This is heartbreaking all on its own, but honestly it's about time they got to retire and move on and do other things with their lives. It's been almost 40 years they've been doing this. I understand, and I'm happy for them.
This hurts my heart.
Miranda was the first doll to EVER set foot in Wightwick Manor. Ever. And that is special to me.
My dolls had picnics there.
And Halloween parties.
fell in love with the ghost who lived in Wightwick Manor.
There was a Christmas party too.
There was a movie crew that used Wightwick for part of a film they were making, which was very exciting (even if they scared the ghost a whole lot).
I have loved that house, and now, it will be gone forever.
There is a possibility that it will end up in the local dollhouse museum, which doesn't sound like a bad fate for a dollhouse, I know.
They already have a dollhouse built by Norm Nielsen Sr - Kingscoate. And they have completely, and irreparably damaged it. I don't know what happened, I can't even imagine, but the last time I was there, the wiring was hanging out of it like spaghetti. It is so gutted, it would take tearing into the walls to fix the wires now. It broke my heart to see it, and I am absolutely terrified that they will do the same to Wightwick if it ends up with them.
My loved ones would think I'd lost my mind.
Maybe I have. It is such a magnificent house, its beauty might have made me crazy.
But it is all fantasy. I can not save it.
If, like me, you do not have $10,000 for a dollhouse at the moment, if you're near Norm's Dollhouse between now and March, you should stop in and take one last look at the Manor. It is a breathtaking house and very inspirational for any dollhouse builder. Hand cut wood floors; handmade light fixtures; the building is all from scratch.
See it before it's gone - I promise you, there isn't another house in the world quite like it.
I am going to miss it so much. Farewell, Wightwick Manor. It has been amazing to know you. :)