Look what I found! I have mentioned wanting a dollhouse several times in the past…you remember, right? During one of my every-once-in-a-while searches on Craigslist, I found this. I was searching in the area of New York state surrounding Mockingbird Hill Cottage. (For those of you who are not regular readers of this blog, I am working in San Diego temporarily and my home is in New York.) After researching this style, I realized it was a dollhouse manufactured by Real Good Toys – they make high quality dollhouse kits. But – lucky for me – it was already assembled and the ad said it just needed some TLC. And even more lucky for me, it was $30. The unfinished kit alone is just under two hundred dollars!
So, I contacted the woman selling this and after peppering her with questions, asked her to hold on to it until I spoke with my husband. Would he do me a big favor and drive to a neighboring town to pick up a dollhouse? The first words out of his mouth were “Where are we going to put it?” It was a valid question. Our cottage is small, small, small. I said I didn’t know, but how could I pass this up, and you know I’ve been wanting a dollhouse, and please, please, please?
I even went on Mapquest and printed out the driving directions and emailed them to him.
Bless his heart, he drove out there the next day and loaded it into the car. He even called me after he got it and said that he thought it was really cool. Yippee! It needs some repair and of course, the inside is totally undecorated. That gives me the chance to wire it, paint, make and buy furniture….I get excited just thinking about it.
$30? I mean, I would have to be crazy to pass that up.
(Pardon the photo quality – I took this photo from the Craigslist post.)