Saturday, December 18, 2010

Modern miniature dollhouse: Last year's favorite present in the dollhouse

Wow! This was from a year ago when Colette was still with what's his name...  wonder what happened to him. I heard he was last seen in Indonesia. Here is a photo of her daughter with the miniature modern dollhouse Oese made. Mini Villa Sibi. Love it.

This year my favorite present is books about dollhouses from Shale. The Diane Villner one about dollhouse advertising is especially useful and I found the manufacturer of my mystery chairs in the CH house.

Well my little assistant is really interested in the Christmas Book, "Big Susan" by Elizabeth Orton Jones. It was first printed in 1947 and has illustrations of dollhouse items from that era. I learned about it a year ago from Redrickshaw. WE read it numerous times last year but NEVER once all the way through. It is about a Christmas miracle.  So far we have read to page 13 four times.


This has become my favorite Christmas book and I REALLY know the first 13 pages well!. My little assistant knows this is her picture from a year ago, but eyes it suspiciously too. C

10 comments:

Sans! said...

Carol, Mr You Know Who is NOT in Indonesia! :):)

My Realitty said...

Hmmmm. I thought I heard a rumor he was in Australia eating shrimp off a Barbie....

Well, Sans, I guess with HIS reputation rumors will fly... : ) C

Busy Lizzie said...

Glad you liked the snowy pics on my other blog. Happy Christmas! It is almost here! Lizzie x

My Realitty said...

They are gorgeous! We just get rain. C

Pubdoll said...

I love the photo of the doll taking a dive into the toilet, so funny :-)

Happy Holidays Carol, so nice to have spent time with you and your little assistant this year. I've been sick a week (again) so now I must use the last days before Christmas to prepare my fullsize house for the occasion!

shale said...

Oh yeah, old what's his name. Daphne is insisting that I leave a comment and tell him "Hi" from her.

Enough, Daphne, I am doing it right now.

Susan

My Realitty said...

Pubdoll, it copies an illustration form the book. The book is at my little assistants house I will try to get a picture of it. It is chsrming bevcause it is a christmas story. Well, it is if you get past page 13. C

My Realitty said...

Uh Shale, is someone going to Machu Piccu with Daphnne? Has she met many latin men???? C

shale said...

Daphne thinks she is a seasoned international traveler because she has been to DC and California. I'm afraid Peru might be a shock for her. I will keep an eye on her since Colette isn't around to explain things to her.

Susan

shale said...

As you can imagine, I am a little sensitive about the term "Big Susan." I cringe every time I see it on your post. lol
Petite Susan