Thursday, June 3, 2010

Amazing antique 1890s dollhouse, with a twist...

Click here to go directly to this post on my friend Tracy's blog to see more on this very special antique dollhouse - she's got lots of detail about it's fascinating history which I won't duplicate here. It's SOOO charming!!!
This chest is my favourite piece in the house but there are lots and lots of wonderful old minis to see. And I just love this printed lining -
Tracy's previous post has wonderful pictures of a 1900s lithograph dollhouse that you must see too -
Tracy's blog (clicking on her name will take you to her latest post) has a fabulous array of weird, wonderful, whimsical, and sometimes downright wacky! ;) old toys (and other interesting stuff)!! Don't miss out on visiting her, it's a real treat.

Thanks Tracy for permission to publish your photos here.

Now back to my university assignment .......... (I hope to be done with it in about a week so see you all soon!)


Christine H. said...

I agree; Tracy's blog is a wonderful place. I'm so glad she shares all of her treasures (and the trolls)with us.

Norma Bennett said...

LOL Christine - it was indeed largely the trolls I had in mind for the "wacky" category ;) All good fun :)

Meli Abellán said...

Thanks for the photos Norma and for Tracy's blogs!!! It's very interesting!
Warm regards,

Frederica said...

wow , that is amazing and so old , beautiful dollshouse , that must be really cool to have .
thanks for sharing , love Frederica

Flora said...

Thanks for share, Norma: all my love for dollhouses born in museums, where, as a child, I was with my nose stuck to the glass display cases where they were exposed to these ancient and unique masterpieces :-)
Taking the opportunity to see more is always an enrichment...

Susanne said...

I adore that trunk too!
Love, Susanne

bastrota said...

Tracys blog is lovely - and your blog, Norma, is lovely, too.
Thank you for sharing.
Hugs and greetings from Bavaria, Germany

PAKY said...

thank you norma for the link to tracy's blog... hugs

Love 'n Light said...

Wowwwwww...this is awesome...what gorgeous pieces!!!

LL Nat :~)

Booklinks said...

Thanks for the link to tracy's blog!It is very inspiring.

Brenda Pruitt said...

Ah, makes me want to find a dollhouse!

Nancy said...

Hi Norma,
My English is not perfect, sorry but I'll try ;-)
What a beautifull photo from your mother. And thankx for the photo's and Tracy's blog.
Greetings, Nancy

Jo Raines said...

Such a wonderful old dollhouse and such character! Thank you for sharing it and link of its owner!


cockerina said...

Hello Norma! how are you??
on my blog, I am organizing an international swap:
"Holiday swap"
you want to join?
kisses, Caterina

Marianne said...

Hi Norma,
I just stopped by to let you know how much I appreciated your heartfelt and detailed comment on my blog. Thank you for taking the time to write your insights and for encouraging me on my new path.
The mini's you are showing are amazing. And I am in love with your blogbanner, what a wonderful picture.

cockerina said...

Come to my blog to know your partner for the Holiday Swap!