Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Dolls House Eggs, Sunny Side Up!

I received my copy of The Doll Family (as blogged about by CallSmall and Diepuppenstubensammlerin) recently. It's great - I love its comments on the doll world!


Father Doll likes his eggs "sunny-side up." Mother makes them just right, never breaking the yolks. Of course, that's easy to do with doll-house eggs!

I collected up the eggs from my dolls houses. My dolls are not very well supplied with eggs! They have more cake and tea than eggs, poor things!


There are 1/16th scale eggs from the Swans' Deluxe Caroline's Home, and very large fried bacon, egg and tomatoes on toast (1 5/8" long) from the Californian bungalow style house.


The boiled eggs in eggcups and the eggs in a bowl (hugely different in scale - the eggs in the eggcups are almost an inch tall, compared to just over quarter of an inch for the eggs in the bowl!) are from the Triang 52. I haven't yet put the two fried eggs (1 1/2" long) in a house - I wonder which the lucky dolls will be? And I'd better add eggs to the dolls house shopping list!

11 comments:

  1. Good idea, Rebecca. We never have enough food in our dollshouses, as if the previous owners had eaten all , what was in the fridge.

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  2. so many miniature eggs - amazing! They must be a typical english/american/australian element of breakfast because I can't remember having eggs in my doll's homes...

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  3. i love eggs, even the table and chairs look like eggs !! cute....

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  4. I love all of your eggs! And they look especially good on the Fisher Price table :) So glad you got the book -- I hope it met your expectations!

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  5. Miniature food is so captivating, from rement back to plaster cakes. There is just something so fun about it.Love all the eggs. CM

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  6. Thank you all for your comments.

    Bea, yes - or the dolls never go shopping! But they don't always have shops - or in my case, my grocery shop (which I haven't yet shown) has - guess what? tea and cakes! And a few other things too, but no eggs (so far). I shall have to remedy that!

    Yes, diepuppenstubensammlerin, eggs are a very typical part of our breakfast - boiled, fried, poached, scrambled, or in an omelette, sometimes alone, or with toast, or bacon and eggs, or bacon, sausage, tomato and eggs! Perhaps not quite so much these days - but egg and lettuce sandwiches are popular for lunch, and quiche for lunch or dinner - and eggs are also used a lot in cooking - sponge cakes, meringues, etc. So it's good to have eggs in the dolls house too. German dolls houses and shops probably have more kinds of sausage than we would - and the packaged goods differ between the US and Britain/Australia, as well as from Germany!

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  7. Hi Christine, they do, don't they? I found them when I was looking for eggs, and thought they'd be good - such an egg yolk colour, as well as an egg shape!

    Thanks, Callsmall - I love the book, the pictures as well as the story, with its asides to the child reader/hearer. I don't have an egg side table as you do - but realised how much the Fisher Price table and chairs look like eggs!

    Hi CM, it is fascinating, isn't it? The vintage pieces are a reminder of the traditional kinds of meals we used to eat, and the Rement pieces show modern, multicultural cuisines. I don't have much rement yet, and no food - maybe one day!

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  8. Lynne the LurkerJuly 1, 2010 at 7:38 PM

    I have a little clear box with a tiny basket of cherries, and cherry-related products like cordial and jam. Now I want eggs...

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  9. Oh yum! Now I want cherries! What a good idea for a fruit-related post!

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  10. I don't know how many times I have looked at this posting and everytime I get "hongry" for breakfast! And your answer to diepuppenstuebensammlerin made me wish I had someone to cook for me. I also feel bad for my little peeps because they usually have empty plates. :(
    Thank you for not having "grits" on your little plates (yes, a new word for you to look up!)I may be from the US south, but I don't like grits!

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  11. Love the set on the painted tray. I have never seen this before, so thank you for sharing.

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