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