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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Bernard Lighthouse & Greenhouse

Joyce Bernard, a distant relative, sent me a few pictures of some of her other projects.
She created this lighthouse from a kit.  She said the light in the top actually works.


 She made the slicker and the hat in the entry from scratch!

This last picture shows the living room decorated for Christmas.  
She used under counter lights to illuminate each room.




Another project to pass the time in Nebraska was this greenhouse kit.


Here is a view of the interior with the roof removed.  Notice each of the plants in different stages of growth.



If you missed the Bernard Victorian House she and her husband created, click HERE


Saturday, February 22, 2014

Bernard Victorian House

I had the pleasure of meeting some distant relatives from Nebraska last weekend.  I was able to show her and her husband my miniature collection and they sent me pictures of a house they have have built.


Jess and Joyce have built this beautiful Victorian house from scratch!

Joyce noted that the needlepoint rug in the entry was from a friend.


The flowers on the coffee table came from Hawaii







The library is located on the third floor


 This photo shows the third floor nursery and covered porch




 One of the items in the collection is this tiny model ship in a case. 
A great idea for a future project.

This view shows the attic which includes the sewing room, a few misc pieces and how the house is wired.  We are hoping to go visit them this summer and see the house in person.  Thanks Joyce and Jess for the great project and the great photos.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

One More Tynietoy Chair

I purchased this Tynietoy Victorian chair towards the end of last year and it just arrived today and after a trip to my old address and back.  Oops!


The Victorian Chair was sold as part of 3 different room groups and it could also be purchased for individually as #229 Victorian Straight for $1.10 


I have posted some scans from the 1927 catalog for reference.  As pointed out on another website - A dollar may appear to be cheap by todays standards, but it 1927, it was also the price of hotel room for the night!





The rest of my Tynietoy Collection can be found by clicking HERE


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day

Love is in the air!


I recently won this 3/4"scale wooden bathroom set in an auction on ebay.  The seller had it listed with a few other sets of furniture by KAGE.  I am not aware that Kage produced any bathroom sets, but it appears to be the same scale and same age.


I will keep researching and see what I can find out.  If any of you know anything about this set, please let me know.  Although it is hard to see in the photo, the hamper has a 45 degree lines scored into it and the piece in front is scored to look like a medicine cabinet.  I am glad to find a bathroom set so the residents of my KAGE collection can have a bathroom of their own.  

My KAGE collection can be seen by clicking HERE.