Wednesday, August 18, 2010
The firm that made the USA version was Plasco (Plastic Art Toy Corp. of America). Dollhouse funiture was first manufactured around 1944 and in 1948 you could purchase a whole room box for $1 !!
Some versions came with a box of furniture and a 45 rpm record (see below).
I never knew they made similar pieces in Australia so I thank Rebecca for sharing that info and the lovely photos as well!
I have a bathroom for sale--scroll all the way down-- if anyone is interested.
Enjoy the professional pictures that come from the pages of American Dollhouses and Furniture from the 20th Century by Dian Zillner.
Here is the Little Homemaker by Plasco USA pink and gray bathroom with record that is for sale. If you're interested, just email me....firstname.lastname@example.org. It is currently in my space at the local antique mall but I can retrieve it. I have to check the price.....sorry I forgot!
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
The lovely art deco wooden pieces come in dark lively colors--purple bath, green bedrom, egg-yolk yellow kitchen and deep red living room. This is the complete set as I have the original boxes that I am saving carefully---but I had to place this furniture in a house since it is so much fun! Interestingly there was no refrigerator in the kitchen and the toilet top has a stretchy band that spring-loads the open/close function...sort of different! The House is a small Schoenhut green-roof. Like Rebecca, I just love these pieces so I hope you enjoy visiting my Jaymar Residence!
Monday, April 19, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Thanks to my blogette friend Florine.....she reminded me that if anyone is interested in either of the two books below that they are also for sale on Amazon.com at reduced prices! I just paid $36 for the doll and $23 for the ad book! Quite a lot of GOLD to save there! Thanks Florine for popping in and for your thrifty reminder!!
This must be my "month to share"!
I just had two wonderful books arrive on my doorstep today and I wanted to share them with you.
This one is, Dollhouse & Furniture Advertising 1880-1980's by Zilner and it is great! I was quickly able to find the history on a few of the mystery pieces in my collection which made the entire purchase price of the book well worth it to me. It includes dollhouse, some dolls and ad copy from the USA and England; mostly USA however.
The book costs about $30 plus shipping and I'm enjoying it! Have fun! To order: USA-email - email@example.com or if in England email - bushwoodbooks.co.uk Enjoy!
Monday, March 22, 2010
Here is the second photo of this room so you can see one of the matching triangular end tables and art deco metal lamps that are also salt and pepper shakers.
Oh no! Where did Harry's Welsh Corgi go? It looks like he has taken off with Harry's 35mm camera....hummmm....what could he be up to?
Go ahead and click on the photos...and feel like you're in the room! Enjoy!
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
One of my "side" favorites (besides dollhouses and miniatures) are old glass slides like this one. They are so fun and the ones I love the most are those that have "movement" in them. Although we're having a very wet winter here in northern California right now, this lovely slide takes me back to the years when I grew up in New York state. Snowball fights, sleighing, cozy, furry hand muffs and a red chilly nose all give me a wonderful feeling of the fun it was when I was young. Hope you enjoy this slide. I try to work them into my dollhouses whenever I can. Soon I'll post my Gottschalk butcher shop and I think I've been successful in using two of them with that lovely piece. Happy Winter to everyone!
Saturday, January 16, 2010
The dolls, except for Miss Neyhart, furniture and accessories are all vintage and antique. They have been collected over many years and happily come together to make this inviting one-room school.
This lovely classroom came from Germany and it boasts a real electric bulb that is suspended over the room and a working electric school bell on the right wall! The wallpapers are fantastic! I love the borders and the wall wallpaper itself. I fell in love with the line of black rabbits or hares parading along the side borders.
The wood seats and podium are German as are many of the accessories. The children are all old and two of the girls are having "bad hair" days as you might notice!
The giant school bell on the wall really rings when you push the button on the outside wall!
Miss Neyhart is a new artist-made doll while everything else in the room is vintage or antique.