Thursday, December 31, 2020

Happy New Year!


                          Happy New Year! Hello 2021 - Good-bye 2020! 

                    The countdown to the New Year will begin soon- and 

             Poppy is standing by the piano all dressed up and celebrating!

        Vintage Ken is belting out the tunes on an antique Piano in a posh lounge 

while they wait for the ball to drop, meanwhile, the champagne flows........

I hope you have a safe and Happy New Year! See ya on the flip side of 2021!

Friday, December 25, 2020

Merry Christmas!

                                               Merry Christmas!

I hope whatever the day has in store for you, you take the time to breathe in  and catch the magic of the day. Christmas comes but once a year, and sometimes we get caught up in the preparations more than enjoying the joy of the day- especially with the burden of preparing food, wrapping fits, making family plans, and the burdens of the day to day work week and the worries of the world. 

So stop...and enjoy. 

Enjoy the Now of the season. the day of Christmas. Eat the cookies and egg nog  for breakfast, or that slice of pie leftover last night from Christmas Eve dinner. Save a present to open tomorrow, because, like me , you just don't want Christmas to end. Celebrate the 12 days of Christmas- which begins TODAY- and ends January 6th!!! So you can keep Christmas going for that much longer, since it only seems to last for a short period of time. Keep that Christmas tree up as long as you want- because adult-ing is a drag, and sing those Christmas carols past the new year. Enjoy yourself. 

I wish all of you a very, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Countdown to Christmas- Day 25!


                                           Countdown to Christmas- Day 25!


                            Merry Christmas- December 25th, 2020!

                        We are at the last day of our Countdown to Christmas!

                   I saved these photos - Because Jesus is the reason for the season.

 I had so much fun a few years ago, collecting the dolls , building the stable, and sewing their clothing. I had my 'town' of characters put on a Nativity pageant /play . These are some of my most treasured photos in my collection and on this blog. 

      I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

                   And may all of your dolly wishes and dollhouse dreams come true!


Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Countdown to Christmas- Day 24!


                                          Countdown to Christmas- Day 24!

                            Last minute shopping in Barbietown- at LaBelle's and 

                                the Bakery! 


Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Countdown to Christmas- Day 23!



                                       Countdown to Christmas - day 23!

     (Forgive me for posting a couple of days ahead of time- I am 

     busy, busy , busy! ) 

         W Club Cinematic Fashion Royalty doll aka Elizabeth Taylor relaxing near

            the Christmas tree....

Monday, December 21, 2020

Countdown to Christmas- Day 22 !


                                         Countdown to Christmas- Day 22!

                           The Poppys are caroling, caroling those 

                                             Christmas carols!

Countdown to Christmas- Day 21!


                                               Countdown to Christmas- Day 21!

                                     It's a Mod, Mod Christmas!

      I have been wanting to get this diorama set up for a while now. I just couldn't

 wait to to get photos of it. I still have more dolls to dress and more items to put in the scene, but wanted to include it here. I have so many props, miniatures, etc it is hard to decide what to include in a scene. There is a stack of dolls needing clothes to include in the kitchen for a Christmas cookie scene. I loved this house as a kid, and repurchased it for myself for a birthday present a few years ago. My original one has a cracked roof. 


Sunday, December 20, 2020

Countdown to Christmas- Day 20!


Countdown to Christmas- Day 20!

Christmas Shopping at LaBelle's- as only the ladies can do!

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Countdown to Christmas- Day 19!



                         Countdown to Christmas- Day 19!

               Misty Hollows Poppy Parker & Pretty Bird Poppy Parker 

            are decorating to coordinate with their outfits, with a little help 

             from Mops the wonderPug! 

Friday, December 18, 2020

Countdown to Christmas- Day 18!


                               Countdown to Christmas- Day 18!

                                        The Fashion Royalty ladies are decorating the 

                                tree, in their evening & Cocktail attire!

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Countdown to Christmas- Day 17!


                                 Countdown to Christmas- Day 17!

      Santa and Barbie in white Christmas attire in the snow in front of the 
      Gothic Mansion at Christmas, with the trees all lit up. These are some of 
      my holiday favorites! Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Countdown to Christmas- Day 16!


                                    Countdown to Christmas- Day 16!

                                      GI Joe and Tommy are unwrapping their 'loot' on Christmas day and it is harder to tell who is more excited, the big boys or the small ones! The Joes can't get over the fact they have received 1:6 scale tanks, jeeps, and what they wanted for those awesome military dioramas they have wanted to build! Now to keep the kids from destroying them!

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Countdown to Christmas- Day 15!


                                Countdown to Christmas- Day 15

                              Photos of Christmas being celebrated in the One Sixth Scale Dollhouse- or otherwise known as Maison Royale. Everyone is gathered around the tree, with their gifts on Christmas day, at the wonder of Christmas. 

Monday, December 14, 2020

Countdown to Christmas- Day 14!


            Countdown to Christmas- Day 14~!

           This is a study in red- with the Poppys and Christmas Barbie all around the tree . I cannot tell you how hard it was to get this simple photoshoot together. I have been shopping for small trees of different colors and wanted to do 'colorblock' photos- only the small trees in the stores have vanished- and the stores like Hobby Lobby, Michael's, Dollar Tree, are not re-stocking. Here it is only the 13th-14th of December and there are barely any ornaments on the shelves!

I was able to find this and another tree at Target which still believes in selling small Christmas trees! The ornaments, luckily, are from my stash. I will probably have to order any unusual colored trees online. This is a 'first' . 


Sunday, December 13, 2020

Countdown to Christmas- Day 13 !


Countdown to Christmas- Day 13!

I have been watching too many Christmas movies- like the Christmas Carol- and this photo shoot was inspired by that movie- the Ghost of Christmas Past! lol !

Backstory of the Gothic Mansion Set-

The set is the front of the Gothic Mansion, when I had it set up on two 8 ft tables in my climate controlled storage unit, where I could work on my dioramas that were really large like this one. It measured 40 inches high, and about 50-60 inches wide. It also featured a staircase. One of my most intense and fun and exhausting dioramas to construct.  Because of constraints on my time, I closed my climate controlled storage unit and had to break down many of these larger dioramas and bring them home, where I work on them in my garage studio/office with my husband. Not so much room for a diorama like this to be set up on an ongoing basis. I hope you have enjoyed the pics!

Saturday, December 12, 2020