Missoula Doll Show
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Darby American Girl Book and Doll
Bitterroot Blizzard Doll Club
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is the closet in the small bedroom, future Nursery. I had just started painting it.
It used to hold hunting, fishing, camping, snowmobile gear, as well as
saddle making hardware.
picture doesn't show much, but the small bedroom, to become the Nursery, was really ugly. Hadn't
been painted in probably 10 years, floor all scratched, holes and dents in
the walls. Yuk!
closet completed -- painted, rods added, curtains with tie-backs
made. This closet is on the east wall and contains baby and
doll clothes, shoes, socks, and booties that I use--I tend to dress my
||There is a 3/4
bath off the Nursery, which we don't use and have had the water shut off
since we bought this house. To save heating the bath, since it has
never had a door, I installed a honeycomb room divider. It really
works well and looks nice.
Notice the "grass" painted
on the wall above the wainscoting.
||Dolls that I
do not "play" with, I keep in these curio cabinets, on the south
wall of the Nursery. In the left curio is a large ByeLo Baby, a very
large My Dream Baby, a Baby Shirley Temple, two Dimples, and a
Honey. In the right curio are three 1930s Shirley Temples, several
modern Shirley Temples from Danbury Mint, and a number of vintage Shirley
Temple books, photos and sheet music.
||This is the
west wall in the Nursery. Whoever put the drywall in when this
garage was converted to an apartment, didn't know much more about drywall
than I do. The seams are just awful--not taped well and mudded even
worse. Since I didn't have the skill and didn't want to spend that
much money, I chose not to correct the ugly drywall. But I can camouflage
it! The two seams up the west wall were the worst, so I painted
trees over them! Everyone likes my trees so well, they don't notice
the ugly drywall job!
I found the rug in a mail order
catalog--perfect for the Nursery color scheme.
||This is the
north wall. I painted this old dresser and store doll and baby
clothes in the drawers and use the top for a changing table. I use
the old wicker baby scale if I need to ship something. Notice all
the bonnets on the wall. I love those frilly bonnets! Some are
modern, some are vintage and a couple are really old.