Friday, June 22, 2012

Since we were talking about the 50s.....

I thought that, while we discussing the 1950s (you remember, Mrs. Cleaver, kitchens, pearls), you would appreciate seeing pictures of a gift I received from my best friend Nick. He decided nothing would cheer me up like a . . . wait for it .... Dollhouse! (How did he know?) I'm not a big fan of the old metal dollhouses, but I absolutely love this little, four room ranch made by T.J. Cohn in 1957. It is cozy and stylish. Look at the kitchen floor and the bedroom wallpaper! I have filled it with vintage Lundby, except for the bed which is Sylvania, with a mattress and bedspread made by me from a satin cellphone pouch.

Details: Mostly vintage Lundby furniture and accessories, with a few, miscellaneous eBay and hobby store finds (except for the plant stand in the living room which is part of an old, chess set found at a thrift store). (The bedroom poster is a quote from Picasso, "Anything you can imagine is real." The art work in the living room is also Picasso. (Also gifts from Nick.))
Wishing you only good things, Neen


  1. I do love the kitchen floor and the bathroom! Good gift-giving Nick!

  2. There are days that I want to move into this little house and enjoy a little tiny life, with that great kitchen floor and cozy living room. But then I would miss all of my great blogging pals, like you, and, of course, Nick! Thanks for the great comment!

  3. Es una casa preciosa, muy acogerora, yo también tengo ua pequeña casita de metal!
    Un abrazo
    GRACIAS por no tener palabra de verificación

  4. Thank you, I would love to see your collection!

  5. Ahh, yes a new dollhouse is always a mood picker upper. The house is in great shape. 2 thumbs up to Nick for getting you one in such good condition. Enjoy!!

  6. Thank you, I will convey the "2 thumbs up" to Nick, he loves getting this feedback!