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Thursday, September 23, 2010

A Great Estate Sale Find

Front View

I happened upon an antique dollhouse today at an estate sale.  The house is made from large pieces of wood and nailed together.  The craftsmanship is great.  It measures about 30" high and each of the rooms are about 12" X 12" X12"

Chimney View

The paint needs some touch-up around the wood chimney and the windows have pieces of glass that are held in with tiny nails.  I may put some sort of wood grid over them

Rear View
 The back of the house is just plain- yet finished off nicely.  The roof and chimney paint have a nice crackled finish.

Second Floor

I love the linoleum floors.  I am going to have to do some research and figure out how old it actually is.  I am guessing from the 30's or 40's. 


  1. Una buena compra. Tienes poco que restaurar. Ya tiene el aire del paso del tiempo. Está muy bonita.
    Besos Clara

  2. I love it! Wonderful colours, and the lino pattern is great. The detailing on the edges of the walls makes them look like columns - very clever.
    Is the shelf in the lower right room over a tiny fireplace?

  3. I like what they did with the edges to make them look like columns as well and yes, there is a small fireplace on the first floor. It is a perfect small arch - very artdeco.

  4. The linno is fantastic. Can't wait to see more of it. C