Thursday, January 18, 2007

Happy Birthday Gram!

Today is my grandma's 75th birthday. It's been awhile since I've seen her and my grandpa and I miss them LOTS!!! I wanted to share something very special with you. My gram is a very creative person and years ago she and my grampa built a dollhouse together. They put every roof shingle and every clapboard on this house themselves - even the copper flashing on the chimney! Gramp did all of the wiring - the house has light fixtures and sconces and lanterns on the front porch that really light up! This dollhouse reprensents YEARS of work! It's a masterpiece and it's in our family room and we enjoy it every single day. It used to be at my gram's house but gram and gramp moved recently and they packed it up and shipped it to my mom. My mom just loves having it here! She marvels every single day at all of the hard work and the detail and the love that went into this doll house.
This is the front of the house. Can you see the wicker furniture? The front door really opens!



Mom didn't have to add a thing to the house. Gram sent every single piece of furniture and even the pictures that were hanging on the walls - the curtains are all handmade too, but mom wanted to add one special piece to the house - she wanted to add me! Here I am in one on the bedrooms on the second floor. BTW, there are 8 rooms in this house plus a hallway downstairs and a small chapel upstairs. In real life I don't get to lay around on the beds - hey, I have enough of my own - but in the doll house, it's allowed


And here I am again in the nursery. Aren't the rooms lovely! They look like a real house, huh!


And here is the kitchen. This is mom's favorite room. Mom loves very early American and this room is just like stepping back in time. She's always saying that she wishes she could shrink herself and live here!
This is the back of the house. You can sorta peek into all the rooms. There is a library and a dining room and a sewing room upstairs and another bedroom and a music room. When people visit they ohhhhhh and ahhhhhhhh at all the details that gram paid such attention too. My gram is a perfectionist - I guess you can tell that, huh!

So this is for you gram and gramp. I just wanted to let all of my special furbutt buddies know how special you are! BTW, gram and gramp have had Irish Setters pretty much all of their lives!


Happy Birthday Gram!

I love you and grampa lots!!

Love,
Maggie and mom and dad too!

16 comments:

The Airechicks said...

Maggie:

My Grammie made a dollhouse for Maddeline....Mom's brother's little girl......

But your Grampie & Grammie did a beautiful dollhouse for your Mom...

We like that she added you....You look good laying on the big bed...

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY" Maggie's Grammie...

Dory and Liza said...

HAppy Birthday to Maggie's Grandma!!!


What an awesome doll house. I had a doll house when I was young - but this one blows the lid off our, except for our rug - Dory's Gramma made a petite point oriental rug that we still have.

Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

Happy Burpday Grrramma!

Really pawsome mini abode there. I think it needs a wired fox terrier to keep you company!

Bussie Kissies
Buster

Boo said...

omDOG maggie, if you didn't tell us that's dollhouse, i bet everyone thought it's real!

everything looks real! did your grandma sew all those curtains, clothes, bedsheets and everything?

btw, who made your statue?

wet wet licks

Boo

Billy said...

Thanks for the encouragement Maggie, I'm going to need all the help I can get before tomorrow night. I can hardly wait and yes I do expect lots of treats!

I'll let you know how that little session went, although I won't bore you with the details because you may never want to see your vet again!

Since I'm new at this, I'm not sure if you see what I posted to you on my blog or if I have to send it to you on yours too...this is confusing to me.

Billy

Bogart said...

Happy birthday to your grandma!!!

Love,
Bogart

Fu Fu said...

Woh Happy Birthday to your gram. And that's such a boo-tiful doll house and there's mini you too.

~ fufu

Oscar Airedale said...

Wish your gram a very Happy Birthday!

My mum is cooing over the house. That must have taken HOURS! It's very beautiful.

Licks
Oscar x

Maggie said...

Thanks everybody for the kudos and the birthday wishes for my gram. Mom got the Airedale look-alike at this link:

http://www.geocities.com/midas_miniatures/indexi.html

Yes, she made the curtains and the bedsheets and even the rug in the nursery. She even made some of the furniture from kits. My mom says she'd never have the patience for something that tiny!

Hugs to you all,
Maggie

Sunshade said...

I can't believe it!! How did she find those tiny candle holders??

Please tell your Gramma Happy Birfday for me, and I'm sending some of my special love nibbles over too.

Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshade

Joe Stains said...

that is the nicest doll house I have ever seen!!

jaffeboy said...

That's some piece of art for sure. MaMa really like it! I think it's very suitable for me to live in... hehehe

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

The doll house is very very very beautiful.

Maybe you can ask them to build one for you.

Love
Boy n Baby

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Maggie,
That is a pawsome doll house! So kewl of your Mama to add you to the rooms. Just think, gramma & grampa probably never even imagined their doll house would be on the world wide web for all to see!!! Thanks for sharing.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Marvin The Dog said...

Happy birthday Maggie's Grandma!

love and many wet licks Marv xxxx
from Bonnie Scotland

och aye the noo!

Jessie and Jake said...

Wow your grandma and grandpa is sooo talented!

That is stunning!