Monday, October 26, 2009

Epiphany! In a 1974 issue of the N.A.M.E Gazette....a tip for "contemporary" doll house...FAKE FUR! The tip rececomended using the shorter pile stuff. Wonder
if I can find it in a nice orange.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Among a few purchases made at are 6 hat stands of wood. They might get put aside but I'm thinking some shop building may happen eventually.
I have decided that paper coverings are as nice if not nicer than siding in "real" vinyl or clapboard.
I strongly suggest Flora Gill Jacobs "A History Of Doll Houses". Not the greatest doll book I've read but has some good info. I think I need to post a list of t

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I wound up scoring rather nicely. A Petite Princess chest, fireplace and a table.

After shipping and handling about $7. What's fun about the PP line is how all the books of the 1970's claim its already hard to find. Thanks to the internet, some pieces are still pricey, but at least now they can be found.

I also noticed that finally a book is being released about this line. (Which saves me from even pretending to write a book on them.) They have a website, although the book is not released yet. But it might be worth the $40 price tag.

But, when you are dealing with a line of furniture only made for two years, you get a little confused. Which is why books for doll's houses can become as addictive, and expensive when you want to hunt down the right stuff.

And, although its not my PP living room, I figured I'd share what a PP living room can be.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Oh dear Miniatures Gods, please preserve me from this hobby. What are you doing to me? Today I spent the $$ and got a membership to N.A.M.E. Also, what's worse than dollhouses? Dollhouse books. My goodness can you get addicted? Worse however, than even that, is discovering new lines of furniture (vintage of course) that you suddenly decide you MUST COLLECT! I've added two MUSTS to my list.

Ideal's Petite Princess line. Why is there not a book on this great line?

Along with:

The TOMY set.

I'll be the first to say, I MUST not only have every piece of furniture produced by both, but the houses as well. Although I might step over a dead body to get a Petite Princess store display. That at least can be reproduced though.