A Darling Dollhouse

I was tucking my eight year old daughter into bed tonight, I looked over at the dollhouse Santa brought her when she was three.  It reminded me of all the work Santa put into that thing.  Santa started with a plain wooden dollhouse from Target.

It looked almost exactly like this one.

Santa stained all the floors, painted all the walls, made window treatments, added some amazing furniture, made area rugs, added shingles to the roof, hung family pictures on the walls and even stocked the kitchen cabinets.  My daughter must have been a very good little girl that year.

Here it is after Santa's renovations.

Of course, the women are in kitchen.

While the men relax (typical!)

The master bedroom (looks like Daddy snuck off to take a little nap).

The girly girl room.

The laundry room

Wow, after taking these photos, I think it's time for a little redecorating.  Looks like I found my next project.  Sadly, I have found myself cleaning and organizing that dollhouse on several occasions.  I realize Santa gave the dollhouse to my daughter, but I once freaked out a bit when she wanted to move the kitchen furniture to the bedroom and put the bathroom stuff in the laundry room.  I quickly came to my senses, let her do whatever she wanted and then quietly put it all back in it's place when she was finished playing.  You think I'm kidding!  I know, I've got some issues.  First step is admitting, right?  Anyway, now that she's eight, she doesn't play with it very often, but I will never be able to give it away.  Hopefully she can pass it on to her kids one day they will cherish it as much as her mother she does.

I am linking this post to:
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The Romantic Home
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  1. it is adorable. I am cracking up as my BIL made my daughter one that was similar to be used as a bookcase and shelf. You should have seen me trying to fill the shelves. My daughter had other ideas. Needless to say it wasn't looking much like the Pottery Barn kids look. She had her own ideas!

  2. This is so cute... a friend just gave me a similar book shelf, and I am loving this idea of turning it into a doll house!

  3. You are such a wonderful mother!

  4. Awwww, loved your dollhouse. Make it yours! It will give you never ending joy. Your daughter can still play with it, if she wants. It's a darling house and you've done a great job decorating. Don't you abslolutely love dollhosues? Susan

  5. This is so cute. I once built a doll house. My Mom has it now and decorates it per season. I now see my following went through, I thought this was my first visit here, but it was first appearing that I already followed you.

  6. I too own a wee dollhouse and it is such fun!

    I am having an antique auction on my blog. All sorts of lovely and romantic finds looking for a new home. I hope you'll stop by.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  7. I just love this post! Your (I mean your daughter's) dollhouse is amazing! Santa brought one for our daughter when she was 5 (she's now 25!!). She is now out on her own, in her own teensy apartment, shared with 2 roommates, so there is no room for her dollhouse. It now sits on top of the armoire in our bedroom. Like yours, ours will never leave the family and will hopefully someday be passed down!! Thanks for sharing this story!... Donna

  8. So cute! And your home is beautiful! I found you through Savvy Southern Style! Keep up the great work! Memories in the Making

  9. Very cute! I like "organizing" my daughter's doll house too. lol! This one is adorable...love the little washer and dryer set!

  10. Love it!
    I am a doll house person! Stop by sometime and see mine.

    I always had one as a kid and when I was older I bought a huge one. The outside took me about 5 years!! More than I had planned.

    I have a bunch of furniture I've collected all my life!

    So does your daughter just love it!??

  11. Just love this, I made dollhouses for both my girls. They really are keepsakes! I loved doing it! Thanks so much for linking up with VIF,

  12. What an adorable dollhouse. I can see why you... er, I mean your daughter would never be able to part with it. I feel the same way about my daughter's Madeline dolls. My husband I loved buying things for her doll collection and were sad when she was too old.

  13. That is so cute! I had a dollhouse growing up that my dad made and I loved it!!! I have 3 boys so I didn't get to do the dollhouse thing while they were growing up:( I am making myself a miniature fairy garden now tho!

  14. Wow, that is awesome. I think my... I mean my daughter's doll house needs some work. It looks so realistic. Who made all that furniture? I have rearranged the furniture in my daughter's house quite a few times and she just got it last month! Crazy mom's.


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