Saturday, January 26, 2013

New Dollhouse! A Mini Dream Come True

Remember how excited Sophie was about her new dollhouse kit? Well, she's ecstatic now, because she has a whole new house instead!!!

Sophie finally has her own home. Can you see how happy she is?!

When I was online recently, I happened upon a dollhouse for sale. It looked a lot like the kit I was going to build, but it already had real siding, working glass windows and doors, stairways, wallpaper, hardwood floors--the works! The dollhouse, made from a Celerity Lady Emily dollhouse kit, included a house full of furniture too! The whole lot only cost a little bit more than the dollhouse kit I received for Christmas, which was already very reasonable. Wow! Something I could afford, and it was already pre-built--woohoo!

Front view of Celerity Lady Emily dollhouse.

I know not all of you are like me in this way, but shingling a roof sounds like drudgery when all I want to do is start decorating and setting up my mini scenes and stories! So this house sounded perfect to me. Then when I saw the house, I was floored, because it was decorated so beautifully. The builder had wonderful taste in wallpaper and paint colors and had added gorgeous hardwood floors, wainscoting, trim, and doors.

Back view of Celerity Lady Emily dollhouse.

Not only that, the furniture was in impeccable condition, and there were tons of cute accessories too. That first evening, after I got the house home, I could hardly sleep I was so thrilled! Acquiring this house is a dream come true for me.

Here's the first half of the furniture and accessories...

So what happened to the dollhouse kit that hubby gave me? I still had time to return it to Home Depot, but my friend Sheri wanted to buy the kit from me, so I sold it to her instead of returning it, and everyone was happy!

...and here's the second half of the furniture and accessories.

I'll show you more about this new house in future posts. I'll be decorating it for a while, no doubt. In the meantime, there will be stories in Sophie's new house with updates as I go along.

Sophie finally has her own bed! Looks like she'll share it with Luna too!

If you'd like to join my Valentine's Day giveaway, you can leave a comment on that post. I hope you all are having an awesome weekend and that you have a fun week ahead. May all of your mini dreams come true! xoxo Jennifer

62 comments:

  1. Lucky Sophie! Congratulations on your new purchase. The house looks adorable and taken care! It is a nice feeling to find something that you've been looking for! Mini hugs, Natalia

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  2. Lycky Jennifer and Sophie! What a fabulous find! So many great miniature pieces to come along with a gorgeous house. You already made a great scene in the last photo.
    Have fun playing and planning new stories.
    Hugs, Drora
























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  3. Congrats for your find, Jennifer! It looks absolutely adorable. And yes, shingling a roof is drudgery, so much more fun doing the decoration inside the house!! Hope you'll have lots of happy moments with this. And I can see Sophie is so happy, too. Hugs Sanne

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  4. Привет!
    Спасибо за сладкий комментарий!
    Поздравляю Вас с таким прекрасным приобретением. Так много милых мелочей!
    Последняя сцена меня тронула за сердце!
    Татьяна

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  5. Hi Jennifer, I really and truly understand how happy you (and ofcourse Sophie ) are, finding a dollhouse you can afford and that it`s pre built !
    Shingling a roof, assembling and painting the house, I don`t like that either, start decorating and setting up mini scenes and stories,that`s what making fun :)
    You are a lucky girl finding your lovely dreamhouse with all the beautiful furniture,and you really deserve it, enjoy and have fun:):)

    Hugs Mieke xxx

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  6. OMG, new house, this is so lovely!!
    beautiful minis, you did it so nice!
    I see Luna :o)
    Jennifer, please, look on my post :o)
    I'm sooo happy!!

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  7. how super super wonderful!Sophie looks sooo cute and happy in her house! That was a very lucky find!!!! and all the furniture and items.....i can imagine how you were going through all that!!! :) enjoy enjoy enjoy!!!:)

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  8. and..i agree..it is so beautifully decorated already!!

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  9. Such a pretty house! So fast ready!! I am impressed! Lucky Sophie!
    Hugs

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  10. That was such a good find! And beautiful furniture too, I love that piano. :)

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  11. Wow! Jennifer! What a terrific find! I am so happy for you and green with envy! Enjoy!! :)

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  12. Fabulous find! :D It seems it was meant to be!

