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.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Toxic Goat and his Christmas House

The Toxic Goat would like to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas.

The poor but happy Goat is so old his coat glows in the dark and is from the days when toxic things were used to paint cast goats. The goat does love his little house though.

(House is antique, German and in fair to good condition.)
Mary and Martin would also like to wish you a Very Merry Christmas.
They are reflecting upon glorious memories and are filled with gratitude. They are living in the moment enjoying some peace, serenity and are about to rip open each others Christmas gift.

All the Lundby Peeps want to wish you a Very Merry Christmas.

Photo below is of my curiou cabinet that has four glass shelves with a mirror in the back. The mirror and glass made it very difficult to take photos. The photo below is from the top of the cabinet looking down at all four shelves. Each shelf has a different miniature Xmas scene.

Each scene has little dolls that want to wish you all a


Saturday, July 30, 2011

A LUNDBY Wedding

The Happy Couple.

Now hubby and I were spiritually married long ago.

We finally decided to make it legal.

It was a great way to allow some elder relatives to have the time

of their life planning and preparing. Happy Summer Everybody.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Meet the Meyers

Yes, a new family.
Just more Peeps in Peepville where taxes are low, jobs are good, and people keep moving in.
Let's meet the Meyers Family
(Thanks so much Rebecca! I just love them.)
We have Dad, Earl.
Mom is called Ermie.
Handsome young lad is named Ernie.
And the precious daughter is referred to as Emma.

They came to town because they wanted to start a Barber Shop along with a Beauty Shop. Be sure to notice Earl's hair because his lovely wife Ermie takes care of it for him. She uses lots of hair care products and always tells him never to look into the mirror and that he always looks terrific. No, she has no training but takes great pleasure in thinking she knows whats she is doing. Earl isn't trained to be a barber either but he once used a razor successfully so he figured he was good to go.

The new shop is a buzz with patrons on Opening Day. Ernie is at the front desk scheduling appointments. Emma is organizing the shelves with items for sale.

Just look at all the people waiting.

Marta is having a consultation first and just wants a trim (lower right photo.)

Martin is very nervous about the sharp blades as he looks over Earl's spiffy, fly away hair. Earl assures him that they do have a First Aid kit on hand just in case. Martin thinks to himself that Peepville needs to staff it's volunteer fire department with Paramedics.

Credits: Shop has been set up in the Brinca Dada, Emerson House using Brinca Dada and Lundby furniture. The dolls once belonged to Rebecca. I was lucky enough to win them and she sent them to the U.S. on a tiny little boat that took quite a while but the dolls have been welcomed to Peepville and will soon have a fine home near Lundby Lane.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Privacy in the Stockholm / Mom's Danglies (Crystals)

Millie is baby sitting for Baby Jimmy at the Fjelde's Stockholm Mansion.

This little room (usually a bathroom) has always bothered me that there is no Privacy.

I used some of mom's old crystals from lamps and such to create a wall that sparkles in the light. I have made no permanent changes to the house. I really like this added sparkly, super girlie feature. At night with the house lights on it casts different hues of color. We always called these types of things (crystals) Mom's Danglies. She virtually had them all over the place.

Thanks Mom... You'll be with the Peeps always.

(Note: Mom passed just over a year ago and I am having a great time going through the little things I put aside and really enjoy adding some creative pieces to the doll houses.)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Tiny Perfume Bottles

After I got all the glue off my fingers I could sit back and look at my handy work. My little peep doll Mary is such a girlie girl and loves different perfumes yet she only had a few bottles. Now she has a dresser top full of a nice assortment for every day use and any special occasion.

Mom left me with some vintage Spinel Earrings that I was sure I would never wear due to them being clip on or screw on types of earrings. I kept looking at them and wondering what to do with them. I have a big tub of mom's old jewelry and also had little bags of parts and pieces.

I took the earrings apart and learned what Spinel actually was. Definition: a hard glassy mineral consisting of an oxide of magnesium and aluminum; occurs in various colors that are used as gemstones. These stones she had were all clear. So I took apart the earrings and lined up the individual stones that have many cuts so are very detailed.

I sorted through the old bit and pieces and found some single earrings and other stones to use for caps. I love reusing items and now mom has another place amongst the little peeps on Lundby Lane.

First and second photos show all the tiny perfume bottles Mary now has. Third and fourth photos show all the bottles I made from mom's old jewelry. Once I got the glue off my King Kong size hands I sat back and admired the tiny bits and pieces of a fine lady who will always be with me and all have a place in Peepville.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

It must have Snowed Last Night

Yes, we are still digging out but it's getting better. I can't believe the neighbor saw me out in the front yard playing in the pile of snow with tiny things. I was giggling. I hope these photos give you a chuckle too. To create these scenes I dug out a bit of snow and then placed my vintage small Marx Bar-M Ranch atop the pile and then added the snow back. After checking my photos I immediately took all minis back inside to dry them out.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Antique Cass Co. OR Converse Doll House

Please say Hello to Nancy and Ronnie.
One day a trailer showed up in Peepville with an old house on it and here they are.
We now have new residents living on Ardmore Avenue.
Welcome to Peepville all the Lundby dolls exclaimed.
This post details a Cass Co. or Morton E. Converse all wood, antique doll house. It was acquired from an eBay seller. On the side door of the house written in pencil is "Mildred Byrd's Doll House". I spotted this historical information when cleaning the house. The seller could only tell me that this house came from near York, PA. Per the doll house book (Antique & Collectible Dollhouses - page 145) this could be dated to somewhere around the late 1920's. I am so pleased to be the new owner.
Photos below are of early set up and trying to figure things out so the new peeps could have a nice home to reside in.

I cut out a page from an Art Work book and used it for the back wall. I turned the house upside down and taped in some lighting.

I added some paper wall paper using painters tape. I fit a full size piece of carpet and just laid it on the floor. I have made no permanent changes to this antique house so I can easily return to it's natural state. For me this house is all about the antique chair and ottoman you see in the photo below. These pieces are the oldest doll house items I have and this house is the oldest doll house I have so I wanted them to become one. I tried to collect as many older doll house items as possible to furnish it.

So I started and things were not lining up or fitting how I wanted. I ended up taking many things from other houses on Ardmore Avenue and even on Lundby Lane.

I think I've got it to my liking. Poor Ronnie and Nancy were sitting on the porch the whole time and were just exhausted. I put in the sleeper sofa and they immediately took a nap.

Now the peeps are looking around and they think the bathroom is perfect.

Ronnie sure likes the kitchen and is so very hungry.

Time for lunch.
The dolls are pleased there is ample room for everything they need.

After lunch they are sitting and relaxing.

The only thing they wish they had was some real windows but are grateful for the way this house is because they are safe from storms and stay warm inside.
Photo below is a close up of the details which are printed directly on the wood.

Top Left: Front of house
Top Right: Side opening door
Bottom Left: Other side of house
Bottom Right: Rear of house

Living Room: Antique Kage Fireplace and Radio. Ceramic fireplace insert with hole in rear for lighting. Antique Art Nouveau Chair and foot stool. Modern Art Deco Clock on Fireplace. Lundby Sleeper Sofa.
Bathroom: Tootsie Toy Toilet, Very old ceramic bath tub. Wood Sink (?).
Kitchen: Late 60's Lundby Stove. 70's Lundby Refrigerator. Old Dol-Toi Sink. Vintage Lundby white table and two Lundby size vintage chairs.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Still Playing

I finally got the bathroom in the Brinca Dada house situated. The back of the Lundby shower is clear and I didn't want the dolls to be showering where the whole neighbor hood could see them. I used an off white new sub-way tile to block the window so the shower has a back ground.
Now my little peeps can shower in privacy.
Credits: House and Planter are by Brinca Dada. Wall hanging, rug, Tub, sink, shower and toilet are newer Lundby items. So pleased to have finally got this figured out. For now anyway...

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Spring is Coming

Mary thinks Spring is coming. I sure hope she is correct.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Lundby Dolls go to the IMAX Theater

The Lundby Dolls wanted to see the Big Game close up so they bought tickets to see it at the IMAX theater. They got great seats and the game is about to start.

Wonder who they are rooting for.

Here's the opening kick off. Go Team Go!

This team sure looks smart.

Look at that guy go. YEAH!!!!

Well , now we know who they all like. That's their Super Hero.
The thrower guy. He sure is a handsome lad.

Martin decides to buy t-shirts for everybody.

Credits: Lundby IMAX theater consists of four Brinca Dada chairs and one big TV. Dolls are of course Lundby. Winning team is the Green Bay Packers of Green Bay Wisconsin. Go Pack Go!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Antique Doll House Furniture

I search high and low and occasionally the good news is mine. I travel locally to antique stores, resale shops, attend auctions and go to as many estate sales as I can.

The table below is incredible. It has a triangular surface with three drop leafs.

It is marked Germany and I suspect very old.

It is missing one leg support but otherwise in very good condition.

Note: If you click on the collages below they will open up for full size photos.

The table is very nice also. It has a thick marble top and is labeled Germany on the underside.

The chair intrigues me with it's leather look seat cushion and seat back that feel like thick paper. It is made of different thicknesses of wood and has no markings.

Credits: All items were found just sitting on a shelf at an estate sale. They are simply too big for the Lundby's so they are being auctioned off to a good home. You can find them by clicking the link on the upper right hand corner of this blog that will take you to my online auctions.
I just love seeing, touching and being around these really great items. My intent is to share with you. If anybody has any additional information I would appreciate a comment. Every day is a good day to learn something.