Monday, October 20, 2014

FAO Schwarz Keystone Dollhouse Tour

 Today I bring you a new dollhouse tour!  I've had this house for a couple years, and have finally finished up with the inside.  It is a Keystone house that was sold exclusively at FAO Schwarz in the 1950's and 1960's, from what I understand.  It's the largest model that Keystone made, which made it fun to decorate, since there's so much space!
 
The occupants of this house are the Meyers.  They are the first Erna Meyer dolls I got, thus their name.  You may remember them from last year's Christmas dollhouse.  Actually, you'll probably remember some of the furniture and layout from that house as well, although this is actually a different house (same floor plan) than that one.
 
In this family we've got Papa, Mama, Big Sister, Little Brother, Baby, Kitty, and also their beloved Mammy.  Mammy actually came with my 1906 dollhouse, but she fell in love with this family, so has decided to work for them instead!
 
 Here is the house as a whole, before we start the room-by-room tour.
 
 We'll begin in the kitchen.  Mammy is working on some lunch, while Mama puts Baby in her high chair to eat.
 
 Looks like the Meyers' could use a new kitchen table, or at least some new paint on their old one!
 
 Mammy loves the extra storage space in this kitchen- not many dollhouse kitchens have a separate pantry cupboard!
 
 While Baby is eating her lunch, Mama will show you her dining room.
 
 She's very proud of her matching dining room set, and loves having dinner parties to show it off.
 
 Although her serving cart is empty right now, be assured that it's nice and full of party beverages when guests come!
 
 She'll play a little piano music while you look around her living room.
 
 And Papa will entertain you with his singing- anyone up for a round of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"?
 
 Even Kitty likes to sit in the comfy chair and listen to the beautiful music!
 
 Let's go upstairs and see what the children are up to in the nursery, shall we?  Looks like Little Brother is riding his horse toy, and Big Sister is playing with her doll.
 
 Now that they've got guests, they want to show you that they each have their very own beds!  Little Brother still needs a little step stool to climb into his though.
 
 They also have a little writing desk in the corner and a nice big dollhouse of their own up on the chest.
 
 Mama comes upstairs with Baby.  She's finished her lunch, and Mama's going to rock her a bit before her nap.
 
 Right now, Baby sleeps in a crib in her parent's bedroom, but soon she'll be able to move into the nursery with the older kids.
 
 Night-night little Baby.  Have a nice nap!
 
 Finally we make our way to the bathroom.  Mammy has come up to do some laundry.  The Meyers are very lucky to have a washer and dryer in their house!
 
 Mama wants to check her hair and make-up, and Big Sister wants to help!
 
"Can I put on some lipstick, Mama?  Please??"
"Alright, but don't tell your Papa!"
 
And there we have it!  That's the whole tour- here's another shot of the whole house.  I really love this house, but of course, I say that about all my dollhouses!
 
I've got several other houses that are close to ready for tours as well.  Most of them are pretty much finished, but just need final touches like curtains, bedspreads, knick-knacks, etc. 
 
If anyone is interested, I'm actually selling this same dollhouse model on Ebay right now.  I ended up with two of the same house, so am selling the other one.  It's a really fun model- you know you want it, right?? 
 

4 comments:

Musings from Kim K. said...

I love that momma is quite the hostess and is planning on special beverages for her serving cart. Your dollhouse family is so sweet. Another wonderful tour, Corey! I'll be sending off your latest post to my mother and sister!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

What a fun doll house! Those checked floors are so cute and I love those floral chairs!
Michelle xo

Simply Shelley said...

I just love your dollhouse tours, they are always such fun. I really like the sweet little chippy crib for baby. Blessings friend

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Thanks for the very entertaining tour, Corey! I can't believe all the fabulous pieces you've found for the Meyer family home! I've been picking up odds and ends for my dollhouses and someday hope to fill one of them the way you've done. Thanks for sharing!

Happy November!
Vcikie

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