So, I was sitting in carpool line a couple weeks ago (and we all know how fun that can be), when I got a call from my mother. "I know I shouldn't even be calling you about this, but I'm at a flea market with your aunt, and there's this dollhouse...", she said. Dollhouse? Dollhouse? My ears perked up. She described it, and I was positive I recognized it as a Keystone house, but I asked her to send a photo just in case...
I got the photo and immediately called her back, "Yes! Yes! Buy it! Buy it!! How much is it?"
"Well, she had it marked at $49, but she said we could have it for $35...,"she says.
"BUY IT!!!" I shouted! Well, maybe not shouted- I was in carpool line after all. But I do admit that for the next 10 minutes, I couldn't help but let out random squeals of excitement every so often! What's funny is that I had bid on this exact same model on Ebay a few weeks ago, and it went for MUCH MORE than $35, I'll tell you!
So, as I said, this was a couple weeks ago, and my mom wasn't coming back into town until a couple days ago, so I've been waiting and waiting to see it in person! Finally, on Wednesday, she brought it to me. It was quite grimy, so I did a lot of scrubbing and cleaning, but now it looks beautiful!
The garage actually opens up half-way! I should have taken a picture...
Here's the inside- staircase and fireplace are both intact- the only thing missing is the front door.
There are light sockets and battery brackets for lights in each room, so I will have to have my husband investigate whether they are functioning or not.
One thing I love is how each stair is worn just as real stairs would be- some little girl must have spent a lot of time making her dolls go up and down the stairs!
Here is is on its shelf. It fits without an 1/8" to spare!!! Just perfect!!
And another shot of my ever-expanding collection. I need to fix the shelving for those two houses towards the bottom- they're a little jerry-rigged in there!
So, umm, yeah, I got another one. I just can't help myself!!!