Sharing a love of Dolls House Miniatures - and making time for other creative crafts and the garden.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Little Vintage Toyshop....and ....A Game of Boules

I love it when I receive photographs of my dolls and our other items in the scenes they were destined for - and I've just received this super picture of the two 1/24th scale French boules players featured recently on my Blog.

Janet commissioned the dolls to be included in the Billericay Dolls House Club's French Village Scene and  sent the photo to me - many thanks to her and to Norman Hunter who has kindly allowed me to use his picture.  The whole scene is absolutely wonderful and was a great success at the recent exhibition.  Congratulations to all the members who created such  lovely work.

And now at last, after all the hints, I can announce that our  Nostalgia in Miniature Workshop next year will be 'THE LITTLE VINTAGE TOYSHOP'. We think this is our most exciting project so far and Celia and I are looking forward to it enormously.  We're busy building, planning and creating replica vintage toys. Celia of course is lucky enough to handle genuine vintage dolls house toys and houses all the time as Mrs KT Miniatures and let's be honest....I'm old enough to have played with some!

We are hoping that we can hold this on a Saturday in June but unfortunately aren't able to arrrange the date with the venue until early in the New Year - however we do have a Reserve List with a number of names on it already so if you're interested and would like to have the opportunity of a place before booking officially opens on our website, do contact one of us asap. This does not commit you at this time - just gives you a first chance to book.  More details will be available shortly.

 On this occasion, due the complexity and the fact that by their very nature toys are small and sometimes tiny, we are offering this in 1/12th scale only but its compact nature means it will sit on a bookshelf or mantlepiece so it is very versatile and we think it will also have wide appeal to those of you who usually  work in the smaller scales.

At £86, with a semi constructed carcass and highly detailed  frontage based on a beautiful antique miniature shop, together with kits, materials and instructions to make over 30 toys inspired by originals mostly from 1920s-30s - this could be a future heirloom. And if you're tempted to come with friends as group - a Discount may apply.

Thank you for looking


PILAR6373 said...

me encanta la escena de la petanca,es genial!!!!
Muy bonitos los avances de la juguetería.

Ilona said...

Robin, the picture of the French boules players is a feast for the eyes, it looks great!
It is a pity that I don't live in your area otherwise I would love to do a workshop of the vintage toys...
A glimpse on the above pictures promise that it will be a great workshop :D!
Hugs, Ilona

Serenata said...

Love the scene, isn't it marvellous.

My dolls house plans are currently on hold, my little family are biding their time until I have the room space to work on them and their home and fittings.

That toy shop workshop looks a lot of fun - could I tentatively put my name down please?

Robin said...

Oh lovely comments! Thank you ladies.
Would be lovely to see you at the workshop Seranata - I'll email you and add you to the list.

Elizabeth S said...

Your little bowlers are beautifully placed and it must give you so much satisfaction to see them in this wonderful setting! :D
Your workshop looks like it will be a great deal of fun. The tiny train I also remember, from way back when. It connected with magnets between the cars. That was from a time when children actually got down on the ground to play and have fun. :))

Fabiola said...

Beautiful scene. I like the tiny train.