The Washerwoman

The Washerwoman

Monday, 31 July 2017

The West Country Fabric and Textiles Weekend - next date.....



 The next West Country Textile Weekend will be on Saturday the 23rd and Sunday 24th September at Lydeard St Lawrence Village Hall. TA4 3SE.


  Donna Flower will have her beautiful range of textiles, trimmings and other treasures....


Sue Meager (aka Vintage to Victorian) always has a stunning selection of haberdashery, quilts and textiles...



 East German and French linens from La Camionnette Bleue


 The Washerwoman will have some gorgeous dress fabrics for sale.... as well as buttons in all shapes and sizes. The event is open from 10 am to 3 pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free and there is parking outside the village hall. Don't forget to pop the date in the diary!


Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Dolls, toys, Nursery and doll house and miniature collectors items for sale...


Having a bit of a clear-out here! All these items are for sale, so please email me if interested in buying. Prices shown, plus postage. Please note that these are collectors items, not toys.


Beautiful ? hand blocked old rose wallpaper - possibly too large in scale for a dolls house, but lovely for a room box (see above where I have used larger scale paper in this scene). 1.5 m x 46 cms. £15 plus postage and packing (card tube) reserved




 Hand blocked old wallpaper - blue flower design. 1 m x 47 cms £10 plus card tube/postage - reserved




  Vintage pink wallpaper from France with roses...just under 2 m x 52 cms £10, plus card tube/postage - reserved


 Fine green striped old  French wallpaper - perfect for old dolls houses 1.5 m x 46 cms £10 - sold


large scale French paper 70 x 49 cms approx £10 plus tube/postage - sold



 Early 20th century French wallpaper, suitable for larger dolls house projects, covering boxes, lining cupboards etc. 1.8 m x 46 cms £10 plus postage and packing (card tube) - sold


 I have used this pink latticed wallpaper, it is probably from the 1950s, but works well in earlier houses too. 2 metres x 53 cms £10 plus postage and packing (card tube) -sold. I do have another 2 metre length of this pink paper, so please email me if interested.....



Not sure if this is 1950s or 60s? But have used it in restoring old dolls houses in the past to good effect. 2m x 56 cms £10 plus postage and packing (card tube) £10 - reserved



  Length of delicate silk, suitable for dolls house projects/dolls clothes, image above shows the front and image below is the reverse. 38 x 6 cms. £10


A length of printed/woven faded old rose fabric, suitable for projects. Length 68 cms x just under 10 cms. £18


pale rose wool work/cross stitch piece.16 x 13 cms. £10


Length of woven fabric, would make a great dolls house hall runner or cut into rugs. 60 x 8 cms. £15


 dark rose wool work/cross stitch piece. 17 x 13 cms. £10


 Length of blue silk (may have been a book mark) 16 x 2 cms approx £8.50



Unused printed ribbon, depth just under 2 cms £8.50



 Very old and worn "Bear skin" dolls house rug - probably 1930s, made as a copy to the commercially made one by Triang. Length approx 14 cms £15



I have 2 of these in my collection, a great little piece for a 1960s house. Made in England, probably Kleeware. Height just over 3 cms. £5


  metal head, have had this on the wall in a 1950s dolls house, but would suit a funky 1960s house. Height just over 3 cms £8.50



Blond 19th century bisque doll head. Height approx 2.5 cms £8.50



  Christian Hacker Fireplace £24. As you can see from the photos it is a bit of a project! Height approx 13.5 cms, width 13 cms





 1930s short pile sofa fabric (also known as cut moquette), great in period dolls houses - measures 38 x 41 cms £15


Pair of dolls house dolls ?Erna Meyer £12 pair. Height approx 11 cms - reserved



  19th Century Frozen Charlotte china doll - approx 3 cms high - £15


Five ceramic French miniature figurines, also known as French feves which are hidden in king cakes. They make great dolls house ornaments, the tallest is 4 cms £8.50 for the five



 1960s Barton wardrobe, but works well in 1940s houses as very "Utility" style. Height just under 10 cms £10


  Barton 1960s dressing table - height to top of mirror 7 cms - £10



Painted wooden kitchen appliance - not sure if meant to be a cooker or washing machine? Some chipping/paint loss. Height to top 7 cm. £8.50






  1950s/1960s German wooden dolls house trolley. Height 5.5. cms - one wheel has been replaced £10


 1960s painted wood Dol toi bath and sink. Length of bath 10.5 cms. £15 for the pair (please note one of the bath taps is damaged)


1960s painted wood Dol toi sink. Height to top of taps, just over 5 cms. £10


 Old miniature Swedish Dala horse - height just under 3.5 cms, with Made in Sweden label underneath. £15


