Friday, June 27, 2014

Sylvanian Families Vintage Tin Litho Dollhouse!

Remember the 3/4 scale vintage 1960 tin litho dollhouse my dad gave me a year and a half ago? I finally decorated it, and a few other houses, with Calico Critters / Sylvanian Families (SF). In fact, I made a small village in 3/4 scale that's threatening to take over my bedroom! ;-) It all started with the tin litho house and some cats and bunnies:

Mama cat vacuuming the living room.

Baking bread and frying eggs at the same time!

Breakfast time in the tin litho dollhouse kitchen.

Mother and daughter bunny are serious about finishing the laundry!

Looking after Mama cat's baby.

The children's bedroom has two sets of bunk beds. I made the bedding.

Knitted sweater by Baby Cat of Laughing Cat Creative Enterprises blog.

Unattended babies on the veranda?!

In the middle of making the Sylvanian Families miniature village, my friend Jane Cherie of the fun and interesting  Jane Cherie blog sent me a darling SF plant set for my birthday. It's perfect for a community center with park that I built. I just love this set! Thank you Jane Cherie! You'll see this set in action in a future post!

Sylvanian Families stock photo from eBay.com

And then I won a fantastic giveaway from Eaton Blackberry of Sugarbush Valley blog. Isn't this SF tableware set cute? I'll be able to use these dishes in all sorts of mini scenes. Eaton also sent two darling mini flower bouquets as extra surprise gifts, and it all arrived from South Africa--how exciting! Thank you Eaton Blackberry! Be sure to check out her blog for fun and humorous Sylvanian Families stories.


OK, that's it for today! Hope you had as much fun as I did! In future posts, I hope to show you some more of my Sylvanian Families mini village. Until next time, keep having fun! xoxo Jennifer

55 comments:

  1. That Litho dollhouse is simply perfect for your Sylvanian! It's like they were meant to live in there. I know what you mean by taking over your living space. I have commandeered one of my son's wall to display my village -_-. Glad you like the flowers! Oh that tableware set is awesome! I can't wait to see you put in on display!

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  2. Hi Jennifer! I love the scene of Mama Cat vacuuming! You have such cute critters and they are always doing something interesting! :))

    elizabeth

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  3. Just perfect! I love the white table and chairs set in the kitchen (from what line is that)? Mother Rabbit looks fab with her very mod purple glasses! And the Children's room is just awesome with all that toys (and again I wonder from which line is that). Glad that you like you prize. Enjoy it!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Eaton Blackberry! The table and chairs set is a vintage 3/4 scale dollhouse set; the mini dollhouse came from a friend's collection and I painted the roof; the piano, mini dollhouse furniture, and toy train came from thrift stores and garage sales; and the toy Sylvanians are cabochons that I bought online. HTH! xo Jennifer

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  4. Great house and great miniatures!:)
    Hugs

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  5. Adorable scenes and great photos. I love all these little critters being busy
    with everyday choirs. I bet you had as much fun creating these cute scenes as I have just looking at them.
    Hugs, Drora

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  6. This is really cute and fun.
    Geneviève

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  7. Tus personajes son muy simpáticos y esas escenas tan divertidas y familiares me hacen sonreir.
    Disfruta de ellos.
    Besos
    Victoria

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  8. They are wonderful Jennifer, your shots look fantastic also. The quality of the interior print design on this house is really quite detailed and wonderful isn't it?

    Your fuzzy families look great in their little scenes, I wonder what is next for the fabulous Plushpussycat?

    Hugs ~J

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  9. The scenes are adorable and fun. I like this house and the characters.
    Beautiful gifts!

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  10. Wow, Jennifer! You have been busy! Everything looks so great, so inviting and warm. Beautiful photography as well!! :)

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  11. Hi Jennifer! I've always had a soft spot for Sylvanian Families since my sister got a cat family many years ago. They're just sooooo cute! Your tin house suits them perfectly and you have made some beautiful little scenes. Nice SF gifts too!
    Kind regards, Brian.

