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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

May you have a Merry Christmas and a happy
and healthy New Year!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Adorable Copper Radio or is it a Heater?

Well I was thinking this is a radio with a dial that
has numbers on it but then I wondered if it was a heater?
How cute is it! 
What do you think? It's only 1 1/8" wide!

Another Lovely Kage Sofa in YELLOW!


Back in June I showed you a KAGE sofa in a yellow
fabric but this one is even prettier!  I just love this fabric!
Sweet! Will be listed Sunday night 12/22/13.
It is very hard to part with this!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

One Mystery Down and Yet Still….


Last June I sold this green wooden piece and asked around for what
others thought it might be. Looked like a sled! Well Florine won this lot and 
today she shared that she found the match on a current eBay listing! It's a sled!!
Now we want to know who made it!

A Fabulously Talented Member!

I was looking at the names of some of the members who have joined
my blog and did not realize that some of them had blogs of their own. 
They are all wonderful and I just had to share this specific talented members blog!
I can not imagine how in the world she makes these adorable figures!
Beyond my imagination for sure. This photo was borrowed from
her blog as you can see the watermark on it. I hope she doesn't mind because I am
posting the link right here so you can go directly to it. You have to look at 
all of her work! Thank you so much Miniature Avenue for sharing your talent!


Saturday, December 7, 2013

Comparing Strombecker Carriage to "Kage" Stroller





Comparing the Strombecker carriage to the stroller I am calling Kage.
Wheels are different styles and thicknesses. The metal on the carriage  handle
is thinner than the strollers. The wheels on the carriage are also thicker…
I finally took these to compare and will know where to find them later….maybe!

I'm Calling This KAGE!


I've held on to a little stroller like this for a few years and no one 
can be sure who made it. We all guessed but then I received another one with 
a group of KAGE items. This table is KAGE and came with the group.
Metals match and colors too. Both in excellent shape! So…
I am calling this stroller a KAGE!
What do you think?

Friday, December 6, 2013

Fabulous Blog! You have to look at this one!

This is All About Rick! 
"I'm an artist, currently residing in Cincinnati, Ohio. As a printmaker, I'm always 
attracted to any printed paper material, including paper & lithographed
 cardboard dollhouses. I'm a long-time collector of antique holiday 
items as well as being a more recent collector of antique dolls houses.
 Over time, this blog will serve as a place to post bits and pieces from my collection."

The link can always be found on the left side of this blog with many others!

An Early Christmas Gift for Glennda!

Lucky Glennda got this lovely Keystone for an early Christmas gift!
You must have been really good this year!!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Anyone Need Stairs/Railings To MARX SPLIT LEVEL?

If anyone needs these I will be listing them on Sunday 11-24-13
and they go to the MARX SPLIT LEVEL Dollhouse.
Railings do come off. Not perfect but works!

Miniature Chess Set!

Oh my! This is the cutest little set I've ever seen. The pieces are 1/2" H and
the box is 1 1/2" W. What scale is that??? Hmmmm.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

GERMAN Nursery Pieces- Like Strombecker

I do so love these wooden pieces from Germany!
Looks like Strombecker don't they!
1" scaled.

KAGE Chair in Different Fabric?

I didn't recognize this right off as KAGE but then
I realized the fabric was different than what I have seen before!
Anyone else seen this fabric before?

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Wooden BEEHIVE Hurricane Lamp!

I just love this lamp! It even has a glass chimney at the top!
I believe it is a 1" scale for it is 2" H!
Listing it Sunday night. 11/17/13.
No idea who made it? Maybe JAPAN?
Florine will know!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Saturday, November 9, 2013

KT Miniatures Room Box- How To….

Using a shoe box KT Miniatures shows how to make this adorable room box!
Don't forget to click on Part One and Two as well as Three to see how she
makes the window. So inspiring!

