Notice the housekeeper below, delicately dusting
of figurines upon the fireplace mantel.
Ahh, to be privileged to afford the luxury
of hired help and to behold
such beautiful surroundings!
Figurines, or bric-a-brac as refered to by Victorians,
were affordable and were available in an array of forms, sizes and colours.
This trade card for Soapine shows one of the more frivolous of collections!