IPBA Decorating a Perfume and Vanity Item Dollhouse

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Have you ever fantasized about decorating a dollhouse with perfume and vanity items? Two of our IPBA members have actually created them. Helen Farnsworth’s four-story dollhouse is pictured to the right, and Carol Caslow’s dollhouse is pictured above (and described in detail in an article in PBQ Fall 1998). The advantage of a fantasy dollhouse decorated with items from our Virtual Museum is that we don’t have to worry about relative sizes! So how could we furnish and decorate our fantasy dollhouse?

Our Formal Parlor might contain a fireplace with cuckoo clock on the mantle, an armchair, tables, lamps, a small perfume bar, and a piano, organ, or gramophone.

The Gentleman’s Study might contain a perfume bar, shelves, armchair, lamps, globe, telescope, poker chips, grandfather clock, ship in a bottle, pipe, sports trophy, and umbrella.

The Lady’s Suite might contain a vanity table and chair, secretary, armoire, loveseat, pink grandfather clock, lamps, and a dressmaker’s form.

The Children’s Nursery might contain a rocking chair, pink dollhouse, jack-in-the-box, toy planes, stuffed animals, and a rocking horse.

The Kitchen/Pantry might contain a tea cart, teakettles, cannister and an egg cup.

The Ballroom might contain the Art Deco perfume bar at one end, an orchestra pit at the other with piano, cello, harp, and possibly other instruments from our SOUNDS AND PERFUMES SWIRL IN THE EVENING AIR fantasy. The center of the ballroom would be filled with a number of dancers from our DANCING THE NIGHT AWAY fantasy.

Out back, the Patio might have a palm tree, flower cart, watering can, bug sprayer, and dog house with dogs.

Out front on the Corner might be a street sign and signal.

Wooden Teakettle Presentations

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“Violette” by Mignon

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Flower Cart Presentation by Rubicon

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Table Lamp Presentations by Karoff

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Flit Gun Atomizer

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Piano Perfume Ensemble by Bouton

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Oil Lamps With Shades by Lander

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Airplane Beauty Box by Weidlich

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“Flying Eagle Men’s Cologne” by Ansehl

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Lamps With Globe Shades

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Schuco Elf & Monkey

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Small “Colonial Lamp” Bottles by The Antique Shoppe

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Orange Umbrella

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Floor Lamp Presentation by Karoff

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Fireplace Perfume Ensemble by Bouton

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Rocking Horse Solid Perfume by Max Factor

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Jack-in-the-Box Solid Perfume by Max Factor

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Upright Piano Decanter by Avon

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“Bouquet” Love Seat Presentation by Stuart Products

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Wadsworth Table Compact

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Lamps With Flared Chimneys

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Wooden Perfume Bar

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Famous Perfume Bar

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“Perfume Vanette” by Stuart Products

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Brass Tea Cart by Stuart Products

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"Shocking" Dressmaker Form by Schiaparelli

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“Agrement” Music Box with Dancing Ballerina by Rudy

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“Snuff” by Schiaparelli

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“Fragrant Showers” Watering Can by Irresistible

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“L’Origan” Globe by Coty

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“Swing Scottie” by Quality Products

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Chale Indien Egg Cup Solid Perfume

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“Star-Gazer” Telescope by Tappan

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“The Winnah” Trophy Presentation by Artfield Creations

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Wooden Urn or Kitchen Cannister

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“Baby Grand” Perfume by Artfield Creations

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Duncan Phyfe Style Drum Table Powder/Trinket Box

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Schuco Monkeys

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Seated Lady Powder Jar by Goebel

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“Victorian Manor” Presentation by Avon

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“Milady’s Perfume Bar” Presentation by Robinson

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“Enchanted Hours” Presentation by Avon

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“Sitting Pretty” Wicker Rocker Presentation by Avon

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“Armoire” Decanter by Avon

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Poker Chip Caddy by Alfrance

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Mirrored Vanity Table by Karoff

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“Secretaire” Presentation by Avon

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“Parfum l’Organ” by Robinson

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“Perfume Harp d’Amour” by Cleveland Corp.

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“Chantilly” Mini in Chair by Houbigant

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“La Conga” by Karoff

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“Stop Light” by Robinson

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“Perfume Hi-Lights” by Stuart Products

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“Fantasia” Chair by Lynette

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Corner Shelf Presentation by Stuart Products

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“Floral Chimes” Grandfather Clock by Robinson

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“Sweet Pea” Floor Lamp by Karoff

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“Fragrance Hours Cologne” Presentation by Avon

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Amber Cello Cologne by Westmoreland

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“Grandfather Clock Cologne” by Lander

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Crystal Floor Lamp Presentation

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“Evening in Paris” Grandfather Clock Presentation by Bourjois

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“Gala Night” Grandfather Clock by Bouton

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Rue de La Paix, Presentation by Corday

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“Perfume O’Clock” by Stuart

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