Monday, March 7, 2011

Inventory of a dollhouse

I decided to document the contents of this 1948 Keystone dollhouse. I bought it, fully furnished, at an auction last year.

I wanted to make sure that, even if I 'borrowed' the furniture for another house, I would always know what belonged to this house.

Here is my photo inventory.

 The living room furniture by Lynnfield - circa 1948.
The dining room furniture - Lynnfield, circa 1948

 The nursery wooden furniture was sold in the Chestnut Hill catalog in 1951. The change table is Renwal, from the same era, and is plastic.

The pink coverlet with blue ribbons.

The wonderful kitchen furniture. from the same place as the nursery furniture.

The inside of the fridge.
A 1940ish Strombecker bathroom with a pink plastic Renwal washing machine.

This is a 3/4" scale. The furniture above is a small 1" scale.
Strombecker bedroom suite from the same period and in the same scale as the bathroom.

Betty and Mickey, a sweet pair of Tiny Town dolls, came with the house, as did their little black dog and his bed. The Christmas tree was also included.

And last, but not least, all these gorgeous accessories came with the house.

I love the little glass dishes. They say "Corning Center Glass" on them.

So there you have the inventory. And now I will always know what belongs in this house no matter what I move around.

Bye for now.



  1. Love Lynnfield furniture. So elegant. The Corning glass is fabulous. I don't know much about Tiny Town dolls. Who made them and what scale are they? Thanks C

  2. Thanks for asking CM. Tiny Town dollhouse dolls were made in California in the late 1940s/early 1950s. Their names are marked on the bottom of their shoes, as are Betty's and Mickey's. They have molded felt faces with hand painted features, wire wrapped bodies and metal feet which let them stand on their own. The scale is 1" to 1' These two girls at 4" tall. The father doll would have been about 6" tall.

  3. How cool that they come with names! C

  4. You are so smart to do that Susan. I've got to catch up. Hugs, Amy

    Open Letter to all my Blogger Buddies,
    So sorry for my absence recently. I am finally back to work after almost 2 years. The time off has been great fun being a doll house mom and an exceptional wife but the Good Lord has blessed me with a great job that has been consuming my time and I certainly need the funds. I appreciate all of you, your sharing, your comments and your friendship so very much. I’m not disappearing or anything, I just wanted you to know. Best to YOU!

  5. What a great collection. I really like the Lynfield stuff. I will have to keep my eyes peeled for some!

    1. Thanks Troy. I love the Lynnfield too. There is some on eBay right now. It ends tonight. But is you miss it keep watching. I see it come up quite often.