The Washerwoman

The Washerwoman

Monday, 1 January 2018

The Spring pop-up Textiles, Fabrics and Costume Sale Saturday 10th February 2018

The Washerwoman presents.....

The Spring pop-up Textiles, Fabrics and Costume Sale
Saturday 10th February 2018. 9 am to 2 pm
at Lydeard St Lawrence Village Hall, near Taunton. TA4 3SE

A grand rummage with Antique and Vintage textiles and fabrics including dress fabrics, florals, linens, French toile, upholstery fabrics, haberdashery, trimmings, scrap-bags and buttons, together with a collection of Vintage costume including 1930s and Wartime dresses.

Linen and Cotton bolts of fabric ideal for making cushions

Antique floral textiles including French toile

 Free admission and ample parking

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Dolls, toys, Nursery and doll house and miniature collectors items for sale...

Having a bit of a winter clear-out here. All these items are for sale, so please email me at if you have any questions and interested in buying. Prices shown, plus postage. Please note that these are collectors items, not toys.

  1930s Jacqueline  Deco style metal sofa and matching table, length of table 11.5 cms £24 the pair

 Painted metal dolls house desk, height just under 4 cms £16

 rear view

 1930s Pit-a Pat high chair for restoration, height approx 11 cms, £16

  Chalky Religious figure from France, height just over 6 cms £10.50 - reserved

  Set of flowers in pots £12.50 for 4

 Triang fireplace with "thermometer" grate. Height 8.5 cms. £20.50

potted fern, height 7.5 cms. £4.50

 Old  cast metal dog for the dolls house, length approx 3.5 cms (has got one wonky back leg) - see below £10.50

19th Century glazed china blond doll head, height approx 2.5 cms £10.50

tiny metal charm/handbag, perfect for the dolls house - height approx 1.5 cms £8.50

  Old checked doll bed mattresses, large just under 19 cms long, small 16 cms long. £4.40 EACH

Stained wood cupboard, height 13.5 cms. £20.50

  small bisque figure - approx 3.5 cms tall. £5.50

French Religious figure
Height just over 4 cms £8.50

  Old/Victorian glass cracker cat charm, height approx 2.5 cms. £10.50

 Dolls costume (dress, apron and headdress) length of dress from shoulder to hem 13 cms. £8.50

  Old wooden doll, missing arms, height 11.5 cms £30

Painted metal coal scuttle and coal tongs, height from base to the top of the handle approx 3.5 cms £10.50

 1960s Barrett and son carpet sweeper, height 9 cms. £8.50

 Old wooden doll, playworn condition, height just under 13 cms. £20


 Painted red metal coal bucket, made in England by Britains, height approx 4.5 cms £18

1970s latex dolls house doll, height approx 10 cms (dress not original) £8.50

 Caco dolls house doll, with metal feet and original clothing, height 13 cms. £24

  Erna Meyer cloth doll - height just over 11 cms. £20

  Caco male dolls house doll in original clothes, height just over 14 cms £25

  Caco dolls house doll circa 1970s, 13 cms high. £25

  Stained wood rocking chair (probably Dolt toi) Height to back of chair 5.5 cms £8.50

small scale 1930s dollshouse chair, height to back of chair 3.5 cms £8.50

  late 1950s TV, height 5.5 cms  £10

  Late 1940s/early 1950s Grecon dolls house doll, height 9 cms. no label. Back of jacket is torn (see below)  £25

  Pair of painted metal Dutch figures, probably 1930s. Height just over 9 cms. £38 pair

  Back view and her stand - which is incomplete

  Old metal watch face, ? 1930s, measures just under 3 cms across. £4.50

 19th Century china doll head, approx 3 cms high £8.50 

   19th Century china doll head, approx 3 cms high £8.50 

  19th Century china doll head, approx 3 cms high £8.50 

  wooden bookshelf with fake paper "books" - height 5 cms £10

1960s Barton wood clock with paper face, height just under 2 cms £8.50

 Moulded plastic radio, height just over 5.5 cms £8.50

  Painted yellow Dol toi chair, height just over 5 cms £8.50

 Pair of metal milk churns, perfect for the dolls house farm kitchen. tallest measures approx 3.5 cms £5 pair - reserved

  Large scale (doll size) old metal iron, length 5 cms. £8.50

  Larger scale lamp with brass base and moulded opaque plastic shade, height just over 7 cms £16

 1920's or 1930's hollow china figure, ? pie chimney (as she has a hole in the top of her hat) Made in Japan £8.50

