Saturday, 23 June 2012
My Old Dolls House*~*
I still have my childhood dolls house, it has moved with me several times wrapped and stored in the loft where ever I have lived. So I thought it was time I tidied it up. originally it was in the style of a 1960s suburban 'red brick' house by (Triang toys) like this one... but over the years it has lost its windows and doors and become very tatty (my three children have all played with it) Star wars figures, plastic soldiers, knights in armor, Lady lovely locks, Trolls, Sylvanian families (although R2 D2 only rented the lower floor, due to the stairs) as well as my 1960s plastic family have all lived in it. .......................I am not sure where the large doll fits in but she has always lived in the dolls house with the others (what is she wearing) I still have the 1960s TV and the metal sink unit... The little house has always been very dear to me, I can remember the Christmas morning so clearly, there it stood under the tree all wrapped up in snowman paper ................ waiting for me to discover it, my Daddy on hand to help me unwrap it, very special and poignant memories as sadly he died when I was 7 years old. So now I have started restoring it, Fin has mended the roof, and a new front has been added, I then took the rest apart and painted each piece, there is still much to do but I have made a start, my little granddaughter will probably enjoy it when she is older, I wonder who will live in it then !!...................... 1st and 4th pictures sourced from Google Images.