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Dolls' Houses
Past & Present

A website and ezine about dolls' houses: antique, vintage and modern.
Plus furniture and accessories.

Issue 28 (March - June 2016)

Good Golly Miss Dolly is thrilled to present - Our First Complete Dolls House!

by Lorraine Rosner

Complete dolls' house

Like all our doll rooms, it really is designed to be played with - the scale is for 8”-11” dolls such as the vintage dolls shown, or Barbie, Skipper, Mini American Girl dolls, or even Middle Blythe.

In a sorry state

This lovely dolls’ house came to us in a rather sorry state, complete with mouse droppings. But, after some careful cleaning and with the addition of a wall in the top floor to make another bedroom space, it is ready to be played with again.

Ready for papering

New papers

New papers

The house front

The external brick paper has been patched, floors and ceilings painted, walls papered with mid century-inspired papers, and a real wooden floor laid in the sitting room.

Sitting-room

Children's room

Chldren's room

The furniture dates from the 1950’s and 60’s, while the accessories are a mix of old and new. In the children’s bedroom, there’s American Strombecker bunkbeds and antique chest of drawers; in the double bedroom, a matching bed and mirrored drawers. (Note: all our bedding is handmade, hand-washable, and often crafted from vintage fabrics.)

Bedroom

The sitting room’s furniture is all craftsman made, from the seating to the storage units, albeit by different makers. Note the small, stretched-canvas “painting” on the left wall. (Again all the soft furnishings are handmade and hand-washable.)

Sitting-room

Sitting-room

In the kitchen, all items are factory-made with the exception of the wall shelves. The dining set is by Strombecker, while the amazing metal kitchen is from the German manufacturer, Fuchs. Please note the vintage packaging, the fabulous copper pans, the mop, and lovely array of white ceramic china.

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

The doll family come from two manufacturers – Kenner and Suzanne Gibson; their clothes are stored in the drawers of their bedrooms.

Dolls

And last but not least, there are seven LED battery-operated light fittings within the house, operated by individual little switches. All in all, we are delighted to show you our unique creation - a stylish, mid-century modern townhouse for your dolls to inhabit.

Front door

For sale!

The Townhouse is for sale - see www.ggmdolly.com

All photos © Lorraine Rosner of Good Golly Miss Dolly, www.ggmdolly.com

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