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Monday, January 28, 2013

See my new Mini House swag - with bonus memes!

I feel almost guilty posting about dollhouse stuff, after the developments of last night's Downton Abbey. I won't spoil it in case any other dollhouse/Downton crossover fans should happen to be reading this. Suffice it to say that I am verklempt. However, when wise old Carson the Butler is asked by the distraught below-stairs staff what they should do in the face of such a tragedy, his reply is "Carry on, Daisy. As we all must."

And so I shall, Carson.

In a departure from my usual MO, I cannot make today's musical selection, by even the farthest stretch of the imagination, relate to anything going on with my dollhouse. My choice is a direct result of the fact that I happened to be flipping through People magazine a few minutes ago, and realized that I am probably the last person on the planet to be aware of  "Gangnam Style." Of course I had to Google it, and I found this clip, which I don't think that I will ever get tired of watching:

Adorable, no? Gangnam style, says People magazine, was one of the trends of 2012. But it wasn't a meme. In case you don't know, "an Internet meme is a concept that spreads from person to person via the Internet." My meme network needs some serious tweaking, because of the eight other "Memes of the Year" I was only familiar with one, Angelina Jolie's leg, although I was not previously aware that it had its own twitter feed. 

Two items on this list caught my fancy, and I will share them with you here because, as you may be starting to suspect, I don't really have too much to say about Ange's Dollhouse today.

Ange's Favorite 2012 Internet Meme #1

Ridiculously Photogenic GuyRidiculously Photogenic Guy (RPG) is a photoshop meme ... featuring a photo of a smiling man called Zeddie Little running in the 2012 Cooper River Bridge Run. The photo gained notoriety online after being posted to the social news website Reddit where users found the man to be exceptionally handsome. (Source:

Here's the original picture of the RPG:

And here's an example of his meme-ification:

If, like me, you were unaware that Zeddie Little existed until today, you can find lots more like the above by clicking here:  Ridiculously-photogenic-guy

Ange's Favorite 2012 Internet Meme #2

Dancing Prince Charles -  a ... meme based on a photograph of the British royal Prince Charles doing a jig during a round of Parachute game at the Diamond Jubilee celebration of Queen Elizabeth II held on July 19th, 2012. (Source:

I don't know about you, but I've always had a soft spot for the hapless Prince of Wales, and I am just tickled pink by this original picture, all by itself:

But His Royal Meme-ification really made me giggle. Here are two of my favorites:
This is NOT Honey Boo Boo!

I would like to think that Charles himself finds all of this to be jolly good fun. You can find more, if you are so inclined, here: Dancing Charles

And Now, Back to the Mini House

Before I got all distracted (note to self, no more reading People magazine before blogging) today's post was intended to show the big box of delightful mini swag that I found on my doorstep this afternoon, courtesy of my generous hubby and his Christmas gift certificate for The Dollhouse Emporium:

Even though this was shipped from England, it came very quickly and was all in beautiful shape. I can't wait to arrange it all in the Mini House. But that is on hold for now, as the MH is currently undergoing - I don't think you can call them renovations, since the house is only a few months old - so let's say improvements. These will hopefully be completed before too long and described in future, meme-free posts. 


  1. ooo nice score! I love the bust

    1. Thanks Jane - that's Queen Victoria, LOL. I like her too, but she is kind of large - she won't work on the mantle that I had in mind for her.

  2. Hello Ange,
    This post just cracked me up! Photography is so much fun!
    I love the pieces you chose...I can't wait to see more of the improved house.
    Big hug,

  3. Welcome to A faitytale come true. I am also a fan of Downton Abbey, but right now there break from television provider. I am looking forward to follow you.


  4. I learned all sorts of things today ... I never heard of Gangnam or meme before now! And I love your new score :)

  5. So glad I found your blog. This post had me laughing so hard :) That dollhouse furniture is gorgeous!