A Doll’s Playroom

When people ask me if I do dollhouses as well as dolls, I usually answer yes. But, that’s not entirely true. SG has several doll houses, but I like to make individual miniature rooms without having to worry about all that necessary stuff like bathrooms and kitchens.

I showed you my doll/toy shop room a few months ago. Here’s my doll’s playroom.

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I bought the plastic gazebo at the now defunct Franks Nursery and Crafts many years ago and repainted it. It came with plastic “glass” panels, so I took it next door to the frame shop and had glass cut for it. I’ve removed the glass for these pictures and because it seriously needs dusting. I also added a turntable so it could be seen from all sides.

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The lucky, wee doll that plays here stands 4 3/4″ tall.

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She is marked on her bisque head, Halbig over K star R over Germany over some numbers I can’t read. She was made some time early in the 20th century, probably around 1920.

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She has blue sleep eyes, a mohair wig and a sweet little composition body with painted shoes and socks. Her body is marked Germany. Her original outfit consists of a tutu and satin panties decorated with pearly glass beads.

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She has many, many things to play with. The bunny in the cradle has a tiny, crocheted granny square afghan. The Pierrot was made by Maree Massey. On the table is a scrap book in progress.

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These antique German all-bisque dolls in their original crocheted costumes are waiting for their tea.

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The leather trunk holds two mini antique Frozen Charlotte china dolls.

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Noah’s ark rests on the dresser.

As I’ve mentioned before, some dolls are collectors. They just NEED so much stuff.


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A Doll’s Playroom — 3 Comments

  1. That is a lovely way to display all bisque dolls.and to find a place for all those antique and artist made minis! How does everyone else display their all bisque dolls? Maybe all of us reading this wonderful blog could post a description or maybe a photo,of our all bisque displays. I love to see other collectors dolls!!!
    I have a roombox DH and I made, of the attic scene in ” The Little Princess” where Sara makes friends with the rat. Sara is a tiny French Type and her doll is an even smaller German. I have a German tin bathroom that I use to display all my Frozen Charolottes and Charlies, who are usually naked! This is so cute!! Of course, I display a few in the arms of bigger dolls and finally I have a spiral staircase model on a turntable that is perfect for display. I think I got the idea for this from a photo in ” The Little Ones” Theriault auction catalog.oh, and I have a Playskool Pullman made of tin that I use to display some of the later all bisques.

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