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!