Saturday, December 25, 2010

Bliss Dollhouse

One of my favorite Christmas presents this year was this Bliss dollhouse from the early 1900s. The American made lithographed house is 11 1/2 inches tall, with the front opening to reveal two rooms inside, each with their original floor and wall papers. The two pillars, balcony, and "gutter" were originally lithographed too, but these papers have not survived. There's a lot of architectural interest to this little house, with its terracotta tiled roof, half-timbered construction, and oval leaded glass windows.

A little china head doll lives cozily inside:

Upstairs, two tiny Frozen Charlottes nap in their little bed. I love the floor paper in this room:

Downstairs, a tea has been laid on the little table:


  1. It's ultra-charming! The 'porch' is quite a surprise.

  2. Yes, isn't it? I really like the porch: I've been posing tiny dolls and miniature teddy bears up there.