Thursday, May 26, 2011

My Albin Schonherr dollhouse

I am soooooo fickle! I have been playing with my new I House creation and neglected finishing this dollhouse. I think it is best to blog right when you get a house rather than getting them lined up like planes on a runway... as I am by organizing them by era they represent, perhaps?

The front. I love this "Hollywood" swing though it might be Lundby. The mother and father are vintage Caco dolls.
                                    I love the green shutters.

Top down view of roof. Some tiles are missing.

 These German vintage plants are fantastic. I think they are made of silk. They are attached to the porch which allowed them to survive with the house.
 This is the livingroom. It  has that incredible linoleum on the floor.
 The window is curved and has a planter with those vintage plants in it. This is the Caco Grandfather and little boy. Nice V neck sweater Gramps! Shades of Perry Como or Andy Williams. They were gifts from my friend Susan Hale. The green and lime green couch comes with a matching chair and ottoman.
 There is the sputnik inspired 60's light fixture. I am lucky this house is so well preserved. Hmmm looks like a Bozart cushion snuck into the scene... Look at the vintage wallpaper in these two pictures.
 I believe this is an Ari rubber doll. I think they do great toddler dolls. The Vintage TV has a slot in the top to slip a picture in it. I want a black and white shot of the Moon landing I think... The clock is made of wood with foil adhesive for the face.

                                         This is the tuner or radio very '60s.
 Here is the other chair, does anyone know the maker? I love the wall unit and use it often in 1/8 scenes.
  You can see the grey flagstone planter window corner. I think the Caco children look older as they are thin and don't have that toddler chunkiness the Ari children do.
This is the front window from the outside. It is such a cool bungalow. I need to pick up an outside lamp for the front. I am also looking for a string of flags and lanterns for the Patio. I love this little house! Every time I see that picture of the soggy box it arrived in I feel so lucky it made it to California!  
For more pictures of this dollhouse maker's work go to My friend
Diepuppenstubensammlerin's Flicker stream here:

And her blog here:

Auf Wiedersehen!  CM


Minnie Kitchen said...

wow this is amazing!!

Shale said...

I love this house. I think it is the mid century modern look of it. When I was a kid this type of decorating was soooo sophisticated. And space age! The moon landing on the TV would be perfect.


My Realitty said...

Thanks Mini Kitchen wait till you see the kitchen! It is my next post.CM

My Realitty said...

Hi Shale did you see how happy Granpa and the boy are in this little house? :) CM

diepuppenstubensammlerin said...

thanks for refering to me - yes, Albin Schönherr's houses are great and so easily to be identified. Very nicely furnished, too, absolutely correct regarding the period, I think.
I am glad that it made it to California!

Miss Val's Creations said...

What a great retro house! I am loving the yellow chandelier!!! ~Val

My Realitty said...

Hi DPS: You have so many coll houses on your blog and flickr stream I hope eveyone sees them! C

My Realitty said...

Hi Mis Val, Isn't it just so "Atomic". C