the Arthur 'as is' from the thrift store for $19.99 and close to $200 dollars for all the new doors and windows. Am I crazy???
|the folk art table top ..., LOVIN IT!!!|
Fast forward to my early 20's, when my husband said he did NOT want a whole lot of wonky, sagging cardboard boxes that I was using as a dollhouse (stacked one on top of another), to join us in our tiny apartment after we were married. He asked me to scale them down and maybe keep them in a bookcase to help keep them contained. Boy, was my nose out of joint. I did as he requested and stumbled into 1 inch to the foot, by accident and became seriously addicted to doll house miniatures and have been ever since. Improvise, was the name of the game then and although crude and not worth anything to me now, gave me my first taste of a'MAKE OVER'. Nobody thought like that at the time. Reduce, reuse and recycle was only if you were poor and we were. Now only the well-off can afford the 'vintage junk' and the cast-offs that everybody desires. I used to see 'beaters' in the parking lots of Value Villages now there are BMW's and Mercs. My how times have changed! I have made 3 doll's houses in my past life and 2 have won Best of Show awards both here in Vancouver, Canada and at the Seattle, Washington show. I have made numerous room boxes with various themes and have done a bit of commission work which took me longer than I anticipated.(it always does, doesn't it?) Now, I'm determined to start in again but space is at a premium. I'm going to smaller houses now and try to get more into them. Here is the initial offering.
'The Arhtur" by Greenleaf. Found at the thrift store for $19.99. Lucky me! I have plans for a Americana 'Country House' I have some very nice pieces for it as you can see above.....