Elora a woodland elf has left the woods to come into the village to sell some Halloween treats.

She sets up her wears in a place she cannot be missed .

Her bags of Halloween cakes don’t look to creepy but I’m not sure her customers will appreciate the woodland creatures sitting on her person !

But despite her creepy crawly friends she does start to sell her goodies, which makes her very happy !


Suzannah decided to take her little sister Robyn out to buy some Halloween treats.

It did not take them long to find some nice spooky cakes being sold by Elora a Woodland Elf.

Robyn cannot decide which packet of cakes she wants.

Suzannah takes a seat and tells Robyn to sit on the toadstool.

Robyn gets her treats and tries to work out the best way to sit on a toadstool !

But soon Robyn is sitting happily watching all the other shoppers looking at the Halloween goodies. But it’s not long before Suzannah gets up and says it’s time to head off home.


Now it’s getting cooler, I gathered all the Roche dolls together and brought them inside to spend the winter in the living room.

There was a little chopping and changing until everyone was happy with their places, although I am sure there will be more moving about, clothes changing and goodness knows what of the coming months.


The Chiltern Bears decided that it was time they were allowed to sit at the table for a tea party ! It’s all very well going on a picnic but once the colder weather starts who wants to be sitting on the damp cold ground !

Two even changed places and demanded the Christmas Tea Pot be used because they said who knew when they’d be offer tea and cake again!

After all just because they are upstairs bears doesn’t mean they don’t like to come downstairs sometimes !


A good few years back I bought this round table and chair set. They are a small doll sized version of ones I used to sit on when I first started school back in 1960. So as soon as I saw them I just had to get them.

Up till now they have sat around waiting for a suitable place for them to be used , I feel they would be perfect for some old teddies and dolls to sit and enjoy.

But today , Wednesday , I got them out to use with some of my other dolls for a small tea party post.

So here we have some of my bigger , 20-21 inch Lynne and Michael Roche dolls, enjoy some cakes and a gossip.

These are the larger of the new to me china plates along with the smaller oval plate, I have to say I have been pleasantly surprised that the bigger plates etc have not looked out of place with the dolls.




Now to find some teddies to invite for tea !


At the weekend it was the doll event I run each year. It’s a great place to find some great props for the dolls along with clothing and shoes etc.

This year for me was a bumper year for the props.

This 1930’s dolls/child’s dinner set of china was a wonderful find. I just love everything miniature, not dolls house size but child/ doll size. I do also like dolls house’s but that’s a different thing. The set consists of six side/dessert plates, the six dinner plates stacked at the back, two oval serving plates , a gravy boat and dish plus a tureen.

It has the most beautiful floral pattern greens with pink, blue and yellow.

The little tureen is just wonderful complete with it’s lid.

I also found and bought from the same seller

Made of metal and heavy, it reminds me of the ones used in my youth and also of the one I had as a child along with the woden ironing board. I will need Paul to make the ironing board but for now I am just loving this iron.

It’s about two and a half inches long, complete with cable and rubber bung fitment .

I also bought some small cutlery.

There was also handmade doll food available to buy I only had time to buy this Gingerbread house but ordered some more once I returned home.


I am holding a doll event at the weekend and started to search for some items I wanted to sell, of course while doing so I came across doll props that had been tucked away or needed a little work.

One of the previous themes for my doll event was the fairground and Paul made wm a beautiful carousel, which alas I could not keep complete, due to how big it was for storing. But I did keep the carousel horses intending to get Paul to make some bases for them.

After coming across them tucked away in the old doll studio, I gave them to Paul and he’s fitted some bases to them. One I will keep , another my sister Michelle’s been patiently waiting for and the other two I will hopefully sell this weekend.

Naturally i had to have a little doll play with them to see which dolls they suited. So Robyn , a Lynne and Michael Roche doll climbed on one while her sister Sophy could not decide just which horse to ride!

Robyn wished Sophy would get a move on!

Robyn does love to ride a nice wooden horse !

Once they’d finished and gone inside another couple of the dolls appeared to check the carousel horses out !

This time it was Izzy , a Kaye Wiggs BJD doll and her friend Jane a Dollstown BJD.

Izzy loves the dappled grey horse

Jane likes the Black but also

Try’s out the brown horse .

Seeing the horses set out like this on the round outdoor table, they do still have the look of a carousel ! But I cannot keep all four horses, so just the dapple grey will be staying while the other three will hopefully find new homes.


One of the things I love about being a collector of dolls , is it allows me to also follow another passion of mine which is miniature furniture.

Not the dolls house furniture but the furniture in various sizes that will fit several of my different sized dolls.

Recently I needed a photo of a doll sat at a table, with other dolls queuing up, so used my kitchen table.

This is one of the ones I took at the time. After I had put all the dolls away I left the small doll sized table sitting in the middle of the kitchen table because I had an idea for a photo.

Finally today I got round to gathering up some more chairs and getting them done.

The dolls table and chairs are a good match for our kitchen table and chairs .

The little table was a lucky find on Ebay as were some of the chairs.

I will have to keep a look out for a longer table or maybe ask Paul to make me one , I probably have enough chairs to cope with both !