David told me a nice lady came in Saturday with it, asking if he could find a good home for it.
She was the first and only owner of the house. She's had it since she got it in 1968. But for some reason was unable to keep it any longer.
David said he thought he could probably find it a home and immediately thought of me.
I love it. It's a unique little house, for sure.
I've seen pictures of an original one of these houses and I believe she's repainted and re-done the wallpaper.
Which makes me feel better about considering re-doing the wallpaper again, myself.
It is a neat house, but I really think with just a little bit of work, it could be an AMAZING house.
So these will be my reference pictures while I'm working on it.
Because I am stupid, and got rid of all of my extra miniatures (I don't really want to talk about it, but let's just say, don't EVER give up your world just because someone else promises they can make the real world worthwhile for you. Don't give up your world for anyone or anything. And if I ever find a time machine, I will be going back and telling myself that a couple years ago.) I need EVERYTHING for this house.
I have exactly 2 brass beds that could go in this house, and that's it.
I can't even tell you how depressing that is. But I'm trying to look on the bright side.
This way, I can buy all the furniture for each room that I like, and THEN find the wallpaper to match the furniture.
I think it's a lot easier that way. I guess we'll see.
It might take me a while to get all the furniture, though. (I am one poor miniaturist. Lucky I like Ramen.)
So I have a while to work on it, I guess. I wouldn't TOUCH the floors. I think they're beautiful.
And the electrical is kind of a magic trick (as in I have no idea how that happened, but it's cool), so if I want anything other than the overhead lights it came with, they'll have to be battery lights.
But that's okay. The electrical still WORKS! And that is AWESOME.
So, a little at a time, I guess.
First step might actually be the windows. They're all missing. But I can rebuild them and make them super spiffy.
I am so burned out on this miniatures show, playing with this house (even without furniture or dolls) was a very welcome respite.
So, enough of my babbling. I'll post the last few pictures without commentary.
More to come for this nifty little house! Hopefully sooner than later! :)
P.S. If you happen to know anything about this house or its history, I would love to hear it! All I know is it came from FAO Schwarz in 1968 and it's awesome. Any other information? Let me know in the comments or email me at wendy at normsdollhouse dot com!