My mom is in town visiting, and even though the cold weather kept us away from my favorite monthly flea market, we did manage to stop by a few local estate sales over the weekend.

It was her keen eye that actually spotted this dollhouse furniture set at the second sale we visited.

 

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It was priced all together as a set, and even though a few of the pieces had some damage to them, I couldn’t get over the darling character of the furniture.

 

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I don’t believe it’s handmade–a few pieces have some sort of labeling on them, although I’m unable to get any information from them.  It is however completely different than any other doll furniture I have ever seen for sale.

 

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I loooooove miniatures; doll houses, toy trains, lego building sets, you name it.  I have always been attracted to tiny versions of real things, even as a child.  When I was about 9, I purchased a doll house kit with money I had been saving.  My dad and I set up shop on our dining room table and built the house together.  It felt like it took months, although the time was being calculated in my child’s mind so it may have only been a matter of weeks.

Unfortunately, we stopped working on it when it was about 90% finished, and I don’t remember why. So I never reached the point where I was able to furnish and play with it.  I have held onto that doll house all of these years (it’s sitting in my garage under a blanket as we speak), in hopes that I might finish it one day with my own children.  The likelihood of that has diminished greatly now that God has filled my house with little boys and no little girls . . . But I’m still holding onto hope for some little grand-girls to play with 🙂

Anyway, I bought the furniture set because it was just so unique, and several of the pieces looked like furniture pieces that I would make.

 

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I think it would make such a fun display in a vintage kitchen, or shelved in child’s room.  Or maybe even played with in an actual dollhouse 🙂

 

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I hope I can find it a good home.

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