Wednesday, September 29, 2010
So at least the doll museum had garden toys. Here's the first we saw. It was a garden store setting, complete with flowers, pots, planters, statuary, baskets, trees and more. I've always been intrigued by miniatures. So, apparently, are the Germans, did you catch my posts on the Miniature Train Museum in Hamburg, Germany? Here, here and here.
I never had a desire to play garden-center-shopkeeper when I was a kid. I enjoyed my Matchbox cars and full-sized GI Joes. I'm sure these, and the other play "environments" (which included a milliner, cobbler, bakery, butcher, Dr.'s office and a schoolroom, among others) were great fun -- back when kids used their imaginations.
It was photographed through glass, so you'll have to excuse some glare here and there.