Wednesday, 24 November 2021

It May Be November, But How About A Spot Of Miniature Gardening?

Now that the weather has turned considerably colder (well here in the UK it has), how about a bit of  miniature gardening? Either alongside your old dolls house or as a stand alone miniature scene. 

1930s-1950s Britains Lead Garden

 Many of us who collect antique or vintage dolls houses do not bother about scale and just collect what we like even if it means mixing up different scale items to stand next to each other. Including these smaller 1/32 scale garden pieces, to use with our 1/16th, 1/12th or even larger scale dolls houses.  

Recently put up for sale on KT Miniatures is this antique Britains lead garden set. And at the time of writing this, it is still currently up for are all other items featured in this blog post. 

All the components that you see here are being sold as one complete set. 

So you can arrange the layout as you wish and have great fun in doing so. With so many components, you have a whole variety of options on layout. 

There are six grass squares and 26 lead crazy paving slabs. 

There are also these two lead corner flower beds and accompanying lead flowers as seen above. The flowers simply slot into the holes in the flower bed. 

Also included is a tiny lead lawnmower and lead sundial. 

The lawnmower has a removable grass box. 

There is one set of lead steps and two separate rockery pieces which can be arranged in various ways. 
The dog may not be Britains but I have included him with this garden. There are also two long balustrade walls and two balustrade corner posts. 

This little set is currently up for sale, please click on the following link for full details:

There are other lead garden bits by Britains as well as other manufacturers currently up for sale separately on KT Miniatures Garden Page...

Two Britains Lead Flower Pots & Plants
These are so tiny and would look fabulous in a dolls house. 
The flowers slot into the hole of each pot. Not sure what the plants are meant to be...possibly geraniums?

Three Britains Lead Sunflowers & Earth Mounds

There are three highly sought after sunflowers that each have a tiny mound of earth which they slot into.
Hence, once slotted in place, each sunflower stands freely. These could look great standing in front or around the back of your dolls house. They are being sold as a set of three. 

Three Britains Lead Hens & Rabbit
These three Britains lead hens are little beauties and could look fab wandering around the outside of your dolls house. The lead rabbit is of unknown make but is also rather lovely. 

Vintage John Hill & Co. Lead Table
Although around 1/32 scale, this vintage John Hill & Co lead table could have a variety of uses within a dolls house, and not just the garden. 
The table has a lovely embossed patterned top, could possibly make a cool occasional table or even a stool in an old dolls house. 

All miniature animals up for sale on KT Miniatures can be found within the Garden Page...

Such as these antique Czech glass animal charms.....they are simply lovely! These specific ones are believed to date from around the 1920s/30s. 

Blue Glass Rabbit - fully intact with diamante eyes, and metal collar with bead. 

Turquoise Glass Dog - with both diamante eyes and metal colour - I think it is meant to be a pug dog?

Lucky Black Cat - missing one of his eyes but still has metal collar and bead. 

Everything above and lots more, can currently be found on the following page:

1 comment:

Robin said...

Some super items Celia, and when it's cold and soggy outside, just the right time for a spot of indoor gardening!