Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Wheelie Wednesday - The Dollhouse

Hi everyone! It's me - Autumn!

Maggie has blogged about the dollhouse that gram and gramp started years ago when they lived in Louisiana and then they moved to Minnesota and the rooms were wallpapered and electricity was put in and furniture was bought and arranged in the dollhouse! They moved from Minnesota to Florida and by then the dollhouse was completed and it was a thing of beauty! The dollhouse has moved once again and this time it came to our house and mom now owns it! We wanted to take you around the inside and show you how absolutely adorable it is! Mom says that if she could make herself smaller, she would LOVE to live in this house!

This is the outside of the front! This dollhouse is about 66" long so it's a good size and it's very hard to place in our house so that you can see both the inside and the outside at once!

Before Mitch came to live with us, the inside was always facing us and you could peer in all the time but puppies help themselves to whatever they want and it wasn't long before mom pushed the house up against the wall so that Mitch couldn't snag anything!

Shall we go inside?!

This is the kitchen and it's my favorite room! All of the floors in the house are chestnut! Dad milled them for gram and gramp!
Leaving the kitchen, we go into the dining room! Don't you just want to sit down and have dindin?!
We're leaving the dining room and going into the hallway! There is pipe organ on the wall and a pram near the front door waiting for the baby to be taken for a walkie and upstairs is a small chapel. It has a stained glass window but it's not showing up too well in this picture!
Leaving the hallway, we head into the music room! There is a piano in this room and a harp and violins! The person who lives here must be a very talented musician!
The last room on the first floor is the game room! There is a fireplace in here and it's paneled in a dark rich walnut! The table has a game of monopoly set up so pull up a chair and let's play!
Upstairs over the game room is the sewing room! A lot of creative stuff goes on in this room!
Leaving the sewing room, we head into a bedroom! What a comfy room!
Looked who just hopping up on the bed! It's the family Airedale! How come she gets to sleep on the bed and Maggie and Mitch don't?!
Leaving the first bedroom we head through the small chapel and into the nursery! Gosh, there's another piano in here and a fireplace for the baby! That's one lucky kid! This room is pretty much pink!
Leaving the nursery, we head into the last room on second floor, which just happens to be another bedroom! What a cozy room! If I had to choose one, I'd choose this bedroom! How about you?
This is the entire house looking from the back!I hope you've enjoyed the tour of the doll house! I sure had fun showing it to you!

See you all next Wednesday!

Love, Autumn


Clive said...

That is one amazing doll's house! A huge amount of time and skill obviously went into producing it - it is really magnificent.

The little man's sister would adore a doll's house like that.

lots of woofs

Bae Bae said...

That little doll house look pawsome. You think I can fit there?

~ Bae

Martha said...

Hi Guys
Our mum adsolutely loves doll houses so really enjoyed looking around yours.
The detail is so amazing! Hard to pick a favourite as the rooms are all great in different ways. The kitchen was amazing - hub of the home and had so many little details. Well worth bigifying the picture!
Of course all that food near floow level meant there could not be a basset hound in the house! Even a mop and bucket!!!
Thanks for taking the time to photograph your doll's house it was lovely to see.
martha & bailey xx

Princess Patches said...

What a great tour, Autumn! Our dad used to build dollhouses and our mom wallpapered them, put the cedar roofs on and landscaped the outside. That was waaaay back when we had some little kids in our family. Your Gram and Gramps must be as talented as your mom and dad! That is one pawsome dollhouse!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Arran, Arthur and Mum said...

Wow Autumn, thanks for showing us that doll house, it be truly amazing and the perfect little home. My Mum has always wanted a dolls house, she looks at the longingly in shops.
~lickies, Ludo

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

WOW Autumn, that is a gorgeous doll house - something about the outside reminds us of Mt. Vernon - one of our Mom's favorite places.

We can see why your Mom had to put it against the all to keep Mitch out - Piper would love to be able to sink his sharp teeth into all of those pretty things.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Gus said...

Autumn...that is one amazing dollhouse, and clearly a labor of love. Your Mom is soooo lucky to have that! We like the whole house, but we asked muzzer what her favorite room was and she said..."the kitchen, all it needs is a laptop."


Suzuki said...

Thats a pawsome dollhouse!
Big licks to you

Unknown said...

That dollhouse is truly a labour of love. We'd have to have it against a wall here, too. I'd leave it alone, but Mica would be playing hockey with all those tiny accessories and furniture. Mommy would like to de-biggify herself and move in!

Your pal,


Kelly said...

Oh Autumn! That dollhouse is a treasure!

What a nice piece to have in your home, made by your family with love! If you were a BIT smaller, you could move in!

Mack said...

My mom really enjoyed looking at your dollhouse Autumn! See when she was a wee human pup she had a dollhouse too! (Hers wasn't as elegant as yours) but oh man did she spend many happy hours playing and dreaming!
Thanks for letting us see it Autumn!

Checkers & Chess said...

That is amazing! Are you ever tempted to chew up any of the little pieces? I would certainly want to do that - last night I chewed up mommy's zip disk - with the updated QB on it! She was not happy!

gotta go find something to chew on

Archie and Melissa said...

oh my goodness!

your doll house is amazing! i love coming to see you guys everyday.

you are so inspiring and fun!


Fred said...

That's incredible! Tons of good stuff to chew in there!

The WriggleButts said...

Wow! That's a really nice house. Makes us think it would be nice to have a few "borrowers" living in it. BOL!


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

That is just pawesome!

Tank woo fur sharing!

Would woo like some Siber fluff fur the khorners?


