Christmas Crackers

Tom Smith a Victorian London sweet maker first sold Christmas Crackers based on a French sweet called dragees, which were wrapped in coloured twisted paper. Later adding a little printed novelty or riddle. In 1891 a novelty read – The sweet crimson rose with its beautiful hue Is not half so deep as my passion…

A Barton and Co. Furniture

A Barton & Co. began making dolls house furniture just after the Second World War in 1945, providing employment for demobbed British soldiers. They began making dolls house furniture under the ‘Model Home’ logo, mass producing dolls house furniture. Barton used the name “Caroline’s Home” as a trade mark from about 1976.  They produced sets…

Sink with Bubbles

I have been working on my Princess Kitchen, I love the time when I can just fiddle around with little things, adding and tweaking. Today I have put washing up and bubbles into the sink in my Princess Kitchen. I used scenic water and pearl seed beads, I think it is quite effective.   Save…

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…

Princess Furniture Finds

  When I bought the Princess [2] Doll House, it was hard to see what furniture was inside, as it was all jumbled together in each room. There is always a hope when buying at auction that you may find a hidden treasure. It did had some original Triang fittings such as the fireplaces, bath, bathroom sink, kitchen…