Welcome to Lundby Lane

This blog chronicles The Life and Times on Lundby Lane...

It is a continuing saga of the events & goings on of the little people (peeps) and their amazing adventures.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

New Things

Who doesn't love a bargain?

I can't afford gobs of money on new things but I can rejoice when I get a real deal. I love to exclaim "SCORE" when I find things I want for a very reasonable price. I hosted a two day community garage sale the weekend after the Estate Sale. I was able to wander to the neighbors garages to see what they had. Oh Joy! I found a deal. A nice gentleman had a vintage diorama that included a cheap plastic china cabinet that was loaded with tiny goodies. I negotiated to a final price of $4.00.

Upon returning to my garage it took less then two minutes to pry the back of that diorama open to reap the bounty of tiny treasures. On the dressing table all the items displayed were inside the cheap cabinet. I love the blue swans on the mirror and the other two items. This group of items are all silver and Marta seems to like them also.

Also inside the diorama were two plastic side tables with tiny treasures glued to them. I usually don't like glue but these will stay as is. The orange jello dish on the coffee table is not new to me. The coat hanger up against the wall is brittle plastic but can be used. The lamp is not new to me. The retro wood love seat and coffee table were eBay wins. I usually don't get these because I always get outbid. These two items were listed as "Retro doll house furniture" and did not have the word LUNDBY in the description. Even those items are mostly found by collectors and I do not get them.

The rug in the photo is Lundy but not new to me. Now the gentlemen who had the diorama told me he had another one exactly the same and that I could have it also for $4.00. Last heard he still hasn't located it. Eventually he will find it and then another one of my precious dolls can have the same fine accessories for their nice home.

Credits: Lamp, Rug, Wood love seat and coffee table are Lundby. Items that were removed from the diorama are either Chrysnabon or hand made using beads and trinkets.

Item #3 you don't know about me. I am not afraid of hard work. Everything I have is due to my own hard work. The rewards of working hard and getting something you want is immeasurable. My first job was working at a Hot Dog place during high school. I had to walk one mile to get to school and after school I would walk two miles to get to work. Thanks to everybody and your very nice comments. I am currently working very hard to reach some awesome goals.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

What's for dinner Martin?

What's for dinner Martin?

Martin is wondering what is going on on Lundby Lane. He has noticed that no big Peeps have stopped by lately to see what they are up too.

Estate Sale Update:

It took two months to gently clean over 2,000 pieces of crystal items, glassware and I sorted approximately 1,500 pieces of jewelry. The Estate Sale was incredible hard work but worth it as it was a success. The most challenging part was that we had to remove everything we wanted from the living areas and secure it in storage locations. We kept all the good stuff but that meant that literally everything had to be gone through. The work does not stop now though. We are waiting for a donation company to come and pack the balance of items so the house will be empty. Then the remodeling work begins. Hubby and I will be settling in after the remodel is done. Then we have our home to fix up and sell.

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Item #2 you don't know about me: The end result of all this hard work is that I will have a whole room just for my doll houses and dolls. Yes, I will have my own doll house room!!! The sign on the door will say "No adults allowed." I am doing everything is my power to achieve this goal.

The above photo is what the room looked like prior to any sorting of items. Today the room doesn't look much different other than some of the smaller items and the wall hangings have been purchased during the sale. There is also a good sized walk in closet which I will use for storage of my tiny treasures. I am determined to have the best doll house room I possibly can.

This room has not been painted in 25 years. I would love to hear any ideas about paint color that goes with Doll Houses. I haven't even thought about that yet nor do I have a clue what would look best.

Note: This was mom's store all room. The drawers were filled with old paperwork. The sofa is ancient and didn't sell. The furniture is from the 1960's. The closet was full to the brim with all sorts of stuff. If you love your children start cleaning things now. Mom grew up in the Great Depression and didn't learn how to throw things out. God Bless her though. For every ten items that were garbage there was one item that was a treasure.

Happy Day to YOU!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Primitive Doll House Furniture

A long, long time ago a carpenter built me a home made doll house. The photos below are of the Primitive Doll House Furniture I made out of balsa wood. When the carpenter went out of my life so did the doll house but the furniture stayed with me.

The old handmade doll house furntiure was put away in a box for two decades. Today Marta and her son Gus took a look at it and laughed and laughed. Then they rushed home to appreciate all the fine Lundby furnishings they have.

This is #1 in the list of 10 things you don't know about me. I was almost 20 years old when I made these items. I had no training and no idea what I was doing. Had I applied for a job on the Lundby Design team they would have chucked and giggled I'm sure but maybe I would have gotten a job because I showed potential. We shall never know.

Credits: The Dolls - Marta and her son Gustav (Gus) are by Lundby. Room box is by Ikea.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

The Estate Sale

Martin and Mary take the wagon and head over to an Estate Sale advertised as HUGE.
Mary comments to Martin that she thought HUGE would mean a lot of items.

Martin tells Mary that the word HUGE actually means LARGE.

Martin checks out an old German thermometer while Mary is inspecting a brass key holder.

Martin and Martin make their way into the jewelry room. Mary sure loves all the vintage jewelry.

Closer up Mary asks Martin if "The Incredible Shrinking Machine" is working."
She would like him to shrink some items for her.

Mary checks her box of money and continues to look around for some special items.


Credits: My mom passed earlier this year. She had collected for many years. The photos above are of the Estate Sale that is being set up. My little peeps have found many useful tiny treasures. The big beeps (hubby and I) have also found many treasures that we are keeping.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Hogarins left some Photos

These photos were found on my camera. They must have been taken by Rigoberta and Felipe when they were visiting recently. I will attempt to figure out just where these happy looking dolls were when they took all the photos.

Now for the first photo they must have gone to the local space center.

Rigoberta must have gone to do laundry.

Looks like the local goat came in and scared her.

Oh, this photo is from the park with the statues.

This photo must be from the boardwalk. Felipe looks mesmorized by a cicada shell.

Dear Felipe and Rigoberta,
Call me at 1-800-Got-Dolls if you want me to send you copies of your photos.
Love, Millie

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Nickie Signs up for Basketball

Nickie has signed up for Basketball at School.
He picked out his own uniform!
Nickie is pretty smart because he thinks his uniform is a little big. Then again Nickie isn't too smart because he thinks his uniform is only a little bit too big. How do you think he will do?