Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Dollhouse News Plus Three Special Bloggers

Here's the dollhouse news I mentioned a couple of posts ago: First, I sold a dollhouse kit to my friend Baby Cat. She's an architecture student who crochets (among many crafty skills) amazing things with her mom, Momma Cat, on Laughing Cat Creative Enterprises blog. She seems really excited about putting together the dollhouse kit, a Greenleaf Storybook Cottage, and is planning her paint colors now.

Sophie is excited about her new house!

It was a good thing that I sold that dollhouse, because I received two surprise dollhouses for Christmas. The first one was one of those Quickbuild Imagination House dollhouses that were sold in the U.S. at Home Depot during the holiday season. It's a simplified version of the Vermont Farmhouse, Jr. by Real Good Toys. It's going to be fun, because I'll be able to get to the decorating phase quickly! My husband gave it to me and promised to help me build it--yay! Sophie the bear is going to have her own house soon!

Cute dollhouse at a good price!

The other surprise dollhouse was an extra-large 1960's tin dollhouse given to me by my father. Yes, the "Dad" of "Dad's Dollhouse" found me a gorgeous vintage dollhouse! I was very touched by his thoughtfulness. Mavis mouse has inspected the tin dollhouse kitchen and says it's a keeper:

Mavis mouse likes the red gingham curtains!

Now, I'd like to acknowledge three more special bloggers. In my last post, I held a giveaway for six prizes for some of this blog's top commenting followers. After the giveaway, when I was looking at my followers from the earliest days, I noticed three special bloggers who have been here from almost the very beginning who still leave very frequent comments, even to this day! Those three special bloggers, who did not win the recent giveaway, are Anna, Drora, and Carmen. I'm sending them each a special prize too, just to say "thank you."

Thank you to all of you who visit my blog, leave comments, and provide moral support. Each of your contributions is special to me, and I'm really grateful to all of you. On Saturday I'll announce my big giveaway. It's celebration time! Until then, keep it fun! xoxo Jennifer

40 comments:

  1. dos casitas nuevas! te felicito y espero ver los progresos...

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  2. Feel very inspired from reading your blog - to finally get my vintage dolls house done up. It is a little Norwegian farm house from around the 1940's. It has been played with by small children, so when l bought it the wall paper was destroyed by drawings and stickers. Will take a bit of work, but think it's going to be fun. Have done two dolls' houses before but they have gone to new owners. Really looking forward to following your blog. Pam :-)

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  3. Lovely Christmas gifts you received. 2 dollhouses, you must be the happiest girl in town. I now look forward to seeing you decorate the houses. It will be so fun for you.

    Hugs
    Wyrna

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  4. Hi dear Jennifer...Super-dollhouse-builder-owner!!! I truely hope you didn;t take me commenting on your post last time as ..."me reminding you of me"...??? that was not my intention!!! :) ..I thought it was so nice that you wanted to say "Thank you" to those commenting much...that;s all!!!! But...OF COURSE i am ever so happy and excited to recieve yet another little present from you!!!!!!! :) It is so kind and lovely of you..as you always are!!! :) Your new dollhouses look wonderful, exciting and together with all others..i can hardly wait to see what you will be doing! Little Sophie must be ever so excited!!!! Many many greetings, Anne

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  5. ooh new dollhouses! can't wait to see what you do with them. lucky sophie bear getting a whole house for christmas! i wonder how she'll want to decorate it...

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  6. Hello Jennifer! una casa nuova bellissimo e buon lavoro!kiss!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. Congratulation: two new Dollhouses :)! Sophie the bear is going to be a very happy bear-girl!
    Hugs
    Kikka

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  8. Mais quelle chanceuse vous êtes Jennifer !
    Vous allez vous amuser pour décorer ces deux maisons. Jolis cadeaux !
    rosethé

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  9. Hi Jennifer, what a lovely Christmas surprise, 2 dollshouses !!!! You must be very excited, and so is Sophie, getting her own house :)
    But I hope Flossy does not matter staying alone in cup cake cottage, they had such a wonderful time together :)
    Your very lucky with such a caring and thoughtful father and husband :)
    Have a great week !!

    Hugs Mieke xxx

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  10. Love the farm house!! Will you be using a farm theme? Have fun!! :)

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  11. What a fun project to do with your husband :) I can't wait to see it come together!

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  12. WOW! 2 dollhouses? So special not to mentioned! Can't wait to see them on your blog, Jennifer!
    I am sure these three special Bloggers are moved by what you've written about them.:)
    Hugs

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  13. I am so excited about your new dollhouse! I did not know Home Depot would sell them! Not that I would buy it because building it would be quite a task for me! I can't wait to see what you will do with it. Please do show us how you will decorate it :D I bet it will be something special just made for Sophie!

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  14. You have been spoiled, Jennifer, but I can't think of anyone more deserving. Now, I'm looking forward to seeing you decorate them!

