Thursday, April 14, 2016

Simply white.

It's moving day!

A little more than 3 months behind schedule, but the dollhouse is done
and on its way to Mack and Maggie's playroom.

When we asked our daughter what color to paint the dollhouse,
she said white.  Since she recently painted all the rooms and the dark trim
in their bungalow Simply White, it's only fitting that the dollhouse
wears a coat of white paint, too.

It resembles the new 2 story homes that are replacing the single story dwellings
 in our daughter's old neighborhood.  Instead of shutters, we chose to embellish the windows
with chunky craftsman trim, inside and out.
It's got a little Mr. T bling going on with the bright brass door handles and hinges,
 but brass is back, right?

The flokati rugs and oversized chalkboard fit right in with their uptown style.
The chalkboard was pilfered from our youngest daughter's garage sale boxes.

I stitched up 2 comfy beanbag chairs for the children to recline in while
they watch movies and cartoons.

 In my haste to take photos before loading the dollhouse into our car, I mistakenly placed
 prematurely-gray-haired Father in the chair instead of Brother.  hehe
(Building a house for his demanding wife really aged him this winter.)

Mom and Grammy sit in their thrifted chairs while they discuss the kitchen appliances
 that have yet to be purchased.  The table and chairs were 50 cents at our local thrift store.

Father and Daughter movie night.  hehe

One of the unfinished bonus rooms on the third level is ready
for fun times with the addition of a glittery disco ball (Hobby Lobby Christmas ornament).
Or maybe Sister would like this room as her bedroom.  They'll have to sleep
on the floor until they buy bedroom furniture, but not to worry, there's plenty of
flokati left over for makeshift beds.  Also, we've seen how Maggie plays with the house.
She empties out the house and fills each room with a large stuffed animal.
And covers the house with a blanket.

Father and Gramps discuss politics in the living room.
Let's get out of here!

We'll let Maggie open up the box with fixtures for the bathroom.
I'd like to be a mouse in the corner when the dolls use the facilities.  :o)

Partially furnished house.  It's just right for a 3 year old and her brother.

So long Rangers!  Minneapolis, here we come!

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful weekend!


  1. This is great, Vickie! Hahaha, I love the characters and yes, building would certainly make ANYone go prematurely gray! Love the disco ball. Your grands are gonna love this for a long, long time, I suspect.

  2. So cute. I have a doll house kit in a box maybe your husband needs another one to work on, hah.
    So cute. Love how your granddaughter plays with the house. It is a great house.

  3. How sweet Vickie! I love the hinges and the little circle window on the front door. I'm sure your grandkids will have fun with it!xo

  4. What fun they are going to have with it, Vickie! It is adorable, and I especially love the little chalkboard! I can't wait to start getting some grandkids to make fun things like this!

  5. This is sooo adorable!! What a wonderful labor of love for your grandchildren. I can imagine hours and hours of fun play with this. You're amazing!!
    Mary Alice

  6. It is so cute and I love the red pillow chairs and the silver light.

  7. Adorable Vickie. Your grand kids will treasure this. Too cute and what a wonderful heart filled gift to give to them. Love the white!!!!

  8. Absolutely adorable!!! What little girl wouldn't want this amazing dollhouse? I dreamed of one when I was little and never had one.....that's ok, I have a big girl dream house now!! Love it, love it, love it - great job!!

  9. How adorable! The kids are going to love it! My favorite is the wonderful disco inventive! You are inspiring me to paint our dollhouse!

  10. It's beyond adorable, and your story telling was the icing on the cake. Your grandchildren will be thrilled!

  11. You are just having too much fun being a Grandma! Love the new house. And love that disco ball. Party on!

  12. Vickie, it is so cute! I certainly would want to play with it. Funny that Maggie empties it, fills it with stuffed animals and covers it with a blanket. She's putting the animals to sleep. lol! Kids do the darndest things!

  13. Vicki - What a precious gift! They will enjoy it for a long time and have wonderful memories of it and where it came from.


  14. This is an adorable doll house. I want to be three again!

  15. What a fantastic dollhouse! Your grandkids are going to love it. I love playing with dollhouses when I was little. Maybe your grands will let you play with them. :-)

  16. When my daughter was 6, I built her a dollhouse. It now sits in the attic waiting for the day when I have a granddaughter who wants to play with it. I can't wait!

  17. Oh my goodness! You are such a creative grandmother! Your grandkids are going to love this. I love all of your creations in it.

  18. Oh Vickie, Your grands will love it. I love it. They will always remember this cute as can be dollhouse. I want to come over and play. Love the disco ball!!

  19. Vickie,
    what a sweet "move-in" ready house! They are gonna love it, so fun!

  20. I have the best memories of my playhouse....this one is SO adorable Vickie. Love that disco ball, glad you're passing on that 80s disco vibe. I don't think you've lived until you've sweated on the dance floor to the Bee Gees!

  21. So so adorable, Vickie. The kids will love it.

  22. Oh, Vickie! I love the dollhouse. It's so cute and perfect for your little ones. I bet they are having a ball playing with it. Love the little story of Maggie taking everything out and placing stuffed animals inside and then covering the house with a blanket. LOL Great job Mr and Mrs Ranger! Hugs, Nancy


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