Saturday 24 December 2016

Childhood Memories...

Shall we escape the crazy high streets and have a pootle around the ever so lovely Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green?
I loved his place as an art student many moons ago, it was like stepping back in time when we visited here again with the Art Foundation students.
Let's start with one of my very favourite exhibits.
It was made in 1944 by Jane Draper's mother Elizabeth, who stayed up all night to make her daughter a party dress. As she had no fabric coupons she made his beautiful dress from the scraps that she could find around the house.
Wish I could have this in my size!
I love how the reflections of the glass make these look like ghost shoes!
Oo....I bet that these two run havoc when the lights are switched off!
And I bet this one loves to party!
May I introduce you to Augusta Marianna and she is the oldest doll in the museum.
My hero.
I think that this chap was my favourite out of the whole of the museum.
Look at this cheeky fellow in his silk cabbage!
I hope you enjoyed our little trip, fancy a cup of tea now?
Merry Christmas to you, and thank you all so much for all of your lovely comments, and for reading my blog all over the world.
Wishing you all a wonderful 2017 my friends X


  1. So much love went into that patchwork party dress, how much more so than just buying one. I have a photo of my father pulling a horse on wheels like that, circa 1930. Thanks for sharing your visit.

    1. My pleasure me dear, hope you enjoyed a lovely Christmas break x

  2. Thank you for sharing your visit. I love the doll houses and your favorite in al the museum gave me quite a laugh.

  3. Reminds me not to grow's a trap. xx

  4. The Museum of Childhood is one of the things on my to do list for whenever I'm able to go to London. Thank you for this little glimpse inside.
    Merry Christmas.

  5. thank you! i so enjoyed this! Every piece could inspire a short story! (as well as the life of each who loved and held them)
    would love to see more of the details on the blue jacket.
    and by the way you look pretty darn cute yourself, fit right in - timeless! Love your Spirit, Hugs, Happy Christmas and Joy in 2017! x Mary Lou in Colorado

  6. Oh, the dedication of Mrs Draper - what a lovely dress. This looks like an amazing museum! I loved the little cooker with the pots and pans, and it reminded me how much I loved play kitchens as a child. Funny, because I don't like to cook now!

    Merry Christmas, and may 2017 be bright!

    1. Ha! Ha! Me too, I'm certainly no Nigella myself! X

  7. Haven't been for ages. Must pop back for a browse. Thank you for reminding me. Xx

  8. This takes me back - haven't been here since I left London for Brighton. Some of the toys are actually quite creepy though! Hope you had fun x

    1. Yes, I think one or two of them would one to life at night! X


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