Welcome to Pumpkin Hill.....

Welcome to Pumpkin Hill Studios, where I create in the smaller side of life, and also sell on Ebay
For more of what I sell on Ebay, visit this link at my Ebay store Pumpkin Hill Studios https://www.ebay.com/str/pumpkinhillstudios

I specialize in antique & vintage Dolls and toys, dollhouse miniatures, Barbie, Fashion dolls, fashion doll furniture, antique and vintage China, Glass, and high quality art collectibles and other unique items.


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Dixie goes exploring...

I have sadly neglected Dixie lately....so I took her with me on a walk at Lewis Ginter Botanical gardens and took some photos. It is a fairytale place, with tons of nooks and crannies that pixies love to build their homes. I keep thinking when I walk there that I will see the Borrowers, or Beatrix Potter's characters, or mice building their little homes in roots of the trees...yeah- very active imagination I have!

These photos were taken on a 100 year old Elm Tree that the Gardens has preserved.

I have an account at Paperback Swap and recently acquired 'Midnight in the Dollhouse' which is a very good book for those that enjoy stories, any story, about dolls and dollhouses. I have quite a collection of books like this, and have enjoyed them all of my life, ever since I was a young kid sitting in front of my dollhouse creating and playing. My good friend Wendy of Norm's Dollhouse has a new blog- Midnight in the Dollhouse and this book is what I think her blog was named for- after she read the book. I saw her post on Facebook and got the book from paperback swap.

Paperback swap is a great place to swap out your old books in good condition, receive credits for books others have posted. You can even print postage from your computer on the site and it has directions for wrapping the books. I have a full bookshelf and am steadily cleaning out books I don't read anymore. I have belonged for a few years now and have found some great books. I have another book when the Dolls Woke and am looking forward to adding it to my dollhouse book collection. 

I will try to take some more pics of the tinies and hope you enjoy exploring Paperbackswap!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Quiet on the Set! Sunday Morning....

Shhh! They are filming!

I am watching and helping Lisa with the lighting of the doll town in the doll room. Lisa has been steadily organizing and you can read more about it on her blog The One Sixth Scale Dollhouse . She has come a long way in a few days on her doll room organization project. Here are some more pics...

I love watching filming on the set!

Back to us tinies, Well, it's about to get crowded in the one room dollhouse. Lisa found Miss Hitty in a pile of clothing in the other dollhouse, as well as Wren in a teacup! (I know...dolls in teacups and piles of fashion doll clothing! What next? ) So I may very well move out and let Hitty Darling live with Maizie and Wren and have my own room somewhere else. For those of you who don't know who Hitty Darling is, she is a small replica of a wooden doll from Hitty: the first Hundred years. There are lots and lots of Hitty Collectors out there. 

Here is a photo of Hitty with her little gingham dress and red cape on. She's really very nice and keeps us straight, and worries about us not eating home cooked meals since Maizie and I like ice cream and cake and hamburgers...but she makes great pies...that Hitty is a great pie maker! 

Oh well, later- and have a Happy Sunday!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Doll Room...

Many of you might have been wondering where I have been. Haven't been on Facebook either. Most of the time, I have just been hanging around watching the dollhouse real estate get sold off. The human is organizing, and one of her problems is she can't bear to part with any of us dolls...and she also can't stop bringing new ones home. Mostly those fashion dolls who do not eat very much...
so Maizie, Minuette and I are the only tiny dolls hanging about. Wren is around, but she hangs out mostly with Marigold and she has all the work of Finch Express to do each day.

Here we are in the big dollhouse- the Manor.  That's where we have been stuck a good while while our new house is made ready.
So here I am hanging on the front porch.

It's ok, but the reason we are going to be squeezed into the old one room school house is because I just found out our nice house that has been remodeled, will now be the home of the vintage Dawn dolls.

Say what??? But since the other two big dollhouses have left, the schoolhouse is where we are at. Luckily there are beds and tables in plenty, just not houses.

It looks pretty dusty in there...it certainly is on this front porch! And the door has no doorknob!Guess we just go right on in...

There's some leftover items, but we can manage. For now. But Lisa has agreed to let me take back over the blogging thing, to keep me busy and out of her way. She has felt bad about not spending that much time with me, and has promised to make it up to me by taking me to a fairytale place with lots and lots of picture takinglI can hardly wait!