Friday, February 12, 2010
A LITTLE HOUSE . . . OR TWO OR THREE!
This is one of my all-time favorite quotes - it's from a Mary Engelbreit illustration. I love it because it reminds me of my little garden shed.
But, today, it describes these three little hinged tin houses that I picked up at a sewing store a few years back. They're so small - 2-1/2" x 2" (6 x 5 cm)! I bought them for Pre-Teen when she was in her teeny tiny toy stage - she used these for her little flocked bears.
Now I'll take you on a tour of each little house. If you click on the photo you will see an enlarged view.
This first one, with the red roof, is called "Turn-of-the-Century Continental Doll's House". On the sides there is a mailbox, and a birdhouse.
This one is the "1930's Suburban Tudor Doll's House". I love the little girl watering flowers by the back door. I find it interesting that the back and front doors are different colors. The side views are the same with topiary trees.
Last we have the "20th Century American Doll's House". Wouldn't it be nice to have a conservatory attached to your house? Again, the side views are the same.
I'll now leave you alone with your dream house fantasies!