Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Toilets under the stairs - Gottschalks got 'em


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Happy Easter! Fashion Show at the Vintage Barbie Fashion Shop

Brunette Ponytail Barbie (BPB) is putting on an Easter Fashion Show at the Fashion Shop.
The theme of the show is turquoise. All the guests are in that colour and are barefoot.
They are barefoot because I was running out of daylight and didn't want to take the
time to look for the correct shoes.

BPB is hoping to sell a lot of these beautiful evening gowns. They look so springlike.

Brunette American Girl Barbie likes the gown in the middle.

BPB points out the lovely details of the gown

It seems to be going well. The blond skipper twins are enjoying their first real fashion show.
At the models' entrance to the shop, Barbie and the Midges wait for the Sheath Fashion Show that is coming up next. They have their Easter chicks ready to set up for the show.

I copied the original Barbie Sheath Sensation and made this version from a Liberty of London fabric

I made this sheath from the same fabric. It is a copy of the Apple Print Sheath in the background

Saturday, March 18, 2017

1895 Antique Doll House

I spent the weekend at my sister's and we had a happy hour or two furnishing one of her antique dollhouses with furniture from her collection.

This house was a Christmas present for a little girl in 1895 and was displayed each succeeding year near the family's Christmas tree for the next several generations. Eventually the newer members of the family discontinued this tradition and my sister was lucky enough to add it to her collection.

The house was originally built with four rooms. The kitchen was added a few years later

Prince Albert, a recently purchased Christmas decoration from the Victoria and Albert museum, is visiting.

The family is waiting in the parlour for the Prince to come down to tea. They are excited to have such a prestigious isitor.

The mother dog and her puppies are playing in the dining room. The furniture was made by Tynietoy in the 1920s. They will be shooed out if the maid catches them.

The children are playing in the nursery totally unconcerned about the royal visitor in the room next door

In the kitchen addition the cook and the maid are listening for the tea bell. The kettle is boiling so the water will be nice and hot for the Prince's tea.

My sister got this lovely tin stove at the Paris flea market last fall.

Someone has left his tools on the dresser.

This is such a wonderful antique doll's house

The family is waiting for Prince Albert to come down for tea

What could be keeping him, Mother wonders

Prince Albert is wondering why tea hasn't been announced. He is getting peckish.

In two of the  rooms there is fun and play
In the other two worry and expectation.  But I'm sure it will all work out. Thanks for visiting!

Monday, February 20, 2017