Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fruit, Dolls & Toys Galore!

On Saturday, we went on a family outing to enjoy Apple Day at Terhune Orchards in Princeton, NJ ( It was a lot of fun walking around the farm,

taking the wagon ride through the fields,
watching our daughter ride a pony, getting lost in the corn maze, and of course, picking apples.

As we were driving back home, I noticed a sign that read "Doll Museum." I said to my wife, "You wanna go?" She said, "Sure!" So we visited the Princeton Doll & Toy Museum in Hopewell, NJ (

It was truly an unexpected delight, with dolls and toys everywhere you could look!

Some exquisitely rare,

a Shirley Temple section (with a delightful video of her singing songs from her movies),

a doll research library, miniature rooms, and a thoroughly knowledgeable museum director and gracious host, Ms. Virginia Aris. Though it was a relatively small space, there was so much to look at! Much of the museum was a "do not touch" zone, but one of the best features was a play area for small children (like our daughter) full of small toys that were "ok to touch and play with." I really appreciated that! It was only $5 per adult to get in ($3 per child), and well worth the admission. Plus there are 2 separate display houses with even more dolls and toys on display, one house entitled "Alice in Wonderland House," which of course I took special interest in (considering my own doll).

If you are ever in the area, be sure to stop in and visit Terhune Orchards and the museum; they are close to each other!


  1. What a lovely day! I am delighted to find your blog; nice to "meet" you. I am a new loom addict myself, and I have often thought that my Virgo husband would enjoy knitting with the looms, and I bet his nimble musician fingers would work more quickly than mine. He seems to be really interested in watching and so I am bookmarking your blog to show him that loom knitting is not only for girls. I hope you will inspire him to try it!
    Have a nice day!

  2. Thanks! Glad to meet you too! Hope your husband finds some inspiration here. Check back often, as I post new projects regularly!