Thursday

Show and Tell - Collection

Time for Kelli's Show and Tell. Click here for more fun at Kelli's.

I have shown this piece of furniture (below) before, but I have never shown what is displayed inside this curio cabinet. Today I will begin sharing my Ivy and Innocence Collection.
I had never seen this collection before until we lived in Indiana and I started collecting them there, a piece at a time. The Ivy and Innocence collection is a small village with many little shops. I like it because it isn't seasonal, it can be displayed year around. Each little building has a storybook tale with people with names.
I think this village has been discontinued now, but I have most of them (I hope!) Today I'm sharing the village Tea Room. Below is Emma's Tea Room as it is displayed on a glass shelf, and the reflection in the mirrow behind.
A close-up of Emma's Tea Room. You can click on any of these pictures to see the detail. Many tiny roses are on each item, front and back.
Below is the back of Emma's Tea Room. It isn't quite six inches tall.
Below is a close-up of "Miss Mary Hemmings" taking tea from a tiny tea cup. She is 3 1/4 inches tall. Each item is numbered and signed.
Above: On the left, this one is named "Tea For Three" Everybody in the Ivy and Innocence Village has the same sweet eyes on their little faces, including the little animals.
Above: This one is named "The Tea Party" Click to see the detail.

Some of the buildings I have in the village are: Bed and Breakfast, Antique Store, Quilt Shoppe, Florist, Schoolhouse, Church, Fire Station, and Restaurant.

I hope you enjoyed seeing the beginning of my Ivy and Innocence Collection, I will be sharing more each week. I hope you'll share the pictures with your children, I think they will enjoy seeing them as well!

Katherine

34 comments:

Scrabblequeen said...

How cute. I've not seen anything like this collection before. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Bunny Chic Boutique said...

LOVE your Ivy and Innocence collection! So adorable ~ I've never seen them anywhere before.

Hope you're having a "hoppy" week ~ didn't this week fly by. Weren't we just at Kelli's House yesterday?

Haven't seen my Sister Mary yet ~ can't wait to tell her the Fabulous News and share your Blog with her.

Bunny Blessings ~

Jayne

Anita said...

Oh, what a wonderful and very special collection you have! And I like your antique cabinet, too! Thanks for sharing!

Katherine, I have some good news that you might be interested in: We built up a second rose arbor this week and today, I will plant my two new F�licit� et Perp�tue climbing roses at each side! Oh, I am so excited... I can't wait to see them in bloom soon (even if "soon" means in 3 or 4 years from now...)

Have a great Friday!

Best wishes from Germany,
Anita

Jewelgirl said...

Great collection! I have never
seen these before. They're so
sweet, love the tea theme!

Grace Yaskovic said...

Wonderful collection, I have had Cats meow houses, Dickens Dept 56 and The houses and shops made from shoes (I will have to do a post) but I have never seen this set, its adorable!!

Hootin' Anni said...

Awwwwwwwwwwww, I really like these. They're so precious. I love the curio cabinet too!!!

Take care...hope you have a minute or two to drop by my show n tell!! I'd love to have you visit with me. Today I have something I received, from a special blogging friend!! Come join me?

Happy weekend.

Penless Thoughts said...

How very cute and special.
Susan

Sandra said...

Katherine, I've never heard of this collection but it's so adorable. I love the faces and the detail. Can't wait to see more from your collection.

Judy said...

Cute collection.

Simply Heart And Home said...

I've never heard of the Ivy and Innocence collection, Katherine. It is simply beautiful! I love all the delicate touches.

Thank you for sharing today. :)

Gina

Betty said...

Katherine,
New to me but beautiful, whimsical .....

Thanks for visiting with me...Betty

Feathering My Nest said...

Very sweet and special. I've never seen these before. You have a beautiful collection. I also think your tea linens are pretty. I'm glad your health is good too.

Kathi

Alice said...

I don't believe I've seen the Ivy and Innocence collection before. So nice of you to share it with us! It really is dear and perfect for displaying all year. I'm looking forward to seeing more pieces.

Carrie said...

Katherine,
What a charming series! It is truly unique. I am glad you shared this. You always have something amazing to share. It is great fun to visit your blog every time.
Carrie

Constance said...

Don't you love how something can give us so much pleasure just by looking at it? (Or even the pleasure of "the hunt" for it?) Thanks for sharing!
Connie

Susie said...

You have a beautiful curio cabinet and this collection is so endearing. Love all the cute details.
:)

Paula said...

What beautiful figurines! They are just darling.

Linda said...

Hi Katherine, this is the sweetest collection....I've never seen it before and it is very special. I did click on the pictures and there is so much detail on each piece..amazing. Your collection must give you much pleasure, I know I enjoyed seeing it. Linda

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Lovely collection...especially since it can be displayed year round.
Thanks for sharing...

Adrienne said...

Oh, my goodness, Katherine - those are just about the cutest little things imaginable! What a great collection you have. If I ever get to see them up close and personal I'll just sit on the floor and hours and be sure to see every little detail. They are so cute! Thanks for sharing them with us today. ~Adrienne~

Mary said...

Katherine,

Oh, this is beautiful. You are so lucky to have collected so many beautiful tea items over the years. I always enjoy seeing them. Love that cabinet as well.

Blessings,
Mary

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

What a great collection! I have never seen these before. I love the curio too.

Thanks for sharing
~Amy

Wanita said...

Your collection is very cute, and you have them displayed so nicely.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What a cute and unique little village! :)

Betty said...

What pretty things you have shown us today, Katherine. Thank you for sharing those with us. Nice collection.

I have an award for you on my blog.

GardenGoose said...

hi Katherine, thanks for stopping by my blog..love your little collection. yes..I love the color yellow..my fave color..and was thrilled when i found those wee teacups that you saw on my blog. seems we have a couple of things in common.:0) hope you have a lovely weekend.
Tina

Hope said...

Hi Katherine,
Just wanted to stop in and say hello and to catch up with you. I'm so behind..the story of my life! :O)

I love this collection of Ivy and Innocence. I've never seen it before but it is such a happy little collection. I'm sure it makes you smile every time you pass by.

Thank you so much for your prayers and coming by to check on me. I'm so blessed by my blog friends. Have a great weekend.

Hugs,
Hope

Joyce said...

Cute little items! I've never even heard of them before. You've got quite a nice collection of them.
Thanks for showing them off to all of us! I like how you have them in a nice cabinet to protect them and keep them together and hopefully "dust free." HA!
Be blessed,
Joyce

Mrs. V. said...

Oh, what a beautiful and precious collection you have! I've never heard of them before. Thank you for sharing.~~

Debbie said...

Awwww.... these are precious!! I like your curio too.

The Apron Queen said...

Late making my rounds. Awesome show & tell. Stop by for a plate of Just Peachy Cobbler.

For your daily dose of vintage goodness & a bit of silliness, stop by Confessions of an Apron Queen, the home of Vintage Thingies Thursdays.

Cheryl said...

What an adorable thing to collect. and...your cabinet is divine!

Kelli said...

What a wonderful little village! It looks like a very peaceful place and I love the sweet faces!
Hugs,
Kelli

Jessica said...

So cute! :)