I recently took a road trip to Amish country in Pennsylvania to pick up a dollhouse. My sister came with me and we had a wonderful girls' weekend. The weather was sunny and warm. Pennsylvania was beautiful. And our quest was satisfied when we arrived at our destination and found this incredible dollhouse waiting for us.
I am hoping to be able to restore it, but I thought I would share it first.
The ladies are in the living room enjoying tea.
The wall paper is from the recent renovation. I would like to replace it with a more appropriate pattern.
The young lady is a Simon Halbig 1160 doll, and the older lady is from about 1900-1910, I believe.
I have stripped the wallpaper from the wall behind the bed. That's why it looks like that.
The curtains came with the house. Notice the frosted glass in the door to the right. This leads to the bathroom.
I haven't tried it yet. I am a little nervous about it.
The floor is original and hand painted. I hope I can figure out how to clean it without ruining it.
The table chairs and matching sideboard are German from about 1900, and the high chair is wood with a tin tray and step. I found it on our Pennsylvania trip for $1.00 at a flea market.
The kitchen has a very high ceiling. I am considering putting a second floor in as a low ceilinged servant's bedroom. It would be non permanent, so it wouldn't effect the originality of the house.
The furniture is mine, and all is German from about 1900-1920. The colour of the needlepoint rug doesn't really work, but it is the right size.
The pocket door with the wire window is for the elevator.
This isn't a problem for me though. I love this house.
I am thrilled to have this wonderful antique dollhouse in my collection. If anyone knows anything about it, or about the furniture I have put in it please leave a comment or email me.
Thanks for visiting.
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