This is a glass chandelier I purchased from Ann Meehan. it is Blown or spun glass.
Here is a view from the top.
I also Purchased this one from her
And used it in the Tynietoy Townhouse above
And the Happy Shaw House .
This bauble is from Ruby Lane and I think I will embellish it and use it in the Christian Hacker Ladies' room.
This one I lust after and it is $500 on the Belle Epoch site.
Susan of Susan's mini homes bought this one in Germany on her Dollhouse Museum trip last month. See more about her tour at her site which is listed in my blogroll in the right margin, just click on it.
No info on this one from Pinterest anyone know about it?
This is from ebay today
and this from ebay German green antique lamp,want!
This was on pinterest with an incredible tutorial by http://titanicinminiatuur.blogspot.nl/2012/01/titanic-swarovski-lampen.html
This I saw on Pinterest from Nacekomie.ru and it looks so clever!
I used a hanging votive from Pier One once... and I did try making a shaded lamp out of a champagne cork once.
That was fun, especially the emptying the bottle part.So I am excited to visit a bead shop and see what I can find. Have you made any? I would love to know of any ideas or advice you have. Cheers, CM
Dear Neen, We are thinking of you . Please send her your prayers, best wishes or whatever goodness you glean from the Universe as she is having some health issues. Know that our wishes for you are on a giant scale. xoxo CM
Where have I been? Emptying the house I lived in for 30 years and moving to a condo. I LOVE it. The condo not the cleaning.Moving 21 houses mind you. Ok Mini , but none the less.
If you know me you know I have 2 daughters. One with my little Assistant
and one with 2 small boys under 3 years.
Well all the girl toys have gravitated to the Little Assistant. But not an old iron toy of my Father from when he was a boy
which was a fire wagon pulled by horses. I hadn't seen it since we moved in 30 years ago and have been wanting to give it to the little boys. Especially after my daughter named one of them after him. (Update: My elder Grandson has a ride on fire truck and makes a siren sound "Weeeeeeeee, weeeeeeeeeee!" All good till he ran up to all the little girls at his play date at his house and asked if they wanted to ride his Wee wee wagon. Some of the mothers asked my daughter to explain.) She was just so happy he was sharing his toys.
I felt so grateful when I located it, the last box in the attic. My Father who passed away when that daughter was in Middle School had repainted it and repaired it (ruining the market value). None the less, I love it and was so happy to find the box he put it in including all the wood pieces and chains he used to fix it.
After I relaxed that night I wanted to work on the Christian Hacker House Ladies' room. I had a little bird cage I had been wanting to hang and didn't have the time to find the right chain to use. I got out some leftover chains from his box and began experimenting. I realized as I was hanging the bird cage it was one of my Mother's (who is also long deceased) glasses-holder necklaces. She was always breaking them.
You can see the black loop for the glasses at the end. I felt so delighted that this little box at the very end of the dirty old attic had brought my parents to me that evening.
The Men are still in the Library and it looks like Grandfather has an Ace up his sleeve
Well that's what moving does, Brings all your possessions back to you for review. Every single one. CM Update: So what I realized is that I collected each house I have because I considered it the prime example of its time period. BUT what I realized happened as I comb through the collection is each contains mostly one kind of furniture of that period. Well that will be a post for another day. C
My story is it is raining out and Helain-Claire from the Christian Hacker house finds herself waiting for her sewing lesson.
I go through phases in my collecting. Do you? I went through a period of collecting antique globes for my Christian Hacker House Library, then I over did it and well most of my houses have globes now, age appropriate to their time period, of course.
Today it is sewing baskets.
Helain-Claire does not take naturally to sewing and is fretting.
I have a nice pair of brass scissors that would fit well in this scene but my Little Assistant is very enamored with them and as they are not valuable I let her play with them. Where they are today when Helain-Claire needs them is beyond me.
This antique is from Ruby Lane Antiques, one of my favorite sources for antique dollhouse furniture and accessories. You can also find sewing tables on Sondra Kreuger's, Carmel Doll Shop and Ann Meehan's Miniatures sites.
Antique German Pewter sewing basket from Sondra Kreuger
This antique soft metal one is from Sondra Kreuger on Ruby Lane.
This little Schneegas beauty, above, is from Carmel Doll Shop it can be yours for only $195.00.
And they show this Biedermeier one by the Kestner company for $450.00. Very detailed.
This German table is $185.00
And look at this charming box that locks! (sold)
and I am wild about this gold pin cushion and scissors they have for $250.00
So the point being if you see one of these at a garage sale...grab it!
Unfortunately the Christian Hacker housekeeper comes in and
scolds Helain-Claire for losing her scissors again!
Helain-Claire protests, "They were here last week! I don't know how they vanished." But we do.
The Kitchen maid tries not to giggle as the sewing lesson has to be cancelled until the missing scissors can be found. Helain-Claire is relieved. Saved by my Little assistant. UPDATE: I would like this by Bodo Hennig
From German Ebay, I would like this to be the maids sewing basket.