Barton Pink Nursery

I have a nice wooden Barton Nursery Furniture, in pink.  They probably date around 1950’s /60’s, but not quite sure.  The wood is quite thin and are not as heavy as later Barton furniture. This high chair is quite a simple design, and a small doll would sit nicely in it. This chest of draws…

AB Barton Toys Carolines Home

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…

Fitted Triang Furniture

Some of the Triang Dolls houses came with various wooden pieces of furniture.  The bathroom with a wooden bath and sink. The kitchen could have a sink, dresser, cooker or range depending on age and style of house.  Of course most of the rooms had fireplaces.  These pieces of furniture are quite roughly made, with…

Lighting a Triang Dolls House

Many of the Triang Dolls Houses that are fitted with electric lights, have wooden panels fitted with brass bulb holders.  These panels fit into the back of the house.  The light bulbs are linked by thin wire, and can be turned on and off,  when the metal bar on the outside of the house completes…

Fun with Fimo

There are so many Tutorials on the Web now, either written or, on Youtube, about crafting food from Fimo.  It was about time I had another attempt, perhaps a cake.  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,…

Triang Spot-On Furniture Box

I have been working for a while now on reproducing Triang Furniture Boxes. I have a few, but they are very faded, and torn, but there is enough to make a good reproduction. My first effort was the Dining Room Chair Box. This box was in quite good condition, but as it was fixed along…