I got a call recently from Nancy, the lady who stayed and cared for our house and pets while we went to Washington DC. She obviously noticed my dollhouse in the living room - and she is moving - and she asked me if I wanted some dollhouse furniture she'd collected for years. I told her yes, how nice of her and made arrangements to come in the next day and pick up the box. Needless to say I was excited to see what was in all the little boxes!Look at all the wonderful miniature items she gave me!! I also felt sad to know that she'd collected these all those years and never got her own dollhouse.
How about a closer look?
A game table with two red velvet chairs and a rug that I'm sure Nancy braided herself.
Two paintings for the walls.
A parlour table with carved birds underneath and a REAL marble top!!
A baby crib, play pen and high chair!
A fancy "breakfront" china cabinet.
Parlour settee and chair upholstered in pretty blue fabric.
A brass double bed with foam mattress, bedcover and pillows!
A grandfather "case" clock which opens and there is a pendulum and weights. And a Singer treadle sewing machine! :-)
This is a table with a revolving lazy susan and four chairs with rope seats.
A nice dining table with a LEAF, 4 chairs - and a porcelain tea set.. so tiny!
How cute are these?
An ironing board.
The kitchen set much like my grandparents used - a dry sink and pump, the ice box and a "kitchen queen" - it even has a flour sifter in the center of the top and a place to add the flour on top, and on the bottom right is a tin covered drawer for keeping the flour, plus a pull out bread board! :-)
The wood stove is much like the one in my grandmother's kitchen, it heated the whole house and she did all her cooking and baking in and on it. Also was the brass tea kettle. :-)
This is a "player piano" that has a music box inside which you wind up on the back - it plays tunes like rag time.. and a violin with a bow.
Here is the real porcelain bathroom set.
A fireplace that even has smoke stained brick inside.. teehee.. bellows on top, brass fireplace set.. and andirons! To the left is a miniature shelf.. lol!
A comfy wing back chair and ottoman. Aren't these things wonderful? I will use what I can in my dollhouse and give some to my DIL Kristi who just inherited a dollhouse from her dad but has no furniture. :-)
AND.... remember the enameled tin camping plates I fell in love with at the picnic the other day? WELL..... on a whim that evening I looked on Etsy to see if I could find some and there was this ONE set of 4 plates and 4 cups. And now they are mine. :-D We'll be using them on our camping trip that we leave for in a few days - in our trailer.
Fun cups with the artwork around each one..
These are nice big plates, here is the corn dog dinner I made for Dayle the other night. :-)And that's not all... I found a pair of vintage Westmoreland Glass Jadeite candlesticks to add to my collection the other day.. AND Dayle found this vintage batter bowl on Craigslist yesterday - we picked it up in Vancouver before we did our camping food shopping at Costco.
I love how Jadeite is translucent. This will work great for making pancakes!
If you like the candles, I got them on the Cath Kidston web store.
I've been finding way too many things I "can't live without". :-)So... I better get to packing for our trip. I've been making lists and tidying the house and doing dishes and stuff... did you notice my new header? That's where we're heading in a few days. :-) I hope you're enjoying your weekend! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)