Sunday, August 2, 2009

tin dollhouse

Recently I found this dollhouse at an estate sale. The little kid in me bought it. The grown up in me said over and over (in a rather rude voice I might add) don't buy it.




But as you can see I was a rather spiteful child and bought it anyway. There is a guilt I carry around when I buy stuff that quenches some childish "ooohhhh I really want that" especially when my husband is far, far away...sleeping in a tent. Even though he is forever gracious and always bright and sunny and laughs at my deep sighing emotions about selfish purchases. I have been a stay at home mother for over 16 years now and still feel funny spending needlessly on myself.

Now that I have said all that do you still want to see it?


I feel an obligation to it now, to take care of it you know...in sickness and in health. It was so dusty and sat neglected for years. Just waiting for that magical day when it would ride home down a bumpy country road into loving hands. It was fate, right?
Maybe you could come over and we could play house? I'll put on some hot water for tea and you can vacuum, dust and mop....






6 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh my! I would love to be your 'housekeeper'! What a wonderful doll house! That's something I would go crazy over...as you know! I would have been disappointed in you if you had listened to that mean old rude voice! lol ENJOY!

Anonymous said...

You make me laugh a thousand times over!! At least you are staying true to your roots :-)

Anonymous said...

I love the "retro" look of it. Go to Daisy Cottage blog and look at Kim's doll house.

Ali said...

I love your house. I too have a dollhouse, from my younger days. Luckily my Mom didn't sell it, so every now and then I drag it out and play house. Don't every feel guilty, and play your little heart away!

Driver 8 said...

Girl -- I love the pics (especially the one of Bubby nosing around!) You make me smile.

Alicia said...

I just bought this exact dollhouse! Yours is in better shape, and mine didn't have any furniture. But it's the same!

There is a few pictures on my most recent blog post if you want to look.