Sunday, 13 February 2011

Say Cheese!

I can't tell you how much I love this tin I got recently. It's just perfect - a photo of a doll, in a chalet style window, with very artificial flowers. And on a biscuit tin. Love. It. I was so excited when I saw it on ebay, and so delighted when nobody else bid on it!
Here's another splendidly kitsch photo of a doll. I've been collecting vintage postcards and greeting cards with kitschy photos of dolls and toys for many years. I really prefer them if they're quite badly executed and the props are all to different scales.
This mad-looking moustachioed teddy is a classic. Teddies in general seem to feature a lot. Like this card...
I love all the little details in this. I've wanted to try to take some kitschy doll photos for ages. So the other week, I finally did some little set-ups of my own. I posted them on my Flickr photostream, so apologies if you've already seen these. The first one was a Mexican doughnut shop. (Because I like the Mexican doll and his moustache.) Here's one corner of it.
The second is a more traditional afternoon tea. Hmm, I think that wallpaper is a bit too 'busy'. I'll have to change it. I'm definitely going to try some more!
(By coincidence, Jane over at Things to Make and Do has been taking doll photos too, but in a slightly more sensible way!)

8 comments:

Lisa said...

I lo-o-o-o-ove the doll photos! You did a great job!

Menopausal musing said...

Wonderful photos! As for that biscuit tin........ I think it just had your name on it.....

Jane Housham said...

I don't know which thing/photo I love more. All are wondrous. Aren't we lucky to have the luxury of accumulating such things?

MissGinger said...

i would have bid on the tin if i had seen it. just fab. x

twinklez1985 said...

I am loving the picture of the queen mum in the 2nd pic lol

jaboopee said...

doll photos are fantastic, theres a story waiting to be told,i wonder do they need a blog of there own??
i have fancy notions of doing something similar , it's kinda like being a kid again isn't it ?
have you seen this blog http://mouseshouses.blogspot.com/
thanks for your comment on mine....

TK said...

What an unladylike doll in the last photo, sitting with her legs so wide apart. Just as well the vicar hadn't come to tea.

BusyLizzie said...

Brilliant pix... love the plastic blue chairs.. I think my best friend had those in her dolls house in the 60's... (showing my age again!) Lizzie x