December 23, 2013

Nanny Nettie-Kin Decorates for Christmas!

A Nanny for "Pumpkin House", What Fun!
Nanny Nettie-Kin making wreaths for
"Pumpkin House".

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"Pumpkin House" is the large golden dollhouse where the Izannah girls play with their dolls.

The Izannah girls' little doll "Little Dear One" was wishing for some friends her own size. Her wish has come true and there will be many little dolls who will make "Pumpkin House" their home.

They decided they would like a Nanny to help them care for their dolls and help them keep things smoothly running, with all the required cooking and cleaning, at "Pumpkin House".

The Izannah girls wrote inquiries in their local paper the "Corgyncombe Courant".

They were seeking a Nanny who is caring, fun, clever, wise, sweet, likes babies, likes to cook and bake, and a teacher who will help them with their lessons. A Nanny who reads Tasha Tudor and Beatrix Potter stories to the children in her care.


This is who they chose:
Nanny Nettie-Kin, the name picked out by the Izannah girls,
the Nanny at "Pumpkin House".

  

Nanny Nettie-Kin holds up the finished wreath that she made for the front door.


She is ironing a ribbon for a bow to adorn the wreath for the front of "Pumpkin House". She irons with an old fashioned iron she heats on the woodstove, with a potholder to protect her hand from the heat. I myself have used an old fashioned iron and it works quite well!

Nanny Nettie-Kin was made by the talented dollmaker Judy Brown. The wonderful furniture that the Izannah girls collected for "Pumpkin House" was made by talented Roy Bubbenmoyer.


Nanny Nettie-Kin found this little antique stove for only one dollar!


She made a Dundee cake using the receipt from
"The Tasha Tudor Cookbook".
Dundee cake is enjoyed at December teas.


The door of her little stove "Ark".



Nanny Nettie-Kin decorates her Advent wreath with rose hips that she collected from the Corgyncombe Gardens.


St. Nicholas has left treats in Nanny Nettie-Kin's shoe!
The bed is an antique and has a cozy handspun, handwoven cover.


A Corgyncombe Chickadee on St. Nicholas Day.

A Dundee cake from Corgyncombe Bakery, made using the receipt from "The Tasha Tudor Cookbook".



Three Dundee cakes made at the
Corgyncombe Bakery.
Dundee cakes are so delicious and festive at December teas.


Just the right piece of Princess Pine in just the right place.
Our friend Carol helps Nanny Nettie-Kin collect Princess Pine for her Christmas decorating at "Pumpkin House" and mine, too, at Corgyncombe Cottage. Nanny sits on a settle bench, that serves as a table and a bench.


Nanny Nettie-Kin is in awe of the beauty of the lit Advent Wreath.


Nanny Nettie-Kin adjusting the wreath on the front door of "Pumpkin House".

She loves her pretty red Christmassy shawl and wants to make a Tasha Tudor shawl using her handspun yarn.


Rrrrring, rrrring... Nanny Nettie-Kin reaches to answer the telephone. Is it her friend Myrtle? She'll have to invite her over for tea and a slice of Dundee cake!

In Tasha Tudor's "Corgiville Fair", there are amusing illustrations of Mother Rabbits talking on old fashioned phones, discussing Edgar Tomcat's "shocking" gambling habit!


Simple elegance, a beautiful wreath upon the front door of
 "Pumpkin House",
 an old New England house.

We at Corgyncombe Cottage and Pumpkin House wish you a 
Merry Christmas!

 Here is a link to our previous post
about the Large Golden Dollhouse:
Tasha Tudor Birthday Celebration 2013!


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copyright © 2013 Diane Shepard Johnson and Sarah E. Johnson
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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was so happy to see your new Christmas post!!! I have been watching for it. How nice to have a wonderful Nanny for Pumpkin House. She is just perfect for it. Wishing you and yours (including the doll family) a very Merry Christmas!! Joyce and her doll family:)

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

Dear Joyce,

Nanny Nettie-Kin is so happy to be at Pumpkin House and everyone loves her! We're so glad that you enjoyed it!

On this Christmas Eve, when the snow is softly falling, we and the dolls at Corgyncombe wish you and your dolls a Merry Christmas, too!

Your friends,
Diane and daughter Sarah, and the Dolls and Tillie Tinkham the seamstress mouse at Corgyncombe

mcduque said...

Wonder of Babysitting! insurance that are delighted with it, I also would be. I have been watching every day to see a new story about you, and they have greatly surprised me with this nanny, it is very very sweet. From Spain wish to all you and also to their family of dolls, a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous year new 2014.Un hug for everyone.
Mª Carmen Duque.

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

Dear Mª Carmen Duque,

We are so happy that you enjoyed seeing Nanny Nettie-Kin! Nanny Nettie-Kin is a delight!

We hope you had a lovely Christmas and have a happy, healthy New Year!

Your friends,
Diane and daughter Sarah, and the Dolls and Tillie Tinkham the seamstress mouse at Corgyncombe

Whiffletree Farm said...

It is SO much fun furnishing dollhouses! You have excellent taste, as usual, and a good eye for accessories. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, as well!

Jeri Landers said...

Cousins, Nanny Nettie-Kin just makes me giggle! I adore that nanny in wooden shoes, and she is such an industrious and fastidious little soul, bless her heart! A Belated Christmas to you, cousin Jeri

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

Dear Whiffletree Farm,

Yes, it is so much fun choosing furnishings for dollhouses! Finding all those little accessories is a delight!

Thank you for your kind words!

Happy New Year!

Your friends,
Diane and daughter Sarah, and the Dolls and Tillie Tinkham the seamstress mouse at Corgyncombe

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

Dear Cousin Jeri,

We just knew that you would love Nanny Nettie-Kin, too! The Izannah girls picked the perfect Nanny to help them run "Pumpkin House"! Everyone here adores her!

Your new book "Mamsey Bear and Mopkin" is fantastic! What a wonderful story and the illustrations are beautiful!

Your cousins,
Diane and daughter Sarah, and the Dolls and Tillie Tinkham the seamstress mouse at Corgyncombe

Heritage Hall said...

I brushed away a few tears reading this entry....how you
capture the aura of Christmas-tide, ala Tasha ~ You have
such a discerning eye. A blessed New Year filled with
health and well-being to you and yours, Diane.
Gentility

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

Dear Gentility,

Thank you so much for your sweet comment!

We are so glad that this post moved you in a special way reminiscent of the way a Tasha Tudor Christmas makes you feel! Tasha always made Christmas so delightful!

Happy New Year and Blessings to you and your Family!

Your friends,
Diane and daughter Sarah, and the Dolls and Tillie Tinkham the seamstress mouse at Corgyncombe

Christie Jones Ray said...

I just adore that sweet Nanny! After viewing the movie Saving Mr. Banks, and falling in love with P. L. Travers Mary Poppins all over again, I just sighed such a sigh to see the most wonderfully delightful Nanny appear, and be so busy tending the gleaming Pumpkin House! Bravo, Nanny Netty-kin!
Always bewitched by your whimsical posts,
Christie and dearest little Eliza

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

Dear Christie,

All at Corgyncombe adore Nanny Nettie-Kin, too! She loves to keep Pumpkin House tidy!

Your friends,
Diane and daughter Sarah, and the Dolls and Tillie Tinkham the seamstress mouse at Corgyncombe

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