Some backgrounds from Happy Life on eBay
The Winter Park
This winter park scene is a useful backdrop for meet ups in Dolltown.
I have a couple of snowy backdrops since winter is a pretty much a four month season here.
Before props are added...
I chose this background FOR Asa. I liked the Asian look to it, and love the round window with the moon shining in!
Another meet up place!
This looks like BC with all those fir trees! Feels like home, although it's a little more pine tree country around here...
The wire "bike" is very useful for propping dolls.
Some backgrounds from eBay store iWindland
Maintained by fengdanhua1977
The Pink Room
We used this room in February 2016 for our Valentine shoots.
It has a lovely warm glow.
Here you can see the set up with the background on a tension rod, suspended between bookcases is my living room.
And that's me in the mirror, taking the photo. lol
The Picket Fence
This is a lovely scene beside a picket fence. I like the proximity of the house in the background, so the little children can meet here.
The City, Skyscrapers
Outdoor Cafe, Canal
Tree and Owls
Outdoor Cafe, Lake
The Bird Houses
This is a natural setting in our garden that I use a lot.
The gridlike "floor" of this metal garden structure has been perfect for snow shots, as the snow falls through and leaves a good surface for the dolls to stand on.
The 2 birdhouses on it are perfect for quick shots-easy to lean dolls against them (or on them!). I love birdhouses! They are not the only ones I use with my dolls...
In this setting, my cedar hedges provide an all season green background.
The Bird Houses in Winter
Here is a shot of the structure in its garden context.
My dolls are propped here a lot in good weather as it is beside a couple of wood and metal patio chairs. Coffee and dolls!
The chair you see is in a lot of shots because it has a slight lean to the back which is very safe for setting up single and group doll shots. The dolls' feet balance against the slats of the chair perfectly.
And the arms of the chair keep the dolls from falling sideways.
The Red Wagon, where Tink made a frog pond. Well, they tried...
This photo shoot happened on a snowy Winter Solstice night in December 2016
Zoey and I were at Mischelle's by the Nicola River...
Waaay too many places for photo ops...
Serene and green...
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Jacalyn DeWolf ...an extraordinarily giving human and writer
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