Saturday, 15 October 2011

Preparations & More Vintage Goodies!

I would just like to start by welcoming the several new followers to this blog who have joined recently......."hello" and hope you enjoy following KT Miniatures Journal.  

Life here at KT Miniatures just seems to be continually manic at the moment, with all sorts of projects and "stuff" going on. My apologies for being a bit slow listing "new" vintage pieces to the website these past few days but other projects keep taking me away from that task. However, further down in this posting, I have highlighted some vintage items that I was able to list in the past 24 hours.
First up though....with our impending October workshop looming rapidly once more on the 23rd, all the kits have had to be prepared and instruction folders printed. Each attendee of every one of our workshops, is given a folder of concise instructions that if you leave without finishing the project on the day, you can continue to complete the project at home. You can also use it for future reference.  We still have 1 space left for our reprise of the first project again....Over The Little Garden Fence if you fancy joining us for a creative afternoon here in Thame (Oxfordshire) and would like to take up that last space, do get in touch asap. with either Robin or I.
Our contact details can be found on our workshop website:

Then there's the  1/12th scale prototype for next month's workshop that has to be constructed and now I am pleased to say that it's well on its way. The Little Old Washing Line Christmas Special Workshop on November 27th is proving rather popular and even though booking only opened last weekend, we incredibly now have just 1 space left!!!  So if you wish to take up this last space, please ring or email first to reserve the space, preferably before sending the booking form - in order to avoid disappointment.
This Xmas workshop is a bit of fun - another little vintage garden scene but with a slight festive theme. We will be making an old fashioned washing line complete with washing, including Santa's long johns (can be removed), aged coal bunker, tub of washing and very simple landscaping. To complete, you will be given the option of adding snow if you wish to make this a permanent wintry garden. However, for anyone who may have previously made any of our other garden projects, you may want to omit the snow.

Now....To Some Old Goodies....Vintage Dol-Toi
I have been continuing to list for sale some more of the 1950s Dol-Toi collection that I told you about in my previous blog post. There is a lovely dark varnished tv, coffee table, plaster fireplace, plant and even a bear rug!

I love the plaster fireplace with evocative of the 1950s and the plant may look like it's in dire need of a water but it would certainly brighten up any old dolls house room! And the bear rug may not be too everyone's taste but how majestic he would look in front of a fireplace.
How cool and different your vintage dolls house kitchen would be to have this lemon squeezer!!!!

All these 1/16th scale Dol-Toi pieces can be found on

Vintage 1/16th Barton Accessories

The metal coal scuttle has a little loop at the back where the shovel should sit but sadly is long gone. A plastic companion set has just been this is unusual to have a complete set of tools as they are so weeny, many were simply lost and just did not survive!  There are two stands to hang the tools off....and tools consist of a brush with real bristles, poker, tongs and shovel. Nice!!

Many of you will recognise this wire and tin mangle by Barton. But did you know that it was a Mr Rickard who made this mangle along with other tin and white covered wire pieces for Barton? I understand that this particular mangle first appeared on the market in 1958 and was available until about 1967. When you turn the handle, the little rollers move....!

To view the full listing, click on the following link:

Kaybot Plaster Plate Of Fruit
It may have one or two nibbles in the rim, but this plaster plate of fruit is still gorgeously vibrant in colour. There is something so nostalgically childlike about vintage plaster food that you just don't get with modern reproduction food these days....don't you think? It would have originally been created for the 1/16th scale dolls house but is a little exaggerated in size, measuring in at 11/4" in diameter so could be suitable for the 1/12th scale dolls house too.
This can be found on the following link:

And Finally....

This vintage tin wireless has just been added to the Antique 1/12th Scale Living Room page on KT Miniatures. Age and exact make unknown, but certainly of considerable age and at the very least has to be from the 1950s? This could also be used in the 1/16th scale dolls house.
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