I set to work building my own dollhouse by carefully stacking encyclopedias on a table. I arranged the furniture in my little house and starting looking for other things to use. In my eyes, everything was a potential decoration for my tiny house. Two white legged plastic pizza box holders became end tables with lamps made from upside down toothpaste lids on Sorry Game pieces. So began my love with miniature things.
Some of the original treasures from Mrs. Pickford----------->
I was heart broken when I heard that Mrs. Pickford passed away a few years ago. Her daughter sent a letter informing me that I had a dollhouse waiting for me. I couldn't believe it. I am a grown woman, but I was still thrilled to have an actual house for my collection of tiny treasures! Last month, I finally met up with her daughter, Ann, for a wonderful lunch and nostalgic stop at the home I spent so much time visiting as a child.
Ann explained that the tiny building is a replica of her house, built by her ex husband. The roof lifts off to expose intricate little rooms with wood flooring and miniature windows- there's even electricity! I was so touched to hear that the dollhouse was left for me in her mother's will. Its a treasure, and I plan to keep it forever and pass it down to my grandchildren. If I don't have any, then I will hopefully find a little neighbor girl with a big imagination to fill it with even more treasures.
Speaking of miniatures:
This morning I woke up to discover that my dollhouse-sized terrarium DIY has been featured on totallytutorials.blogspot.com!