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  15. Hello Jennifer,
    Yay! another house. I can't wait to see you work more of your magic. It is a lovely model! I hope Little Cat enjoys the kit and has much fun. How can anyone not follow you? you are infectious... in a totally great way ;)
    Big hug,
    Giac

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  16. Jennifer-how exciting!! Two new dollhouses! I am itching to see more of the metal house- and I bet Sophie is already planning her rooms :)

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  17. Jennifer, congratulations on your two new dollhouses! I can't wait to see the Imagination House when it is finished! I hope Sophie and Flossy still have plenty of opportunities to hang out together, even once they are not roommates anymore :)

    -Baby Cat

    PS-Thanks for posting a link to Laughing Cat Creative Enterprises!

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  18. Jennifer, congratulations on your two new dollhouses! I can't wait to see the Imagine House once it is built! I hope that Sophie and Flossy will still have plenty of opportunities to hang out together, even once they are not roommates anymore :)

    -Baby Cat

    PS-Thanks for posting a link to Laughing Cat Creative Enterprises!

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  19. veo que tienes una buena cantidad de trabajo por delante, estoy deseando ver esas casas

    besitos

    Mari

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  20. You have fun projects for 2013, yay! Waiting to see more of the vintage dollhouse give by your father.

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  21. Estupendo, estoy deseando ver más.

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  22. Sophie will be very happy for her new home. So will you...and we who are following! :-)
    Hugs

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  23. Lovely new dollhouses, and thanks for a fun blog! Although I don't always comment, I do enjoy reading your posts :)

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  24. Hi Jennifer! I hope you and your husband will both have fun :) My husband helped me with my house - I think he got almost more into the building phase than I did, LOL.

    PS - will you post more photos of the tin dollhouse, or did I miss them somewhere? It looks very cool!

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  25. You're very lucky to receive these fantastic house!
    I'm curious to see the progress.
    Bye Faby

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  26. Hello from Spain: what luck! I really like your two new dollhouses. I'm looking forward to seeing the end result of your new dollhouses. Keep in touch

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  27. Oh, what fun! Not one, but TWO dollhouses! An embarrassment of riches! I look forward to seeing how you snazz up the wooden one (didn't know Home Depot sold these!!!) and I can't wait to see more of the tin one as I had no idea such items existed.

    Also, well deserved praise of your loyal and thoughtful followers Anna, Drora and Carmen. It's so special that they've been with you from Day One. Amazing.

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  28. Wow, those two important men in your life are true darlings... two dollhouses for Christmas, that's what I call a thoughtful gift. I'm really looking forward to see how Sophie's home will grow and more about the tin one which sounds very interesting. And so kind of you to organize even three prices more - but that's so typically you... ;O)

    Greetings
    Birgit

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  29. Wow Jennifer how exciting 2 houses to totally have fun with. I am so looking forward to seeing what you do with them. You have very thoughtful men in your life :) Its wonderful to see special bloggers that are with you from the start I am sure they are delighted to get a gift from the ever thoughtful you :)
    Hugs Maria

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  30. The houses are precious, thoughtful gifts from two loving men in you life. I know Sophie and Mavis are very happy.
    Another surprise gift for me? I'm thrilled and delighted. Thank you
    my dear, generous friend.
    Hugs, Drora

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  31. You will be very busy with your new dollhouses. Sophie will be very happy to have her own house, but I hope she won't feel lonely.
    Geneviève

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  32. Wow Jennifer, two dollshouses for Christmas?? GREAT, enjoy it!
    Hugs, Ilona

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  33. Soooo cute! I love the red gingham, and the tiny mixer! I was thinking of getting a couple of those myself for our dollhouses. :)

    Many mini hugs!
    Jackie

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  34. The gifts you recieved are fantstic!!
    Two beautyful houses! I am so looking forward to seeing what you do with them!
    Greetings
    Melanie

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  35. Two dollhouses!! Great!! I'm so happy for you! Enjoy a lot! Hugs

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  36. How lovely to have such nice gifts from your family! I can't wait to see it all come together!!

    It is a pleasure to visit your blog Jennifer! I am always left with a warm cheerful feeling once visiting!

    Every thing is so sweet!

    Big hugs, Fi xx

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  37. Che fortuna a ricevere dei regali così belli! Adoro entrambe le casette, spero che inizi presto a costruire la nuova così vedrò i tuoi nuovi tesori!
    Un bacio,
    Mely

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  38. Dearest sweet Jennifer, 2 dollhouses for Christmas sounds sooo amazingly awesome! I love your dad's dollhouse and Mavis is soo adorable!! I don't have any dollhouse but i have a kitchen roombox in progress and another new roombox coming my way soon. :) Lots of love to you!

    Jacqueline
    http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

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  39. You must be so happy, Jennifer. Two dollhouses. Wow. I'm looking forward.
    Hugs from Craftland

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  40. Hi Jeni! I'm not sure how I'm going to decorate the dollhouse, Sophie's new house, but I am leaning toward farmhouse shabby style. We will see... xo Jennifer

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