Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Once upon a time....

There was a beautiful and special dollhouse that became available. It was well made, a charming gambrel style house and the perfect showcase for a Tynietoy collection.

So an intrepid first time buyer joined the bidding with her
heart in her throat. And she won! With her heart beating wildly she paid for the item and arranged for her elder assistant who was visiting the East that very next weekend to pick it up. She did not want it shipped to the West Coast as it was for the daughter who was planning to settle back East.
The kindly seller arranged for the heavy house to be left at the local postal service she used where said daughter would pick it up. Unbeknownst to said daughter her fiance planned a suprise party for her to meet friends and family that weekend and the house was left abandoned with no explanation.

After a few frantic phonecalls a new plan was made. A few months later after my elder assistant moved back East she and her fiance arranged to travel 3 hours each way (in the snow) to pick up the dollhouse from the seller. Somehow wires were crossed and when they arrived at the  site this house was not there. So they travelled home empty handed.

Yesterday the intrepid yet exhausted collector and her valient friend drove hours to the seller's and laid their eager hands on that very house. ( the beautiful red roofed Schoenhut is the valient friend's. Who is that Californian shivering in that coat? And who is that hardy Canadian in a cotton jacket????)
Plus a third one, that caught the valient friend's eye they were all packed in the back of the rental car.

And so the very special Dollhouse was welcomed to it's new home.

And it will be saved someday for a new generation of  little hands.
(except for Nana's Tynietoy until the "age of reason" is reached...)

Here it is and I could not help playing with some of the other treasures we found!

And they lived happily ever after.... CM


Fabiola said...

A fantastic house!
Bye Faby

Daydreamer said...

Wow! What an adventure! That dollhouse is Beautiful and definitely worth the extra effort! What an unusual design.... and it looks to be well made and carefully tended! Lucky new owner!

dale's dreams said...

That is quite the journey, glad it is in the proper hands now. :)

My Realitty said...

Greetings Fabiola from the strange Eastern United States of America, I hale from Los Angeles myself...
I am in agreement with your assesment and cannot wait to bring my Tynietoy collection back here to it. C

My Realitty said...

Hi Daydreamer! It is a dream come true! (we won't mention it was almost a nightmare...) C

My Realitty said...

Hey Dale! What's up girl, come join Shale and I for some fun! C

Sans! said...

Very nice house! Love it and well worth the effort if you ask me :):):).

Those pieces you found are great too.

dale's dreams said...

I'd love to join you some day! :)

I'm making mini mischievious plans to meet some mini makers over the summer.

Say that three times. ;) lol :)