Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Here is my early English Stockbroker house. A new friend, Carola Eriksson, asked for interior photos of my house so these are for everyone interested in the Stockbroker. Thanks for asking Carola!
I bought this house years ago while traveling in England from Constance King, a well-known miniature collector and author. She sold me three lovely houses that I've cherished for years.
My Stockbroker is all original and as far as I know the only things missing are the red and white strips of "window" coverings on all of the windows. I must make that a 2010 project! Does anyone have a sample of the fabric used? Or something similar? I'd love to see what a photo of what I should be looking for.
Welcome to the new "followers" I've not yet greeted. I promise to get busy and post some more "FOR SALE" items on my other "sales" blog. Keep an eye out for some wonderful bits! Happy Holidays...and here is to a wonderful 2010 to you all!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Here is the interior of my 1948 Keystone, Boston Massachuttes, USA house. All of Keystone's houses of this year sported the same wall "paper" interiors and general layout. Furnished with old pieces, it looks lived in and busy.
Has anyone every seen this dollhouse family before? I have collected for over 30 years and this is the only one I've found. They are made of rubbber and are bendable. The rubber is brittle now but they have wonderful painted features and look so "1940's"! Amazingly, the maid in the kitchen was not found with the original family. I found her years later but she is surely one of this doll's line. I'd love to know who made them, etc. Any ideas?
Keystone of Boston Massachuttes, USA made their wonderful Put-Away houses in 1949. This is the one-wing, smaller, version where the left kitchen room rolls on rollers inside the dining room for easy put-away storage. The larger version had two wings that rotated into the two center rooms. This house is entirely furnished with StromBecker USA furniture. Notice that the bathroom has a walk-in shower with the original plastic shower curtain. There is a built-in china cupboard in the dining room, a staircase and built-in kitchen cabinets. Wow! Grandma's wearing her fancy underware and Grandpa's sitting in the living room in his undies!! Either their up for a big night or its 110 degrees outside.