Sunday, December 17, 2017

Reindeer Flight

What started out as a harmless prank turned into an exciting adventure, when she tied her neighbor's pet deer to her wagon and he suddenly took flight!

This is my favorite kind of picture--silly, and not too "slick"--you can see that it is composed of ordinary props, yet the composition almost seems real in a cartoon-ish way. This is a flat lay--it's the only way I could get the reindeer to fly! The doll is Prima Dolly London. 

Saturday, December 16, 2017

The Nutcracker Suite

Emiko's favorite music is anything from Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker Suite."

I Googled this subject to be sure I had the name of the music exactly right (is it "The Nutcracker Suite," or  "Nutcracker Suite," or "The Nutcracker?") It turns out that the title "The Nutcracker Suite" refers to a set of eight musical numbers from the ballet "The Nutcracker," that were first performed in concert separately from the ballet in 1892. So there you go. Blything is very educational.

The nutcrackers are hollow tins that came with candy inside.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Letters to Santa

It doesn't matter how they express themselves. Santa will understand. 

These dolls are, from left to right: Momiji dolls Kiko and Ken, Sonny Angel reindeer, Petite Blythe Connie Corneille, and Middie Blythe Lena Elena.     

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Perfect Gift

Her sisters love mini golf, so she knows they will love this gift...but how will she ever manage to hide it under the Christmas tree?

She is Can Can Cat

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Hot Cocoa

Enjoying a giant mug of hot cocoa is just one of the season's many pleasures.

This is Milky Way Sugar, posing in a great chair I found recently at the local antique mall. It is sturdy and has a lot of detail, and it was only $8!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The 12 Days of Christmas

Promise has been a teacher long enough to know that memorizing "The Twelve Days of Christmas" will be much easier for the children with the help of a visual aid. 

Lil' Heart by Milk

Monday, December 11, 2017

Jolly Old St. Nicholas

Ivy is proud to be known for her extensive collection of St. Nicholas statues and figurines. 

This Blythe is Prima Dolly Amaryllis. The only santa that is of note in this picture is the one in back on the left; he was made by a local artist, Nancy Thomas. She has a cool little store in this area, and sells on a website too. She designed an ornament for the White House Christmas tree in 2007.