May 7, 2013

Plantation living in miniature...

A week ago, I teased you with a second dollhouse that came home with me from Allegan. As you can see, my newest plantation style dollhouse is HUGE!
  Like 9 windows HUGE!

 It's a plantation-style Rich Toys dollhouse made in 1942.

It's now my birthday present from my parents.  Thank you Mom and Dad!

 It's in excellent shape.  The front porch light fixture, balcony, door  handle, doorbell and all the windows are still in working order.
It even came fully stocked with Nancy Forbes style furniture.
I've left all the original window treatments.  

This is the living room.

The bathroom.

A bedroom

The master bedroom

The front entrance

The kitchen

For now, my Rich Toy plantation-style dollhouse is next to my Keystone dollhouse on top of my dining room hutch.

It's quite the stately neighborhood...wouldn't you agree?  I've asked Chris to build me a special shelving unit for my growing collection as birthday present.  Keep in mind that I have two other dollhouses in my craft room right now.  Between you and me, I might have to do a bit of weeding for this shelving unit.   Happy Playing!

23 comments:

vivian said...

what a wonderful birthday present! I cant wait to see all the miniature holiday decorating thats going to be happening.. but mostly.. I'm looking forward to that haunted house!
have a great day Kimmie
xoxo

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Such a big house! Can't wait to see them all decorated up side by side! :) What a fun birthday gift too! Happy Tuesday! xox Holly

Corey Moortgat said...

Beautiful! So nice that it still has all the items like doorknob, etc.! And the furnishings are so cute- lots of pieces I haven't seen before!! I'm sufficiently jealous (ha ha!), but my birthday's at the end of this month, and I've dropped a few hints about houses I'd like ;).

BTW, do you read "My Vintage Dollhouses" blog? She posted about an author looking for Rich houses to feature in an upcoming book. They're going to use one of mine- maybe one of yours is a style they don't have yet...

Donna said...

Wow, what an amazing doll house, Kim! You are right, it is huge! Maybe Chris should build an addition on your home, rather than just a shelving unit, for your growing collection:)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What fun! I know you'll love having a street...I mean shelf for your houses! I think I'd like to move into the plantation! lol

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Aw, the perfect birthday present! ♥

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Wow, how cute is that? Happy birthday! I had seen a dollhouse at the flea market, and had to restrain myself from buying it. I have so much stuff already, and really no where to put it. I have opted to just make a few little rooms from boxes. :)

Hugs,
Debbie

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Super birthday gift! I love the idea of having a row of magical places to live...you have quite a COLLECTION!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

This is amazing...in such good condition and with all of the furniture, what a super find! They are all going to look so cute gathered on the shelf together...but you must leave room for a couple more. (-:

vintage grey said...

So cute and I love all the sweet furniture!! So glad the quilt fits the bed! ;) Happy playing!! xo Heather

Jboo said...

So cute!! Love it!

chris mckinley said...

What a great birthday present!! A true Antebellum!! Looks great on your other dollhouse!

craftyles said...

She is a beauty! I've never seen one like this and to get the original furniture-WOW. I think they deserve a new shelf.

Cheryl G. said...

Oh, I love your dollhouse! I so love that you got it for yourself as a birthday present from your parents!
LOVE that too!
I love the insides! The furniture you have been lucky to find too! The curtains! Love it all!
Happy Birthday!

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

Kim,
O mY!! She is a beauty!! I actually have never seen one like this!!
What a great find!!

Hugs,
Deb

Nellie said...

What a beauty of a dollhouse! A great birthday present! xo Nellie

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

What a gorgeous dollhouse! Can't believe you found it with the original furnishings. What a terrific Birthday present.

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

About 20 years ago I went on a plantation homes tour and it was the beginning of a love affair. You are one lucky birthday girl , what glorious find!

Jodee said...

What a great birthday gift! It is the perfect addition to your collection!

Patti said...

It's fun for me to watch you play! Oh - and I have to tell you how much I like your ccwboy party plans! Yippee-i-oh!

Lynne said...

Looks like a pretty fine purchase . . . Both of the dollhouses are very nice.

Great birthday present . . . Enjoy a very Happy Birthday!

GardenofDaisies said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! :-)

Barbara said...

An amazing birthday present no matter what your age! That's really a showplace!