Sunday, December 18, 2011

Thrift store thrill

I had some fun at the thrift store. Christmas items were 50% off for one day. I found great trees and this little windup doll that rotates on a wooden base. Her musicbox plays "jingle bells." She was a bargain. Her condition is almost mint.

Let them eat cake!

My French Club kids made very elegant buche de noël. Doux!

Friday, November 25, 2011

A little do it yourself project

Leah is modeling some vintage H Bar C wool western pants. I've had them for years. Green for the season. You can get a glimpse of my Halloween display, sorry I didn't photograph it. However you can see why I didn't. The wall arrangement wasn't pleasing to my eye.

I really wanted to use the old beehive boxes that I had gotten years ago from my friend Irene. A symmetrical arrangement was what I had in mind this time, even though the boxes are not the same size. Hanging them even at the top did the trick.

Poor Leah, she got roped into helping me, but I couldn't have done it without her!

I devised a clever way of keeping the plaster dust off of the floor and things below while drilling, cut a paper plate in half! It worked well. Of course you have to be careful not to tip it over.

Ok I think it looks better, now to decorate for the season. (this is the fun part!!)

Pete the Pup was rescued in pieces and strung back together.

I love the red books. They make a great backdrop.

I have already changed this arrangement to make it even more Christmassy and it still could use more bling. I'll post an update. I want to remove the faux lavender flowers from the top. I wish I had my little white trees, but I don't think any of my trees made the move with us. This could be a good excuse to go thrifting for replacements.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Such sweetness!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Oh you beautiful doll!

Friday, November 11, 2011

If I were a rich man

I'd buy this darling épicerie. An épicerie is a French grocery store, the old fashioned kind. What is so amusing to me is that it is called Epicerie Moderne! That is so sweet.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Hard to believe fall is almost half gone

My summer vignette. Soon to be replaced with wintry greens.
I'm missing my container garden already. I spent a lot of time on it, and now the bunnies and pots are almost all put away, snug for winter.
More time for browsing on eBay, this beauty turned up. Her clothing is sweet, but inappropriate.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

An angel

Saturday, October 15, 2011

eBay dolls

These images showed up on eBay recently. I thought I'd share them with you. I adore the little lass in her original clothing. And look at the label on this French Fashion. Aux rêves d'enfance means "to childhood dreams" and this is now the stuff of adult dreams. The address is 40 rue de Richelieu, Paris.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Lovely hats, dolls in hand.

Available on eBay.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Fourth!

Land of the FREE because of the Brave is a quote from a neighbor's sign. So true.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Uncut Cloth Doll on eBay and Automaton Baby

I have listed more dolls tonight, take a peek at my kingfisherfarm ebay id listings, click on the little girl.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Dollies for sale on eBay

I have some charming dolls of great variety for sale on eBay, at no reserve. Such as this little cutie who has her original box:

And this one:

And this one:

All are offered at no reserve. I am listing some clothing too, and some bisque dolls too over the next few days.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

A Garden on your sleeve

Oh to be a lady and wear this! 1870's bodice, with metal stays, hand embroidered.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

In love with a concrete doll

I have had this forever young lass for many years. It's strange, we've been together several decades. She has cheerfully made the move to Michigan and back to the land of Lincoln again, and from town to country. Now that she is a city girl again I am making her feel at home by surrounding her with luscious pots of flowers. She and I love the simple things, flowers, birds, and the sound of water. Are you in love with a concrete thing?

Monday, May 16, 2011

A home for my Old Pretender




Here's what I finally had time to do, refurbish or UN-furbish a clock case that used to hold treasures in my former studio. Alas the studio is no more, so I yanked out the clumsy plywood shelves the previous owner saw fit to install. First I carefully removed the gilded window pane door. Then I yanked and pulled out the nails holding the old shelves. I wiggled and cajoled one shelf to align perfectly with the door frame, and tacked it in. The hardest part was drilling the walls and anchoring 3 L brackets. I did it! With my own two little hands. Then screwed it to the wall, then rehung the precious door, and tacked up the muslin fabric to protect my dolly's antique damask dress. It was worth the effort, although she does seem a little out of place in my homespun living room.