Sunday, December 25, 2011

Seasons Greetings!

Where did the last two months go?! I don't really know, apart from being very busy with work, and getting an issue of Dolls Houses Past and Present magazine out (I wrote an article about dolls houses and interior design / home planning, and a book review). Now it's Christmas, and I'm staying in Sydney with my sister. So I thought I'd do a quick post to wish everyone a very happy Christmas ~ happy Hanukkah ~ happy Winter Solstice ~ happy Summer Holidays ~ happy end of 2011!

These images are from catalogues which I have scanned and uploaded to flickr. This one is from the Comptoir General de la Bimbeloterie catalogue for Christmas 1952 -

And here is one from an Épis d'Or Catalogue - no date, but probably mid 1960s:

This one from the Swiss shop Grand Passage is dated 1966. It has a Magic Roundabout theme:

and some lovely miniatures:

This one, as you can see, is much earlier - it's an Australian catalogue from 1933:

It also has some lovely dolls houses inside, although not the one shown on the back cover!

I hope you all have a pleasant time with friends and family - and receive lots of lovely dolls house gifts! :-)


  1. those are some great images! merry Christmas. x

  2. Love these! Merry Christmas and Happiest of New Year's.

    Thank you for all your work on Dollhouses Past and Present. You are an editor extroidinaire! CM