The Storr House

The miniature house donated by Mary Lou Storrs, and the result of a national EGA project, went on display in its permanent home at EGA national headquarters, Louisville, KY, in August 2003. It is the subject of a feature article in the September 2004 issue of Needle Arts.

The house underwent a complete physical renovation in 2001, including a new roof, two chimneys, moldings throughout, flooring, wallpaper, wiring, light fixtures, doors, windows, exterior painting, and adding a room to the third floor.

Eleven regions elected to furnish and decorate the nine rooms and three hallways of the three story, with an emphasis on embroidered accessories: attic - Great Lakes, living room - Heartland, hallways - Metropolitan, kitchen - Mid-Atlantic, guest bedroom - Mid-Eastern, guest bedroom - Pacific Southwestern, sewing room - Rocky Mountain, master bedroom - South Central, dining room - Sun.

Carolinas Region is responsible for the nursery, pictured below for the first time thanks to Rachel Whittington.

(click on each picture for a larger view)



angled view of nursey

Angled view of nursery

Closer view

Closer view of Hardanger valence and curtain

closer view of rug

Closer view of rug

closer view of sampler

Closer view of sampler

It is furnished as follows through the generous donation of twelve talented members across the region.

French knot rug and dressed doll bed -- Knitted afghan -- Counted thread rug -- Toy box -- A toy and two books -- Repainted chest -- Cross stitch cushion for the rocking chair -- Hardanger window curtains and valences -- Counted thread sampler -- Frame for sampler -- Color selection -- Counted thread crib coverlet, pillow, and bumper pads

Here are other photographs of the house for your enjoyment. Note the many dazzling and magnificent accessories, such as the tiny dress on the dress form in the sewing room, the slippers in the master bedroom, the stair runner in the hallway (embroidered on silk gauze), and the bell pull in the guest bedroom.

Clockwise from top to bottom 

Clockwise from top left bedroom 

Closer view guest bedroom

All photographs on this page by Rachel Whittington, president of the Golden Needles Chapter,
Carolinas Region EGA; copyright © Rachel Whittington 2004.