Monday, June 14, 2010

Different Strokes for Different Folks

This is a Keystone 1" scale house sold by FAO Schwarz circa 1966. It is in very good condition despite missing the chimneys, cupola and two of the three flower boxes.
I took it completely apart and washed 44 years of dirt, crayon marks and unidentified guck off it. I even took the windows out and cleaned them thoroughly. The house looks wonderful now and it's true colours show - literally.
Daphne and her extended family love the house she bought on her trip south. They have decorated it with Strombecker furniture with a piece here and there from other mid-sixties dollhouse brands.
But wait, the one inch scale Flaggs love it too and have taken the interior decoration in a completely different direction. (yes, it is the same house - the difference in colour on the end wall is because I used a different camera for the second photo and set the lights up differently. It washed out the colour. The wall really is blue)

The Biggar-Flagg family has chosen mid-century modern for their decorating scheme.  You will probably notice the three new Reac of Japan Chairs and the Strombecker coffee table (which is the only piece used in both houses - not counting the bathroom and kitchen which are not shown here)

The sitting area in the back (or front) of the dining area is a Lucite love seat, chair, coffee table, end table and lamp. I was told they were by Mattel, but will look it up to confirm. I remember seeing these in one of Dian Zilner's books. They are a recent Rubylane find, as are the wonderful art deco Strombecker couch, chair and ottoman in the living room.

The rest of the furniture is from Germany - mid to late 60's. This includes both bedroom sets, and the dining room set. There were only two tulip chairs, so I added the white Reac chairs so the children would have somewhere to sit. Don't you just love the big double bed. Lots of room for Mom and Dad, and the kids can pile in on Saturday mornings.

More to come.


1 comment:

  1. L-o-v-e-l-y! Absolutely stunning setup! I do admit a preference for the more modern furnishings, but everything looks great!