January 29, 2013

Another Valentine-inspired Dollhouse post...

On Sunday, we traveled to my parents house to celebrate my nephew and father's birthday.

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Happy Birthday, Carson!

Anyways, my mother had her Valentine decorations out and I snapped several different pictures of this amazing miniature house she made from a heart candy box.

If you look closely through the window, you will see a tiny table with a tiny lamp and a tiny grandfather clock.

Even the little shutters have tiny little hearts cut into them.

Here's a side view.

My mother belongs to a miniature group where they get together every so often to work on special miniature projects.  This was a project she did several years ago.  You can find more information on this house, including a tutorial on this blog.

As you can imagine, I'm totally smitten with this tiny heart-shaped house.  In case you are interested, the kit  is $13.50 and can be found here.

Speaking of Valentine dollhouses, when my latest purchase from Magpie Ethel arrived earlier last week, I decided to add a few more Valentine treasures to my keystone dollhouse.  Isn't she precious?

My Christmas garland and miniature Christmas wreaths are permanently attached to the picket fencing outside of my keystone dollhouse, so I got a little creative with my roses and hearts.

Happy playing!!  

Happy Valentines!
 

23 comments:

Pam said...

I guess we know where you get your crafting love from. That mini house is adorable. Love that you can look in her windows.

vivian said...

oh my goodness... that little heart house is adorable! I have to hop over and look at the kits and the tutorial. My doll house will now have to be forever christmas because I glued all those garlands and the snow into place.. but the other house could be decorated by seasons or holidays I suppose instead of making it into a halloween house! I love your keystone house. I need to keep my eyes open for one like that.
have a great day!
xoxo

Margaret said...

That little house is so adorable and so is yours! I can see where you get the creative genes from! :)
Love all that you do! Love, Maggie/Maggie's Lil' Fixins

Lee said...

I had forgotten about our heart house projects~but I gave mine away. Perhaps I need to make another...
Your dollhouse looks very ME and Zi love the Dollie!
Thanks for sharing!

Perfectly Printed said...

Holy Smoke that is the cutest Valentine House!! Love the little doll in front of your house!

chris

DearHelenHartman said...

That heart shaped peep box is amazing. And your doll house is adorable. So many of us think we'd do this or that if we only had time but the key is to make time to make your life more lovely and that's what YOU do.

Lynne said...

Adorable pink and white polka dotted miniature valentine house. I certainly now know where some of your miniature interest comes from! Celebrating family birthdays is such fun!

Patti said...

The little heart box is so charming - and I can just see it done up M.E. style. I love your dolly, too - and it's just one more thing I "want". OH NO! Have a great day!

craftyles said...

Oh my, I am smitten with that little heart. I see where your creativeness comes from. Love the dolly outside your house. I'm off to check out the little heart house.

Nellie said...

Like Mother, like daughter! I love to look at miniatures, but probably lack the patience for such work.

xo Nellie

NanaDiana said...

So so so so so cute!!! I went over to that other blog and almost forgot to come back and say thank you. I think I need to make one of these! Your sweet little doll looks so cute, too. xo Diana

GardenofDaisies said...

Well, the acorn doesn't fall too far from the tree, does it? :-) That is such a cute little miniature house! And the pictures of family spending special time together are precious.

Corey Moortgat said...

How adorable is your mom's heart-shaped house? So cute!
I love your little lady's Valentine's outfit! She'll be a fine catch for some little man out there!

vintage grey said...

Wow, such a darling heart and so creative!! I can see where you get all your creativeness! Your new doll is precious! xo Heather

RetroSandie said...

Your mom's house is so darling!!!! What an adorable idea!!! I love your dollhouse done up for Valentine's day! It's a dream! That is my big "want" now: a dollhouse to play with!!! :)

laurie -magpie ethel said...

That little Valentine gal looks like she was meant to live at that adorable house! What is it about dollhouses and miniatures and such that is sooo attractive?

birdie blue said...

happiest of birthdays to your sweet dad, kim. love the dollhouse, decked out in valentine's day finery. the doll from magpie ethel is darling, love those vintage storybook dolls.

i'm having a give-away, please stop by when you have a moment.
xo
molly

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Yes, your mother must have given you the gift of "craftiness"! The house couldn't be any sweeter!
I'm sorry I've missed your last few posts. I'm trying to play catch-up today. I did see what you sent Donna though...and Oh my gosh! Is there a Holiday that you aren't a Master Crafter of?
Erica :)

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Happy Birthday to your dad and nephew! Your mum's miniature heart house is AMAZING!! How so very clever!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

It looks like everyone in the little doll villages are ready for Valentines Day. How adorable! Love the little heart house.

Cheryl G. said...

Oh my goodness!
That is the cutest thing!!!
SOOOO Adorable!

GardenofDaisies said...

My husband picked out the winning number in the giveaway. #12. That's you! So please e-mail me your address.

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

Kim,
Loved this post!!

I now see where you get all your craftiness from and i mean that in a really good way!! LOL!

Hugs,
Debbie