Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Vintage Mid Century Terrarium Miniature, Rune Naito Mermaid & More!

This has been an awesome week for mail arrivals!!

Today, I received several boxes of goodies I've been searching for and some I just happened upon...

First, this amazing vintage mid century modern 1/6 scale size Dome Terrarium Planter. I just happened upon it while doing some usual searches. I have only seen these in Human-size.
 I tried to find out if they had this listed under Barbie, Mattel? But, nothing. No information on it. Even others have sold theirs here, but still no maker, and it doesn't have any markings on it...?
 It comes with a dome cover, and inside beautiful lilac cloth flowers and white spear-shaped flowers with moss. You can remove the cover to reveal the flowers. It will look very nice in Tadie's house!

I did make a quick scene with it below. Penny Bright sink set, and tulip style chairs, reminiscent of the 1960s...

Next, I found via an online Japan shop, the hard to find Rune Naito Ceramic Mermaid figurine in red!! I could not believe my eyes. These generally sell high on Yahoo Japan, but I was able to find this for a lot cheaper than the original price, you'd pay at the store! Yippee! And it comes with its original box too! A score for sure!
 Cute Rune Naito Mermaid, just like the pin/badge I got the other day!
 She is so kawaii, and her bun comes off and you can put things inside her!
 Probably skinny things? Maybe flowers and use her as a vase? Hmmm. Above, her proof of authenticity sticker and markings, 2003.
 Here she is on my night stand, with the pin... A very happy purchase indeed!

Lastly, from the same shop I found the mermaid, I found this rare Takara Romantic Miniature Sewing Machine for Pico dolls, the Japanese version of 1970s Dawn dolls.
 This sewing machine is mint in box and can go really high even through Yahoo Japan, but I was able to find it for a lot less. Whew!
 There are many miniatures in this series, but they are often very hard to find sadly. Weird these miniatures are for dolls that are about 6 inches in height, but they fit more so for the 1/6 scale size dolls? I'm just as confused... Still, it will be a nice addition to any doll room or scene.
 The wheels don't turn, but there is thread at the top that is made to look like it feeds through. No moving parts. Still very cute, and I love the design.

Below, some quick scene shots I took of the sewing machine on the desk I got a few weeks back here.

Thanks for looking! ~ ggsdolls


  1. The terarium is from ammerican girl doll accesories

    1. Hi, thank you so much for the info. It's good to know! Many hugs, Gigi