My story is it is raining out and Helain-Claire from the Christian Hacker house finds herself waiting for her sewing lesson.
I go through phases in my collecting. Do you? I went through a period of collecting antique globes for my Christian Hacker House Library, then I over did it and well most of my houses have globes now, age appropriate to their time period, of course.
Today it is sewing baskets.
Helain-Claire does not take naturally to sewing and is fretting.
I have a nice pair of brass scissors that would fit well in this scene but my Little Assistant is very enamored with them and as they are not valuable I let her play with them. Where they are today when Helain-Claire needs them is beyond me.
This antique is from Ruby Lane Antiques, one of my favorite sources for antique dollhouse furniture and accessories. You can also find sewing tables on Sondra Kreuger's, Carmel Doll Shop and Ann Meehan's Miniatures sites.
Antique German Pewter sewing basket from Sondra Kreuger
This antique soft metal one is from Sondra Kreuger on Ruby Lane.
This little Schneegas beauty, above, is from Carmel Doll Shop it can be yours for only $195.00.
And they show this Biedermeier one by the Kestner company for $450.00. Very detailed.
This German table is $185.00
And look at this charming box that locks! (sold)
and I am wild about this gold pin cushion and scissors they have for $250.00
So the point being if you see one of these at a garage sale...grab it!
Unfortunately the Christian Hacker housekeeper comes in and
scolds Helain-Claire for losing her scissors again!
Helain-Claire protests, "They were here last week! I don't know how they vanished." But we do.
The Kitchen maid tries not to giggle as the sewing lesson has to be cancelled until the missing scissors can be found. Helain-Claire is relieved. Saved by my Little assistant.
UPDATE: I would like this by Bodo Hennig