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  13. Wow Jennifer I am sooo happy for you what a fantastic find. Sophie looks very happy with her wonderful house. Enjoy and have lots of fun with all the beautiful finds. Isn't it soo exciting getting a new house lol.
    Hugs my friend.
    Maria xx

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  14. It looks like a great purchase. So many lovely furniture and so nicely decorated. I can hear you really enjoy your new house. Congratulations and I look forward to seeing and hearing more.

    Hugs
    Wyrna

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  15. Si que se le ve muy feliz y no es para menos porque es una linda casita.
    Y completa eh?...Cuánto mobiliario. es genial.
    Feliz domingo y millones de besos.
    Julia

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  16. Ah!!! se me olvidó decirte que yo tengo una mantita igual que la de tu sofá hecha por mi madre...Es preciosa.

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  17. Congratulation to this beautiful house. Enjoy to make it ready. How great, that your friend the kit wanted to have so your both be happy

    Greetings
    Ulrike

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  18. Поздравляю с таким замечательным домом! Как много там всякой мебели!
    Очень рада, что ваша мечта сбылась!
    Успехов в оформлении!
    С любовью из России, Елена.

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  19. It's a great purchase!! I love it, and now, you will enjoy yourself with decoration!! Congrats! Hugs

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  20. Sophie is a very lucky bear having such a lovely house. You made a great find and with furniture... You and Sophie will have great fun.
    Geneviève

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  21. Hi Jennifer! What a very beautiful house & with so many gorgeous mini's!
    Sophie must be very pleased!
    I love the little crochet rug on the first photo - it is absolutely gorgeous!
    Hugs to you! x

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  22. Owww that is just amazing!!!
    Congrats on this gorgeous house for you and Sophie, I am sure you will have lots of fun with it :D

    Hugs Jollie

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  23. Hello from Spain: congratulations on your new home. I'm looking forward to seeing your decor. I see that you have awesome furniture. Keep in touch

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  24. Hello Jennifer congratulation for new wonderful house!!!kiss!

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  25. Congrats on this incredible find! The house and the furniture are gorgeous! How lucky you are!!! I am so happy for you and can totally understand the excitement because I would probably lose some sleep as well Hahaha! Can't wait to see your future posts with Sophie in her new home!

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  26. Fantstic find!! The furnitures are beautyful! You are a lucky girl!!!
    Greetings
    Melanie

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  27. Pretty house! Sophie should have a house warming party :)

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  28. This house is fantastic. With a few Assessoires you can do it personally up for Sophie. I'm waiting for the party.
    Hugs from Craftland

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  29. I love dollhouses! Yours is adorable!

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  30. Oh got me all excited too! Had to go and have a peek in my half finished dolls house. Love your dollshouse find and all the furniture, and so drawn to that tiny weeny granny square blanket over the couch!!! Look forward to future posts, enjoy :-) Pam

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  31. oh wow how exciting! And what a lot of lovely furniture!

    i have to say I am right there with you about finding the building/outside decorating a bit of a chore to get through. I'd much rather concentrate on making things look pretty inside! Think that's why I've left it so long to get round to decorating my castle...

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  32. Nice find. Lots of great furniture pieces also.

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  33. Flutterby says he's still the most happiest flutterybeary in the whole wide world, but Sophie might be the most happiest felted beary ever! I agree with him - what a find! It's a beautiful house with so many possibilities, it's saving you loads of annoying work and with all this furniture and accessoires it looks like a bargain. Congratulations - I'm looking forward to all the stories about Sophie and her home that will come!

    Greetings
    Birgit

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  34. WOW!!

    How exciting and what a find!! I'm not surprised you could hardly sleep!!

    Sophie looks very happy in there as I would be with my new house!!

