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Thread: Miniature Dollhouses

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    I bought a dollhouse at a thrift store. It was full of furniture and in mint condition. A gentlemen made it and died, then the thrift store got it. I bought it for my granddaughters to play with. They are ages 6 and 12 and love it. They spent a whole day with it while I was in my quilting studio. Someday when they don't use it anymore I am going to be playing with it myself. When I was a little girl my dad made one, where the whole thing was enclosed and we took the roof off of it to play with it. I remember those days well. Ever since the day we had to throw it out when we moved I have wanted one, so now my dream has come true. I will be making some miniature quilts etc for it. I am also going to have a sewing studio in it. Can't wait. I will do it gradually as the furniture etc is quite expensive for the pieces I want. I will post pictures later today with my grandaughters. Need to take the pictures first.

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    Congrats on your wonderful find!! I'd like to find on too--
    Have fun with it, and please post pics!! :)

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    I have a huge dollhouse which my DH and I made. It is still unfinished but we do have plans on finishing it one day.

    I just started letting my granddaughter play with it as some of the items are VERY expensive, $100 - $200! They are such a joy and fun to make items for.

    Enjoy your find!

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    Oh I remember mine from... well, years ago :wink: Your granddaughters will love it , and how meat that you got to hear about the history behind it :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by pvquilter
    I bought a dollhouse at a thrift store. It was full of furniture and in mint condition. A gentlemen made it and died, then the thrift store got it. I bought it for my granddaughters to play with. They are ages 6 and 12 and love it. They spent a whole day with it while I was in my quilting studio. Someday when they don't use it anymore I am going to be playing with it myself. When I was a little girl my dad made one, where the whole thing was enclosed and we took the roof off of it to play with it. I remember those days well. Ever since the day we had to throw it out when we moved I have wanted one, so now my dream has come true. I will be making some miniature quilts etc for it. I am also going to have a sewing studio in it. Can't wait. I will do it gradually as the furniture etc is quite expensive for the pieces I want. I will post pictures later today with my grandaughters. Need to take the pictures first.
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    That is awesome!! I bet those grandkids loved it. I would love to have one myself...lol

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    Never mind playing with it- I want to move into it! It is gorgeous!!!! Well done for giving it a new lease of life. Yours dgc will have great memories for sure.

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    That is fabulous! Is that a grill I see on the porch? Tee-hee!

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    That's the house I had as a kid. PITA to put together. Cost a lot as an unfinished kit back in the day. What a great score. Congrats.

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    Wow, that is beautiful. Your grand daughter are so cute. Thanks for sharing.

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    I made a small one with 4 rooms and loved doing it so I bought a bigger one. It's partly together but since I found quilting I just can't get back to it. It's so time consuming. I got sample books of wallpaper to use for the walls. There was a dollhouse group on Yahoo and they had great ideas. I made a leather purse and the living room furniture. I bought unfinished hutches from the $ store. I was planning on taking the tops off and using them for kitchen cabinets but I never got that far. It's a great hobby and you can be so creative. Have fun.

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    I made a huge doll house years ago. We actually knocked out a half wall to be able to display it. I made all the furniture, petipointed all the rugs. Made all the curtains, bedspreads, flower beds, even made railroad ties out of balsa wood that my son and I burned the wood lightly. I had run out of craft ideas for my own home, so started doing all the crafts for this house. Where ever we visited I tried to find something I could bring home and make into something special. The value was between $10,000-$15,000. But when my X-husband and I divorces, he wouldn't let me bring it with me. He thought I was going to pawn it. lol, so he was then stuck with it and ended up donating it to a hospital. So at least someone can see it, and he doesn't have it either. It was way to big for the homes I lived in after we divorced. And really hard to move.

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