Christmas

Christmas
Christmas Morning

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Twas the night before Christmas,

when all through the house
not a creature was stirring.

except for a cookie stealing mouse!


Merry Christmas
and
Happy New Year!





This is a Sonia Messer room box.
All of the furniture is from 
the Goebel miniature Butterfly collection.
Manufactured in 1978

Sunday, November 18, 2018

A Family Thanksgiving

Doris and Phil were invited over to her Fathers
house for thanksgiving dinner.
And to meet his new young wife Suzy.
They are to have dinner and watch the game on TV.

Suzy has a maid and cook to do all of the work. 
Suzy said" I know we will eat in front of the TV.
 But I think we should set down and hold hands,
and say what we are thankful for."

Fred said I will start. "I am thankful for Suzy."
Suzy smiled and said " I am thankful for Fred."
Doris frowned and said " I will be thankful if Dad

had Suzy sign a pre-nupt."
Phil said "I will be thankful if I don't get
salmonella!"
GAME ON!





Friday, November 2, 2018

I saw this guy on

Ebay and thought black suit, black tie, what a sharp dressed man.
I need to bring him home and see what the ladies think.



It seems they can't keep their hands off of him.
I guess it is true what they say.

All the girls do, like a sharp dressed man!

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Welcome to Munchkinland!

This small Keystone was made in 1943.

This is Karl Becker and his wife Jessie. He is the  retired Mayor of
Munchkin city.
That was not a small job. He had a lot of witches to contend with. 

Luckily he lived to retire.
Not everyone can runaway to Kansas! LOL!

This is the inside of the Becker home.
I have to wonder, if the black cat on the table is a munchkin cat?
And then when darkness falls...........................


Friday, October 5, 2018

Halloween

Aron and Margo Priestly have their house all decorated for Fall and Halloween.
Kitty seems to like the hay and pumpkins.
It is just not Halloween without a coffin and a skeleton. 
As long as you don't need a coffin.
And you aren't the skeletion!

Here are some of the  trick or treaters, they had that evening.  Aren't they cute?
The night has finally ended.
They settled down to enjoy the last two candy bars.



It is so late.

But they hear something outside......
this is where we hear the slasher music. ­čö¬
Will he knock and say "Trick or Treat"?
Or will he use the chain saw, like in " Texas Chainsaw Massacre,"
and cut them to pieces?


Of course NOT! 

It is only an Elvis Presley impersonator trying to scare  them out of  last two candy bars.


But I have to say if I were Margo and Aron I would give him the candy.
Just to be on the safe side. LOL!


"Happy Halloween!"


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!