January 8, 2010

Twelve Meditations on a Dollhouse | I. Meditation on the Kitchen


The Kitchen. Colleen Moore’s Fairy Castle. (Museum of Science and Industry. Chicago.)

“The copper stove in the back of the room is the stove in which the wicked witch locked Hansel and Gretel.”

comments

  1. Daryl Scroggins on January 8th, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Oh this is great, Sheila. It reminds me of some of the things Cindy and I saw at the Santa Fe children’s museum. But this is better because it’s so focused, with so many excellent details all in one place.

  2. Sheila Ryan on January 8th, 2010 at 9:37 am

    It is the Xanadu of dollhouses.

  3. Rick Neece on January 8th, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Fabulous!

  4. Daryl Scroggins on January 8th, 2010 at 10:39 am

    I was very attracted to doll houses when I was a small boy. They struck me as a wonderfully compact place to imaginatively hide. I was about five at the time, and I remember my father actively steering me away from this interest, no doubt wanting to ward off a slide into sissydom, as he might have called it. Later I shot my sister’s doll house up with a bb gun–and didn’t get in as much trouble for it as I thought I would. Violence an understandable developmental step in their view, I suppose.

  5. Sheila Ryan on January 8th, 2010 at 11:08 am

    I had a toy theater that I absolutely loved. But I never shot it up with a BB gun.

    I could make a little one-room dollhouse now, maybe, and shoot it up with the air rifle.

  6. Rick Neece on January 8th, 2010 at 11:31 am

    I slid into sissydom with hardly a sideways glance at a dollhouse (but I never saw any like this one). I have however shot up lots of things with a BB gun.

  7. Sheila Ryan on January 8th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Rick, what do you say we collaborate on a window dressing and then shoot it up?