Oh dear...has it really been a month since I last posted on here! I hold my head in shame :)
To be honest, an awful lot has been happening here behind the scenes and although I had every intention to get stuck right back into KT Miniatures in October, real life determined otherwise and distractions have been preventing me from working at full capacity. However, at long last this week I have been able to undertake some vintage listing to the website and there are some curious items now available to purchase for your old dolls houses.
Such as this early 1900s French Simone Et Rivollet metal dressing table. And yes ok, it may have a tiny portion of scrolling missing on the right hand edge but as it is probably more than 100 years old I think it can be forgiven. Unusually it still does have the original mirror fully intact, which is nice. It is quite tiny, so probably most suitable for 1/24th scale.
The bed has two attractive turned legs at the footboard end.
These items can be found on the following page:
Then there is this pink c1930s "Holdfast" tin grandfather clock. Ok, it may have a few bumps and scrapes but there is something quite nice about it.
This old embroidered framed picture of trees and flowers is quite exquisite and the photo just doesn't do it justice. Am sure it would look fabulous hanging on the wall of an old dolls house where scale does not matter. It is a little bit big measuring just over 3" high but am sure it would be useful to someone!
These two items can be found on the following page:
I am a great fan of vintage plaster fireplaces and this one was sold by Barton in the 1960s. As a child I had a pink one of these - long gone now though! This version is light in colour and speckled, as you can see from the photo. It is in great condition with only a couple of nibbles on the front hearth edge. As these plaster fireplaces were quite fragile in young hands (including my own) they were prone to damage, but this one is in good condition. I love it! The style of this is such that it could look just as much at home in a 1930s house, as well as a 1940s/50s dolls house...and not just the 1960s when it was actually made. The design did not change that much during those eras.
This is now for sale on the following page:
What a handsome young chap this Scottish Dol-Toi doll is in his traditional Scottish outfit.
He is part of the old Children Of All Nations Dol-Toi doll range. I undersand he has lost his hat.
He does still have his sporron though along with his kilt, and his socks are just exquisite!
Then there is this young Tyrolean lad from the same Children Of All Nations Dol-Toi doll range.
I love the tiny red decorative garter detail at the top of his socks!
The brightly coloured simple stitching on his lederhosen is rather attractive, don't you think. And can you see the tiny feather in his hat?
Am not 100% sure which country this young lad is supposed to represent from the Children Of All Nations Dol-Toi doll range, but he does look rather splendid and is very well made.
To the top of his helmet he measures 3 3/4" high.
His belt is made of leather.
I love his curly shoes!
These dolls and more can be found on the following page:
In fact all of these dolls can be found in Marion Osborne's Book Of Dol-Toi, details of which can be found on the following link: