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, 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.