   Vintage ceramic cake decoration snowmen. Approx 3.5 cms tall. £8.50 each 

 Late 1950s wooden dolls house bed. Length 12 cms. £8.50

 1960s painted pink Dol toi drop side cot. Length 6.5 cms. £12

  Unusual cast metal miniature model of a helmet, height just over 3 cms £12

Dolls house "Dolly's Pride" extending brass curtain rail attached to original card. Made in Germany. Length shown here just over 7 cms £25

 Larger scale old dolls house table with painted flower decoration. Height just under 9 cms £24

  Small metal Whitbread tankard, just over 1.5 cms high £6

 Metal rose, possibly part of an old brooch. approx 4 cms long £4.50

  Larger scale metal pan, length just under 7 cms. £8.50

  Old china pug, height just under 5 cms approx. £15

  Old dolls house wardrobe. Door handle looks like a replacement. Height 20cms £35

  Door and drawers open, and there is  gorgeous blue interior

Old dolls house jugs £8.50 EACH. The blue one is wooden, the rest ceramic.

White china dolls house jugs, £6 EACH

  Dol toi early 1960s bath and sink, length of bath 10.5 cms (approx 1 16th scale) £14 the pair

Doll size enamel plates, fruit bowl and jug, diameter of plates 6.5 cms. £16 the set

Quirky old doll, lovely painted face. Height 8 cms. £12

 some damage to the back of the jacket - as shown below.

Late 1950s My Dollys Kitchen tin fridge with opening door, ice tray and 2 milk bottles. Height just over 5.5 cms. £20 - reserved

  Boxed Barrett and Sons dolls house telephone from the late 50s/early 60s with original box. Appears never to have been played with! There are a few marks to the paint finish and the dial does not spring (as described on the box) £22

T and B painted metal fireplace, height 7.5 cms. £22

  Early 20th Century ceramic sink. Height 5 cms £8.50

 1960s pipe cleaner dog. Height to top of ears 4.5 cms. £10 - reserved

1960s Barretts mint in box toaster and toast £18

Painted wooden towel rail. Height just over 4.5 cms. £8.50

 A  painted wooden high chair. Height just over 7 cms. £8.50

Barretts 1960s mint in box fish tank. Height of fish tank 1.5 cms. £18

 Three tiny painted metal rabbits - length approx 2 cms. £15 for the 3 - reserved

  1960s plaster relief dolls house picture. 4 x 3 cms approx. £12 - reserved

1960s Doli Toi yellow painted wooden drop-side cot. Height 6 cms £12.00 

 Late 1950s wooden dolls house bed. Length 12 cms . £8.50

 Blue and white ceramic vase and dried flowers. Height of vase 7.5 cms. £12

  Late 1950s (possibly Barton) stained wood dolls house bed. Length just over 11 cms £10

  1960s wooden three-piece suite with flocked finish. Height to top of sofa 4 cms. £6

  Grecon girl doll wearing duffle coat (no label). Height 7.5 cms £30

 1960s wooden tile-effect fireplace. Height 5.5 cms £8.50

 1960s Dolly Darling dolls house doll. Height 11 cms. £10.00

 1950s FGT and sons painted cast metal electric fire, height just under 3 cms. £16.50

1960s Spot-on loo and basin, plastic and metal. Height of basin 6 cms. £10.50 the pair

1960s Spot-on standard lamp (non working) Height 10 cms. £10.50

 1950s ? or earlier... Pale pink wallpaper suitable for dolls house restoration projects 2 m for £19.00 includes postage and packing in a sturdy card tube 

 I have used this pink latticed wallpaper in many dolls house restoration projects, it is probably from the 1950s, but works well in earlier houses too

  1950s, or possibly earlier pale pink lattice design wallpaper suitable for dolls house restoration projects . Over 2 metres for £19.00 - which includes postage and packing in a sturdy card tube

Little vintage bisque china dolls house doll. Height approx 7 cms £16

 Hand blocked old wallpaper - blue flower design.
 150 x 47 cms including sturdy card tube and postage £19.00

 Early 20th century French wallpaper, suitable for larger dolls house projects, covering boxes, lining cupboards etc.   Just over 1 m. £19.00  including sturdy card tube and postage

Not sure if this is 1950s or 60s? But have used it in restoring old dolls houses in the past to good effect. 2m x 56 cms £19.00  including sturdy card tube and postage

  Length of delicate silk, suitable for dolls house projects/dolls clothes, image above shows the front and image below is the reverse. 38 x 6 cms. £10

A length of printed/woven faded old rose fabric, suitable for projects. Length 68 cms x just under 10 cms. £16

