Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wooden Dolls

Left to right;  Pennywood is 29cm high she came with a paper clothes pattern for the purchaser to make the clothes.  Next doll was made by R. E. Jeffreys, my uncle, in 1985 as a special request.  It came without a face so I painted the face on.  It is 29cm high. The one wearing a blue floral dress and bonnet has a painted pink face and arms and I brought it in 1985 undressed.  It is 28cm high and I was told it was made by a lady in New Zealand.   The one on the far right was made by my uncle in 1985 at the same time as the other wooden doll and she also came without a face so I painted the face.   It is 26.5cm high.

Mary lou dolls.  The one on left has a cream head, which could have originally been white and is 17cm from head to feet.   The one on right is 18cm long from head to feet.  I also have one with a pink head.

 XV An Antique Peg Doll Looking Through A Miniature Rosewood Chest. This blank card has Ward Mason Hill Design 1996, made in New Zealand on the back.


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wooden Pull Along Toys

Thelma and Serene are looking at the wooden pull along toy display.

The first one they look at is an elephant.

Next is the big red and pink rabbit.

Serene gives the duck a cuddle.

Serene and Thelma sit down and play with the friendly dog.

Serene and Thelma climb on the Buzzy Bee Twirly Whirly to have a ride.   The  rabbit has no wheels so he can't pull them along.

The ladybird would give them a ride if she could fly, but she can't.

They can't climb on the turtle's back.  The turtle was made in 2010.

The grasshopper has strong back legs but his back is too narrow for them to sit on for a ride.

This is another friendly dog the girls can pat.

These dogs tell Thelma and Serene that there is only one more toy to see.

The last toy is a push along toy.   The drummer boy plays his drum when he is pushed along.