Saturday, December 26, 2009
Needless to say this fellow is not ready to settle down any time soon, so he's available for a good time on New Year's Eve if you are!
He heard there were all kinds of gals out there in Dollhouse (is that the show or the blog) land.
He's especially interested in this one Pubgal who he heard was really good with her leggos...
So no need to sit alone, all you single ladies...When that clock strikes 12 O'clock, put a ring on it! Pacific Standard Time!
(If I had the ability I'd have Beyonce's song "Put a ring on it playing".) Well hum it then and get up and DANCE! xoxo CM
So the inspiration for this post came from Dana Mocan. Go to her site listed below: Miniaturi de colectie. She has a video to a Nat King Cole song that has incredible camera work. (It's kind of sad so watch out) but I had wanted the same for my guy here dancing to Beyonce. Well that's not happening but some day! Oh P.S. for some reason I can't reply to comments right now but I just want to say "OK Pubdoll, Amy and I are beating a path to your pub's door with this guy in tow!
Credits: Couch and doll listed below. Backdrop, Hallmark cocktail napkin, Corona beer bottle, rement.
Monday, December 21, 2009
"It's the DOLLHOUSE I wanted!" she started dancing around the room and then ran over to give her Mom the biggest hug!
Thank you Thank you! she yelled
Couch by Mini Modernistas
Blue chair and ottoman by Design Interior Collection Vol.3
antiques in the book and had fun taking pictures of them with my granddaughter.
The book is beautifully illustrated and we sought to copy them in pictures.
Especially at this time of year we acknowledge the wonder of life. I am thankful my friend Redrickshaw showed me "Big Susan" by Elizabeth Orton Jones. It is a Christmas storey.
Written in 1947, before even I was born, the author uses the dollhouse as a microcosm for life. There is mishap and problem solving. It's about the relationships of love, helping, wanting, needing and receiving through a Christmas gift.
Susan represented for the dolls forces they do not understand or control. This is where the idea of Faith comes in. Whatever your religion or spirituality, may you have a Blessed Holiday!
It's Redrickshaw's stream on Flickr and she wonders if any people know this book? She is on her way through the snow to celebrate Christmas at her sister's. Jolly show! Merry Christmas!
Clue # 1
Sorry for these long spaces between
pictures, I'm not sure why they are here, they don't show up in the editing.
Antique German clock, my thimble, antique Gerlach iron, antique German plaster cake, contemporary copper pan and silver charger.
She recommended this book to me and I want to pass on to others. Many of you know it already. It was written in 1947. I ordered a current copy from Amazon.
Clue # 3
Last clue Do you know who I am talking about?
and what book it is?
Antique sink from Carmel Doll Shop
The answer comes tomorrow...
Sunday, December 20, 2009
If your bride sees any one suitable in ths crew, just let me know and I will send him to you.
Rather a diverse group... but I think brides should be VERY CAREFUL.... who would you pick?
Any guy can have a beard, it's just black marker.
Dana has posted her dolls at http://miniaturidecolectie.blogspot.com/
The man in the long blue jacket is VERY enamored to meet her and actually ran out of the room to race to the airport. He is taking a friend with him. He will need a buttoniere so you better call your florist. I hope she does not fall in love with his friend...but then who knows the way of the heart?
Friday, December 18, 2009
a Christmas wedding took place, (in the Colonial Dollhouse)
the Flower girl wore,
red toile and white lace.
This is a very old picture before I started looking at photos on Flickr.
My daughters LOVED the Matron of honor and Flowergirl's dresses and decided red toile was for their weddings.
OK so far we had a summer wedding, and the next one may be ON the beach... Red toile bikinis for all! That could be you if you're in town...
Yes. the Matron of honor's head kept falling off, yes it looks like the violinist's head is the ornament on the top of the Christmas tree.... I wouldn't do that NOW (maybe)
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
No names will be mentioned)
Sunday, December 13, 2009
cookie cutter we are
hoping to show.
Will this cookie ever
Hard to say, The Holidays are speeding up...and the little cook seems quite pleased with it as it is.
It is by the "Cookie Maker Co" by Wilton Enterprises Inc., Woodbridge, Ill.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
on the 7th day of Christmas just to tell
her to expand her repetoire and
include Buche de Noel.
By Mouse Market of course! Click the picture to see more!
The sixth day of Christmas was rather insane,
We were greeted in the morning by freezing rain!
