There is a miniature doll/toy shop that lives on a shelf in my dining room. Many years ago, I purchased a set of 8 wooden plate chargers that I was going to paint and decorate for dinner parties. I still own 8 unfinished chargers. One of them lives under this display.
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At the back, there’s a hutch that holds tiny dolls, animals and flowers. The sleigh on the middle shelf carries a miniature, hand-carved, jointed, wooden doll. The bunnies next to the sleigh are hand-painted velvet.
The sides hold a collection of antique and new dolls, including Raggedy Ann and Ann Estelle. A lovely fashion doll reigns on a pedestal.
The tiniest doll is only 1/2″ (12 mm) tall. She and Peter Pan are hand-sculpted and painted, artist porcelain dolls.
This tiny “Jumeau Paris Bebe”, artist doll wears her signature Jumeau chemise.
Her box is appropriately labelled.
There’s a tiny, handmade baby in her christening gown and a sweet rag doll.
A petite fairy hovers over all.
There are several antique, miniature, all-bisque dolls in the display. Some, like this boy, wear their original crocheted clothing. Some of them need clothes.
A beautiful, handmade wooden rocking horse is displayed in front of a tiny, furnished doll house.
Since the display is near my kitchen and is impossible to dust, it stays under a large glass dome.
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