Fun with Fimo

I thought I would give making food from Fimo again, there are so many Tutorials on the Web now, either written or on YouTube.  I bought everything I needed, watched videos, read articles, got tips.  I was ready to go.  How do these people make it look so easy, how do they stay so clean,…

New Triang Furniture for my Collection

I seem to have been on a bit of a shopping spree this month, and have bought lots of new pieces of furniture for my collection. Found this black and white chest of drawers at an Antique Fair, along with a few other pieces of boxed Triang furniture. There was a little wicker basket on…

Triang Design and Style

During the period between the World Wars, Triang produced a range of quality wooden furniture, called ‘Period Furniture’. This range has become very popular with collectors, and can be quite expensive to buy. Throughout WW2 the Triang factory at Merton made range of military hardware, including 14,000,000 magazines for Hurricane and Spitfire aircraft, as well…

A Visit to Milestones Living History Museum

Recently I paid a visit to the Milestones Museum of Living History in Basingstoke. It recreates streets representing those found in Victorian and 1930’s Hampshire.  You can take a trip back in time walking through streets with shops, factories, houses, vintage vehicles, and even a Gales Brewery Pub where you can stop for a pint….

Kleeware Plastic Furniture

Kleeware Dolls House Furniture was produced by the Company O & M Kleemann in the 1950’s at their factory in Welwyn Garden City.  The company was founded in 1938, by Max Kleemann, and made plastic moulded household items, under the Kabroloid Brand.   During the war they produced radio parts for the Ministry of Defence.  After…

Spot-On Furniture List

The Triang Spot-On Furniture in the list below were produced from 1960 until aproximately 1964. In addition to the Spot On range there was also the Dollie Home range from 1962, comprising mainly of room sets and larger furniture pieces such as the filing cabinet. They were not cheap pocket money toys and probably added…