March 10, 2011

Auntie Annabelle M'liss, Please Pass the Bickies

Bickies for Baby Dolls and Crackers for Quackers!
In Amelia's old fashioned kitchen at Corgyncombe, Annabelle M'liss is wearing an antique frock and apron.
Corgyncombe's Annabelle M'liss was named after Tasha Tudor's doll Annabelle in "A is for Annabelle" because she reminds us so of her.

Clara asks her Auntie Annabelle M'liss if she could please reach atop the cupboard and bring down a box of Baby Bickies from Darling & Domestic Daisy's Baked Goods. Clara recently received an antique Baby Doll as a gift and her Baby Doll is hungry!
Many of the little girl dolls at Corgyncombe have their own Baby Dolls because playing with Baby Dolls is such fun! Annabelle M'liss tells Clara what a sweet Baby Doll she has.

Clara thanks Auntie Annabelle M'liss for retrieving the delicious bickies!

Darling & Domestic Daisy held a bake sale a couple of years ago to help bring Elizabeth's Mummy home after she was shipwrecked on an island. The "b" on the tags stands for buttons. Tasha Tudor had the children use buttons to buy goods for their dolls and animals. The currency for the dolls at Corgyncombe is buttons, as well.

Daisy is especially thrilled with the splendid paper roller for wrapping her baked goods. The little bell atop the roller makes a ting a ling every time she makes a sale!

Above, Daisy poses for the Corgyncombe Courant. She tells her Baby Doll to smile for the camera.
Daisy is holding one of her wrapped boxes of baked goods with Baby Doll smiling from her bassinet. The little basket that Baby Doll is in reminds us of the baby in the basket on the daisy bordered cover of "The Springs of Joy" illustrated by Tasha Tudor.

Darling & Domestic Daisy's Baked Goods is one of the official businesses advertising at
The Corgyncombe Magic Lantern Theatre

The following article appeared in the Corgyncombe Courant, February 15, 2009 edition:

"Won't you be my Quackentine?"
Society Notes
The Corgyncombe Courant reports that the Duckies of Corgyncombe held a special Valentine Tea. They enjoyed Tasha Tudor's Welsh Breakfast Tea and a little ring cake purchased at Daisy's Bake Sale to benefit the cause of "Bringing Mummy Home". Crackers for Quackers were quickly devoured by the fashionable young duckies. The lovely Miss Dilley Dibble Dabble wore a new pink frock fashioned by Tillie Tinkham of Tillie Tinkham's Frocks and Fashions. Her outfit was topped off with sweet little bows about her neck and atop her fuzzy yellow head. Quackenbush had a special red paper hat made for the Valentine's Day occasion, which sports one of Post Mistress Phidelia Finch's feathers tucked in the side. The instructions for making the paper hat is in the book, "Tasha Tudor's Old-Fashioned Gifts". The Corgyncombe Courant reporters have had a personal lesson in paper hat making from Tasha Tudor herself.

At the Valentine Tea, the Quacking Duckie pair were listening to Claude Debussy's "Clair de Lune" and discussing how the music was to them reminiscent of paddling and gliding on Corgi Creek. Corgi Creek and its banks are a favored place for picnics and other social events.

Quackenbush gave a red heart Valentine to Dilley Dibble Dabble and was heard quacking "Won't you be my Quackentine?"



The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

So very endearing and sweetly pleasing to the imagination! Baby Doll is delightful!
Blessings and Hugs linnie

Whiffletree Farm said...

Just looking at your collection of doll size accouterments is absolutely delightful. I just love small things, too! I know "bickies" as treats -- are they so with you also? Thanks for a great post!

Jeri Landers said...

What wonderful little quacksters! And I love the little baby basket and the yummy baked goods at such reasonable prices. We can afford a whole basketful at only buttons a bun!

Diane Shepard Johnson and Sarah E. Johnson said...

Dear Linnie,

So glad you enjoyed the post!

Your friends,
Diane and daughter Sarah at the Corgyncombe Courant

Diane Shepard Johnson and Sarah E. Johnson said...

Dear Whiffletree Farm,

Small things are a delight, especially when they are smaller versions of our favorite things! Yes, bickies are biscuits! In this case, little biscuits for Baby Doll.

Your friends,
Diane and daughter Sarah at the Corgyncombe Courant

Diane Shepard Johnson and Sarah E. Johnson said...

Dear Cousin Jeri,

Yes, reasonable prices, but the little children dolls and little critters have to earn their buttons, and they find some fun ways to do that! We have a whole collection of little buttons for currency! We like your description "Basketful at only buttons a bun!"

Your Cousins,
Diane and daughter Sarah at the Corgyncombe Courant

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