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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Dolls at Tea Vignettes

In my study I have a few vignettes with five of my dolls and three little tea sets.

The first is on a skirted round table in front of the window. It shows two literary dolls, Alice on the left and Heidi on the right. Both are 11" tall made by Effanbee from their series of storybook dolls. They are seated in front of a stack of books that serves as a tea table surface.

A porcelain doll stands between them:

The top layer is a book-shaped box and under it are the books, Heidi by Johanna Spyri, and Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

On a nearby bookcase a couple other tea vignettes are displayed.

The top shelf holds a lovely porcelain doll in wicker chair with her teacup on a wicker table with a crocheted topper. The teacup is porcelain by Crown Staffordshire, made in England.
This miniature teacup is one of my very favorites:

The matching teapot rests on the very top of the bookcase, since it did not fit on the wicker table.

A blue and white dolls’ tea set rests on top of books on the second shelf.

On the shelf a wooden bench with a woven seat holds a tiny doll who sits with two dog pals.

Her tea setting rests on the shelf below:

These vignettes all reflect great buys. The round table, tablecover, crocheted doilies and the doll tea sets are from local gift of thrift shops. The tiny doll cost 50 cents while the one above her cost $8.99 in a gift shop. The Heidi and Alice books were found for about ten cents each at a thrift store. The larger doll chairs and the green ceramic pine cone came from Marshalls and Michaels. The bookcase is a thrifty consignment shop find.

This post is linked to the following Tuesday blog events:

Table Top Tuesday hosted by Marty at A Stroll Thru Life .
Tea Cup Tuesday, co-hosted by Martha at Martha’s Favorites and Terri at Artful Affirmations.
Teatime Tuesday, hosted by Lady Katherine at Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor.
Tea Time Tuesday, hosted by Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage
Tea Party Tuesday, is hosted by Rhondi at Rose Colored Glasses. Nifty Thrifty Tuesday hosted by Linda at Coastal Charm

Three or More Tuesday is sponsored by Tam at The Gypsy's Corner. Please visit her for more participating posts.


Lou said...

What a darling display! Can understand why that cup is your fave.. truly beautiful!
Lou xx

Natasha in Oz said...

I love all of your beautiful treasures but I adore your lovely dolls the most. My Nanna used to collect dolls but I don't know what happened to them after she died.

Thanks for a lovely tea!

Best wishes,

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Carrie,
What a darling tea you have shared today! I love dolls and books myself so your tea is most enjoyable. Thank you for joining me for Tea Time Tuesday again today. I have added your link to my post. Hope you have a lovely day.


Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I love your doll vignettes! I have one with teddy bears having tea! I will have to remember to post it next week!! Your dolls, mini tea sets and books are just wonderful!!!

nannykim said...

That post touched my heart simply because Heidi is one of my favorite books. I have an old Heidi doll I received as a child in the 50's...quite a bit different than yours. Anyhow--enjoyed your post.

nannykim at Spindlecottage

Victoria said...

All your dolls are lovely but I especially love the one sitting in the little wicker chair!

Rhondi said...

How wonderful to have those dolls. They are so precious, especially Heidi. I love all your little tea sets and I spied a blue and white one on the top shelf which I really like :) Thanks for joining the tea party today.
Hugs, Rhondi

Theresa said...

How fun to set up such lovely tea displays! I should thrift shop more often, but then I would have to dust and I don't like dusting! lol...
Absolutely darling~ Theresa

Terri said...

This is so lovely! You have really created a special place. The dolls and tea sets are so pretty.

Anonymous said...

Charming with a capitol "C"! I love the little scenes you created and those teacups are just divine! How fun!

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Carrie! Loved seeing your dollies came to tea today! I LOVE dolls, and thought to invite my own today, but alas, none were dressed for the occasion as it goes today! (0; I enjoyed my visit here, and thank you so much for the tea! ~tina

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

The dolly tea party vignettes are adorable! What a good idea to put the miniatures on the bookshelves.


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

The dolls teaparty is just the cutest thing. What a wonderful idea. All of your vignettes are beautifull arranged. You do have some lovely things. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Self Sagacity said...

Nice job on the combo memes. Your teacups are so precious.

Susan said...

Hello Carrie...Very nice post. That porcelain doll in the middle is a winner....a real beauty queen. I've had quite a few posts on some of the dolls from my collection, too. Please come to visit sometime. Thanks. Sincerely, Susan

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Everything is just beautiful...that little teaset is so sweet!!!

Lady Katherine said...

Now this is just Darling! The dolls are so pretty with their tea sets! I have to say my favorite is the one with the wicker chair and table! Books and Tea just go together! I love all your wonderful Treasures, you have made wonderful vignettes! Just so Sweet! I love dolls too! Thank you for joining me for Tea Time Tuesday! Means a lot! Love those Tea Sets!

Kimberly said...

That little cup is too cute! I love your dolls too, so adorable.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

This tea party is so pea-pinkin cute! Happy to see you at NTT:)