Mittwoch, 22. Dezember 2010

Merry Christmas...

to all my dear Mini-blogger-friends!!!

I wish you wonderful & peaceful days with your family and friends!! And maybe some cute angels will come and bring you some minis for your collections? The vintage postcard was send in 1928 but the picture is still lovely...

Sonntag, 12. Dezember 2010

Christmas time is coming...

The Lundby parents are busy to prepare everything for christmas:

Mrs Lundby is wrapping the presents - here you can see her with a pull-along ducky for baby.

Mr. Lundby is going to write some christmas cards, but he´s still thinking about the right text.

Look at all the wrapping paper she bought :)

But who is peeking around the corner?! Naughty little Sabrina! Fortunately she can´t see anything and Mrs Lundby just pretends as if she does not see her...

Credits: The parcels and bags are from the Lundby advent calendar (2007), paper and cards are printies from TreeFeathers - Thanks I love them! The little pull-allong ducky and the nutcracker are tiny wooden toys i once bought at a Ore Montain advent market... Scissor unknown and so is the flowerpot - the rest is Lundby as usual.

I hope you all had a wonderful 3. Advent?! And please don´t miss the mini treasures wiki advent calendar! It´s as lovely as last year!!

Yours Nicola

Freitag, 10. Dezember 2010

I love Mertens Kunst - Mertens Art

First of all i want to say thank you for all your sweet words you wrote! It´s so good to know you think of me and understand why i had to make a break!!

I´ll try to move on with my little toy blog here... but all Lundby houses are covered with a heavy layer of dust, so i come back with another theme - Mertens art wooden toys:

If you were born in the 60s or 70s, you´ll probably know them. Mertens Kunst is a german company which is specialized on wooden toys and decorations like wall plaques, coat racks, jumping jacks and puzzles... The Designer is Ute Mertens and she works together with Alfred Mertens (unfortunately I don´t know how these two people belong together - a couple, father and daughter?! If you know something more, please let me know). Mertens Kunst is so characteristic for my childhood and nursery - I couldn´t imagine it without Mertens sweeties!

And every time i went to a fleamarket i always found somthing "Mertens" :) so i hoarded a lot of these lovely things in my tiny house over the years. Recently i decided to sell some of these treasures and one thing leads to another! I took pictures, opened a Dawanda Shop (it´s like etsy) for vintage things and also founded a new flickr group.

Now i can collect them virtual, have more space for Lundby stuff and Käthe Kruse and earn some money, too... I´m smart -or not?! ;D
I hope you all have a wonderful advent season and i´m wishing you a peaceful & happy time!
Hugs, yours Nicola