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.