Friday, February 12, 2010

A LITTLE HOUSE . . . OR TWO OR THREE!


This is one of my all-time favorite quotes - it's from a Mary Engelbreit illustration. I love it because it reminds me of my little garden shed.

But, today, it describes these three little hinged tin houses that I picked up at a sewing store a few years back. They're so small - 2-1/2" x 2" (6 x 5 cm)! I bought them for Pre-Teen when she was in her teeny tiny toy stage - she used these for her little flocked bears.
Now I'll take you on a tour of each little house. If you click on the photo you will see an enlarged view.

This first one, with the red roof, is called "Turn-of-the-Century Continental Doll's House". On the sides there is a mailbox, and a birdhouse.

This one is the "1930's Suburban Tudor Doll's House". I love the little girl watering flowers by the back door. I find it interesting that the back and front doors are different colors. The side views are the same with topiary trees.

Last we have the "20th Century American Doll's House". Wouldn't it be nice to have a conservatory attached to your house? Again, the side views are the same.

I'll now leave you alone with your dream house fantasies!

11 comments:

Beth said...

Lovely little houses! I like Mary Engelbreit too. Stop over and take a look at my Valentine dessert on my M.E. dishes. http://foodasart-beth.blogspot.com
Do you have Rednesday every week? I just discovered your blog and have been thinking about how I could participate.

Carey said...

I so love these little houses, right up my alley. I am leaving you an email. Please check.
Thanks,
Carey from Chicory Nits

CACHANILLA73 said...

Those little houses are very cute, I would love to decorate my kitchen with them...

Susan said...

These little houses are the cutest things ever. My imagination just goes wild. Cute. Cute. Cute.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

The little houses are so cute!I love miniatures and have my own Victorian doll house.
Debbie@debbie-dabble

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

What sweet little treasures these are. I love the 1930's Tudor style best...ahhh, would love to own a real house like that.
Happy V-Day.
Molly best

Sandy said...

Sue....Oh my Gosh are these sute! I have never seen these before, I LOVE the details! Cute post!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I missed this post! These are so cute! Really cute! So adorable!

Ana V. said...

They are lovely! Thanks for chare it!

Emma and Heidi said...

Yor bolg is really intsting to look at and I love all off the phots. Also I love the pretty Polka Dots.
I have got a new blog page. You can come and have a look.
From Emma Sweet Things.

Erin said...

Love these!