Monday, March 08, 2010

One man's trash...

Well, technically we didn't find it in the trash. We were out at the thrift stores scouting for bunk beds when we stumbled upon this little beauty. How could we pass it up?

Isn't it cool?!?

Wait, you don't know what it is yet, do you? Oh, sorry. Let me take it apart for a better picture. Look here:

Now, isn't it cool?!? We were pretty excited when we spotted it-- and for cheap too. I don't know how old it is, but it's obvious that it has seen a lot of play. The thing was caked with grime before we scrubbed it. And worse yet, it was full of old corn. And bug casings. Lots and lots of bug casings-- even the boxes! Luckily we're not afraid of bug casings.

After attacking it with the vacuum and soap, Sunburst and I decided to do a little refurbishing. Those scribbled names and prices had to go.

I know you're looking at that and wondering, green? I was wondering that myself halfway into it, but it worked out. The final result was very pleasing-- a treasure indeed!

The girls spent the afternoon happily setting up shop. Each and every drawer is filled with something to sell. And the customers keep on coming... luckily, I made up a pile of shopping bags just in time for the first sale.

I'm pretty sure that box of chicken bouillon she's buying is expired, but the bag is so cute she probably won't notice. I'll be back tomorrow with a pattern for the shopping bags. No dollhouse store is complete without them, you know. :-)


  1. How neat, I think the green looks nice.
    I have been catching up on your blog a bit, glad you are all doing well.
    My oldest daughter (9) has been getting those cobble street books from the library. Suddenly she is spending hours a day reading to herself! Hard to find the good books though...

  2. Anonymous5:24 PM

    I'm drooling over my keyboard at this! I love dollhouses and accessories. The boys, however, are not as enamored. Darn.

  3. Carrie8:31 PM

    What an awesome find! I think green was a great choice!

  4. That is a fabulous find! And you guys have such a great stash of little miniature goodies to go inside it! Love the shopping bags....everything is too cute. Thanks for sharing that :)


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