Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Visiting the Friedrichs in their Karlheinz Klein home

This is the home of Klaus and Frida Friedrich
and their children Horst, Elke, Berta and baby Oskar.
The front door is on the left. On the second floor
Klaus and Frida have a private balcony leading from their bedroom.

This is the back of their home with a balcony and stairs leading from the children's bedroom. 

The sides of their house are open to the weather...it's a good thing they are not really in Germany....but in warm Texas....with air conditioning.  

Let's meet the family....

Klaus and Frida are bisque dolls from Germany. 
The Friedrich children are Ermey dolls also from Germany.

Breakfast in the kitchen, with Frida taking the freshly baked bread from the oven 
and Klaus telling Horst and Berta to sit down on their benches. 

After breakfast, Frida clears the table 
and Klaus starts on the dishes.

Klaus is slow doing his chores.

After breakfast  Horst, Elke and Berta play 
in their room because it is Saturday and there is no school. 

Horst likes to play with his toy train.

 Elke likes to sit on Horst's top bunk and read.

 Berta is happy watching Horst play with his train... 
because when he is at school she gets to play with it,
 and he doesn't know that she plays with it.

 This is the Friedrich's cozy living room and dining room. 
Cozy or crowded, your choice.

Seating for at least five in the living area....

and seating for five in the dining area. 

Frida and Klaus had planned for an evening out....

but instead decide to stay in and enjoy a good book. 

This is the bedroom shared by Klaus, Frida and baby Oskar.

Frida tucks in baby Oskar for the night
while Klaus hangs up his clothes that he will wear again tomorrow and the day after that and the day after that ....because they are dollhouse dolls and have no change of clothes.

Lights out and every one tucked in for the night....

...including baby Oskar! 

Spielwarenfabrik Karlheinz Klein manufactured this dollhouse in Wiesloch, Germany, in 1954. Thanks to a reader who identified the maker of this rare dollhouse from the information below.

Karlheinz Klein also made a school roombox. The German dollhouse blog, diePuppenstubensammlerin, shows this roombox and she has kindly given me permission to show it in this post. Be sure to follow the link to view her post! 

Here is a room box holding my set of 
Klein school desks with Ermey dolls.

The furniture in this dollhouse was made by Dora Kuhn; it is in 1:10 scale. With the exception of the red flower box, I think that all the pieces shown are original Dora Kuhn. 
If I have labeled an item of furniture that is not Dora Kuhn, please advise so I may correct the information.

 Here are views of the furniture by room... 

Living room

Dining room



Children's room


Outdoor furniture
(the flower box is not Dora Kuhn)