Sunday, August 23, 2015

Annabelle answers her letters......

I pulled out some of my other props of Bespaq including my Queen Anne desk so Annabelle could answer some of her letters. A long time ago I made her a set of cards, sealed letters with wax, cards and envelope sets with tied silk ribbons, and envelopes with letters inside. I had read that some fashion dolls came with stationary sets that even included inkwells and writing pens, so I decided to make my own stationary set for Annabelle, which was easy. 

Here she is settling down to an afternoon of writing, with a cup of tea.














The desk is a little out of scale- it is actually 1:4 scale and sized to fit Tonner dolls, Sybarites, and 16-17  inch dolls. But that is the great thing about playing with scale- and French fashion dolls- you can fool the eye. The chair is a Bespaq chair given to me by my mentor, Pitt Ginsburg many years ago and a gift I treasure very much. It works pretty seamlessly in this scene. Because she is so chunky she works with this desk pretty well and it just looks like an over elaborate piece of furniture. 







Here are some better photos of the chair and Annabelle at the desk.
The lamp on the desk is a pencil sharpner off of Ebay; you can get these in lots, I believe they were put out under the name of Holly Hobbie? I purchased a bunch of them in a lot for dirt cheap and got such things as this lamp, a coffee grinder, a scale, and other Victorian items I was looking for. They are quite useful in period scenes and Western scenes. The keys are a dollhouse miniature item, I think. 
Enjoy the pics!~Lisa

9 comments:

All4 Barbie said...

Hello from Spain: I really like your doll. Your photos are great. Keep in touch.

Sam said...

What a sweet setting. I can really imagine her writing letters at her beautiful desk.
I must say that I LOVE Annabelle's blouse. It really suits her.

billa's dolls and fashions said...

Wonderful photosession Lisa, I love all the details, I look forward for the new rooms you'll make for her.
I adore everything victorian!

Lisa Neault said...

Thank you all for your kind comments, I greatly enjoy them! Sam, the blouse was made by a lady at a doll show who makes alot of clothing for bluette, and french fashion dolls, Ginny that I regularly buy from each year. Her skirt was also purchased from her too, as well as her black jacket in the previous posts. I have her card about in my files somewhere. Her sewing is so much better than mine!
Billa, I love all things Victorian too! I want to do a 1900's kitchen for her and have all the stuff to do it with, just haven't purchased the foamcore and made the walls and all. I have a stove, cream seperator, table, etc. Everything needs to be made a little sturdier and I need some chairs that would go around the table that would fit Annabelle and not be so suited to Barbie. Back to ebay, lol..Some of that Ginny furniture would probably work.

Phyllis said...

Lisa, this is really great! If you hadn't said anything about the furniture being in different scales, I would not have noticed. This scene fits you Annabelle very well!

Lisa Neault said...

thank you Phyllis!

Farrah Lily said...

Fantastic photos, Lisa! I love the whole setting and feel you've created. What a great piece of your collection. :)

Winkel's Crazy Ideas said...

What a sweet doll, love her gentle expression. I had a pencil sharpener lamp like that in the 80's. It stood in my 1:6 scale dollhouse. Believe I bought it lose with other stationary items. Wonder where it got to. I still have the pencil sharpener telephone. Pam in Norway

Vanessa said...

Great job on the stationery. Love these Annabelle posts. The dio is just perfect for her. You often see oversized desks in real homes, so I think the scale works fine.