A Doll's House

A few days ago I found this dollhouse in a forgotten back corner of a local antique store. There she had been waiting for years and years for somebody to take notice and bring her home. I have been searching for my dream dollhouse for years and years and there she sat waiting for me all this time to finally find her. They had been displaying and selling dollhouse furniture through her, but nobody ever paid any actual attention to the house herself. When I saw her sitting there, it was complete and total love at first sight, I am sure my heart skipped a beat. Structurally she is everything I have been looking for from the front hinged opening, side windows, staircases and actual doorways to the secret room hiding under the hinged roof and plain blank canvas she presents so I can finally bring all of the ideas I have had tucked away to life.

 

She is a little bigger than I planned on and it was quite an adventure to get her up the circular staircase into my studio. But finally she has arrived! My mind is spinning with so many ideas, but I'm going to take my time and hope to keep her as an ongoing- ever changing project, starting with the outside and working my way in. Then I plan to fill her with treasures and memories from my travels.

 

I will keep you updated on her progress. :)

  • wonderland.5 4y

    wonderful. so magical when object and owner finally meet. :]
  • valentine westphal 4y

    fun!!!

    (when i was girl, my ma & pa & my brother made me a doll house for christmas. when i was a punk rock teenager, i had my mom give it to one of her friend's daughter. i wonder where it is now....)
  • Robots For Magnolia 4y

    ooh, it is very sweet! I am really looking forward to seeing what you do with it :D
  • Jess 4y

    Wow! Definitely the work of fate here, my friend!
    It's so charming and beautiful -I love the way you've referred to it as a 'she'
    Have fun :D
  • GoddessOfHellFire 4y

    Yeah! I like little treasures as you can tell!
    sweet find! I have been eye-ing one myself....
    can't wait to see the transformation!
  • BlytheOwl ..crafty...see profile 4y

    Awww, it's so beautiful! I can't wait to see what you do with it...
  • Locksley 4y

    Ooh, the wallpapers look great! I can just imagine you having a ton of fun with furnishing the house, you know, enjoying the journey and the process.
  • fireonbudapest 4y

    Congratulations Lisa!! the dollhouse was waiting 4 U since always :) it was the destiny!.
  • Pinkachan 4y

    Love!
  • Gaia 4y

    haaaa here she is!!!!She' really perfect (yes,she's a SHE)
  • Lindsay Taylor 4y

    It's just wonderful!! I truly believe it was waiting for you!!
  • G♥Baby - super busyyyy 4y

    What an awesome find!! I've always wanted to go thrift shop hopping.. in search of Kenners, but I would not mind finding a treasure like this either! :) cant wait to see what adventures will happen in this lovely house <33
  • girl enchanted 4y

    i want a house like this! i love all your things..they are all so delightful.
  • Fanny Zara 4y

    Wow! Congrats, Lisa! It's a wonderful doll house!! :)
  • raining rita 4y

    It is going to be so much fun to watch the progress
  • Heather 4y

    How tall are the little rooms? This is such a fabulous find Lisa! Cannot wait to see your photos and the lovely transformation! It fell into your hands for a reason....so you could bring it to life, and you will with your magical photos!
  • Ragazza* 4y

    ahh thank you everybody for sharing my excitement with me! I have been spending all of my spare time researching ideas and gathering supplies to get started. I am hoping to make many of my own miniatures to fill her up with and cant wait to start redecorating inside and out. Hopefully, I will have some progress pictures to share with you in just a few more weeks when I can give her a little more attention. <3

    Heather aww thank you Heather!! The rooms are about 8 1/2 inches high. So just a bit short, but that's ok, it's part of her hand made charm. ;)
  • Beth Lemon 4y

    I love this!
  • Mary 4y

    I simply cannot wait to see you transform this gorgeous house!! i also can't wait to see the miniatures you create!!
  • MagnóliA ♥ 4y

    She so beautiful, she is a blythe size?
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