WOW! THIS IS REALLY COOL! AND I MEAN THAT!
You CAN'T expect us to DRIVE in this?
This is my flat glass patio table covered with ice. Very exciting!
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Mrs. Clause baked with good cheer,
But someone was thinking
Oh deer, what if he gets stuck again this year
Antique German roombox, Gottschalk 1920's furniture from Milkweed Antiques, tin wall faucet from Antikhaus. Contemporary rubber Santa dolls, german antique plaster cakes, unknown little vintage deer.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Well I just learned to check my spam and Lo and behold there were 2 comments! Hooray! Check the post older than this one for the full story behind this beauty.
Though this dollhouse looks pathetic, it is actually incubating until the young ladies of the house have babies... They are not in a rush, their Mom is not in a rush for them to either, but the dollhouse knows.... it is just biding it's time... I wish I had pictures from last year, but last year was one of those stressed ones! Happy Holidays to all! C
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Last year a young man she knew was in trouble in his new business. She invited him to move into her house to save money. Soon her living room was filled with all his belongings, his business furniture and office supplies too.
It was mid December and she was fretting about decorating her house for Christmas before her children came home from college.
"I know" I said, and pointed to her children's old dollhouse in the corner of her diningroom wedged between the piano and the wall.
My friend's mother had given HER granddaughters this house many years ago. In fact they were the children returning home from college. I draped twinkly lights over the gables and made little stockings for the hearth. We gathered the dolls around the table and as my friend made REAL Christmas cookies, it began to feel like Christmas had arrived.
As busy family members and my friend's many guests gathered around the diningroom table for meals last December (did I mention my friend is a great cook, so a lot of time was spent at that table?) their eyes would stray over to the little twinkling house in the corner and smile.
In fact, though her mother had passed away many years before, my friend said it felt like her mother was right there with us too last Christmas.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
To keep the children from squirming.
was really rather hard!
from Bartholomew, Bart Jr. Brenda, Betsy, Baby Bart and the twins Mitsy and Tootsie Bisque
Tootsie toy lamps, couch, arm chair, and various antique bisque 3" adult dolls and 2" children dolls from the 1920's.
Monday, November 30, 2009
In the Casa Hacienda,
Los Ninos were excited by the Nativity
from La Tienda.
Well, in review, November was the first month of my blog.
Uh, 58 entries. Must have had a thing or two on my mind for a while...
We shall see what December brings.... besides Happy Holidays!
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Colette looks at the "Villa Sibis" she is giving her daughter for Christmas
Originally uploaded by More2view
She is sooooooooooooooooo excited. It is so perfect!
Where will she hide it? She really wants to play with it herself!
It isn't clear to me why this picture is no longer here, click on it to go to flickr and I'll work on it. C
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Pass your plate! The first time I saw this I thought it was my size. (Which is getting bigger every day with all the trimming of Thanksgiving arriving in my house, my friends' houses and my daughter's house).
I am leaving to spend next week with my East Coast daughter in Washington D.C. The Grecons may have to go with me...
I don't think the Grecons will be visiting her Law School, though. I can just hear her,
MOTHER! What are you DOING? Well, at least they should see the White House.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
My little granddaughter came over to my house. She is very good and gentle with my doll house collection. Mind you, one of this child's first words was "house" and she'd point.
I opened the door for her to my Christian Hacker dollhouse and let her remove a sturdy, little, round hall table to play with. Then I closed and latched the door.
"The sheep" she said. At first I didn't hear her. "I want the ba ba black sheep", she looked at me.
"Charlotte," I replied confused. "There are no sheep in there. This is a house... not a barn". I thought I'd solved it.
"I want to see the baa baa black sheep", she practically wept....
So I unlatched the front and we looked in the house,
My, my. Sure enough there WAS a sheep in there! But she didn't get to hold it because it is made of glass and is an English antique and that was ok with her because she saw the sheep.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Well... drag out the Colonial dollhouse.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Spot on livingroom furniture, antique GDR floor lamp, Barton fireplace (?), Mini Modernistas white hanging lamp, Bozart red vase, circular soft block side table donated by my baby granddaughter.
Update update: Call Small tells me the chair and table set are Fisher Price. Thanks!
Dol toi bed, coverlet, side table and mirrored dresser. Bozart chair, bed pillow and vase. German hanging lamp from Holger Heinrich.