My best dollhouse ever

My best dollhouse ever
Favorite Dollhouse ever! This one was built in 1937

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Embellished, bedazzled whatever you want to call it Strombecker!

This 1937 Keystone  finally gets furniture and some one to live in it!

This is the lady of the house her name is Ann.

Her living room has the red and gold embellished Strombecker living room set.
It was made from 1931 to 1933. It is one inch scale.
This is Ann's sister and her husband she invited them over for dinner.

For some reason Strombecker did not do an embellished Kitchen.
Guess they didn't want to over do it. HA!HA!
This is the lovely pink and silver bedroom furniture

The blue and silver dining room
There is a big buffet that goes with this set, however it will not fit in this dining room.
Green and gold piano  in the music nook.

This the green and gold bathroom set.
And it seems Ann is up to her usual  antics.
Her sister is leaving in a huff because Ann was being Ann.
She Invited  Clara and Bill to dinner. But Clara had to cook it and clean the kitchen.
Because Ann wanted to read.

So I guess the moral to this story is, don't go to Ann's for dinner if  you don't want to cook. LOL!






Monday, August 6, 2018

The most magnificent dollhouse EVER!

The plans were in a Popular Mechanics  in 1937.
It is signed Merry Christmas and dated 1937 on the bottom.
When I first started dollhouse collecting I found this gem in a dollhouse book.
I fell in love with it instantly. I thought it was fantastic and knew I would never see it let alone own it.
That was nine years ago. My feelings have not changed. I have many houses I love.
Just like 
 I told the owner this is the Ultimate dollhouse to me. The collector was down sizing so I thought it never hurts to ask if it is for sale.
 I found out if you  cry, and beg, and plead sometimes you get what you want. LOL!
The owner being such a nice person said yes.
My dream house was actually going to be MINE!
It was so hard to believe, I was walking on clouds!


This is a picture of it just off the delivery truck.
Can you imagine my excitement?
My dream house is right there in that box in front of me!
My first look at the ultimate dollhouse.

Not quite what I had pictured in my mind.

Well I don't have to tell you, I was upset.
Or heart broken, disappointed, angry, sick, and in tears.

This has been a few weeks ago. The delivery service did pay the insurance.
Which does not heal the wound.
But at some point you have to accept it is, what it is, and make the best of it.

So now we will see if there is anyway I can put it together again.
It will never be the piece of art it was.
I am just hoping to make it presentable.

This is a restoration attempt.
I want it to look and be decorated exactly as it was by it's previous owner.

I will share pictures after I give it my best shot.
Wish me luck because I will need all I get! 


Friday, July 20, 2018

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Old Friends

"Florine, is that you?"
"If it is, you got your hourglass figure back!"

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Once a upon a time...............

In a faraway land there  was a 1930's Keystone with the new residents.
This is a view of the inside of the whole house. It is furnished with
1931 Really Truly furniture.
Bedroom
Kitchen
This is all Really Truly furniture except the plant stand. It is Strombecker.
Bathroom is all Strombecker.
Kitty looks a little panicky,
wheres the litter box?


This is the couple that live in  the country cottage.
She certainly is a gardener,. look at all the flowers!
It has always been a dream of Ben and Belle's  to move to France to retire.
Some dreams come true.
They will  live happily ever after.


              This remodel was possible because a very talented, good friend of mine. She  made the door
                                              and windows that were needed for the house.
                                                  She has one very similar it can be seen at:


           
                                          https://my-vintage-dollhouses.blogspot.com




Tuesday, April 24, 2018

You go pick out a house for us. LOL!

This is Frank N. Stein and his wife Elizabeth
And their maid Eva.
Frank told his wife to just go buy a house she liked.
Anything would be fine with him.
So they are trying the living room. It seems comfy enough.

Elizabeth went to the kitchen to check with Eva on
 how dinner is coming. And to get her input on the new kitchen.
Eva seems happy as she can be working in a kitchen. :)
Frank has decided to check out the bedroom.
It looks pretty good.
Well it would seem the bed does not work at all!
Frank can't even go through a door without ducking!
He can't  sleep on the sofa either.
So now Frank is yelling about how this house will not work
for him. And how could she buy
something like this? 

Does he not realize it is HIM not the house?


What a Monster. LOL!








Thursday, April 12, 2018

Two wild and crazy guys Move into the rental!

After Bunny Foo-Foo skipped out with out paying the rent.
The owner decided to rent it furnished.  Living room looks good to me.

Nice big bedroom set. Who would not love it?

Nice modern and neat kitchen.

There is the landlady with an eviction notice!
Yortuk and Georg Festrunk have just moved in,
what could they possibly have done to get evicted so soon?

The bedroom still looks okay.
 They did sell half of the furniture that was in that room.
Bad boys, Bad boys! Whatcha going to do when they come for you?

There is there evidence of a lot of empty beer mugs in the sink.

They did buy  a ping pong table.
We know those wild and crazy guys like ping pong.
And they set up a bowling alley!
The neighbors have been complaining about the noise.
Guess we know what got her panties in a bunch. LOL!
You have to admit it works well in the room. HA!HA!

It does not help that she caught him by peeping through the window.
Is that not against the law?
Peeping Thomasina!


What did she expect from two wild and crazy guys?

Well obviously they sure do know how to handle the ladies.
Not only are they not getting evicted,
but they got her to clean up the kitchen.

Wonder what else they got her to do?

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Bunny Foo-Foo Is Back!

After running out on her husband.
Bunny Foo-Foo has done nothing but hop through the meadows,
bopping mice on the head.
So she has finally decided  to rent a house and settle down
for a while.

This is her bedroom.

living Room

Another view

Kitchen
She likes feminine and dainty furniture. A good thing she has no man
in her life now. 

Or did  I speak  to soon?
Her ex Peter Rabbit has tracked her down and is looking in the window.
Wonder will she let him in?
Or call the cops?
Or prepare the vegetables for rabbit stew?
One can't ever tell with Bunny Foo-Foo.



                       This rental has plenty of history.
                                            Go to
                     https://my-vintage-dollhouses.blogspot.com/
                           To see some of the previous renters.
                                 And there is a waiting list  for this rental house.
                                                        Shall see who moves in next?