I was picking up some paint the other day and as I driving away I noticed a new secondhand store. There was a dollhouse in the window that caught my eye so I decided to take a peek. It reminded me a little of Tara from Gone with the Wind….I loved the fireplace mantel, the tin lattice shutters, the hanging porch light……and it was marked down to $50. Guess who left owning a new dollhouse? Yep, me.
The woman who owns the shop said that a local woman in her late 70’s had owned the house since she was Boo’s age and finally decided to part with it. All the dolls and furniture came with it. It needs some work but I thought it would be a fun project for Boo and I to work on over the years. I’m trying to get in contact with the original owner because I’d love to hear the story behind it and maybe get a photo of her when she was also Boo’s age and hang it over the dollhouse mantel:
Funny how things just seem meant to be at times. I was randomly picking up some vacuum bags today for my older than old Electrolux and next door was this place:
I stopped in out of curiosity and started talking to the store owner. She had a shelf of books and I saw a few that reference “dollhouse” on the spines. Flipping through one I said “can I take a photo of this page?” and the woman said: just take it! It felt like Christmas….I’ve been flipping through these books all afternoon looking at the amazing process of making things in miniature:
One of the books was a picture book about Queen Mary’s Dollhouse. It’s incredible. It even has electricity and plumbing.
Tiny sewing notions! Eeek!
Miniature toothbrushes and soap:
Queen Mary’s Dollhouse kind of set the bar high. We’ll see how far ours goes….
You can tour the Royal Dolls’ House here and see all the little objects. The books in the library are the size of postage stamps and one even has a stamp collection in it….I can’t handle the adorable miniatureness!
I guess I’ll have to start a series called “Boo’s Dolls’ House”……
Any doll house miniature experts out there? I’d love some resources on where to buy supplies and get ideas!