I've been perusing dollhouses this morning - we went to Jamestown on Saturday to help with the Children's Day, and on Sunday, we stopped by Williamsburg Pottery, where I found some very nicely priced doll house furniture, reminding me that I already have a small dollhouse, and I want to furnish it.
(Holy run-on sentence, Batman. Breathe, Laura, breathe.)
I have a doll house that I picked up from a thrift store for cheap, but I dream of having a really nice one. One like this. This is my favourite design, and it has a decent number of rooms.
*cough* Hint hint Christmas. *or just a gift certificate to Hobby Builder's Supply, y'know? Love you, honey!
Bob knows I love miniatures (not to mention, you've all seen my creche), and a few years ago, he made me a gorgeous room box sitting room, with furniture that I just adore (and promptly started adding accessories to). I'm a sucker for little tiny things.
I don't need a new dollhouse right now - if I add the room box to the dollhouse as a sort of addition, I have enough to make a house with a dining room and sitting room. I have dolls - Bob bought me the darling silk-dressed ladies from the Victorian Trading Company, and I have a couple I bought in England. However, I have been buying a couple of bits and pieces the house is missing (like sinks, a bathtub, and a bed) this morning, so I picked up a maid and a cook (as all good victorian houses should have, right? Well, turn of the century, at least). I'm still looking for a male doll I like (that isn't ridiculously pricey - there are some expensive dolls out there!), but I'm not in a hurry.
Why the interest in dollhouses? My great-aunt Peg had a really beautiful real Victorian dollhouse that I used to play with when I was a child (it went to some cousin or other), and I've been hooked ever since. I'm helpless in the face of miniature food. I don't know what it is, but... ooh! Shiny! Tiny!
I'll post some pictures, either tonight or tomorrow, of some of the things I have. The doll house is packed up to go to the farm, but I can take pictures of the individual pieces. Some day, you'll get to see it in all its glory.