Length of woven fabric, would make a great dolls house hall runner or cut into rugs. 60 x 8 cms. £10

 dark rose wool work/cross stitch piece. 17 x 13 cms. £10

 Length of blue silk (may have been a book mark) 16 x 2 cms approx £6

 Very old and worn "Bear skin" dolls house rug - probably 1930s, made as a copy to the commercially made one by Triang. Length approx 14 cms £10

I have 2 of these in my collection, a great little piece for a 1960s house. Made in England, probably Kleeware. Height just over 3 cms. £5

 Metal head/wall mask, I have had this on the wall in a 1950s dolls house, but would suit a funky 1960s house. Height just over 3 cms £8.50 - reserved

 1930s short pile sofa fabric (also known as cut moquette), great in period dolls houses - measures 38 x 41 cms £15

  19th Century Frozen Charlotte china doll - approx 3 cms high - £12

Painted wooden kitchen appliance - not sure if meant to be a cooker or washing machine? Some chipping/paint loss. Height to top 7 cm. £6

 1960s painted wood Dol toi bath and sink. Length of bath 10.5 cms. £14 for the pair (please note one of the bath taps is damaged)

 Flock covered metal miniature dog - height just under 6 cms £18

Early 20th century soft metal candelabra - height just under 7.5 cms £18

  Early 20th century metal fireplace - height 10 cms £15.50

 Pair of vintage dolls house deckchairs - height approx 5.5 cms £20.00 the pair

 Late 19th century bamboo chair - height 10. 5 cms £10

  Early 20th small scale metal table - height 3.5 cms £15

 Old ceramic jug - height 3 cms £8.50

 1930s Fairylite painted metal bathroom sink - height just over 6 cms to the top of the splash-back £8.50

1960's dolls house  plaster fireplace. Height 7 cms. width just under 9 cms. £12

  Old trunk/money box, suitable to use in large scale dolls house. Height 5 cms. Scuffed and worn, but charming £8

 1950's/1960's painted wooden fireplace. Height just under 7 cms. £8.50

  Dol toi 1960s corner unit with formica top, height 6.5 cms £6.50

  Barton cupboard with shelves, height 9 cms, £10

Pale yellow painted wood Dol toi bed, length 10 cms £10

  Pair of old metal candlesticks. Height (excluding candles 2.5 cms) £8.50 the pair

Chinese style vase. Height 3.5 cms £5

False teeth in a glass, toothpaste and toothbrush. Height of glass 1.5 cms £4.50

Heavy cast metal bath, possibly a sample, but suitable for a dolls house.
 Length 13.5 cms. Height approx 5 cms £22

base of bath - with writing

 shabby, but charming old doll. Height 14.5 cms £5

 A pair of 1960s Polish "Peggy" dolls - original but worn clothing, height approx 18 cms £18 the pair

 Larger scale dolls house wooden table - height 9.5 cms £10

Set of painted wooden drums, tallest is 6.5 cms £5 for the 3

 Little Bisque lady, just under 4 cms high £6

Homemade fireplace, height just over 11 cms £12

 1970's miniature "Punch" (only one page) distributed by Dol toi for dolls houses - size 2.5 x 3 cm (closed) £1 each

  Set of 1960's Tofa wooden dolls house furniture £28 the lot

 latex/rubber doll. height just under 6 cms £4

1920's/1930's celluloid dolls and furniture - table leg is wonky and there are a few dents compatible with the age of these items. £20 for the set. Height of figures approx 5 cms

19th century American Stevens and Brown cast metal dolls house chair (overpainted) Height to back of chair 9.5 cms £18

1960's dolls house food -puddings are plastic and the ham is painted plaster (length of ham on plate 3.5 cms) £9 for the 3

Late 19th/early 20th century brass fender for the dolls house. Length 12 cms, height just under 3 cms (1 inch). Depth 4 cms £10 plus postage

 1960s Triang Spot on Organ and stool- plastic with lift-up mechanism - sadly missing paper keyboard £10

 Triang Spot-on Metal and plastic bath £4.50

 "Jacqeline"  1930s painted metal sideboard - non-opening, height 5 cms £4.50

 "Dinky Toys" metal sink, height to top of mirror, 6 cms £10

  Dinky Toy stove, small scale and playworn condition (door is damaged) £5

  Dinky Toy small scale fridge, height 5 cms £10

  Dinky Toys small scale metal sink - some wear to the back, see image below. Height 4 cms £5 - reserved

 Please message me on if interested. Many Thanks, Lizzie