21 hours ago
Monday, May 10, 2010
Flaggs of a different scale
They won't be attending the family reunion because they are dolls of a different scale. They are 1:1 not 3/4 scale.
I fell in love with their faces and clothes. They look much less cartoonish than their 3/4 cousins. Don't get me wrong. I love the smaller dolls too. Their caricature-like look is very appealing.
So I am waiting impatiently to receive my new family and thinking about what house they will live in - maybe the Stockbroker Tudor. It's about time I started fixing that one up. I have had for it over a year and I have done nothing to it. I was to afraid to start back then, but now I have lots of dollhouse experience, so I will have to take a second look.
Look at how stylish Mom is in her circle skirt, white shrug and bandanna. Her pixie cut suits her perfectly.
Dad is handsome in his business attire, All ready to go to work and support his family.
Little brother isn't the least bit self conscious in his green overall shorts, white shirt and white ankle socks. He is very secure with his place in the world.
I love Sis's gingham dress and white collar. Mom must have put in some good ironing time on that, but it was worth it. Sis looks like a dream child. I am sure she is a perfect little lady.
Baby brother has only his diaper, but he looks very happy anyway. This is the same baby doll they used in the 3/4 sets.
A little research has told me that these larger scale, more realistic dolls are from a later period than the Flaggs I have shown you so far. The 1-inch scale dolls are shown in ads from 1961 and 1965 and the 3/4" dolls are from the late 40s to the mid-60s. (from Dollhouse And Furniture Advertising, 1880s-1980s by Dian Zillner, Suzanne Silverthorn)
Flagg also produced 7-inch dolls in various costumes, i.e. dancers, different countries, etc. I haven't acquired any of those yet as I thought they were too big for the dollhouse, but time will tell whether any of them end up at my house.
Anonymous left me another comment about his/her new dolls.
They are the Bennetts. The little girl is Amelia, her twin brother is Nick, The mom is Sarah, the dad is David. The baby will be Ellie.
It sounds like they are going to a very good home ad will have some wonderful adventures.
I pulled the pictures off eBay to share as Anonymous doesn't have a blog, but I think, as a kindred spirit, Anonmous shoud start blogging and share with us.
We would love to hear about the adventures of the Bennett family.
All it takes is a digital camera, and access to the internet.