Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Dollhouse

We have posted about the dollhouse before but we realize that many of our new friends have never seen it and it is truly a work of art - especially when it's clean!  Mom has been cleaning it and dusting it and it REALLY needed it badly!
What were we doing while the cleaning process was going on?
Supervising, of course!

 The dollhouse was made by our gram and gramp many years ago.  It used to live at gram's house but when they made their final move from their home to senior living our mom inherited it. 
The dollhouse is a little over 5 feet long so it takes up a nice chunk of wall in our family room.

Starting with the upstairs, this is one of the bedrooms.
 The nursery~
 The chapel~
 Another bedroom.  Notice the furkid on the bed!
 The sewing room~
 And on first floor - the game room~
 The music room~
 The downstairs hallway - nope, no staircase in this house. 
 The dining room~
 And mom's favorite room - the kitchen!
After mom got it all cleaned up, she covered it so it would stay clean but she's not sure that she likes the way it looks.  It seems more impersonal - you can't "really" look inside and you can't touch anything.
But for now it will stay this way.
We hope you've enjoyed seeing our gram and gramp's beautiful project.  Our mom sure does love living with it!

So until next time.......

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

29 comments:

Gus said...

I love it every time we take a tour. Rich's dad built and furnished one for the girls that was not this elegant, but very special to all of them.

Thank you for sharing

b

Susie and Sidebite said...

Hey guys, thanks for the tour, that quite a piece of work, how many hours did they spend making it? We can see why you all had to take a nap, bet it took a long time to clean!

Your Furiends
Susie & Bites

The Army of Four said...

That's so beautiful! And you two did a GREAT job supervising! I like all the Airepups in the doll house - especially the sewing room!
Luv,
Dave

Amber DaWeenie said...

Wow...that's beautiful. Everything looks so real! A lot of love and a lot of work in that house.

Is that Maggie sleeping on the bed?

Remington said...

That is AMAZING! Everything is decorated just perfect! Beth really loved the spinning wheel! I am certain many hours went into it....it is beautiful!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Mom is fascinated with that doll house. There is one in our basement that Mom built from a kit back in the late 1980s. After all these years it really needs a complete overhaul. Mom keeps saying she is going to get at it. Maybe seeing how lovely yours is will get her moving. It is truly beautiful.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Ruby said...

Oh, that is just beautifuls guys!! Such detailed work. Your Gram and Gramps sure have mad-skills!
Ma really loved the 'chapel', and I really loved the AireChick on the bed!

Kisses,
Ruby

dougall.dog said...

Wow, so cute!

parlance said...

Oh, lovely. Gram and Gramps are so lucky to know that someone is loving their masterpiece. It's hard to let go of something special, but I guess it just wouldn't fit in to their new place.

I love the drapes in the dining room.

Shawn said...

What a wonderful treasure you have!! My goodness, that is my dream home, especially the music room..the curtains are heavenly!
Hugs,
Winston, Cecil, Chloe and Mom Shawn

Duncan Breazeale said...

Oh wow, wow, wow. My mom and my aunt had houses like that which were made by an uncle of theirs many, many years ago. They are now at my grandpeeps house but Mom says seeing yours is making her want to go get hers and make it alive again. Love the pups in yours!!!!

scotsmad said...

That's beautiful...SHE loves doll houses.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Jeanne Pursell said...

Wow oh WOW! That is one really super cool doll house! It is beautiful and the level of detail is simply amazing!! Mama just loves it!
xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Molly The Wally said...

That is a well cool doll house. Have a fabulous Friday Mitch & Molly.
Best wishes Molly

The Life of Riley said...

My human had to biggify the pictures to look at all the detail. What an amazing thing to have from your Gram and Gramp!

Priscilla said...

Oh my, that is so beautiful. They are so tiny but so dainty. That is truly a piece of art.

SissySees said...

I love it - especially the dog on the bed, the spinning wheel, the nun...

I always wanted to build a dollhouse version of my father's childhood home, but sadly all those who could have provided insight are gone.

Val said...

This brought back many memories of my childhood and playing with the dollhouse at grandpa and grandma's (except not as pretty as yours:) what a treasure!!

Martha and Bailey said...

The doll's house is just beautiful. The dining room looks so elegant! Loved the kitchen and the sewing room too - I like 'busy' rooms. It is all wonderful and such a lovely family heirloom.
The dust, I know, is a problem but it is good you have a cover you can see through. I have seen glass fronts on doll's houses which are also very effective for letting you see in.
Hopefully I will get back to mine soon - I had already promised myself a trip to a lovely dolls house shop to choose a xmas present for myself! Like you I have the dog but could really be doing with a house cat too.
Thanks for sharing all your great pics.
xx

julandmatt said...

That is a lovely dollhouse. We love he furkid on the bed, just where she belongs. BOL!

Thanks for sharing.
Violet

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Sue I never even had a doll, let alone a doll house!!!!! I don't think I had seen it before, if i did i don't remember it!!! It is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So much wonderful work was done on the house!!! Just beautiful!!!!
Truly a work of art!!!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I love the doll house and I would like one just like it!
Thank you for showing and sharing!
Its so special!
love
tweedles

Katie http://myminipetpig.com/ said...

That is the most beautiful dollhouse. I would have loved to play with that as a kid and my daughter would go nuts. What wonderful and talented grandparents!

Oink oink,
Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

l said...

Oh WOW! that is spectacular---only thing missing? an Airedale QUILT on the bed or wall.. hahah

you could cut glass and hinge it, that would seal it off to some dust.

I LOVED the Nun--laughed myself silly

thanks for sharing!

Sam said...

I love doll houses - I've got mine still at my Mom's house. I put a sheet of plexi-glass in front of it to keep it clean, but it you are right, it kind of ruins the whole charm.

Sam

Stardust said...

I can never touch these, guys. I'm a human King Kong.

Oskar said...

What a wonderful keepsake!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Mitch and Molly -

Mama loves dollhouses and this one is certainly beautiful. It is one of her favorite hobbies.

Her mother had one but unfortunately did not get to finish it. Now the dollhouse is with Mama's niece.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

kirbysdawgblog said...

That is so cute! Everything is sooo small!!!! Its adorable.Looks like the ultimate doll house to me!