Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas in the China Cabinet

I was not going to do it...I was going to do no more to the China Cabinet than add Granny's vintage glass ball and the ceramic pieces from my childhood...
But then today I was in the storage closet in my studio getting out something else, before I knew it 5 dolls had escaped and invaded the china cabinet for Christmas.
Actually it all started with these 3 trouble makers from the Barbie and the Nutcracker Collectors Editions.
Left to Right.
Barbie as The Sugar Plum Fairy
Barbie as Flower Ballerina (my favorite)
Barbie as Marzipan

Middle shelf was left Barbie free, but has Family Treasures such as my Grandmothers Cats, More of Granny's antique glass balls, a ceramic train my mother made me when I was a child.
and an English/Dutch copy of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens printed in 1931 that belonged to my father when he was a wee little lad at school.
And lastly we have the only 2 Holiday Barbies I own...Why?...Because I am a design snob and hate most of the Holiday Barbies gowns...But these 2 I love and were both gifts from Farmer Brown...Hope I get this yrs doll also since it is stunning and Designed by none other than the Fabulous Robert Best (Subtle Hint or what)

Good thing I can close the door on these treasures because I an not sure Lil Sara could be trusted around mummy's Barbies.

Blessings Kelsie

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Linda said...


Dreaming said...

Ahhh, but I bet the Barbies come out at night when no one is awake!
What fun to have such an eclectic collection!

Anonymous said...

A beautiful collection! Thank you for sharing. Happy Holidays! Pat

Ellen said...

What a fantastic collection. Love all the dolls.

Glenda said...

A girl after my own heart. I have all the Nutcracker barbie Christmas ornaments from Hallmark. I just haven't put them out yet. Your cabinet looks beautiful. You have a little of several generations in that cabinet. You must put something that belongs to your children there also to make it 4 generation Christmas cabinet :-)

Michelle said...

The china cabinet looks great. I love the cats.

Carol said...

I love the doll's would love some of my own, the rest looks great to.

Patty said...


CountryBelle said...

I love your dolls. I wish I could figure out a way to display mine!

Kathy said...

Hello, I believe this is my first visit - I have been enjoying strolling through your blog - your hutch filled with barbies and heirloom treasures is gorgeous! So sweet! You have to be blessed to have two sweet daughters so spaced apart- we thought of having more children a few years back - now I look forward to grandmotherhood! I am happy to become your newest follower!

DearHelenHartman said...

What a precious pink display. Fun to stop in and get a look at your decor.