4 hours ago
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
On such a winter's day
It was sunny and windy and springlike, so when I could grab a a bit of time, I unchained myself from my desk and went out to enjoy the weather before the temperature dropped back to freezing (as the weatherman had promised it would later that day).
It was dusty and cluttered. A veritable maze of forgotten and neglected treasures. I asked the kind proprietor if he had anything pertaining to antique dollhouses.
It took him a while to find the key, but when he did I chose the items in the first picture to take home with me.
The bathroom set is marked "Made in Germany" as you can see from the pictures.
I am not sure of the age but the faucets on the sink are wood with wire, so I am guessing 1920s or 30s.
I have put it in my new/old Tynietoy house (my last blog entry) and I love how it looks with that classic furniture.
The coffee post is similar, but not identical to, the Gerlach pots that were sold as Tynietoy accessories,
The two pitchers are metal accessories and may be from the 1950s, or earlier.
I am not sure if the ice tongs are old, but I fell in love with them. They will go below stairs in Tynietoy Manor.
The two pewter plates with spoons are sealed in the little bag. I don't know abut their age or maker, but they will work very well in one of my dollhouses.
I happily paid the shop owner and asked if he might email me if he came across any more items like these.
"I'm sorry," he said. " I don't have email. I told you, I am an antique."
And, now I know where I will be walking to when the weather is nice and sunny.
Posted by Shale at Tuesday, February 22, 2011