Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving, Heidi Ott Dollhouse Dolls & What's New

Hi everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful week! I'm sorry things have been quiet here for so long. I fell off a ladder and tore my ACL and my meniscus. After lots of doctor visits, tests, and physical therapy, I am finally off the crutches and hopeful that I won't need surgery. I'm still in physical therapy trying to regain my strength and range of motion, but I have lots to be thankful for this holiday season!!!

I haven't done much shopping lately, but I wanted to share what's new. I have been looking for a curio cabinet for a while, and I found one at my favorite local antique mall. It has curved glass panels on the sides, which I love. It stands over 6 ft. tall and is almost 4 ft. wide, so there's room for lots of dolls.  I want to change the knob to a pretty cut glass one, but here it is, as it looks now with some of my dolls in it. I can't wait to add lots of doll-sized Christmas decorations!

I also wanted to share a picture of this adorable tin sign that my daughter bought for me. Isn't she sweet?

Heidi Ott Dollhouse Dolls

I placed an order from the UK to get some Heidi Ott dolls for the dollhouse. These tiny dolls are spectacular and really very well made. The lady is like a tiny ball jointed doll. The adult dolls actually consist of 34 body parts which are formed in Germany and finished in Switzerland. There are 14 movable joints at the neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, waist, hips, knees, and ankles, making them super posable. They have handpainted faces and mohair wigs. Here is my lovely dollhouse lady.

Their clothes are highly detailed and fully removable with beautiful trims, all perfectly in scale. Her dress has a button closure in the back. Additional Heidi Ott outfits are also available. Check out her tiny high heel shoes and the pin tuck detail on her dress.

I also got this Heidi Ott baby wearing a tiny white crochet dress and bonnet.

You can see how tiny she actually is in the palm of my hand.

Mommy and baby.

I got an adorable Heidi Ott little girl who is wearing a blue dress with white pinafore and a matching bonnet. She has long brown corkscrew curls.

The toddler boy is wearing blue corduroy overalls with a striped sweater and hat.

Scenes from the dollhouse...

In the nursery, Amelia Thimble from Wilde Imagination watches over the babies. The blue vintage Renwal playpen and baby are from the 1940's-50's. The little girl in red & white is a vintage German rubber doll from Ari. The white carriage with baby is actually a Christmas ornament.

In the children's room, the new Heidi Ott little girl plays with her Raggedy Ann and Andy in her bed, while her little brother plays with his toy train and fire truck. The curious siamese kitten wants to play too.

In the kitchen, Heidi Ott mom tries to get her chores done while taking care of her little ones.

The little bisque baby sitting in the high chair was handmade by my friend.

Out on the porch, there is much work to be done. Rabbits need to be fed and pots need to be planted.

I hope you enjoyed this little tour of my dollhouse and meeting the new occupants.

Have a wonderful blessed Happy Thanksgiving!!!

 - Lisa


  1. The dollhouse is just beautiful! I'm sorry that you injured yourself. I can't imagine how scary and painful that fall was. Please get to feeling better and stronger soon. Good luck with your PT, push through it on the difficult days and you'll be back to normal in no time. Happy Thanksgiving Lisa!!!

    1. Thank so much for your kind words of encouragement Rhonda!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!!

  2. Great cabinet, it is big! Just love your doll house it is coming along nicely.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Thank you Serenata! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving!
    Wonderful tour of the doll house. The Heidi Ott family looks very comfy.
    I LOVE your bunnies on the patio/porch!
    ~Xyra, Melody's human

    1. Hi Xyra & Melody!!! The mini bunnies and hutch came from Hobby Lobby in the Garden Dept. Hope you had an awesome Thanksgiving!!!

    2. Thank you for the information. I don't have Hobby Lobby nearby, but maybe in one of our local craft stores. :)

  4. Yikes! Take your time and heal! Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Hi Ashley!!! Thanks for your encouraging words. I never knew healing from an injury took so much time, but you're right, it does. I am thankful for how much it has improved so far! I hope ya'll had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

  5. Lisa,
    I sure have missed your posts but am so glad you are recovering well. Your dollhouse and doll family are wonderful!

    1. Hi Fawn! Thanks for your sweet comment!!! I hope to get back to posting more often again. Thanks!!! ♥

  6. I love your curio cabinet, and it's great that you have someplace behind glass to store some of your dolls.

    1. Thanks Barb! Hopefully the glass will help keep them from getting dusty. :)


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