Saturday, August 23, 2008

Where did my week go?

Oh hang on, it's starting to come back to me...

On Monday my new bed was delivered and my Curator, her lovely assistant and I packed another dolls house. Plus I started trying to play catch up after two weekends away in a row.

On Tuesday I went to see the fascinating In the Shadow of the Moon at ANU Film Group and decided, if I needed another crush, Mike Collins might just be it based on his commentary of the Apollo 11 mission.

Wednesday evening was spent devouring Jezzeblog's book of comic strips, I don't like chocolate. Brilliant!

Thursday early morning, while I was fast asleep in my new bed, I won this little beauty on eBay:According to the listing it's a Triang "V" house from 1962. Which is rather odd as this houseis listed on page 194 of Dian Zillner's International Dollhouses & Accessories 1880s to 1980s as a "Tri-ang "U" house dating from 1964."

I'm thinking one or other of the dates has to be out as no one in their right mind would name houses backwards alphabetically, and the V is obviously the larger version of the U (which I've been lusting after since I first spotted its picture in March 2004)

Perhaps an email to Triang guru Marion Osbourne is in order to see if she can shed any light on the matter...

Thursday turned out to be dolls house day as in the evening I finished That Damned Essay.

And last night I got a last minute invite to join The Stalled Sock Knitter S for a free performance of Much Ado About Nothing put on my Papermoon Productions over at the ANU. With red bubbles at Teatro Vivaldi beforehand (I'd link to their website as it's a fabulous place for a drink but the site is visually awful AND has blaring sound which you can't turn off. Which I hate almost as much as tags that people leave tacked to their coat sleeves)

2 comments:

sarah.princess said...

Hi Anna Maria - just checked the "gurus" tri-ang book and both the U and V are listed in the 1963 catalogue. Don't know if they were both available in 1962 as the previous catalogue in the book is 1957. did marion have an answer ? or is dian zilner wrong !! cheers sarah.x

The Shopping Sherpa said...

Wonderful: thanks for doing that. I still haven't got in touch with Marion but I guess Zilner is wrong...