Monday, August 6, 2012

Kestner dollhouse dolls: Grandparents

                                 photo by Barbara Sundberg
      I especially love these German antique dollhouse dolls. 
        I purchased them from Curly Creek on Ruby Lane.

 Aside from their detailed clothing, I think the wrinkles on their foreheads are marvelous. Here they are in the Tynietoy Townhouse livingroom.

The Grandfather doll has very detailed clothes. A Paisley sweater with a leather medallion glued on. He is wearing a brown wool shawl collar suit coat.

        The elderly female has a very intricate beaded dress.

                                         Back view 

                            And a very interesting hair style.

                     She really has a lovely look to her.
I don't know much about these manufacturer of these dolls but they are very unique and important. They live half the year in the Christian Hacker, and half the year in the Tynietoy. Just like me visiting each coast, East and West.

Here they are being offered something refreshing from the Schnegass drinks table. All the other furniture is Tynietoy except the vintage music stand, 2 liquor bottles and the red Chinese vase on the baby grand. Oh and the two oval pastorals hanging on the back wall are from Francis Clay Antiques.

Grandmother is going to play us Mozart. :) CM


Giac said...

Hello there,
They really are charming. I'm very much one for realism in miniatures, but german dolls have such a delicate beauty and grace.
They are really lovely,
Big hug,

My Realitty said...

Thank you Giac, I love realism too, see Leftcoastmini my modern design blog, BUT I am charmed by antiques. They have a aura of their own. CM

Rick said...

The dolls are wonderful, I love the wrinkles!

My Realitty said...

Thanks Rick! Susan and I are wondering who bought the Tynietoy Townhouse from Ann Meehan? Was it you? :) C

Rick said...

I wish!! No it wasn't me, I have champagne tastes on a beer budget! :)

My Realitty said...

LOL! Insert celluloid family picture here... CM

Shale said...

I love these dolls! They have such character. How lucky are they to have a home on both coasts!

My Realitty said...

and they don't need to take valium to fly... C

Florine said...

I think wrinkles are beautiful, and expanded waistlines, and grey hair...but wait, my hair is blonde...wonder how I manage that? Beautiful dolls! Flo

Troy said...

They are great! And sharing the year between Tynietoy and Christian Hacker isn's such a bad gig. Keep up the good work!

My Realitty said...

Hi Florine, You have described to a t! :) C

My Realitty said...

Thanks Troy, yes it's a tough life but someone has to live out my fantasies... C