 Flock covered metal miniature dog - height just under 6 cms £25


 Lovely old painted metal duck (some paint chipping) - height approx 5 cms - £10


Early 20th century soft metal candelabra - height just under 7.5 cms £25


  Dark haired 19th century china doll head. Height 2.5 cms £8.50


  1960s painted wooden dresser - height 10 cms £8.50 - reserved


  Lovely old china jug with bouquet of flowers - height approx 5.5. cms £10


  Early 20th century metal fireplace - height 10 cms £24


  Late 19th/early 20th century metal dolls house bed - length 11 cms £25


 Pair of vintage dolls house deckchairs - height approx 5.5 cms £25 the pair


 Ceramic sink - height 5 cms £8.50


 Late 19th century bamboo chair - height 10. 5 cms £15 - reserved


  Early 20th small scale metal table - height 3.5 cms £24


 Late 19th century steamed wood table and 2 chairs, with fabric seats and table top - height to back of chair approx 10 cms £30 for the 3


 Old ceramic jug - height 3 cms £8.50



 1930s Fairylite painted metal bathroom sink - height just over 6 cms to the top of the splash-back £12 - reserved


 Old metal dolls house watering can. Height 4.5 cms from base to the top of the handle. £22


1960's dolls house  plaster fireplace. Height 7 cms. width just under 9 cms. £18


  dolls house painted metal telephone £18


  Old trunk/money box, suitable to use in large scale dolls house. Height 5 cms. Scuffed and worn, but charming £12


 1950's/1960's painted wooden fireplace. Height just under 7 cms. £8.50


  Pair of old metal candlesticks. Height (excluding candles 2.5 cms) £8.50 the pair


Chinese style vase. Height 3.5 cms £6


False teeth in a glass, toothpaste and toothbrush. Height of glass 1.5 cms £4.50


Heavy cast metal bath, possibly a sample, but suitable for a dolls house.
 Length 13.5 cms. Height approx 5 cms £25


base of bath - with writing


 shabby, but charming old doll. Height 14.5 cms £5


1960's metal and plastic dolls house cooker. Height  7.5 cms £8.50 - reserved


 1930's Tootsie Toy painted metal sink. height 4.5 cms £12




 Larger scale dolls house wooden table - height 9.5 cms £10



 Doll size/large scale set of nursery napkins etc £15 the set


Set of painted wooden drums, tallest is 6.5 cms £5 for the 3



 Little Bisque lady, just under 4 cms high £10  



Homemade fireplace, height just over 11 cms £16





 1970's miniature "Punch" (only one page) distributed by Dol toi for dolls houses - size 2.5 x 3 cm (closed) £1.50 each



 Early 20th century painted metal jug - just under 4 cms high (damage as shown above) £5 - reserved




  Set of 1960's wooden dolls house furniture £35






 latex/rubber doll. height just under 6 cms £4


1920's/1930's celluloid dolls and furniture - table leg is wonky and there are a few dents compatible with the age of these items. £25 for the set. Height of figures approx 5 cms



  Small dolls house ceramic bath, length 8.5 cms £4.50


19th century American Stevens and Brown cast metal dolls house chair (overpainted) Height to back of chair 9.5 cms £18






1960's dolls house food -puddings are plastic and the ham is painted plaster (length of ham on plate 3.5 cms) £9 for the 3


Late 19th/early 20th century brass fender for the dolls house. Length 12 cms, height just under 3 cms (1 inch). Depth 4 cms £10 plus postage


 soft silk velvet old handmade dolls house chair - height to back of the chair 5 cms £4


  Metal on plaster French Religious figure 4.5 cms high £10


 Early plastic bird - height just under 5 cms £5


Metal hook with lion head decoration - just over 3 cms in height - £8



Metal hook with cherub/angel detail - height approx 4 cms £8



 Painted wood kitchen corner unit £4


 1960s Triang Spot on Organ and stool- plastic with lift-up mechanism - sadly missing paper keyboard £10


  Painted wood fridge £5





 Triang Spot-on Metal and plastic bath £4.50


  1930s painted metal sideboard - non-opening, height 5 cms £4.50


 Dinky Toys small scale metal table, would have been painted green, now "industrial metal look". Height 3 cms £5


  Dinky Toys small scale metal sink - some wear to the back, see image below. Height 4 cms £5


Blond 19th century bisque doll head. Height approx 2.5 cms £8.50




 1930s overpainted metal Art Deco furniture £10 set


 Art Deco painted metal fireplace £20 - height 7 cms



 Please message me on jltg40@aol.com if interested. Many Thanks, Lizzie