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 :. 

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

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

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Taking it to extremes

 Tiny Art by Willard Wiggan at Georgetown.

Clearly the Little Assistant's favorite. I love the cultural icons he chooses. The Titanic, the Olympics. Fun. 

I like mini and micros. CM