Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Little Bitty Dollhouse Furniture

Hello, Dear Ones! Well, I come to you with much excitement again today! I found some little dollhouse furniture on Craigslist and got it! Do you love Craigslist like I do? Of course, I never go alone to a viewing and always take Mr. Precious with me.

One more time I want to invite you to follow my new Instagram for my minis and crafties! If you would like to follow me there just click HERE. Okie dokie...on with the show.
 Look! Are these not the cutest little pieces you've ever seen. They are little. The man I bought them from told me they had belonged to his mother and she was born in 1937 and played with these in the 1940s. I asked if he had her dollhouse and he just laughed and said if he did he asked $100s for it. Alrighty then!
 These little pieces are all solid wood and are beat up a little - they were played with. The pieces were also pretty nasty and dirty so I gently gave them all a little bubble bath. So if you'd like to see them a little closer up here goes...
 The living room. Now the sofa and chair are flocked and I can see the lint from the towel where I tried to clean them up a bit. I think these two pieces are my least favorites. But look at those little lamps! And the grandfather clock and the radio! That radio reminds me of old movies where the family would gather to listen to "The Shadow".  Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of men?  :)
 Here is the dining room table and it's really in good condition but only three little chairs. Also in great shape.
 The bedroom furniture. Now I can tell the little dolls were in this room the most because it was the dirtiest and most banged up. Oh, but it's cute. I'm sure they did a lot of jumping on the bed.
The bathroom pieces. They're a little banged up too but we all know how busy a bathroom gets. But you want to know what? These little furniture pieces are the perfect size for my 1st dollhouse I bought!! The one I thought was so off scale.
The furniture is the perfect size for this little dollhouse! Oh, joy! I would have never guess the furnishings for this house would be so small!
 See? I'm not finished at all with the backgrounds of my house but couldn't wait to show you how the furniture fits.
Here's the living room. Oh, someone suggested on my Smiles by Shelia Instagram to rub in some brown paint to fill in the the grout between my slats! What a great idea and yes, I will do that.
 The dining room! See, I can add a tiny little hutch in here. All of the rooms need work. I'll get there.
 The cute little bedroom pieces! Of course I'll make bed linens and maybe a rug and yes, curtains.
Again, I'll rub in some brown paint for the grout in here too. The little bathroom pieces are just darling. I'll add a little more flooring for the sink to sit on.

Now the million dollar question is - would it be a dollhouse furniture sin to paint all of these vintage pieces? I didn't buy them as a collector but because they would work in my dollhouse. I know some of you are purest and don't like to paint wood pieces but heck, I could make these so much cuter. I'll be anxiously awaiting for your answers. 

Oh, by the way, I won't be posting for over a week because we are going to keep the grandbabies while my daughter and son in law go on a trip. So I'll be busy. Pray for me! :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

In Dreams (because I love Roy Orbison's music)

A candy-colored clown they call the sandman
Tiptoes to my room every night
Just to sprinkle star dust and to whisper
"Go to sleep, everything is alright"
I close my eyes then I drift away
Into the magic night, I softly say
A silent prayer like dreamers do
Then I fall asleep to dream my dreams of you
In dreams I walk with you
In dreams I talk to you
In dreams you're mine all the time
We're together in dreams, in dreams
But just before the dawn
I awake and find you gone
I can't help it, I can't help it if I cry
I remember that you said goodbye
~ sung by Roy Ordison


  1. Well Shelia, these are just as cute as a button! :D I think they would be cute painted; I was thinking that before you even asked -- especially if you didn't buy them as a collector. I don't know much about dollhouses, but this looks like a lot of fun. I might be too fumble-fingered to work with such small things, though. ;) You're doing a great job on the interior!

    Have a lovely week!


    Denise at Forest Manor

  2. That furniture is perfect. I remember playing with that type of furniture style in my dollhouse during the 1940s, too. Enjoy the grandkids -- it will be a fun, but exhausting week!!

  3. Love the floors! Good shades but slightly different designs always add some visual interest.

  4. So cute! I think the plain pieces would be perfect to paint in your style and the others, well they are yours so do what makes you happy! Good luck with the Grands, I know how mine wear me out but I love it!

  5. Love the vanity and radio! Paint if you want to, have fun playing with your doll houses. Bet your grandkids will give you ideas too! Enjoy your week with them, Kathleen in Az

    1. Thanks for your advice, Kathleen. I think I will paint some of these pieces since they are just for me! Hope you're doing well.
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia :)

  6. Me too.....love the art deco vanity and the radio.....I grew up with those pieces!!

    Paint if you want to, but I'd leave the table and chairs in the wood. I remember pieces like that as a child and they were always stained not painted. Do what makes you happy!!!

  7. Shelia, I think the old furniture is adorable. I like it it fit your new house. Wonderful. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  8. Oh, I hope one day Kev and Molly have a girl so I can make her a dollhouse! (I'll come to you for advice!)

  9. All your doll furniture is darling and yes you should paint it what ever color you want.
    Everything is terrific.


  10. Its looking great and I love the new furniture! We have that old radio in our dining room--almost identical to yours. LOL I would paint the furniture but not the radio, because they were always just plain wood cabinets. You should make the furniture any colors you like---its for fun, not for resale, right?

  11. You are so lucky to find those Strombecker vintage pieces! Lovely! I think it's fine to paint them in your style. Have fun!

    1. Oh, thank you for the encouragement, Sharon.

  12. How cute they are. I do look an craigslist.

  13. What adorable little tiny furniture. You have so much fun Sheila! I love it. I am playing catchup with blogging. Irma put me out of commission for a little while. Praising the Lord though for His blessings, Cindy

  14. I used to play with my mom's dollhouse from her childhood and she had very similar furniture. I say it is your furniture and you should do what makes you happy.

  15. Very nice post.really I apperciate your blog.Thanks for sharing.keep sharing more blogs.


  16. What a grand-slam find - those pieces are perfect in your larger dollhouse!!! I wish mine were larger - never enough space in there.

    I still need to feature at least the finished one - never have yet, haha. I am so lazy.

    Love ya!

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