Friday, July 26, 2013

My Latest Exciting Find

 As I mentioned in my last post, I love antiquing in places I haven't been, because there's always that possibility that there's something extra special waiting, something that may have been sitting there for months and months without the perfect buyer.  I went to so many antique stores while I was vacationing earlier this month, with the hope that just around the next corner there would sit a wonderful dollhouse, but was disappointed almost every time (of course, I still found plenty of treasures, but I always have an extra keen eye out for dollhouses!).
On the very last day of my trip, on the spur of the moment, my mom and I decided to go to one last place.  I hadn't gone earlier, because it tends to be much more of a "high end, antique glass and furniture" sort of place, and not a "garage sale, fun junky treasures" sort of place.  But I thought I'd give it another try, since it was my last day and all.   Well, am I glad I did, because lo and behold, look what was perched up on top of one of the shelves!
A perfectly sweet, wonderful, handmade dollhouse!  And to make things more perfect, the whole booth was 20% off!
 Look at those sweet blue shutters, and that fantastic handmade door!
 And a flower box as well!  It was empty when I got it, but I had some little vintage millenary flowers that spruced things right up!
And as perfectly wonderful as the outside is, I love the inside even more!
 Here's another photo with the flash so you can see things a bit better.  The furniture didn't come with the house, but it fits in so well!
 The staircase and bannister were all hand-cut, and are so cute!
 I love that it also has a little porch outside!  I think I'll have to find some nice rocking chairs to put out there!
And now you can see why I needed to clear out some shelves in my studio.  I'm lucky that it fits in so well, but it definitely leaves no more space for any smaller collectibles!


Simply Shelley said...

What a fun prize.....I love it. Your creative space is just wonderful....I think I could spend a whole day in there playing :) Blessings friend

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I'm green with envy! I've got the hardboard dollhouse, a tin house, and a log cabin, but I'd really love a wooden homemade house like yours. The ones I've seen in the past few years have had huge price tags. Great find!

Musings from Kim K. said...

I was smitten the first time I laid eyes on that. Thanks for the sneak peek. I spent hours over the last week cleaning and organizing my craft room for my blog photo shoot this week. It hasn't looked this organized in months. I think I've found a small wall that I might be able to squeeze in one more doll house. If you can do, so can I!

Musings from Kim K. said...

PS. That porch is simply fantastic. I've never seen anything quite like it. The blue shutters add the sweetest little touch. Such a lovely house. Somebody worked hard on that. I'm glad you rescued it.

Blessed Serendipity said...

Oh Corey, the dollhouse is darling and oh so perfect a find for you. It looks so sweet in your room.

xo Danielle

Rose Garden Romantic said...

That is an adorable dollhouse, Corey! Such a fun find!!!
Michelle xoxo

Rose Garden Romantic said...

p.s. Are you still doing Project Life? How do you like it? I have been considering it but not sure if I would like it enough to keep it up. The only scrapbooking I actually feel exited about doing is a more artistic style like the books you made for your little ones but that seems like it would take a lot more time and effort that I may never have with 4 sweeties to take care of. I feel lucky to just get a few photos that are decent once in a while! Anyway, just wondering if you like it and why?
Michelle xoxo