I am keeping it light here.
"How is the coffee?" asked Colette the next morning. "Fine" said Mini Jazzi. "As it is pouring rain outside I think maybe we will start with a neighborhood tour." Colette suggested. "Sure" replied Mini Jazzi."let's go!"
"We have a lot of pine trees here in the Bay area" Colette began.
"First we'll visit the Grecons, "Oh dear no one is answering. They must be in the Attic visiting relatives for the holidays. Mrs. Grecon won't mind if I give you a tour. She always has the latest appliances. Notice the Brimtoy kitchen! And the snowflake on the roof..."
Next is the German Roombox...."
"Well Hello Mini Jazzi", said Santa... "He knows my name?" said MJ in amazement. "Well, it is Santa" replied Colette. Mrs. Santa roared with merriment."Have a cookie, dear and some peppermint tea" said Mrs. Santa. MJ had a nice visit with Santa and spoke on behalf of all the good little children in Australia.
"The Hackers have a big home and many people live there"... said Colette moving down the street. The old Grandmother offered Mini Jazzi tea and kept eyeing her outfit but was too polite to stare. "Thank you" Mini Jazzi said smiling.
Mrs. Pink Bonnet came is and said, "Did you get some tea dear?" looking at Colette and Mini Jazzi.
Next they went to the Library where the men of the household were congregating. "Have some Brandy" offered Mr. Hacker and old man Hacker added "It is the very best, my dear".
MJ tasted it and found that she indeed liked it! "Well, let me just introduce your guest to my chauffeur. Now if there is any where you need to go, he will be happy to drive you" and Mr Hacker winked. Colette threw back her brandy and said, "my my... we MUST be going..." and pulled MJ out of the library.
"Come into my kitchen. Let me give you coffee and cake!" the cook threw his arms open in welcome to Colette and her friend. "Colette, I have not seen you in ages", he continued,"who is this beauty you have brought with you?" he asked.
"She is wearing funny clothes!" piped up Bad Anton.
Everyone gasped. "Excuse this rude boy, Mademoiselle" the governess said quickly. He is from Paris and very spoiled. Bad Anton glared at everyone.
"Colette" Jazzi whispered, "I need to visit the ladies room, so much tea..." "Well, they don't have one, dear" Colette considered. "It's time for the Marx visit. See they have electricity, they will have a bathroom!"
photo compliments of Tomo Moko on Flickr, Thanks Tomo this is a classic!
"Merry Christmas" Colette called out cheerily and said in an aside to MJ, "Don't be surprised if this is boring... the Marx people are rather colorless..."
MJ found them entertaining though was shocked they SMOKED and around the children!" (I am keeping it light and am dismayed to see the gun over the fireplace in this "traditional" American made dollhouse. Shows you how pervasive guns are, Isn't it always commented how dollhouses reflect the culture of where and when they were made.)
But at least THEY had a bathroom. As is often the case with guests Mini Jazzi was exhausted, but Colette wanted to make sure she was getting her money's worth for her visit! CM