December 4, 2013

A reveal and a Kim K miniature Christmas give-away!

Back in May, my mother bought me this 1940s Rich Company southern colonial-style dollhouse as a special birthday present.
 It was one of two houses that came home with me that day.   
I refer to this one as my plantation house.
I think the red and green colors are perfect for Christmas.
Earlier this summer, a fellow miniaturist emailed me a copy of the original ad from the toy catalog.
During the last few months, the plantation house had been in my craft room but is now making a grand appearance on top of my china hutch.
Colorful trees and a miniature snow storm have settled around the house.
One of my favorite blow molds is keeping a watchful eye on the house.
Another Santa is on the roof waiting to deliver more presents.
Here's the big reveal during the day. 
And during the night. 
Because I think everyone should have a little miniature Christmas house of their own, I've made a Christmas room out of a cigar box for my Kim K. give-away.
One of my favorite items is the hutch filled with Christmas cookies and presents.
 Even Santa is peeking through the window.
Unlike big dollhouses, this one is easy to display and store.
In order to be entered in the giveaway, just leave a comment on this blog post.
Absolutely no strings attached!  Past winners are always encouraged.   This is a give-away for the pure joy of giving back to my blogging friends!  Entries close at 8:00pm EST Sunday, December 8.
Good luck and Merry Christmas!
 

44 comments:

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

The plantation looks wonderful! I especially love the doll in her holiday dress. She seems proud of her home!
And of course your little x-mas room is adorable! I don't know how you find the time...or those tiny things! :)
We got dumped on today!! A huge snow storm! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
Erica :)

Lutka And Co. said...

Your plantation house is so festive! Both day and night. What a great idea to decorate a cigar box as a miniature room - another project to put on my list :)

Beth said...

I just love your blog and look forward to each post. I always wanted a doll house but never had the room for a real one this would be perfect. Have a Merry Christmas!

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your big doll house looks great Kim, I love the light-up tree! Your give-away is adorable and such a nice thing to do! Merry Christmas Season to you-enjoy:@)

vivian said...

wonderful! I love the plantation house so much! and your little cigar box room..... is toooooo freaken cute! I wanna play now.. I have to finish this bear order and then I can..
my tree is up.. but not decorated.. hopefully tomorrow night I'll get to it!
happy day my friend!
xoxo

Lynne said...

The Plantation House was a wonderful gift for you. And someone finding the ad and sending it to you , must have been great to receive . . . The cigar box house is so cute. It must take hours to make all the little pieces.

I like the nighttime look from the Plantation House too . . .

Margaret said...

Oh my! You never disappoint! The plantation house is amazing. The colors of it are so perfect to complement all your Christmas decorating. The cigar box is adorable. I love how you have Santa peeking in and all the treats on the hutch! I'm making notes so I can achieve this one day when I can start on my doll house. It's been so many years since I had my 1978 Van Buren doll house and I am almost afraid to start my big pink one; I don't why. I know once I get started, I'll be good. :) Maggie

Tiff said...

You are the queen!! You never fail to amaze me with your dollhouses, it's gorgeous!!!! Do you have a family for each house?

Loving the giveaway house too, where did you find that little feather like tree?

Tiff

donna said...

Your doll house is so cute. I just love to see how you decorate your doll houses. You are so clever I am just so in love with you cigar doll house. You are so inspiring.
Merry Christmas
Hugs
donna

A Bee In My Bonnet - Leslie Anne said...

Kim, I love how you decorate your dollhouses for each holiday and I thank you for sharing them with us!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Oh! I admire your dollhouses so much, Kim! I've yet to have one of my own so I'd love to win your little box one! So cute! Thanks for a chance to win!

Did I ever tell you my husband's family built their own plantation house? 8 bedrooms! It was the pride of the family and town but sadly it burned to the ground after they had moved out. :(

Jean G. said...

Oh Kim your doll house is wonderful! What a magical display. Your holiday decorations are always so delightful. I always look forward to seeing what amazing things you'll come up with next.

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

The reveal is amazing !!!!! How thoughtful of a reader to mail you the original ad, that is is heartwarming. I love your dollie's festive frock! The cigar shadow box is just incrediable , I just love reading about your adventures in miniature crafting.

Stacy Solanics said...

Maddie would absolutely love the little doll house - how neat!!!

Joanna said...

SO cute! I love it! And your plantation house is wonderful!

Shirley Hatfield said...

I did win one of your Christmas miniature giveaways...but I'm greedy! Not really! I love the plantation house done up for Christmas...it looks almost like the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland. If I found one it would be done "Nightmare Before Christmas" style...lol! You really have the touch with miniatures...beautiful!

Nellie said...

