In an effort to spread Christmas cheer throughout the year, I decided to post these pics from a mini holiday doll scene I set up last year.
The house is a toy barn I found at a yard sale. The fireplace, bench, and chest are all from Fisher Price (purchased at a thrift store). The tree was from the Dollar Store, and I just decorated the scene with little odds and ends.
Now is a great time to start looking out for great holiday finds at thrift and discount stores. Have a very merry day!
Here in Utah, today is a state holiday. On July 24th, we celebrate Pioneer Day, to commemorate the Mormon Pioneers who traveled from the east and settled here to escape religious persecution. I've always loved Pioneer Day and the opportunity to remember my pioneer heritage. It's also been fun to learn about my husband's ancestry, which includes Mormon pioneers who traveled from Denmark as well as Italian immigrants who came here to work on the railroad.
When I first heard of American Girl Kirsten (who was already retired at the time), I immediately loved her because she reminds me of a real-life spunky pioneer girl from my husband's family. I missed out on the full size doll (which is probably best on my pocket book anyway) but I do love my mini Kirsten. I found a wooden wagon for her, but it's missing the top, so I need to try to make a new cover for it. I also found a miniature oil lamp that really works. Kirsten is in the center spot of my mini doll display shelf, along with her mini book and a tiny paper doll book I got from McDonalds. That was actually the first I heard about American girl. Somehow I missed all the hoopla, though I was target age when Pleasant Company was started.
Hope you enjoy these pictures and take time to celebrate your own ancestors and the ways in which they were pioneers, forging the path for your future! Happy Pioneer Day!!