Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Antique miniature sewing basket

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 

 From German Ebay, I would like this to be the maids sewing basket.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

1920's Dollhouse doll

  Hi, I'm back. I just had to share this 1920's dollhouse doll.

 Look at the female doll's incredible straw hat. I am afraid she looks like an Edith, but I really don't care for that name. Especially after they gave it to the dowdy sister on Downton Abbey. 

They are standing in a Tynie toy garden arch. 

I had previously named the male doll ungraciously Hubert, but it sound rather like a fellow from a Nabakov novel so now wish to rechristen him Winston.

Don't you LOVE her purple dress? Love the Olive green hose.

I think they are discussing visiting that hotel featured on Susan's mini homes (you can find in my blogs I follow next column).
But after visiting the Hackers in Germany their budget may not stretch, you know how that goes...
Cheers, CM