Monday, December 1, 2014

Some Fun With A Metal Dollhouse and Seven Dwarfs!


A few years ago I found this wonderful primitive metal Craftsman Doll House at a flea market with my friend, Cheryl.  The shopping day was intended to scout out new items for our spaces at the antique store we sell at.  HOWEVER….when I find something really extra special and unique, then, well, you know how it goes.  A little splurge for moi. And this one was a no brainer…a red roof cottage, chippy paint, a wonderful wood base with green paint…it was a must have.  I have not used it as a doll house but more of a statement piece on top of a bookcase.  I do collect different kinds of cottages – from door stops, cottage pictures, incense burners and the metal dollhouse.  

Over the summer I went to a wonderful sale and found four more of the seven dwarf figurines.  Till then I had three.  They are really sweet and are marked W. Germany on the bottom.  I thought they would be cute for a little Christmas vignette.  Baby deer, bottle brush trees and a cool Santa complete the gathering.  I tucked tiny little pinecones in the window box and added a few trees to the inside. 

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Now to finish up the decorating and clean up my mess! 


And as a side note, I have been trying to center my NAVBAR with the header and am not having any success in doing so.  Because of my inexperience in HTML lango, the blog layout has been changed until I can figure out....... Soooo….all of the good stuff like Pinterest, Blog Roll, etc is now at the bottom of my blog.  Patience is a virtue and I am not feeling so virtuous right now....



25 comments:

Two French Bulldogs said...

How cool is that!!
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Stacey said...

Cute!! Kind of Santa meets gnomes and dwarfs effect.

I admire you for trying the HTML thing. I'm terrified.

vivian said...

what a wonderful place for those drawfs to live! Even if only for christmas time. I wouldnt have sold that either!
have a great week
xoxo
vivian

June said...

I LOVE the little dollhouse! I think I'm pretty sure I know how your heart did a little flip in your chest when you caught sight of it at the flea. It's a real gem and I bet the little dwarfs think so too :)
sending hugs...

Vee said...

Oh I hope that you can get your blog just the way you want it. It looks fine to me, but I know that we bloggers tend to be particular about the way the blog looks. I love this little doll house and the way that you are using it...so uniquely. It certainly makes for a sweet Christmas vignette.

Lorri said...

I love this! So wonderful an what a lucky find!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

This is by far the cutest doll house I've ever seen, it's no wonder you want to keep it for yourself. The figurines and trees look right at home!

Kris said...

What a wonderful find that house and the dwarfs were!
So cute together!!! I love it!
Your Thanksgiving looked nice too. I must go read the recipe for the acorn squash. I have one in the kitchen and that looks wonderful!
Thanks for your visit today to my blog, and nice words. Always nice to see you!!
xo Kris

Debby said...

I just love that little house. I would love to find one just like it.

Debby said...

I just love that little house. I would love to find one just like it.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

There are holiday home tours all over blogland, but your blog was my favorite stop this evening, Becky! I think I would faint straight away if I came upon that darling cottage for sale!!! And you've even got your little dwarfs to inhabit the cottage! Adorable!!

I have yet to figure out how to add a navigation bar to my blog, so I'm of no help whatsoever. Good luck!

Fox and Finch Antiques said...

This is the best Christmas house I've seen and a great way to use vintage houses. Thanks for the wonderful idea!

Claudia said...

Love, love the house, Becky. Adorable - chippy, old and charming!

xo
Claudia

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Perfect!! I love that house and the little dwarfs.

Amy Jo said...

These are so cute!! I love the little house.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Barbara Young said...

I love your whimsical spirit Becky. You take us into a miniature magical world with your little vignettes.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh my! I love it! I pinned it and then followed your board! How amazing and perfect! Happy holidays!

Elsie said...

Becky I love the doll house and your little dwarfs. That is so cute together. Yup, I'd keep it too!

Simply Shelley said...

Now this looks like my sweet cottage'y friend Becky's decorating style, Christmas style that is ;)
Such a fun little house and perfect for those little gnomes. They couldn't look more happier. Blessings friend

marie said...

Of course you had to buy this...those little dwarfs needed a perfect, little cottage to live in!
It's wonderful Becky!

Patty Marker said...

That is so adorable. You're last comment gave me a good chuckle!

Barbara Young said...

Love your sense of whimsy! We can get lost in your little magical world of Dwarfs. Can't wait to see your next vignette! You inspire us to bring life to these treasures with a past.

Linda Ann Evans said...

I am in LOVE with every stinking piece of this.....omg !!! awesome !!!!!!!!!!!

Kathleen Grace said...

The cottage and the dwarves couldn't be better if they had been made for each other. I hope you can get the blog back the way you want it!

Sinta Renee said...

Those elves are adorable! The little house is just perfect... good eye!