July 31, 2011

My own little house...

For ten dollars, this darling handmade dollhouse came home with me on Sunday from the Allegan Antique market.

I was smitten when I saw the tiny drilled holes in the window boxes (the $14 price tag which the vendor dropped to $10, didn't hurt either).

When I got home, I dug through my stash of vintage millinery flowers and filled each window box.

The interior needs a little updating.

Although my intention is to use it for additional storage in my craft room, I couldn't help but move in a few pieces of dollhouse furniture and storybook dolls.

I'm such a little girl at heart and I can't wait to start giving it a makeover.

I came home with several wonderful things from the Antique market. This is just the start. Get ready.


XOXO

25 comments:

My Vintage Mending said...

My turn. Can I play tomorrow? Look at that sweet little pink cradle too. I love it all...smiles...Renee

Cheryl G. said...

I have been tempted to buy a doll house before but I have never seen one so cheap! What a great find!
I love all your additions!

birdie blue said...

love that sweet little blue house. a d o r a b l e.

can't wait to see what you do with it, kim.

xo
molly

GardenofDaisies said...

I LOVE your little blue house!!! It is built similar to mine. (I did a post about it a while ago. Probably time for another one.)

Jackie said...

Aww, that's adorable. No shame in owning anything this cute. I just bought furniture and little props for my Blythe doll. Glad to see other women embracing the inner child, lol.

<3Jackie @ Let's Go Thrifting!
http://LetsGoThrifting.blogspot.com

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

What a treasure! I would love to find a wooden dollhouse like that.I can't wait to see what you do with it!

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

$10? What a steal :) I never had a real doll house growing up and have secretly always wanted on eas an adult

Lee said...

Looks like you had another great Sunday in Allegan! I keep wondering when I can go...but don't think it will happen this year....sigh. Love the dollhouse-you added the perfect flowers! Is that all you came home with?!
Thanks for sharing!

Katia said...

Delicious!
Unfortunately in Italy is not very diffused littles houses for dolls, but i like so much. A touch of class the flowers on the windows!

~~Carol~~ said...

Is Josie going to let you use that for storage?! What a cute idea, and I hope you'll show us how you filled each room. I have three old dollhouses, just sitting in the attic, because I have no room to play with them. I need a bigger house.....

La Vie Quotidienne said...

How cute! And what a buy...my goodness. I think that every woman wants a doll house, no matter how grown up we get. Love the Storybook dolls, I had them as a child.

Janet said...

That is such a great find! I'd love to see the makeover (although it looks so sweet already)!
Blessings,
Janet

DearHelenHartman said...

Ten Dollars???? Wow! What a bargain for all that fun of decorating.
I have the dollhouse my dad made me when I was little but haven't tackled the reno of it, you've inspired me.

Jodee said...

Great find! It will be the perfect addition to your craft room!

Courtney said...

What a wonderful find! It will look perfect in your craft room.

Karin said...

That is so cute! I know you are going to remake it into something even cuter. :) It's fun to watch what you create!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That is incredible! Just the cutest little house I've ever seen! I'm always on the lookout for one, too! And don't you look pretty with that beautiful smile! ♥♥♥ I'm having a giveaway...hop by when you can! ♥

Nikki said...

Ahhh! We were all on our way home from Manistee Sunday and we passed a sign for Allegan. I told Jeff that we should go to the market, and you'd probably be therre :)
I have GOT to go one of these days. I think it's less than 2 hours away from us.

Donna said...

Your doll house is just charming, Kim! Those window boxes are just the cutest ever! You and the girls are going to have so much fun with this! And what a bargain! Scrapbooking paper would make great wall paper, when you are ready for your remodel. But, knowing how crafty you are, I bet you've already thought of that:)!

Pam said...

I got all excited that you put the flowers in the window boxes. And that was a steal of a deal! It will make great storage after you are done playing with it.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a fantastic find!! I love doll houses!! I have my very own Victorian Doll House!! Stop by if you can and see the link on my Side bar to read about my doll house and the wonderful man who built it for me!!

Hugs,
Debbie

tammylovesdishes said...

Great buy on that dollhouse! Love the little flowers you have added and the furniture and folks you've moved in.

I'm fascinated with the idea of using it for extra storage in your craft room. That is a super fabulous idea!!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh your doll house is adorable!! Yeah, I wanna play too...pretty please???!!! Hugs, FABBY

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Love it! I have a doll house, too ... the box said it could be put together in six hours, but it took my husband 3 days to finish it! One of my friends told me it was easier to buy a doll house and decorate it ... than to buy a new home .. when you get that urge to move!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That dollhouse is so cute and only $10...WOW! I know you will enjoy it! b