Welcome to an afternoon of enchantment. Of Enchanted Pink.
Of Victorian doll houses and stories, crystals,butterflies and cupids.Marshmallow flower cupcakes, lace and teasets. Welcome to Pink Saturday, where we share things Pink. I truly have something wonderfully pink to share with you today.
A beautiful illustrated book by Robyn Johnson…
The Enchanted Dolls’ House series is set to become a classic. Each book is lavishly produced with great attention to detail. Each features exquisite authentic historical pop-ups, lift-the-flaps and a variety of textures and finishes including embossing, foil and fabrics. There are three books in this series, I’m capturing the story of one today – ‘The Enchanted Dolls House’
The Enchantment begins…
You’re introduced to ten little toys who lead you on an adventure through four very old doll houses. Starting with an Medieval adventure ,through to the stylish ‘the beautiful era’ La Belle époque.However my favourite the late Victorian secrets and romances.
Excerpt from Victorian Secrets… The Enchanted Doll’s House
…A ‘vanity set’ that the Victorian dolls kept in the bedrooms. The fairies supplied the dolls with rosewater to wash themselves with. In those days, people used to fill a basin with hot water from a huge jug to freshen themselves up in the morning. Not many people had running water in the upstairs rooms…
…She was the fairy of light. At midnight she would flit into the doll’s house and magically give all the lights a soft warm glow that lasted till dawn…
…The Victorian dolls admired the long silky tresses of the fairies, and they loved to brush their hair with miniature silver hairbrushes…
…Some of the fairies’ favourite treats were rose geranium sugar-drops.lemon candies and rose petal jellies – and they particularly liked tiny frosted cupcakes…
At each cut out dolls house there are windows that you peer into and see the beautiful, and intricate details of the illustrations by Robyn Johnston. A beautiful, magical tour, and lingering enchanting memories.
…Sometimes, early in the morning, the Victorian children were surprised to see butterflies leaving their nursery through an open window. But were they really butterflies?…
On display today are my pretty lace centre’s, I bought last weekend for $2.00 (Aus), aren’t they such treasures. Spring pansies from the garden. Royal Alberts ‘Lady Carlyle’ teacup set and marshmallow petal flower cupcakes I made yesterday, can be found here.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my enchanting pink, linking to Pink Saturday
I’m also sharing this with friends, found here:
Sandi ~ http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com/ Rose Chintz Cottage TTT
Victoria – A Return to Loveliness
Table Top Tuesday
Wanda Lee~ http://silkenpurse.blogspot.com/
Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday
Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday
Wanda Lee~ http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com/
Tea For Two and Wednesday Tea For Me and Thee
Tea Party Tuesday
Lady Katherine~ http://ladykatherineteaparlor.blogspot.com/
Have a wonderful week, and thank you for all your visits and lovely comments.