
The Dining Room
The main fireplace in the
dining room is a very nice white one, with an intricate grill in front of the fire. It is a nice place to display the
Parkington's favorite pictures and artifacts for guests to look at.
At the moment, the have a picture of Teresa with a
street artist that gave her a copy of the Mona Lisa when they were in Paris, as well as a copy of Queen Hatshepsut's head
that they got in Egypt.
2. Dining Table
The centerpiece of the dining room is the dining table,
where meals are served throughout the day.
It is a large, long table
made of dark wood to match the rest of the wood in the room, and it can be decorated with many various beautiful tablecloths
This pharoah head is also a souvenir from the Parkington's trip to Egypt,
and is a model of King Tuthankamen.
It helps add class to the room
by adding exotic foreign artifacts in the room.
Since the Parkingtons live in the
age of photographs, they have several on their walls in large gold frames of their travels in Europe, including several from
their visit to Paris.
The grandfather clock in the dining
room really works, and is constantly ticking away the hours on its handsome face. This clock was also the model for
the clock used in the The Nutcracker.
Stored in this cabinet is a large collection
of beautiful fashion dolls that the Parkingtons bought in Europe.
dolls are wearing many different fashionable dresses from all different time periods. The Parkington girls constantly
take them out to study them for ideas when they are making new dresses and fashions.
The beautiful stove in the Parkington's kitchen burns
wood, so it needs to be constantly fed during the day by the maids. It has four burners and four small compartments
for cooking or warming food. It also has a large section for baking and cooking in the very center of the warm oven.
The door in the kitchen leads out to the backyard through the pantry where the maids can step out for a
breath of fresh air during their hard work days.
3. Linen Storage
In the bottom cupboard of
the kitchen cabinets the maids store the linens for the dining room.
many tablecloths and napkins used for serving and napkins and frilly lace placemats for teatime are all folded neatly and
kept pressed inside these drawers.
4. Tea Set
The tea sets are carefully washed
and shined and kept safely in the kitchen.
Right now the rose tea
set is in use in the Green Parlour, but the Christmas set is waiting for the season to arrive and for it to be put into good
The Parkingtons have a large book of exotic, faraway recipes that require an odd
collection of strange spices.
These are stored in the upper section
of the kitchen cupboard in special spices containers from India.
kitchen table to the side is used for preparing recipes, writing market lists, organizing bell systems, and decorating cakes
Sometimes Teresa does her homework in here, because the
kitchen is always so busy and warm, and often smells quite good because of all the food being prepared.
On their way outside or inside, the Parkingtons often dump their warm jackets and hats on the chair inside
It also helps keep them warmed up for when they need
to go out again in cold weather.
Among their many modern conveniences is the Parkington's
It is seperated from the rest of the room by this pretty
pink lace curtain.
Elizabeth's strange cat, Zongo, sleeps in the bathroom when Snowball
is not around. Zongo only likes to eat dog biscuits, so she has to make her rounds when Snowball is away.
She also enjoys playing with Elizabeth's rubber duck.
Even though they have a shower, the Parkingtons haven't installed a sink in their bathroom yet.
Therefore, they wash their face daily using a pitcher and a bowl of water, as
well as some of the Merriman's best facial soap.
keep their hair sleek and shiny (following all of Cristal's good advice) the Parkingtons have several silver hairbrushes so
they can brush their hair 100 times before going to bed every night.
This mirror was
a gift to Teresa from her very fashionable friend Sonja Romanakov for Christmas.
matches the theme of blue in the bathroom perfectly, although Rebecca and Samantha think it is a little too small and would
like to replace it with a larger one sometime soon.
Samantha has a beautiful white
dresser with painted flowers on it that matches the rest of her room perfectly.
keeps jewelry, ribbons, books and even her mask for the masked ball in these small trinket drawers.
has a large stationary collection, with pretty paper to write letters to all her penpals on. She also keeps stocked
up on envelopes and stamps so she can write back to letters as soon as she gets them.