Moco said...

There is a lot of love in that house. We were lucky to have such a wonderful tour.

Cowspotdog said...

that is one pawsome doll house and did my eyes see correct - did I see a tiny airedale laying on the bed!!!!

Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Autumn
What a great dollhouse. Mom is drooling over it. She loves miniatures and can look at them forever.
Love Ruby & Penny

the many Bs said...

HI Autumn, that's an amazing doll house. it looks like a lot of work and tiny detail went into making it.


doyle and mollie said...

wow we are speechless what a truly amazing house
an heirloom most definately!

Lacy said...

w00f's, that iz one bute ti ful dog house...mama always wanted one and still doess and shes like oldddd..

b safe,

Clover said...

Autumn, thanks for sharing those pictures! What a beautiful doll house! I especially love the Airedale on the bed.
Love Clover xo

Petra said...

That was such a big house that I got worn out looking at all of the BEAUTIFUL rooms,and then I almost climbed up on the bed beside the snoozin' Airedale!

Eric said...

Autumn. Wow, I'm gobsmacked at the very beautiful dolls house and allthe furniture. I bet your Mom is taking realy good care of it. A real heirloom, lovely to see it, thank you Autumn.

Wiry wags, Eric xxx

TwoSpecialWires said...

And we're GLAD you found us! Thanks! We love Airedales!

We'd like to add you to our blog list. OK?

And then we can come back easily (without getting lost) and take a closer tour of the really cool dollhouse!

Jake and Fergi

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

What a beautiful doll house.. Bae Bae would lot it. hehe

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Amber and Nala said...

Wow, what a neat and intricate dollhouse! I bet it took alot of hard work to create! :) I would like to live there too I think. :)
Mom says that she also LOVES putting mustard on fried bologna with a little cheese and slappin' it between a couple of slices of bread. :) At least, that's what she did as a kid. :)


Mic said...

I LOVE that dollhouse! It is so ELEGANT!!! I especially think the little doll house in the sewing room is adorable!

Joe Stains said...

Mom just loved it! She always wanted a doll house when she was growing up! I guess you are never too old to enjoy them though. Thanks for sharing this. Mom liked the dining room the best!

Kirby said...

What a beautiful dollhouse. Mom is totally drooling over it. Her childhood dollhouse needs a bit of work to get it back to 'nice'. He he! Thank you for the pawsome tour, and I love that an Airedale lives there too!!

Your pal,

Lorenza said...

I love it! I love it!
Thanks for sharing it! It is beautiful!
Kisses and hugs

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

WOW! That is a very cool looking doll house that you got there, Autumn!! The furniture are so teeny...I cannot imagine how long it would take to make one of of those!

There's a little something for Maggie & Mitch at my blog...come check it out! *wink*


Aki and Poopie said...

we are blown away! it's so beautiful autumn! your dad help gram & gramps come up with this? it must take them ages to finish all the furnitures! your family is so talented!!

btw, we have a Q! my mommi lilli is taking a keen interest on the Wheelie Wednesdays editions. We were wondering who started this and from where did your mom adopt you out?

drooly kisses,


Asta said...

I think it is the most bootifullest house..I too love the kitchen the bestest of all.I can just smell the pie coming out of the's so wawm and cozy. I would sneep in the woom wif the aiwekid, cause I would want to snggle wif him. sigh...maybe someday I could live like that
smoochie kisses Myrna and Asta

Twinkle a.k.a Chicken Little said...

That is a berry bootiful dollhouse. I wonder if I can get one in my size?? lol

slurpy licks,

Teddy Bear said...

That is amazing!!!

Teddy Bear

Noah the Airedale said...

Crikey that is just amazing. The furniture is so tiny and the detail...woweee. We love it. Especially the airedale on the bed hehe.
Thanks for sharing with us. It's so special.

noah willow tess lucy

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

That is a gorgeous house. Really beautiful.

Our mum has looked at the shops that sell these before, she is fascinated by them. The details on the pieces is fantastic.

Thanks for sharing them.

Holly & Zac...XX

Hollie and Janie said...

Mama says she wishes we were minature so we could live there! It is absolutely gorgeous!!!
I am pretty sure I would be an excellent harpist! We could start an aire-band! hehehe


that's a wonderful doll house, it's beautiful and creative, mom love such creation, we hav a set of miniture kitchen funiture too, we'll see whether mommy is interested in blogging it

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Khyra sent us to see the dollhouse. Mom has one but it looks like the slums compared to this. It might inspire her to do some housecleaning and fixing it back up. Just beautiful.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Dexter said...

Momma is totally jelly of your dollhouse. It even has dales in it!


ocmist said...

THAT was one AWESOME dollhouse. My mom has a kit to make one that she wants to use someday, but will probably never get around to, but it would NEVER be as SUPER as that one is! She loves to go an look at the ones at the Fair every year, too, and yours would take first place, hands down, against any that she has seen there!

I just came over from Travis blog and wanted to say congrats for winning that review contest! OC from Country Corgis

Cassie said...

That's a fine dollhouse, Autumn. I bet Mitch would love to eat some of the furniture in there. I know BabyRD & Hootie would. We have a southern mansion doll house too,& it's in my hubby's shed up in Idaho for now. Too big to keep in our condo here in Phx.Yours is way more done than ours though.Our daughter grew up b4 we got any electricity in it.
x-Cassie (BabyRD & Hooties mom)

Puggle Preston said...

awww...this is sooo awesome. We are speechless. Thank you so much for the tour.


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Greets from Adi,

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