I love that plantation house! I know it creates a festive air atop your china hutch. xo Nellie

Trisha said...

This is just way too cute!

~Trisha

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Your little holiday house is adorable and so, so festive. A cigar box huh..the magic you can make in a cigar box!

Dirty Martini Queen said...

Oh my gosh and I thought just having the Plantation home was amazing enough but the Christmas décor makes it more amazing. I've always wanted a doll house so winning your cigar box room would be a great start.
Donna

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Your plantation house is just wonderful! Love how you used lights and light up décor so it has a totally different night look. Love your little house as well, such great details.

Feeling Merry reading lots of Christmas blogs! :) Pam

Mary Steinbrink said...

I love your dollhouses!! I have a couple I'm going to have to put snow on right now! I would love to win your little box. It's adorable!

Pam Kessler said...

Awesome dollhouse! Also very awesome snowy icicle like stuff the house is sitting on. I need to get me some of that. Hope you get the rink completed before the sky falls and you get ten feet of snow dumped on it!

Renate said...

Love your blog and crafts. Everything is so warm and homey.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Oh Kim, how exciting to be entered in your adorable Christmas box give a way! I'll keep my fingers crossed!
Your plantation house looks fabulous! All the detail and I love all the snow around it.
Have a great rest of your week,
Gina

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your doll houses are just incredible! One of these days I'll find one...and then try to find a place to put it! heehee! I love your sweet giveaway! Please enter me my friend! Sweet hugs!

A Little Creation said...

You are so sweet and giving! The Plantation House is wonderful.
Chris =]

Robins Nest said...

Kim, you are just amazing with dollhouses!!! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

organizedmama.me said...

This little room is super cute and your dollhouse looks amazing.

NanaDiana said...

OMGOSH- That plantation house is the most magnificent miniature house I have ever seen. I wish I could shrink down and fit into it. AND I did not know they made blow molds that small. So darned cute!

Kim-I have won two giveaways this Fall so I won't sign up for this one but OMGosh- some person is going to be SOOO very thrilled to get chosen for that cigar box! They will LOVE it!

Blessings- hope you have had a good week- xo Diana

Jeremy Mauney said...

Wow this is incredible!!! Such a cute little dollhouse!

Corey Moortgat said...

OH, I'm loving it, Kim! I didn't even mess with lights this year on mine, but I love the idea of putting the lights underneath the snow! So easy- I may have to reconsider that. My dollhouse was the very last thing I did, and I was pretty pooped out at that point- ha!
You don't need to enter me in the giveaway- we both know I've got way too many miniatures at this point- let someone else have a chance to have some mini fun!! :)

craftyles said...

The plantation looks perfect on the hutch. I love all your added touches. We're iced in here in Texas-a good day to craft away and watch some movies. Love the cigar box-it's truly a wonderful Kim Kreation!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Kim, Your dollhouse is looking fabulous all decked out! I so look forward to your posts! I am so getting into these miniatures, and I just love this little box! Too stinkin' cute, and I would love to win it! Have a great weekend, and thanks for always finding time to give us inspiration.

Hugs,
Debbie

Joy C said...

Doll house is adorable as well as the cigar box room. Thanks for the template for the ornament box, I have made 2 already

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Your doll house is the sweetest! Love that you "redo" them for different holidays, so fantastic!! The doll in her beautiful holiday dress seems so happy outside of her gorgeous home! :) Love your cigar box giveaway!!! So very cute!! Wonderful job!! :) I have my fingers crossed for some snow! :) Have a great weekend!! xo Holly

vintage grey said...

Oh, the plantation house is gorgeous and so very sweet!! You have such a magical touch Kim!! And, what a sweet giveaway!! Happy weekend to you! xo Heather

8b60f274-8d72-11e2-93d3-000f20980440 said...

Hey Kim....I've never entered one of your giveaways before but that mini house it just too cute! Either Amanda or I would love it :) Stay warm! Love, big 'sis' Vicki

Jodee said...

Your house turned out so cute! Hooray for a giveaway too!

Hope you have a great weekend!

blew415 said...

This is awesome! Such a beautiful Christmas setting

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

Kim,
I just love it all! I am going to decorate my doll house this year even though i will not get to decorate the whole Den...

Hugs,
Debbie

Sue said...

How fun! You are so creative. I'm glad you are enjoying all of the Christmas preparations and thank you for the give-away!

Perfectly Printed said...

I love seeing how you decorate your dollhouses for the holidays!!! A generous giveaway! Please enter my name!

kimberlyncreations said...

Love your Plantation House decorated for Christmas!
Love your little room box too and thanks for an idea. I needed a gift exchange item for mini club next Friday. I am going to make a Christmas hutch. Thanks for the inspiration!