Thursday, May 31, 2007

We interupt little lovelies handmade to bring you this:
(WIP week will return tomorrow at its regularly scheduled time)
I went into a dollhouse shop to look for picnic baskets for my Club Little House submission and came out with this. However, she may have to go back when I show Aaron and tell him how much I spent on her. You see, we have a lovely "fun money" system. We get a set amount each paycheck to spend on whatever we want, but above and beyon we have to tell each other and make sure the purchase makes sense. Well, here we are the day after payday and Claire's fun money is gone (shocking) and in no way shape or form does this little metal darling make any sense. It is the epitome of a impulse buy. I have been hemming and hawing over dollhouses for ages and I gave into the urge without truly thinking about it.
Isn't she so sweet, though? If the Cleavers had a daughter this would have been her dollhouse, I am sure of it. To be honest, what I really love about it is the outside. The inside is fun and all, but in my dollhouse o' dreams I would be able to "wallpaper" the walls with all sorts of fun scrapbook papers and paint. Plus, I think I wanted something more sturdy for the kids. I want a dollhouse they can touch and play with and this isn't it. The roof is rather precarious.

Don't think I won't get out my furniture and snap a few pics before I be good and carry her off back to the store. I let all the teeny tiny goodness in the shop get the better of me. At least I can say that she was mine for 24 hours. Besides, the guilt of not having discussed it with the hubs first is killing me, lol!

...sigh...

PS thanks so much for all your sweetness about the shop opening and the kitchen. Be sure to check the shop in the morning!

PPS sadly there won't be any peggy dolls because they had a ruthless encounter with a three year old and sizzors. It was a sad time for all parties involved. All is not lost, but they will not be in doll form as expected...

10 comments:

missy said...

What?! A doll house store! I must go... need accessories for the bears... if I don't close up shop that is! LOL! Where? WHen? I need shopping therapy anyway.
oh... and I'm with you on the whole that is so super cute but more fun would be one I can paint and wall paper... and they have em at michaels and you can use your cupon!

linda t said...

OH MY! What a house! I had one similar growing up... sure brings back memories! Thanks for sharing!

Vallen said...

That is the very same dollhouse I had as a wee girl back in the Cleaver era. I never got into it in those days. I was not a dollhouse kind of girl. I know you will be excellent at it, though, so good that hubby will not only forgive you your impulse buy, but implore you to buy more.

Terri said...

I always wanted a doll house and never had one...I have been secretly thinking of getting one now...after all, I have been accused of being a large child on several occassions!
I hope you get to keep it. Sometimes you just NEED the completely impractical!
God bless.
Terri

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love dollhouses!!!!

Happy Zombie said...

I had a doll house almost exactly like that when I was a kid! When I was a kid I didn't really like it because I wanted to play with and move the stuff painted on the walls. Very frustrating. But now... I'd give my all my egg money to get it back.

Love the new blog-do Claire!

Sonya said...

I have never seen a metal doll house - that is amazing! But oh the impulse buy. The guilt associated with it.

Peptogirl said...

OH NO! Three year olds + scissors = bad :( I remember when my sister was three, she snuck into my parent's bathroom when she was supposed be be sleeping and gave herslf a haircut. Poor Peggy dolls :(

Sarah and Jack said...

I had a metal dollhouse like that when I was a kid, and I longed for a real dollhouse instead. Perhaps that is telling? I know those metal ones are so collectible right now.

Chelise said...

Oooh! Love that doll house! Yikes. Don't let it go!

Glad to see we'll both be participating in the Little House Club Little House! What fun.

I added you to my new doll blog, blog roll. (My adventures in doll land were taking over my art blog, so I had to start a special doll blog, just for them!)

http://chelise.typepad.com/little_girls_big_world/

xo - Chel