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Monday, October 18, 2010
Tinnie Tin Tin
This late 1948 Play Steel doll house by National Can Corporation of New York, NY seduced me with it's wonderful graphics, both inside and out.
Here is a Woolworth's ad from 1948 featuring the house and some of the furniture pictured below:
Not long ago I found some nice quality plastic furniture and the house and furnishings seemed made for each other. In fact if you look closely at the ad I think they were
But that's okay. The room looks great anyway. And I think the green carpet bordered with orange is a brilliant touch.
I love the puppy border and all the baby motifs in the art.
There is a stork flying in with its new delivery on the end wall, and Peter Rabbit rushing off somewhere with his umbrella above the baby.
There is a lovely nursery rhyme mural on the opposite wall. I will add a picture as soon as I can take one.
The nursery window treatments are very unusual. They look like they exploded back on to the walls in a very precise manner. I love them.
Downstairs we see than Grandfather and Grandmother have dropped in for a visit. Hmmm, I wonder why no one went upstairs for the baby. Grandmother loves the baby best of all.
Grandfather is about to play a piece on the piano.
The children seem to be curious, but father appears to be less than enthusiastic about his father-in-law's presentation. Or, perhaps he is just tired from work.
What a perfect home.
Maybe we will find out on our next visit.
Posted by Shale at Monday, October 18, 2010