Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tomy Smaller Home Today

photo by Callofthesmall

Here is a picture of the Tomy Smaller home designed by Call of the Small. She brings her contemporary design touch to this model using a variety of different dollhouse accessories. See her post here 

to see an updated view of this wonderful ranch house as we say goodbye to the Tomy Smaller Home dollhouse.

Well, August is wedding month for my elder assistant. The religious papers are signed... the caterers deposit cashed, the dress fits... So BRING IT ON! Cheers, C

Monday, July 25, 2011

The people who live in Tomy

photo by The Shopping Sherpa

photo by The Shopping Sherpa

You have GOT to love these jeans!

photo by Cracklin Tulip
see her flickr stream here:

photo by Chris Cute from flickr posted January 31, 2008

see her flickr stream here:

So the thing is... as a collector of mini homes with 18 plus and SCORES of other furniture and accessories... how am I going to deal with being bi-coastal now that my elder assistant is putting down roots back East?

I do not own the Tomy Smaller home dollhouse and it kills me every time I hear someone say "oh yes, I picked it up at a yard sale for a dollar..." OK not really, but that's how it feels. So the point being,
I am waiting until SHE gets a house to put my next aquisitions there for her putative children, really not for me. Really.

Her fiance knows what he is in for because right now in their TINY one room apt. is a gigantic gambrel style dollhouse I gave them for my future grand daughter... Shale and I picked it up in Pennsylvania and I am putting Tynietoy in it. They laughed at me... but then my daughter told me they were watching tv in the living room and her fiance got up and adjusted the chandeliere because it bothered him
that it wasn't perfect. Gotcha!

Jessy told him she's a 2 for 1. (Jessy's Mom comes along with her).
I'm surprised it didn't scare him off!
Of course once grandchildren appear, Mothers in Law are needed. Especially if they have more than one child. Right, with the cost of babysitting.
So I have to wait for my own Tomy, I mean my future grandchild's Tomy.  Hopefully not for long... Cheers, C

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Continuing on with Tomy

Though orange in this picture by The Fragrantmuse, this kind of breakfast area furniture was often made of oak.

                                                                                                                      Photo by the fragrantmuse

See more of her photos on Flickr here:

                                                                                                 picture by The Shopping Sherpa
See her flickr stream here:

And I think this plastic in the bedroom set is closer to oak. Oak is just too recent for me. I am not wildly attracted to this kind of doll house furniture. It does not have the sharp design of the livingroom set. 
So when I get these I often relegate them to my little assistant. Hmm perhaps it is better upside down? Hmmm whose messy room is this?

Hmmm whose little assistant is this? You have heard of Toddlers and Tiaras? (a reality tv show that focuses of the exploitation of toddlers in beauty pagents...) Perhaps this picture should be titled:
Tutus and tatoos...

Thursday, July 21, 2011

and the last and forth winner is...

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Powered by RANDOM.ORG       Beatriz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!

email me your address at and I will ship you your chair. Thank you to everyone who participated. I wish you all could win.

I luv ya all! Carol PS we are looking forward to your pictures!

UPDATE: Now my dear bloggy friends, I will be transferring from this post to as soon as I finish posting about my last dollhouse in my collection (MH1 then  the I House). That will not be till Aug, Sept or maybe October... hang in there I am planning a doozey of a give away then. The Grande Finale. Just you wait!  You will NOT be dissappointed. Stay tuned! Cheers, CM

and the third winner is:

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Powered by RANDOM.ORG   NORMA! Yay!

And the second winner is...

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Powered by RANDOM.ORG Congrats! Contrar!

And the first winner is... Melissa Piekaar!

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Powered by RANDOM.ORG  38 is Melissa Piekaar

Congrats! email me your address and I will mail you you new 1/12 Phantom chair. When you receive it please send us a picture of a scene you made with it!

I think I have to post each winner seperately to copy and post the Random. org number. On to the second winner! c

OK here is the list.

Thank you to everyone who participated:

1. Hunky Dory                                   25. Isabel
2. Rosamargarita                                26. Charipili
3. Ann                                                27. Malu 2
4. Oese                                              28. Beatriz
5. Neomig                                          29. Britt
6. Christine                                         30. Rebecca                                      
7. Carmen                                          31. Patrizia
8. Maria                                             32. Studio Seven
9. Tink-Sonia                                     33. Virginia Isobel
10. Margaret                                      34. Miniturista
11. Fabiola                                         35. Susi
12. Craftland                                      36. Daydreamer
13. Norma                                         37. Beth Lemon
14. Mini Dork                                    38. Melissa Piekaar
15. Plush Pussycat                              39. Rick
16. Kikka                                           40. Pubdoll
17. De                                                41. Contrar
18. My Wee Life                                42. Chris P.s minis and more
19. Rosella                                         43. Yse
20. Shale                                            44. Betsy Rogers
21. Sans
22. El Bichello
23. Maria Ireland
24.Lydia Lebron

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

3 and 1/2 hours from right now till midnight in San Francisco: end of the phantom chair giveaway!

I have 43 names so far and 4 chairs to give away to 4 different people! At midnight in 3 1/2 hours from RIGHT NOW it will be too late! Midnight Pacific Standard time. Hurry!  The sun is just setting out on the Pacific Ocean sending up it's last rays of today.Good luck! CM

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Last Day to sign up! Tomorrow the 20th is the drawing for the Phantom chair

OK! So far I have 42 names signed up for tomorrow's drawing. Mini Dork has told me how to download an automatic winning number generator so you have until 12 midnight  Pacific Standard Time tonight to add your name! This is so much fun. Promise us if you win you will send us a scene with your Phantom Chair! Cheers Carol Morehead

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Tomy Smaller Homes Bath

Look at th detail of this bathroom set! I especially love the 70's tile!
The lights around the mirror are so of that era! The long and low toilet is SUCH an improvement over the Marx plastic toilet.

                                       photo by The Shopping Sherpa see her photo stream on flickr

Look at that groovey towel!

Here is another view from McKendry's Dollhouse history. Click here to see more.

I used the Tomy toilet in this scene from my MH1. When I got this incredible pink Elf sink I needed a modern toilet and this was the best one I had. Love the realistic toilet paper. I have since painted it white with uh... Whiteout... C

Friday, July 8, 2011

Tomy Smaller Homes furniture: Living room

I LOVE this furniture!
Not only because it is ORANGE but because it is so finely detailed.

With plastic you can do that. How many people had pleated lamp shades? Uh huh. If you knocked them over they cracked... Notice the can of TAB.

                                             Nice speakers for the stereo.

Check out the living room suite and the rug.
P.S. the contest is still on for the phantom chair. :) C

Monday, July 4, 2011

Tomy Smaller Homes: The American Dream

photo by The Shopping Sherpa

Photo by the Shopping Sherpa

The reason I love the Tomy Smaller Homes and Gardens accessories is because they are SO DATED. The are frozen in the time of my late childhood. Probably their style was my first understanding of interior decoration.

For more information go to these two informative web sites:

These websites give a good history of the dollhouse. See also the flickr picture for Tomy Smaller Homes.

Oh PS. Did I make it clear the giveaway was for one Phantom Chair?  C