Okay, I admit it. I cannot resist beautiful dollhouse furniture. Quality is like a magnet for me. I see it and "Swoosh!" I have to have it. So, welcome to Tynietoy Manor - aka, the arts and crafts bookcase in my living room. (sorry, my darling Chale, your antique cameras are now in boxes.)
Polly is reading Pride and Prejudice for the fourth time. She dreams of meeting a tall handsome man like Mr. Darcy.
The boys in her class are all fools. They don't have Mr. Darcy's pride and high standards. Polly knows she won't settle for anything less in a man.
She and Elizabeth Bennett are kindred spirits.
She knows she will make an important contribution to science and she dreams of being recognized by the Nobel committee for her contributions.
Grandmother, reaching for the water pitcher, sees the morning mail on the table and wonders what is in the package.
The dining room is on the second shelf of the bookcase, which explains why there are no doors or windows.
Polly will probably join her and play the piano while they discuss their day.
Remnants of Grandfather's card game from the evening before are still on the table. For Grandfather the library is about cards and good brandy than reading or music.
The library is on the third shelf of my bookcase.
The fourth shelf is below stairs and has no dollhouse furniture yet, but who knows what may happen in the future. And when do we meet Molly and Polly?
Credits: All furniture is Tynietoy (except the bed stair which is Sonia Messer). Most soft metal accessories are from Germany, made by Gerlach to complement the Tynietoy furniture. Most of the glass is hand blown German from the early years of the last century. Needlepoint carpets are hand made by someone other than me. The other carpets are Tynietoy. Grandparents are Erna Meyer dolls - cloth over wire with stockinette faces. Unspecified accessories are artisan made or antique found items.
To learn more about Tynietoy click on this link: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/archive/200501A18.html
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