Thursday, January 28, 2016

come on in to my new old house

Come on in to my new kitchen.
Shiplap wall, new curtains and wallpaper...
My new house has been a work in progress but it is finally coming together. 

Ive got the windows all dressed up for Valentines day

and the table is set with sweet little heart shaped treats.


I think you've figured out that these are miniature scenes from my little dollhouse.
A hobby that started last spring when I started rehabbing the dollhouse that once belonged to my old neighbor.   The neighbor,  Mrs Erica,  passed away about 20 years ago and the sweet little house that her husband built for her sat vacant and abused until her son  finally threw it out on the curb for  garbage pickup.   
Or Leslie pick up!

I spent many hours cleaning, painting and replacing broken parts.

 It's been fun finding and making little things to fill the house with.
Even my friends join in the fun finding little treasures.
Of course I had a great time during the holidays too.

 This week,  while my neighbors were preparing for the big blizzard by shopping for bread and milk,
I was out buying myself a small jig saw.
I had to perfect project to keep my busy while we were snowed in.
Since my family are convinced that I am out of control and that our house will be filled with dollhouses  ~  they said that I am not allowed to have more then 1.
Well...   then this one needs more room!!
I was planning to build an addition on the little old house.
I spent these snowy days cutting, measuring, gluing and painting.

There is even a roof top deck.

Once the addition was finished I had to make some little furniture to fill it.
What better then some nautical themed pillows and window seats. 

It turned out so nice!
I think Mrs Erica would be proud of all of the TLC her dollhouse is getting.
 There are still a few improvements that I want to make.
Upstairs, I put a tiny wall down the center to give me an extra room.
because all dollhouses need a craft studio!


Isn't it sweet!
I just want to move it!!!!
Creating and filling this house has been so much fun.
Plus,  I tend to leave the real house alone...  which makes my family happy!!!!
 Do any of you have a dollhouse?
Hope that you all enjoyed the tour.  I'll post more as I finish.
Have a wonderful day!!!!



Valerie CottageMakingMommy said...

OH my goodness this is the most adorable thing ever.

Lynn said...

Very cool, love the little Darla dog! Have fun:@)

Lil Raggedy Angie said...

What a great treasure you have ! Love how you decorate it , I actually have a 5' tall dollhouse my dad made me when I was 4 or 5 , Im now 40 ! Mine is nothing like yours , because my daughter is currently using mine for her Monster High Dolls ! Have a great evening ~Angela

Karen said...

I love it! and I'm envious, because I want a dollhouse! In the meantime, I am having fun stealing pins from you on Pinterest:) with lots of cool ideas. You did a great job and I love the holiday decorations.

Theresa said...

Oh my goodness, that is PRECIOUS! I love the detail in each room:) Great job! Have a blessed day in that tiny house:) HUGS!

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my heavens, I love it! What a wonderful hobby and I'm sure Mrs Erica would be so very happy for all of the TLC her dollhouse is getting. It's charming and just adorable!!

It's me said...

Like your kitchen......wowww That dollhouse is so cute !! it all!!!!!....happy weekend love Ria x

Angela V. said...

What a cool hobby! Oh the possibilities...

Rhona Lutton said...

My mom gave me a huge doll house for my 40th birthday 15 years ago. Now that my kids are gone from home I hope to begin a rehab. I have been collecting things all this time. Your post just got me excited to get started.

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Liz said...

You sure have inspired me to get my doll house my dad me down and start decorating again! Did you make most of the things inside? I am heading over to your pinterest posts now! Can't wait to see more pics of your adorable little house!

vivian said...

Just stumbled across your blog! how sweet this is! Im saving your blog on my blog log and will definitely be back!

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

Somehow I just found this amazing project!!! You rock! Clearly you are a talented designer in any house! Maybe "tiny houses" are next...?