Sunday, 30 January 2011

Here is my latest house- a tinplate house by Mettoy- apparently of Northampton- now I remember I told my Mum this and she remembered the factory. My Mum went to live just outside Northampton with her family during the Second World war. I just love the lithographs! It also has a very clean and uncluttered feel to it- clean lines- I suppose this is because it is made of metal and the furniture is plastic. When I first began to collect dolls houses I must admit I wasn't very keen on metal walls and plastic furniture- how can the dolls be comfortable? Then I began to enjoy the pictures on the walls- just as I enjoy the Brimtoy kitchen furniture.
Here are Ester and Frankie outside on the lawn. I had a doll just like Ester when I was a girl- Ester came from ebay-she was dressed in red- actually I think I had two- the other in green... or was it yellow- I don't know what happened to them. Which is strange as all the dolls house furniture I had as a chlld was kept together in a box. Frankie has also been with me from the 60's.
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Goodness me I haven't been around for over a year! One of my news Resolutions was to come back to blogging- so here I am!
Here is some of the new furniture I recieved this week. I actually had the parcel for a couple of days before I allowed myself to open it. What a treat! I think it may be 'Oriental'- the day bed and the tortoise-shell design gave me the idea. The 'window' in the cupboard was so dirty I had thought it was a television screen. I am sure the children in the house where it will live, would have loved watching such classics as 'Watch with Mother', 'The Woodentops', 'Andy Pandy', 'Torchy the battery Boy' and 'Sarah and Hoppity'- although they would probably have hidden behind the settee when naughty Hoppity was on- just as I did as a child! Luckily I didn't tell them a new televison was on the way so they won't miss it. They have the radio- and enjoy listening to 'Listen with Mother' just after lunch.
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