Samantha's wooden vanity table holds all of the things she needs to make herself look beautiful during
the day, a hairbrush, comb, three cristal bottles of perfume, many bobby pins, earrings, and her strands of pearls.
It has a nice, big mirror that makes it easy for Samantha to do her own hair.
Samantha's bed is a shiny new brass bed, with five large pillows, wall hangings and such a poofy mattress
that when she lies down in it, the sides seem to close in around her.
has pink on it, to match the color scheme of her room.
Samantha keeps all of her clothes
in her closet.
She keeps her skirts, shirts, bloomers, socks, stockings and other things in the large drawers on the side,
and hangs her gowns and dresses on the other side.
Rebecca's vanity table is where she fixes up her hair and jewelry, but it also doubles as her desk where
she writes back to her letters and reads her mystery novels.
Rebecca's bed is also very comfortable, and is the home of her stuffed rabbit, several pillows, and a luxurious
bedcover that matches the purple and blue theme of her room, and the window curtains.
keeps all of her clothes in her closet which stands back-to-back with Samantha's in the other room.
longer dresses hang up, while she folds bloomers and skirts to keep pressed in the drawers.
4. Bedside Table
bedside table has a water pitcher, mirror and soap so Rebecca can wash her face when she wakes up in the morning. It
also has a nice matching violet towel.
Rebecca keeps stationary and trinkets in the drawer and the cabinet.
Rebecca's window looks out
over the top of the bay window of the music room. It is adorned with nice purple curtains and has a beautiful view of
the front yard.
Sometimes Snowball escapes out the window, but he
usually gets stuck on top of the bay window so Rebecca is able to find him fairly well.
6. Lounge Chair
purple lounge chair is where she relaxes to read her letters or rest after a hard day of planning meals and paying the servants.
Teresa's Room Part I
1. Window Seat
Teresa's window seat
is a simple pink cushion in the alcove of her gabled window on the top floor.
has a view of the garden and the street far below, but the view she likes best is of the little birds that come and perch
in the rooftop.
Teresa owns a small birdcage with a real bird inside it. It is
kept on top of her two sets of decorated drawers, where she keeps some of her jewels and smaller toys.
comfy miniature armchair has a secret compartment under the seat where she keeps small little things.
armchair is perfect for when she is studying for exams, drawing, or just reading a book.
has a very large doll collection, and likes to wheel them around in this handsome doll pram.
now they are all packed up and ready to go to the sewing circle with her.
5. Mona Lisa
Up on her
wall is Teresa's copy of the Mona Lisa, which was painted for her in Paris by a street artist that she made friends with.
Teresa's Room Part II
Teresa's bed is a cute little canopy bed with
soft pink hangings and a very nice mattress.
It was made for her when she was younger, so it is a little bit too
small, but she manages to fit in it anyway.
Teresa owns a very large dollhouse that
takes up a quarter of her attic room. It has two floors, a dining room, a bedroom, and a little marble fireplace.
She spends a lot of time every day setting up her dolls and making them look realistic. Even her dolls have dolls!
Elizabeth has a nice white dresser with pink
knobs that matches the rest of her furniture. Who knows what she keeps in there- Elizabeth is an odd one.
Elizabeth's pink bed used to be Anna Larson's, but the Larsons sold it to the Parkingtons
when they moved into their one-room cabin. The large canopy bed is where Elizabeth spends most of her time, reading
the adventures of Robin Hood and playing with her cat, Zongo.
Elizabeth's frilly robe is
the first piece of "fancy" clothing that she got when she moved in with the Parkingtons. She keeps it on display since
she is "rich" now. It also impresses her friends at sleepovers.
Elizabeth has a
phone so she can make phone calls. Not to anyone outside the house, but she'll call the Parkingtons to say goodnight,
or call the kitchen to order tea at 4 AM. Just because she can.