The other day I got a wild hair and looked for dollhouses on Craigslist again. I found a Princess Anne from Real Good Toys for $40, plus it came with furniture. It had been posted a few weeks back, so I knew it'd been snapped up. I decided to go ahead and try to email about buying it, and then managed to plan all kinds of things I'd be doing to a dollhouse I didn't even know if I'd get!
The hours dragged on. And on. And on (okay, really it was only about 6 or 7 hours, but it felt like an eternity).
Just when I'd given up hope, I got an email saying it was still available! The seller and I were able to schedule pickup Friday evening, so I dashed off in the car to the ATM, where I realized that I probably needed to drive Larry's truck. I do have a 2-door Civic, after all, and the McKinley BARELY fit into it as thin as it is.
The drive back to the house and then to their place gave me too much time to think. I get nervous going to pick something up by myself because I never know what to expect. Will the people be nice? Weird? Cannibals? I always give Larry the address that I'm picking up from, but that won't do ME much good if I've already been simmering on the stove for dinner.
I needn't have worried. You know those people that you feel instantly at ease with? The super nice, could-talk-to-them-all-day people? They were the sellers! It had been a project the mom and daughter did together, and now that the daughter was in high school, she'd moved on to other interests.
This is the house back at my home. I have her sitting on Whitebrush Manor's base, just so you get an idea of how much smaller this one is (or how BIG Whitebrush Manor is).
This is the furniture that came with it. I think it'll be perfect for a little girl's room.
|People really name their Florida houses, just like we miniaturists do!|
Instead of shingles, I may actually do a tin-style roof, and of course I have to do a white picket fence and palm trees in the front yard! Lots and lots of palm trees.
A perfect fit! It's nice to be able to stand and work on it if I need a break from hunching over the floor working on Whitebrush (and don't worry... Penny's bed has been moved back to her lookout spot by the window).
Taped and ready to go!
Progress may be slow since now I'm working on TWO houses, but I'm feeling pretty good about what's been done so far, and so happy I got such a wonderful deal from some great people!