Sunday, July 15, 2018

The Mary Engelbreit House

It's been so long since I have blogged. In April, my dad had some terrible falls that resulted in a 3 month ordeal for him. This included 3 hospital trips, time back and forth to rehab, moving him out of independent living to assisted living and lots of changes. A great deal of the coordination and planning fell on me. We did it and survived and it really drew our family together. As you can imagine, it was really exhausting and did not allow for anything! The end of April, I was able to sneak away for a day to the Portland Dollshow. We had only arrived when my Jimmy spotted this charming Mary Engelbreit dollhouse that someone had almost finished. She sold it to him for $35. I still can't believe it, but oh, how I love it. As I have shared many times, my sewing and crafting cottage is decorated with ME things, so this was so exciting to find. I have never had a dollhouse like this. All the work was done and it does have lights. I had to furnish part of the bedroom and most of the living room. I was so lucky to find a couch and chair for the living room done in ME fabric. I do think the kitchen is my favorite room in the whole house. I made a place for it in my large wall shelves. Thanks to my Jimmy for spotting it and buying it for me. I will treasure it always.
I keep saying that I am trying to get back to's been almost 2 years since my health issues were discovered. I had a new scare this week and am waiting for test results. It just seems to go on and on. I was always so healthy with NO problems most of my life, so this has been difficult. I am thankful for good doctors and good care. I should get some test results back on Tuesday, so we shall see. Meanwhile, I get great happiness from my doll world. Enjoy.

A look into the furnished house!

The kitchen has to be my favorite room. The first owner put so much detail into this sweet kitchen.

Everyone needs a bathroom!.

The bedroom was fun to finish. I added the dresser , the little doll and doll bed plus some smalls and accessories. I like all the pink and green in this room...a nice little change up from the ME bright primary colors.

This was the room that needed the most additions. I added the couch, chair, lamps, table, little shelf, rug and basket. I had some of the minis and ordered a few items to complete the room.

I wanted to show the outside of the cute window in the kitchen. All so cute.
So hello to all my old blogger friends...not sure you even remember me! Sending lots of love out there to you all. I do miss you.


Jane said...

It's adorable!

Terra said...

That is the cutest doll house I can recall seeing and so perfect for you. How good your Jimmy saw it and bought it for you, especially with your difficult year. It will brighten your spirits each time you see it.

Memarge said...

Mary Engelbreit is one of my favorite artists!!!

Szara Sowa said...

Charming doll's house. Nice furnished every room. You will have a lot of wonderful fun with it. I wish very much, good health for you and entire of your family.☺

mamasmercantile said...

Its wonderful, what a great find.

Creations By Cindy said...

Awe...I hope your dad is feeling much better Linda. I do adore your precious doll house. Oh my grandgirls would love it. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Lady Jane said...

Hope your dad is doing better, Linda. Of course if you remember me you know I love my minis. Your Jimmy is wonderful to have bought this for you. A truly wonderful gift. It is such a find and for $35. whoa, he lucked out. It is so dang cute and really shows off what an ME house should look like. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of illness. My hubby has been sick with several different cancers off and on for 10 years and still doing things a remarkable person does under extreme circumstances. hugs, lj