Missoula Doll Show
Repair and Restoration Services
Darby American Girl Book and Doll
Bitterroot Blizzard Doll Club
Shirley Temple Dolls
Bonnets and Hats
Knit and Crochet
Shoes and Booties
Items For Sale
The Sitting Room
is what the skinny front room looked like before it became the Sitting
Room. What a mess!!
is the southeast corner of the Sitting Room. The table in the
foreground has two leaves that can be opened for a large workspace and has
four folding chairs inside which come in real handy for visitors who come
over to play dolls.
the folding table is a large picture of my husband when he was nine months
old and a smaller picture of him when he was about two. On the shelf
is a picture of me when I was about 18 months.
small bookcase under the window contains all of my Shirley Temple movies.
the fabric covers over the ugly florescent light fixtures.
is the southwest corner. Note the propane heater on the south
wall. behind the curtains, which can be tied back, is a large closet
with rods at the top and very deep shelves below. I keep a cedar
chest for vintage knit and crochet baby clothes on the floor under the
shelves. Some of the shelves hold cleaning and repair supplies,
dolls I'm working on, and baby and doll clothes to be repaired or ironed.
is the west wall, across from the window and sliding door. This
bookcase was built in the 60s by my father for my sister when she was in
college. It was really well used and showed its age. I painted
it, including grass and flowers on the drawer and top, and trees on both
ends. It displays vintage bibs, booties (and an few modern), and
baby shoes. The photos on the top shelf are all vintage photos in
frames I found at yard sales, thrift stores and antique shops.
is the north wall. Behind the bookcase is the old door from the
garage to hall way that used to lead to the house. I put insulation
behind the bookcase and now use the hallway as a pantry/storage
room. The pink blanket stacker was actually a towel stacker that I
painted and attached a crib mobile to the back.
of the books are doll magazines, photo albums (documentation of my
collection) and reference books on identification, repair, history,
etc. Also are all of my favorite books. When my mother passed
away, I got all of her books from the early 40s -- she was an avid reader
while my dad was in the Navy during WWII -- through about the 60s.
Included in her books were our books, the books she and daddy read to us
or we read when we were little. These I put in my doll room.