Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Erzgebirge, I have been looking for one of these for a long time...

I love Erzgebirge pieces used as toys in a dollhouse. These hand made pieces from the Erzgebirge region of the Ore Mountains in Germany are so charming.

You can learn more about the Ore Mountains and the manufacturing of them here :.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ore_Mountains 


Making wooden toys from Wikipedia
                 The older the piece the more valuable it is.

The little wooden village pieces are often seen as "doll houses in dollhouses".

The little trucks and wagons are seen as toys in dollhouses too.
This truck is on ebay today (8/29/2012) #120854474773 ending in 2 days.  
                                buy it now $49.95.



The Nursery in the Tynietoy dollhouse with toys.

 The piano is a smaller scale Schoenhut so I use it as a toy. The steamer on the lid of the piano is metal and looks like a Crackerjack prize. The vintage metal horses on the floor were found in an antique shop in Pennsylvania. The carriage was purchased separately.
 I love the little red house from an Erzgebirge  village set.
Here are some on ebay today item #251141935424 ending 2 days 6 hrs from right now. $19.99 at this time.


I especially like how my toy is scribbled on with pencil. There are drawings on the inside and I can see the name "Tildee Clayton"
written on the back, then "MINE" in capital letters.
Baby Downton loves it too. The maid keeps everything in order.
Hmmm, toy with toys. CM


4 comments:

Kikka said...

They look very very old and gorgeous!
Hugs
Kikka

Shale said...

What a wonderful nursery. Baby Downton is very spoiled.

My Realitty said...

Hi Kikka how is life on your lilly pad??? C

My Realitty said...

Hi Shale, I have a brick fireplace for the room, but ther isn't enough room with all the toys! CM