    ML Fi xx

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  35. Don't you just love it when you have a win like that!! Great find!! It looks adorable. Carriexx

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  36. superbe acquisition ! Cette maison est très bien décorée, les accessoires sont beaux et nombreux. La chambre est très jolie. Un vrai bonheur pour Sophie... et pour vous.
    rosethé-Minima

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  37. Thank you Jennifer! Your new house is like a sweet dream. So, I think that one of your mini dreams already came true. :-) Sophie looks so happy on her own bed.
    I keep on dreaming...floors, roofs, walls... ;D

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  38. Congratulations! I Bet Sofie Loved Moving in day :-) So cute! Sofie Looks So Happy!
    What a wonderful find!!
    It's Beautiful Jennifer!!
    <3 Catherine

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  39. Congratulations on this incredible find, Jennifer! Sophie looks very happy in her new house.
    Enjoy all the miniatures which were included in the house, you are very lucky!!
    Hugs, Ilona

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  40. Wow! What an Amazing Find! It surely was meant to be! Sophie looks SO Perfectly Happy and at Home... it looks as though the House was Made For Her!!! I hope you have Hours and Hours of fun playing with this house!!!

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  41. Sophie is a lucky girl! She looks very happy.
    This house is wonderful and I like the furniture and accessories.
    Have fun!
    Bye Faby

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  42. Que preciosa casita, quedara genial con todos esos fantasticos muebles.
    No me extraña que Sophie este feliz.
    besitos ascension

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  43. Che bella Sophie! Sembra tutta felice nella sua nuova casetta!!Vedo che i lavori procedono in fretta!!!
    Un bacio
    Mely

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  44. Wow! Jennifer, how lucky you were to find this dollhouse! It is so beautiful and full of wonderful accessories. I'm totally jealous!

    Momma Cat

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  45. De verdad es como un sueño hecho realidad Jenni! Me alegro mucho por ti, la casa es hermosa, que la disfrutes.
    Besos

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  46. This is so sweet! I love Sophie's quilt and the curtains around her bed. When I first saw this post I thought you had just put your quilt together very quickly :-D

    -Baby Cat

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  47. Oh I love Sophie's new house and furniture. That is the cutest little blue flowered sofa. I'm sure she will sleep well tonight. :-)

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  48. Boy oh boy! You really scored! What spectacular treasures! Sophie looks right at home in her new digs. Love the last photo, btw. Toooo cute.

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  49. Oh my gosh, what a haul! I love all the cute furniture and your house is just too pretty for words.

    Love
    Marisa :)

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  50. Se la ve estupenda y muy feliz, ahora no me extraña porque es una casa maravillosa.

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  51. what a great find! Sophie looks so happy :) The house is really beautiful-I can't wait to see how Sophie turns it into a home ♥

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  52. Yipee and hooray to a dream come true!! Sophie is soo luck and she is sooo adorable! I love her so much!! The doll house looks really awesome and look at all the wonderful furniture and goodies!! Just amazing!! I cant wait to see more of it! Have a beautiful day and love to you!

    jacqueline
    http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

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  53. I love it!! Sophie is a very lucky bear:) Have a nice day!!
    Hugs, Candy:)

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  54. Felicitaciones por tan maravilloso hallazgo, Jennifer! A Sophie se le ve muy feliz!!!
    Disfrutala!!!!!
    Besitooos y feliz semana.

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  55. She looks so cosy and happy in her new place! Lovely :)

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  56. What an adorable little house. You were blessed indeed to have found it! You must be having so much fun rearranging everything!

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  57. You write the most fun blog ever Jennifer thanks!

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  58. What wonderful dollhouse, Jenni!
    I can imagine how much Sophie is happy with her new pretty house, her lovely new furniture and all these accessories! It's amazing!
    It's really a dream come true! :)
    Congratulations to you and to Sophie for the gorgeous new house!!!
    Hugs,
    Mariana.

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  59. I believe that you have not slept well for the emotion: acquire this house, with all its treasures, it sounds really great for my innate laziness :-)
    The set is really adorable, but I think it's your special touch to make magic :-9
    Mini hugs
    Flora

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  60. Congratulations!!! I`m so happy for you, what a lovely house. You will have a lot of nice scene in this house too.
    Mona

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  61. What a wonderful story!!! Yes, our dollhouse-dreams came true :)
    I wish you a lot of fun with your new dollhouse!!!

    Hugs, Lina

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