Saturday, August 21, 2010

A dollhouse.

Do you own a dollhouse?

Or did you used to, but it's now abandoned and packed away in a dusty old box? Or given to a younger relative. Or maybe chucked away since long ago.

 When I was still in my primary school years, my parents would bring me to Toys R Us on special days, and I would always head straight for the Sylvanian family section. Such a stubborn little girl I was, as I didn't want to waste any time playing with other toys. I was in awe of the little animal families, complete with their houses, furniture and clothing. 

During one of the major school examinations, I did particularly well and my mommy promised me a present. Guess what I chose. A Sylvanian dollhouse of course! I was all smiles on the car ride home, the tiny me sitting beside the huge box.

Today, that same dollhouse (well-played with and much dustier) still sits in my room. 

The one pictured below, is not that. But it's my adult dollhouse, if I may say so. :)
I bought it from the lovely Whims for my birthday this year, and it is actually my first actual online splurge.

It is a dollhouse for a dollhouse, and fits comfortably in my palm.

and extremely pretty!

And I was so delighted when I realised that Whims included an itsy bitsy grandfather clock! 
(sorry for the slight off-focus, it is really too tiny!)

Whimsy's works are extraordinary, just like her customer service. I was throughly impressed. :) 
Thank you, Whims!

Please visit her site for more of her works - Whimsy Cottage Minis


  1. Thank you so much for writing such a lovely piece about the 1/144th scale cottage. I'm so glad you like it and I hope it continues to bring you smiles for years to come!


  2. Oh my gosh, that teeny tiny house is so incredibly cute!! And yes, I was totally obsessed with Sylvanian Families when I was younger. Actually, I'm still obsessed. ;)

  3. Oh I was a fan of the Sylvanian stuff as well- hmmm, not hard to see where my love of miniatures stems from.
    I am currently working on my first 1/12 scale dollhouse, after all these years it was about time I gave it and got one!

  4. whimsy, the pleasure is all mine! :)

    Mo, it is cute ain't it!! :) Your display photo tells me all about your love for the sylvanians! :)

    Me, oh wow I will go check out your 1/12th dollhouse! I'm always in admiration of people who can actually work on a whole dollhouse, it sounds like such a daunting project!

    Sumaiya, thank you!! :)