If you love dollhouses, shadowboxes, and other miniatures check out Miniature Shops How to Design And Make Them by Margaret B. Duda. It helps you make everything from a Victorian millinery to an ice cream parlor – complete with tiny hats, hat boxes, and a cash register.
Hedda Get Bedda
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Puffy-Pal Doll Kits
“The Spotted Pony Loves His Pal”
…she’s his favorite kind of gal.
See the way he cleans the plate
Those Christmas cookies are just great!
Many of us know a certain age vividly recall images like these from their childhoods. This, and others like it, was found in one of advertising traditions of Reddy Kilowatt, the annual Christmas cookbook.
It’s Not What Ruth Says
It’s the look on her face that says volumes. Does Ruth really love these dolls? I don’t think so. …Or maybe Ruth just isn’t my friend. Another page from a 1930 Billy & Ruth catalog.
Big Dolls, Little Girls
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Esther Williams Wishes You A Deer Holiday
I Live Amongst Swedes, But I Didn’t Know This
I fondly recall Pippi Longstocking, but either never connected that she was Swedish or didn’t remember it… So, I was floored to find the wooden Villa Villekulla doll houses among the “typical Swedish gifts”. Adorable!
Play Troll House
Here in Fargo, at Antiques On Broadway, there’s this fabulously kitschy vintage Troll house — it’s one of those vintage vinyl cases which opens into a house. Love it!