Saturday, January 10, 2009

At Last! Club Little House!

The long awaited box of 12 little's arrived and was waiting for me when I came home from my vacation. I was so excited! My girls where just as excited as I was. We sat around the dining room table and took turns opening a little package. The following is what we saw.

When we opened the box this beautifully done letter was sitting on top. Included was a list of the 2008 Club little house members and contact info. My e-mail address was wrong though. I moved during this and now have a new e-mail address. Oh well! :-)

Everyone did such a nice job wrapping their creations. They looked so nice I did not want to open them. Well, I should say I did want to open them I just did not want to ruin the packaging. LOL!

This is a lovely dollhouse quilt made by Stef. It is perfect, she did such a wonderful job sewing up the tiny squares. It is made of 100% cotton fabric in reproduction prints from the 1800's.

This little boat shelf was made by Jo. Included with the shelf is a little star fish, a glass bottle with boat and a stack of sailing magazines. She did such a nice job putting this all together. Go here to see how she put the boat shelf together.

These little Christmas gifts were made by Jill. They are so cute! In the big box was a pennant banner and in the other box are little Christmas crackers and a little tissue paper crown. Talk about attention to detail!

This dress form was made by Karen. I thought this was very clever. She used a dresser knob for the base. The back is just as nice as the front. I really like this!

This miniature feast was made by Sharolyn. Now I have food for my doll house! LOL! Also included is a little sign that says "My Garden".

This little garden set was made by Amy at Inspire Co. and the Host of Club Little House. This is just adorable!

These cute little glitter houses were made by Kim. The little box she made to put them in is just as cute. They are wonderful winter decor for the doll house. Read about her journey making them here.

This little picnic set was made by Tracy. A story was included about this set. "One beautiful spring day, a young suitor surprises his sweetheart with a bouquet of flowers. He takes her to the park for a romantic picnic. What's in the Tiffany's box? I suspect a proposal may be on his mind. Will she say yes?". I think she will. :-) Read about her journey making these here.

This is just adorable! This was made by Hope. The muslin bundle of wrapped antique picture frames was discovered in the dark dusty corners of an attic. There is a story behind these pictures that was written in the letter that was found with the muslin wrapped pictures. It reads as follows:

To whom it may concern,

These two pieces of art are very old and fragile, already antiques in my time. They have been packaged away for safe keeping. If you are reading this, then you have found some of my most cherished treasures.

The silhouette is my great grandmother Rose on the eve of her wedding. She was a lovely woman so full of life and love and this portrait hung in her house all her life. The gold gilded framed oil painting is my grandmother Millie (Rose's only daughter", painted on the shores of New England by her cousin Sophie in the summer of 1889.

Please take good care of these pieces, they would love to have a spot on the walls of your house.

Sincerely, Rosabel Gibbons 1926

My children just loved this as I. Just as soon as it was opened my oldest daughter was acting out a play with the little puppet king, maiden and dragon/alligator. That is her hand holding the princess. This was made by Susan.

This little snow man was made by Lorraine. A perfect winter addition for a little doll house. What little doll doesn't like to make a snowman. :-)

And last but certainly not least is a little table, 3 table cloths and a little journal and pencil. I just love this. As my doll house is new I did not have a table so this was perfect. Now all I need to do is find a couple of little chairs. These were made by Lynne.

I wanted to thank everyone for the wonderful gifts. Everyone did such a nice job. I couldn't have been more pleased! Now I just need the house! LOL!

5 comments:

Kim G. said...

Hi! I am glad you liked your little glitter houses and box, I adore my little bench and it is sitting at a table in my doll's new flat!! Glad to hear you have a sewing room too, and the decorating is the best part! Mostly it is just nice to have your own creative spot and a place for all of those knick knacks we seem to collect!! Wow, looks cold at your home! And pretty too! Happy New Year!!!

Would-be Housewife said...

Oh wow what neat little things! I love the tiny theater.

"Hands to Work, Hearts to God" said...

Thanks for your visit to my blog. I grew up with my mom's miniature collection which has grown through the years! She has 3 big houses of miniatures! So I enjoyed my visit to your blog!

bcquilter said...

How adorable! And what a great group to share such lovely treasures.

Are you going to be posting a photo of your house with all the new items?

-Alice

Lori Anderson Designs said...

That's got to be the best swap ever!