Shopping on ebaydeutscheland can be tricky. There is a wealth of dollhouse items in every color, shape and from every era. I start hyperventilating just thinking about it.
But... getting it to your little spot on the globe can be difficult. Many German ebay sellers restrict their shipping areas. Some will go as far as the European Union but for bigger items... not so much.
I had a friend help me or this dollhouse would never be in my collection. And I want to thank the brave seller who we wheedled into undertaking this,
Thats is why after waiting and waiting, when I drove up to my daughter's house and saw this
My heart sank to the bottom of my toes!
As I peeled away the soggy paper and touched plastic my heart quickened!
Thank heavens for plastic (sound of celestial choir). It made it.
To me German dollhouses are the top of the scale. In fact sending treats to my friend there is worrisome, like sending coals to New Castle.
From the earliest houses to the blooming of design that followed WWII is an interesting story.
http://www.puppenhausmuseum.de/ is an inclusive look at post war design dollhouses.
who chronicles the history of German dollhouses is wonderful. In fact, I heard she was a Rosetta Stone Award winner for her contributions to the history of dollhouses!
There is much to say about the furniture and dolls that live in these houses but that will have to be left for another day. I am so grateful to have mine!
I will leave you with this little scene in the kitching showing the 1960's detail of the flooring.
German table and chairs, rement sushi, plates and purse from Dawn Carrol CDHM