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Monday, March 23, 2015

A Project Completed!


You may remember that I posted last summer about this dollhouse shelf I found at the Goodwill thrift store. I found this treasure before I went back east for my Tasha Tudor Gathering and I had good intentions of selling it at the summer Expo show. It was 12.99 and I thought it was too good to leave at the store. I think it jumped into my cart. I put it down in my craft cottage and didn't think much about it.



When I was back east, I was able to visit some of my friend's homes and they shared their dollhouses and dolls. It was amazing. I thought maybe I had too many dolly things....well, not compared to them! I came home and realized I needed to KEEP the little shelf and use it to house the plastic dollhouse furniture I had been collecting from the 1950's. I no longer had mine or my metal dollhouse, but I had hopes of putting one together someday. I just don't have room for the metal house, but I had this brainstorm that this little gem would be perfect. I had a space on the wall above my cutting table that would be the perfect home for it too. It would all blend in with my Mary Engelbreit decor perfectly.


I gave the house to my handyman Duane before Christmas to paint. I didn't like the mauve trim. He just returned it and mounted it on the wall for me. He chose to sponge on the paint so it would look a bit more vintage.


Then it was time for the icing on the cake! There isn't too much room in the little abode, so I had to pick and choose what furniture to put on the shelves. I do think I may add a couple window frames to cover the screws and break the blank walls. I may add some curtains, but will live with it for awhile as is.



This little sewing machine is the only piece that was actually mine. I managed to keep it all these years. I always loved to sew, so it is fitting. LaVonne sent me another one at Christmas, so I have it in my cottage too. It is a favorite piece. The scale isn't perfect in the house, but it just brings back happy childhood memories!


10 comments:

mamasmercantile said...

How delightful, a truly wonderful find and a great way to display all that wonderful furniture. It looks amazing.

LaVonne said...

Worth the wait! I love it!

Lisa Boyer Miller said...

Can't wait to see it in person someday!

Maureen Wyatt said...

That shelf is just the cutest thing ever!

Tierney Hogan said...

Amazing!

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

Looks like so much fun. Great paint on the house. I can see you doing so much more with the interior design. Have fun.

Marilyn said...

Love seeing your dollhouse. My daughters dollhouse is stored in our basement, but I brought it out a couple Christmas's ago when I had a Tasha Tudor Christmas Tea.

Stephanie said...

Absolutely delightful, my friend! I love the way it looks :) Hugs and happiness to you!

Susan said...

Hi Linda...LOVE it! Great job. Susan

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: I really like your dollhouse. You have lovely furniture. Great job. keep in touch