CHAPTER 4 - THERE'S HOPE FOR US TOO !
Once Upon A Time Toys
come to you
sprinkled with love
Scents of lavender
clean & prettily wrapped with a lavender bag
a Once upon a time bears tag
Mr Foxtrot like to go hunting too especially through the woods and fields where as Mrs Foxtrot is happy at home keeping busy with the cooking and cleaning .
This Wonderful unusual pair of handmade character foxes date to C1940/50 but might even be a little earlier.
They were both skilfully and cleverly hand made many years ago from a real fox fur stole possibly one or even two to make the foxes with and when you look at Mrs Foxtrot's head in particular you can see all that all her fine original details of a long snout and little pointed ears sticking out through her hat come from being made from the head section of the stole . She has taxidermy glass eyes and a felt covered nose at the tip of her snout . Even her two fur paws are real and have their original little claws intact. Her outfit that she is dressed in which was made originally for her back then in various materials consists of a hat , dress with petticoat and bloomers underneath it and not forgetting her black felt boots .
Mr Foxtrot has a slightly different head and face form to his wife Mrs Foxtrot but has been made also from a fox fur stole , he has amber and black glass eyes , a felt covered nose piece and a wispy piece of creamy white fur for a moustache . He also has real little claws on his paws too like his wife Mrs foxtrot . He too is wonderfully dressed and attired and all his riding / hunting outfit has been beautifully handmade for him, including a cream silk cravat, red jacket , cream coloured breeches and black felt boots with suede cuffs on them.
Mr Foxtrot measure approximately 16 1/2 " in height to the tip of his ears and Mrs Foxtrot 17" to the top of her hat , both are in pretty good Vintage condition with just some light ageing and fading to their clothes which is commensurate with their age but nothing detrimental to either of them .
They really are a very unusual dressed Fox couple and the likes you probably never see again too either !
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Mrs Pussyfoot is a very unusual 1930s Merrythought white mohair cat and material bodied nightdress case.
She measures approximately 19" in length excluding her foot paw and her head paws and one foot are all made in creamy white mohair.
She has very unusual almost life like inset blue/grey glass eyes , her right eye might not be original to her I am not sure but it is an old one and seems to match quite nicely with the other one.
Her nose and mouth details were originally painted on , her pink nose is still bright but her mouth painting has faded a little over the years though and she has real bristle whiskers too.
The top of her dress/body is velvet and was once pale blue but over the years it has faded and aged and her sleeved and skirt are made in a small checked man-made type material with velvet pockets that match the body of the dress.
Her skirt is in a pretty fair condition considering its age and purpose and has age faded a little over the years with a couple of tiny flaws from use but nothing really too noticeable or detrimental in my opinion.
The skirt has a zipped compartment which opens up down the left side to originally place a nightdress inside.Inside the case is lined in cream coloured nylon quilted type material.
On the back of her skirt she has her original early Merrythought label which says MERRYTHOUGHT IRONBRIDGE SHROPSHIRE MADE IN ENGLAND REGD DESIGN.
Around her neck threaded on blue silk ribbon is a little old gilt mouse charm that we have given her .
Mrs Pussyfoot is quite a rare and unusual little kitty case and one that is not seen and found too and we feel sure that it wont be long before she finds Purrfect home!
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Pixie-Belle is happy and content most of the time living with the pixie and fairies but sometimes she feels that she doesn't quite belong there with them all as she is really half doll and half teddy a Teddy girl and she feels she should be living with the teddies and dolls in the nursery or toy room so she is hoping with all her heart that one day her wishes will come true .
She is an unjointed little mohair bodied doll but her legs fold so she can sit nicely. She has creamy white velvet hands and around her pink papier mache material covered face it is edged in creamy white mohair .
She measures approximately 15" in length and has a wonderful pink mohair coverage all over which is in beautiful condition.
Her papier mache material moulded face with painted facial features is in fair condition but it does have some marks on it and crumples and creases from all the love and kisses that have been lavished upon over the years but we can forgive Pixie-Belle for this cant we?
We have given little Pixie-Belle some pretty silk ribbons around her neck and a little pink bell so you always hear her jingling wherever she goes!
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WE LOVE A HAPPY ENDING!
"MY GORGEOUS LITTLE DOG FROM YOU WAS DESTINED FOR MY HEART ! THANK YOU SO MUCH "
MRS B (JAN 2016)
"YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO STOP FINDING ALL THESE LOVELY OLD ANIMALS - AS THERE WILL BE NO ROOM FOR ME IN MY HOUSE SOON! "
MR W (MARCH 2016)
"MY SWEET LITTLE KITTY HAS ARRIVED & OH MY WHAT A GORGEOUS ONE SHE IS THANKYOU SO MUCH FOR FINDING HER FOR ME LYNN! "
MRS C (APRIL 2016)