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Saturday, July 10, 2010
Argo Model Home for Dolls circa 1957
I fact, I wanted to do this post with Ginny and Jill, but I couldn't find them either, even though I just looked in the box containing them a few days ago. The mystery is, where did I put that box after I looked in it. I can tell you that I don't know.
So, we are doing this post with Cisette and Wendy. Both are Madame Alexander dolls, and are from the late 50s, so they fit perfectly with this room.
Now that I see the nursery 'in person' I really wish I had won the kitchen too.
Actually the building and the furniture came in separate boxes. See the pictures below.
The furniture came in one box. As you can see from the picture the box is in excellent condition and the graphics are still vibrant and readable.
Each room set came with the same lamp, so I might be able to find one to complete the set.
The graphics are great, but the box is a bit more beat up than the furniture one. Possibly because the room is heavier.
Below are larger pictures of each room.
The bedroom looks lovely, but I'm not sure the wallpaper is all that restful. Nice double bed though.
"Well;" says Wendy, "I am definitely too big for that playpen, and if you put me in it I will climb right out again."
"Deal," agrees Cisette. "Too bad we don't have any other rooms or I would make you a snack."
Wishbookweb.com is a vintage Christmas catalog archive project and has complete Christmas catalogs from 1933 to 1988. Not every catalog mind you, but a select few. And they are looking for more.
A couple of days before I picked up my Argo Model Home package at the post office. I was idly surfing through the 1958 Sears Christmas Catalog and came across the page shown here.
I drooled over the room settings a bit and wondered where I could find them today. I didn't realize that the nursery I bought on eBay was one of these wonderful rooms. I read the scale from the picture on the listing and thought it was 1" to 1'. I'm very happy it was this instead.
I just hope that someday I can find the other three in mint condition. And I hope I find that box with Ginny and Jill in it.
Posted by Shale at Saturday, July 10, 2010