MARY FRANCES LINE by Victory Toy Co. 1940's


Similar to the Grand Rapids/Wanner furniture these are actually
from the Mary Frances Line made by the Victory Toy Co. of
Chicago, Illinois in the 1940's! I've had Wanner pieces before but never these 
and now I can see the difference!  Nice!
Listing these Sunday night 11/10/13.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Rare Renwal Vacuum with Cardbaord Bag

A rare item indeed. Never saw one and
now I have! Original cardboard bag!
New proud owner is ROY!

SUNROOM Chair with RARE TABLE!

This table came with the Strombecker Sunroom chair 
but I can't seem to find it in any ad or reference book. Any ideas?

Monday, October 21, 2013

The Birches- Hand Painted Art Quilt #25


Well I tried an even smaller sized art quilt to go a little better
with the 3/4" and also 1/2" dollhouses. 
This one I hand painted! No little fabric pieces
on this one..but there is some stitching! 
 It measures 3" W x 2 1/2" H!


This buffet is a 1/2" scaled MARX item.




Cay Won A Bliss!!!

Lucky Cay won this lovely old Bliss dollhouse!
She has some work to do!!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Glennda's New Keystone!

I just love this. Very different and 
I love the front door! Lucky Glennda!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

A Lovely Fall Day- Miniature Art Quilt # 24


Inspired by a walk down River Rd. Arlington, Vermont.
Wish you could see all the stitching!





Sunday, October 13, 2013

RARE ROOM DIVIDER for MARX- T SHAPED RANCH TIN DOLLHOUSE!

If you know anyone who is missing this part
I am listing it tonight 10-13-13 on eBay.

Miniature Vintage Holiday Cards- Set of 10!

Okay so I have been a bit creative this week.
These are actual early 1900's postcards 
that I made into miniature folded cards. 
Sizes range from 7/8" W x 5/8" H to 1/2" w x 3/4" H.
Shown on a Shackman 1" scaled table.
(2 Valentines, 2 Easter, 2 Halloween, 
2 Thanksgiving and 2 Christmas) 
Listing on eBay! Here are close ups!



Glennda's New Keystone!

Oh I just love Glennda's new Keystone!
Congrats on winning this beauty! Can't wait to see what
what she does with this one!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Lovely Wooden Set Ready for the Holidays!

I just love this set and can't decide whether or not I can 
let it go! HA! It's just so cute and 1" scale. Very detailed inside.
And made in Taiwan! Hmmm.....will have to think about this one!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Harvest Time - Mini Quilt #22


Harvest Time is mini quilt #22 and is a little bit smaller 
than the last one. Measures 3"H x 3 3/4" W. There is quite
a bit of stitching on both the pumpkins and leaves but the
photo comes out too dark on the blog page. 
Looks much better in person.

Shown with a 3/4" scaled RENWAL chair (top)
and 1" scaled Strombecker  chair (below).





Monday, October 7, 2013

Full Moon!- Mini Quilt #21

A new design! I call this one Full Moon 
(previously named Midnight)! Art Quilt #21.
Measures 3" x 4".  MEOW!


Sunday, October 6, 2013

Dolls and Cars! This one's for Roy!

Interesting and creative! 

1964 Magic Mover Magnetic Doll House Child's Guidance Toy

Thanks to Cathy S. for showing me this adorable 
video on the Magnetic Dollhouse!
PS The last few seconds has a funny goat! HEEHEE

Friday, September 20, 2013

Another New Album on Website! ORIGINAL DOLLHOUSE ADS.

Finally a place to see lots of original dollhouse ads
from my catalogs and shared by others!
Click here to see them on the main website. Give it time to load..lol!

New Album in Website! HOW DO YOU DISPLAY YOUR DOLLHOUSES?


I added an album called
HOW DO YOU DISPLAY YOUR DOLLHOUSES
on my main website! Click here to go and see the fabulous ideas!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

How Talented is Florine!


She made the windows, doors and shutters on this 1935 Rich dollhouse!
She also added the half-timbered design to the interior. 
What talent!