The kitchen, where Mrs. Claus is preparing a lovely feast.
RIGHT: A festive turkey dinner FAR RIGHT: Mrs. Claus has left a bit of a mess in the sink from her baking BELOW FAR RIGHT: The stockings are hung by the chimney with care BOTTOM FAR RIGHT: A gingerbread doll takes a rest on the comfortable chair. BELOW: Below the cuckoo clock, some skis and a sled hint at the Claus’s love of the outdoors of my hobbies.
I was a real-estate broker at the time and assumed I would sell real estate, as I had done in the past to create an income wherever I’d lived. But that year, 1996, the housing market had hit an all-time low in California, which I only discovered after I arrived. So, I had to make a new decision about what I wanted to do professionally. I love being a guest speaker on radio and TV so I can help empower people, so that is how I got into the film and show âœbusiness.â I created, produced, and âœstarredâ in films to empower people.
So I didn’t have the money to buy a doll’s house kit or even wood. But I was determined to be of service, so I visited the lumberyard, the pharmacy, the business centre, the fabric store, a miniature shop, and a hobby shop and explained what I wanted to accomplish. Everyone was so kind. Malibu Lumbar Yard gave me paint as well as wood for the walls and the roof shingles. I used a light-coloured, textured paint for the outside of the house. I painted the shingles green. CVS Pharmacy donated the two cards, the angel and the snow scene. JoAnn’s fabrics gave me the red furry fabric for carpet in the rooms and on the stairs.