Thursday, November 26, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Granny and Granddad have decided to downsize and they have just discovered the perfect house.
"Isn't it lovely dear?" Granny says "I just love the garden. It looks nice, but won't need much maintenance."
With the furniture in place, they get settled in and Granny puts on the tea.
While the kettle boils Granny brings out the final touch for their cozy new home.
"Yowwww ... oh, no!!"
"Oh no! Are you all right. Oh my dear, you could have damaged our new home, or my precious sampler!"
"My, but the sampler does look lovely dear. Thank you for helping me hang it. How is your tea?"
"It could use a shot of gin." Granddad mumbles.
"What's that, dear? Are you comfortable?"
"Yes, my Sugarplum. I am very comfortable now." answers Granddad.
He is happy that he can now see the telly and that his sore leg will prevent him from doing any more chores.
Come visit again sometime.
I am very excited to have it. It is almost identical to the Tudor house, dated 1966, on page 56 (upper left) of Dian Zillner/Patty Cooper's Antique and Collectible Dollhouses and Their Furnishings.
The door on my house looks exactly like the windows. The Tudor house has a white door with an oval window. The Tudor house lower floor looks as if it comes out from the front about an inch and doesn't have the indented area where the front door is. The slot over the front window once had a canopy.
They also say that the house in their book is plain inside, but as you can see from the pictures below, mine has one end of the bedroom papered and the entire back wall of the downstairs. Perhaps there was paper on the other walls once. I don't know.
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Saturday, November 21, 2009
The chopsticks have a pattern that looks like inlay on them, so it seemed a natural match.
Friday, November 13, 2009
With the nurse upstairs in the nursery taking care of the children, Mom & Dad are free to sit in the living room and enjoy a nice bottle of wine. As much and as often as they like.
Mom: "Well, pour us another glass."
Now the Caco nurse, sister and little brother and the baby have their own room. I used a couple of strombecker chairs, tables and desk to make it comfortable for the nurse.
Monday, November 9, 2009
When I first caught Dollhouse Fever I bought this little dollhouse on eBay. I didn't know anything about it other than it was cute. The decor is right on the walls and the carpets painted or silk screened on the floors much like the tin houses.
Thanks to Florine (My Vintage Dollhouses and other treasures), I know that similar houses are attributed to the Deluxe Game Corp and sold by Sears in the mid 1940's. It has a lot of charm.
I have had it for about a year now, but didn't have it on display since I had no furniture that worked with it. So it sat in a bedroom neglected, until . . .
. . . recently I won another eBay auction and my problem was solved. I thought I was ordering 1 foot to 1 inch Strombecker- type furniture, but when it arrived it was much smaller. Eureka! it is perfect for my little house. Here are all six rooms, very stylishly furnished.
Notice the pink curtained window in the left top bedroom. It came with the lot and is made from the same fabric as the bedspread. The window it is on is cardboard. Sooo cute.
Don't you just love the mirrored cabinet in the front hall? It is so elegant and deco. It is a Nancy Forbes piece from the late 1940's (Thanks, Florine). Maybe I will eventually find more hall furniture, but for now I think it looks just right. The bathroom is very deco too. There is a better picture of it further down.
The living room is also very deco with the flocked couch and chair and the lovely rounded side tables. The lamps, bowl, vase and radio came with the lot. Those of you who know will notice that I have the bathroom scale on the end table. I thought it was a clock. I have done a little research since I took the picture and now the scale is in the bathroom.
The lovely pink bedroom is just adorable. I have removed the homemade window so you can see the room as it should be. I didn't get any kitchen furniture with the lot, so I moved the dining table and two chairs into the kitchen. The cupboards and appliances painted on the walls will have to do for now.
The furniture in the second bedroom didn't come with this lot and are not in as good condition. I found the couch, radio and piano at a garage sale. I didn't have a second bedroom set, so I decided to make this room a music room.