Wednesday, 1 June 2016

A New Addition To The Antique Toy Shop...And Other Little Snippets Of This & That!

It has been a while since I last posted on here...unfortunately real life has been getting in the way, but all is fine and dandy once again now.
I was delighted to have visited Kensington Dolls House Festival earlier in May and as mentioned in previous post with regards to the contents of my old toy shop, I did manage to make another acquisition from Teeny Weeny Teddies. Oh, I wish I had had more money to spend though....there was just so much to delight, although his stock was unsurprisingly somewhat depleted by the time I got to his stand on the Saturday afternoon! There is just something rather special about Dave Pennant's weeny toys, they look so old and realistic.
I succumbed this time to an "antique" dolls house doll (she is the tiny doll on the right), who now sits in her new home on the green chair alongside the lovely overseas artisan made dolls house doll that was previously purchased from KDF (doll on the left). The tiny "antique doll" has moveable limbs, her dress has been made from old fabric and she is extremely delicate looking. As also mentioned in the previous post, Dave does not have a website but you can contact him by email: or ring: 07932 707 441 

Workshop This Saturday....
Kits are all ready and waiting, endless components have been cut and packed. Pages and pages of instructions now printed. 
This is what we will be early 1900s German style shop, either in 1/12th scale or 1/24th scale. We are very much looking forward to meeting the ladies who are booked to come to this, our first session of the summer workshops. Should be fun! Robin and I made a quick dash over to the Bicester workshop venue the other day. There appears to be a new road layout (there is always so much building going on down there), so if you are coming off the motorway end (M40), you must not turn at the brand new set of traffic lights which takes you into an enormous brand new Tesco (wow it looks big), but simply carry straight down to the first roundabout and then turn back on yourself...the venue is on that other side of the dual carriageway.

 c1930s-1950s Britains Lead Garden Gate, Tree Trunk & Rockery
These were the new additions that were put up for sale a few days ago now. 
I adore this old Britain's lead garden gate and hedge set piece.  If you have a back opening old dolls house, this would look fantastic sitting at the front, it simply oozes nostalgia.
The swing open gate is attached to a side pillar via tiny hooks. It is so very 1930s!
There is this curious old Britains lead tree trunk. Am sure this could be used in an imaginative way with certain old dolls houses, or perhaps you could start up your own antique Britains Lead Garden scene.

There are also various quite versatile painted lead rockery pieces, which can be used on their own or joined together to suit. The hole in the top of one of the step pieces is assuminglya touch of metal fatigue, but most of the other separate components are in reasonably good condition. 
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Giac said...

Hello Celia,
I am glad you enjoyed the show. The doll you purchased is just wonderful. such great detail!
Have fun during class, I'm sure everyone will love the project.
Big hug

KT Miniatures said...

Thanks for taking the time to comment Giac, as always. Yes, Teeny Weeny Teddies tiny dolls house toys are amazing. Celia