Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Christmas Presents Galore!

Heidi Ott Pram. 

After my Mum's trip to England earlier in the year, I have developed an (unhealthy?) obsession with Heidi Ott items. As my birthday and Christmas are very close together Mum said "Here have some $$ for some dollhouse items." Anyway, after putting off making any decision to pretty much the last minute, I chose some items from the Heidi Ott catalogue, and began my internet search. I really wanted to buy them here (Australia) but found it incredibly difficult to find anything in stock. So my search went international. I ended up purchasing my items from I was really pleased with how quickly they got here. I ordered on the 20th of Dec, about 13 days. That's fast considering how many public holidays we have had. Everything made it in one piece too! The elephants that normally beat up my packages must be on holidays! :)

 Now this has to be my favourite item, I have been drooling over this little train for at least 2 years. The reason being I have a pretty close match to it in O gauge.
 This photo is of my "toy" O gauge vintage Hornby (Thanks to my boyfriend.....a Christmas pressie from a few years ago) It's clockwork...and magnificent. It is a bit of a pain to set up....and for the photo I only replicated the amount of track that came with the mini version. In the centre you can just see the miniature version.

 The clockwork key with mini version. Sneeze and I might lose the key! The Aussie $2 coin is pretty small itself. ( A strange oddity about Australian coins are that the smaller the coin is the greater the value (this applies to the "gold" ones)
It even has a miniature "Fat Controller" (Thomas the Tank Engine!) He is lying down on the job! (very difficult to stand up)
 The trains together gives you a little idea of just how tiny the train set is.
 "Toot Toot"

 Another purchase was to add to my bedroom set. It's the dressing table and chair.

Lastly an item for the music room. A rather large harp.

Well it's back to the catalogues for me. Is it too Early to think about presents for next year? Nah!!!

Thanks Mum and T for my presents. Yes I will be annoying you latter to show you them!

So followers, what great mini gifts did you get this year? Or what treats did you buy for yourself?



  1. Cool presses! Happy Birthday, Happy Christmas and Happy New Year!!

  2. hemosos regalos, disfrútalos. FEliz año nuevo

  3. Wow, wonderful presents, Indy, enjoy! But I see you already did.....TOOT TOOT ;)!! The train is really small, lovely to see, thanks for showing :D!
    My best wishes for you and yours for 2014!
    Hugs, Ilona

  4. Beautiful gifts.
    Happy 2014!

  5. Congratulations on all the very fine gifts, they are all so lovely. You're lucky to have a mother who traveling and can buy for you.

  6. I love your gifts, Happy Birthday and Happy New Year


  7. Great gifts, Indy! Both train sets are really cool! Thanks for the awesome photos--enjoy your new treasures. :-) xo Jennifer

  8. Unos regalos estupendos, disfrútalos.

  9. Happy new year!
    The train is fantastic! I like Heidi ott too =) I'm longing for some of her dolls =)

  10. Que maravilla de regalos. El tren es increible y los muebles preciosos.
    Enhorabuena y feliz año.

  11. Unos regalos preciosos, el tren una maravilla. Feliz año nuevo:-)

  12. Happy Birthday and New Year, my youngest nephew's birthday is two days after Christmas and I think he felt a bit cheated when he was a kid as he didn't get as many pressies being so close together.
    Love the pram and the train, so tiny.

  13. a belated happy birthday and a Happy New Year!
    Those little trains are just all the stuff that is on the photos, thanks for showing!

  14. Hello Indy-Poppy! Your Christmas gifts were very well chosen and I can see why you love the Heidi Ott Catalogue. All of the items are Precious and I am so impressed by the little train set! Wow! I wish you some wonderful Playtime with these lovely Birthday/ Christmas gifts!


  15. Good evening Indy-Poppy! Happy belated Birthday, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year..
    I have to say that the train tugs at my heart... My dad loved trains.
    So many wonderful gifts.
    Thank you so much for your kind words and most welcome visit.
    I love puppets also.

  16. The little train is a masterpiece. You really picked some incredible items. Happy New year!

  17. Los regalos son una preciosidad.
    Un abrazo

  18. The miniature train is darling! So adorable. It just needs a mini tree to go around! :)

  19. Ooolalaaa, you have got so wonderful items as Crhristmas presents! The train took the place in my heart it is amazing!


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  21. Good Morning Indy Poppy,
    Just browsing from Maleny Qld. I carried a similiar Hornby set home to Canada last year. .. circa 1943 - a wind up in its original box. A gift from Grand Uncle to his Grand Nephew who is a train nut at 4 years old. I put it in my hand luggage and was overweight. They did not want to let me me through until I said all I had in my bag was the train set and I could not possibly trust it to the checked bag. The girl said "Oh, I understand completely my Dad loves trains too."
    This trip I have more track and extra carriages to go back, hope I find another sympathetic agent.

    Wonderful gifts via your Mum. So glad they understand our obsessions
    regards Janine Minworks

  22. I would be honored to count you in on the giveaway! Thank you so much for visiting, and you very kind words.