An outing to Goring with Liz is always the occasion for a browse around the Antique Emporium there. These are the little finds that I made yesterday - two dear little 1930's dolls dressed in Bavarian costume, a china bath and sink, and the tiniest doll in my collection. You can see the scale by the fact that the fifty pence piece in the picture measures 1 inch (2.5 cm) across. (And each of the items did not cost much more than that coin).
What amazes me is the fact that someone *knitted* the little dress that the baby doll sitting in the sink is wearing! I was told by the lady in the shop that it would probably have been on the same sort of knitting pins that she used "during the War" for knitting her own stockings - "until the Yanks arrived and brought packets of silk ones with them"!
These little babies will find a home in one of my 1/16th scale houses. Time to sort out and reorganise the 23 dolls houses that I now own, when I return from you-know-where - they need a more permanent display than where most of them are stacked in an outbuilding right now.
What is everyone doing in the mini world at the moment? I am planning to bring miniature glass back from Venice - and will need a room box at least to display it all. Hmm - I feel a winter project coming on!