6 hours ago
Sunday, November 14, 2010
I left the Schneegas dining room and bedroom furniture in place, but I added the large Schneegas desk and hall stand to the den.
The carpet is hand made petitpoint, no old, but very beautiful.
The little boy is an all bisque jointed child made in Germany. I put some hair on him today and all of a sudden he had a personality. I think he is adorable.
I was lucky enough to find a mother cat and a batch of kittens at the antique market a few weeks ago. They are all bisque and made in Germany several decades ago - possibly the 20s or 30s.
The towel rack came with the bedroom behind the bathroom. The bedroom suite has a wonderful German Wardrobe, matching bedside table and bed. All are painted white with gold trim. The chair came with this set, but seems to be a different colour.
The living room behind the den has a wonderful green velvet arm chair and matching sofa. Possibly German.
When Mother returns to the dining room she finds the fireplace tongs are still on the table. Where is that maid?
In the kitchen sister is trying to figure out what spot is begging for.
That box of antique furniture also contained the kitchen table with three chairs. The plaster sink and a wonderful matching dresser.
Posted by Shale at Sunday, November 14, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Because of her beautiful yellow dress I am calling her Xanthe. I thought of naming her Daffodil, but she looks so sophisticated I didn't think she would stand for it.
I thought at first she might be one of the very rare Tynietoy dolls, but upon closer examination I see that she isn't. Though the construction is similar there are also several differences
Her facial features is stitched on while my reference book tells me that Tinytoy dolls have painted features.
Xanthe has a wrapped wire body and a solid head under the soft face fabric, as the Tynietoys are said to have, but my lady has loops for hands much like the Grecon dolls.
Her wire covered feet are fashioned to form a sort of high-heeled shoe, and she can stand on her own, but the Tynietoy dolls had metal feet.
She came to me from England and I believe Xanthe is going to live with me for a long time. I am quite taken with her.
If anyone knows who made her or where I can find other members of her family please let me know.
Posted by Shale at Tuesday, November 02, 2010