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Dollhouses and more
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|A two-storey galleried lounge occupies the centre of the house, with full-length windows opening on to the garden. It also connects with an open-air dining room on the side. The lounge is equipped with a glass cocktail bar and contemporary furniture in white sycamore.|
|The bathroom has an air of luxury about it, with its contemporary mirror glass and silver fittings.|
|The kitchen is situated on the ground floor. It is simply but adequately equipped, which is typical of kitchens at this time. It has a hygienic rubber floor and boasts some comparatively recently introduced household appliances, such as a refrigerator, an electric cooker, vacuum cleaner and iron.|
|The indoor dining area is designed more for style than for comfort. The floor is lined with black and terracotta tiles. The chairs in the style of Mies van der Rohe are up to the minute. The delicate blue-glass wine set was, like the chairs, probably made in Germany.|
|The walls of this room on the upper storey are decorated with scenes illustrating a day in the lives of the people who live in the house and their guests. There are two further bedrooms on this level: a maid’s room and a spare room. In a letter to the museum in July 1956, Thomas revealed that the mural decorations in the house were by Claude Flight and other artists, including herself.|
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|This section looks like New York City brownstones|
|But this house looks like Paris|
|There is a lovely park in front of the houses|
|The sign on the window says 'Dollhouse'. Is that a perfume? Or is it the clothes?|
|Only a few rooms are open. The mannequins are holding miniature furniture |
as if they are in the process of playing with the dollhouses
|I want to climb into the window and play too.|
|I wonder if they plan to use this display again. |
Maybe I should ask if I can have it when they are through with it.
|The GeeBee logo on the base of the house.|
|Jenny and Johnny Dol-Toi are just arriving home from school.|
|The table and chair came with the house and were made by Dol-Toi|
|The cleaning supplies were sold by British dollhouse companies of the period|
|A closer look at the ice box, sink and washer. The sink inset is plastic|
|The ice box is full of yummy painted food. All foods are red...|
|The stove and the sink have working doors, as does the under sink cupboard.|
|All the Brimtoy items are marked Made in Gt. Britian|
|Jennny and Johnny burst into the living room an wake up little Jeremy |
who was asleep on Granny's knee while she watched her stories.
The stairs are made of tin and are original to the house.
|Father is standing by the fireplace as a good master of the house should. The sofa and chair are from Dol-Toi, as are the dolls. I think the lamp is too, but the TV is Lundby and the fireplace is an unidentified piece.|
|Poor Mother is busy vacuuming with her wooden and fabric Dol-toi vacuum.|
|The bedroom furniture came with the house and I think it is Dol-toi.|