1/26/10

I promised to revisit some of the original inhabitants of this beautiful dollhouse...
Q's animals have given it a new life...
..but my mum brought out a box especially for me, to wander back through the memories of my childhood. I believe that this rocker and the seesaw below were from a special toystore in Aspen that some friends took us to.
Some of the dolls were from Europe, and I think some of them were from a wonderful store in Woodstock called the Gilded Carriage, which still exists though I'm not sure they still carry dollhouse items.
The dolls are a bit the worse for wear, and some have been altered over the years by small hands,
but there's a beauty to things that have been reshaped by the imagination and loving hands of children over so many years.
These dolls populated so many stories and imagined adventures over the years, their soles worn down by treading the paths of many a glimmering fantasy world. I can no longer remember the stories, or the worlds that they wandered, by I hope they do...dreaming away in their box in my mother's attic.

7 comments:

Vivian M said...

Oh I hope they stay out of the attic and come play with your little one more often!

Snowflowers Mum said...

truly magical

jammersunshine said...

That is beautiful and touching.

MotherMotherOcean said...

that is just so super cool.

sarahthefantastic said...

You noticed, I guess, that one looks just a leetle bit like the Q! : )

Yoli said...

This is such a sentimental post to me. My aunt was puppeteer and her and my uncle would make little stages for me along with puppets. It all seemed so magical to me. I could not take any of them out of the country when I left but the memories remain.

I love your little house built with love and skill by your parents.

monica said...

You have so many beautiful things in your life...The prints are spectacular, better than I imagined. I can't wait to have them framed and hung. Jasmine loves them too--she thought they all looked like her. Monica