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 20, 2015

Felicity's bed...a lucky find!

While on a visit to my favorite consignment shop, Through the Garden Gate Antiques, I found in one of the consignment booths, Felicity's bed. It had been marked down to $65 and I cannot tell you how surprised I was to see it there. So I brought it home. It is is in near perfect, mint condition- all its linens, curtains, ties, all intact. 

I decided to go ahead and take some great pictures of it with my Bespaq pieces so you could see it in a diorama setting. It looks so REAL ! Felicity is pleased as punch and so is Gracie, my camera loving bjd.

The bed by itself.

Felicity loves her room even if it is a temporary setup for now. My Bespaq pieces look wonderful with it. It will be so nice to get the new doll room set up which is in the process and the shelves built so I can have these pieces displayed. 

Gracie looks wonderful beside it, I know Tonner dolls would look fabulous, especially the Anne de Leger and the Pirates of the Caribean dolls dressed in 18th century dress. 
Enjoy- this makes me want to start sewing Felicity and Gracie more dresses....

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Annabelle's new wig and other goodies...

Annabelle got her new wig and some other goodies as well this weekend. 

The wig is a strawberry blonde versus a honey blonde like it was described and the curls are very all over the place but it makes her endearing. I thought it would match the color in her previous wig that she came with, which is a much fairer blonde and more closely matches the drawings of Annabelle in the book A is for Annabelle by Tasha Tudor but it does not. But I do like it and think it makes her adorable looking. 

The croquet mallets with their matching balls are perfect and from Byer's choice off of Ebay. Alot of Byer's choice items , in their accessories are scaled to fit 12 inch or 15 inch french fashion dolls, you just have to pay careful attention to the measurements. I have lusted after the carriage but do not think this would work for her as the carriage is not tall enough, though it is a wonderful prop for her to stand outside of.  I will be getting another pattern to make her croquet outfit with and I know exactly what fabric I will be using, just need to find the correct hat.

The Gildebrief pattern books I ordered also arrived, and so I am all set to make her simple dresses, especially the one for fall. Annabelle needs a nice fall dress to go walking about the park and having picnics in, as well as going to apple harvests and pumpkin festivals. 

These two magazines have a 2 part article series called " 1 governess and 6 cousins at a picnic" where some ladies used one pattern with different variations of sleeves, belts, pleats and shawls, coats, etc to give a simple dress different looks. I think the plaid dress is just adorable and I have a plaid challis that will be perfect for her fall outfit. So looks like I have some sewing to do!
Please be sure to check out my other blog- The One Sixth Scale Dollhouse

Thank you!