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  12. esa casa esta muy bien habitada por esos pequeños personajes ,que son tan dulces , seguro que ahi viviran muchas aventuras

    besitos

    Mari

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  13. What nice pictures of your SF, Jennifer, I like the bright colors of the interior, it is all so lovely :)!
    Congratulations on your prize, which came to you all the way from South Africa, enjoy it!!
    Hugs, Ilona

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  14. Hello from Spain: beautiful pictures. I like the scene with the vacuum cleaners. Great gifts. Keep in touch

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  15. Los personajes y las escenas que has creado son encantadoras.

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  16. Having spent plenty of time with housework duties today I really wonder... would Mama Cat love a vacation in Germany, together with her vacuum cleaner? She doesn't? *sigh* Okay, I knew before this wouldn't work... *LOL* - This was such a lovely post, so much life and details in your scenes, it was fun to watch - and I bet you had loads of fun creating them. This tin litho house is really fabulous and the SF cuties are perfect for it. Oh, and not to forget - you received wonderful gifts - perfect for this project! ;O)

    Hugs
    Birgit (who can hardly wait to see the whole village)

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  17. Oh the Litho dollhouse is so perfect for sylvanian friends. The wall painting and cheerful color look so cute. You also did a great job to decorate.

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  18. This little home is too much fun! I love all the bright colors and vacuum is especially adorable. I would love to vacuum everyday if I had a pink vacuum! :)

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  19. beware those sylvanian families critters are highly addictive, my 7 year old son has a collection and it keeps growing. they are so much fun though.

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  20. Oh my goodness Jennifer, how cute is that?! Love all your room settings, so darling! Congrats on winning the giveaway.
    Have a blessed Sunday,
    Gina

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  21. Oh so lovely, SF are really sweet. I have some of their items and some critters too. They arrived by car the other day and are busy moving into one of my dollshouses! Love your village, bit worrying about the babes on the veranda as you say...perhaps mama is just round the corner ;)? Super plant set! Hugs Pam :)

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  22. I have a few Marx tin dollhouses and love the print design of the tin lithos. You have created such wonderful scenes...each one could be a greeting card ;-) Fabulous gifts and prizes too.
    Hugs,
    Lisa :-)

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  23. Всегда, всегда такие милые сердцу сцены! Замечательные фотографии!
    Я читаю ваше сообщение, и на душе становится теплее!
    Татьяна

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  24. Fun and cozy Sylvanian history and lovely photos. It is lovely gifts you received.
    Enjoy.
    Hugs
    Wyrna

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  25. What fun scenes! So colourful and cute. Hugs Sanne

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  26. These scenes are so cute and your critters make them even cuter!! I just love the way you make them do real things and you can't help but to feel attached to these lovely characters. You should post more of the SF things.....they do look too cute!!!! I might have to buy a few of these animals!! Big hug Jen!!

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  27. Congratulations on the beautiful gifts. I love your pictures they are all so cute. Wonderful little scenes everything looks so fun. Lol you have me wanting these SF now.
    Hugs Maria

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  28. This little house is so adorable, fun and pretty. The vacuum is fantastic
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  29. Es una familia adorable con la que disfrutarás mucho.

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  30. Such fun Jennifer, I can see how these little critters and their colourful rooms can get under your skin.

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  31. Hello Jennifer,
    I LOVE them. the rooms look beautiful and the critters are just wonderful. What a fun and beautiful house!
    Big hug,
    Giac

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  32. Everyone contributes to the household chores! I love the photos and all the details, I also have miniature Sylvanian Families, and I love them! Beautiful crockery for tea. Many hugs.

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  33. oh Jennifer I love those scenes, they're just the cutest little things but baby's on the veranda..someones going to be in big trouble!

    Hugs
    Marisa :)

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  34. How cute! I love the scenes in this 1960s dollhouse. I think my favorite scene is of Mama Cat vacuuming. She reminds me a little of June Cleaver :) Thanks for more great stories, Jennifer. xoxox Maureen

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  35. The Sylvanians look fabulous in the tin litho house. Such a cheerful busy residence.

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  36. I have been eying similar houses a la distance on Ebay. You did such a remarkable job on the decor. The colors are good enough to eat!

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  37. The sylvaniansare so lucky to have such a great house:) Can't wait to see your new things placed there:)
    Hugs, Candy:)

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  38. Ma che belli!!! Adoro la nuova famiglia e anche l piccole porcellane sono stupende!

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  39. Wow, very cute! I have seen you commenting on some other sylvanian blogs which lead me here! I just love the little kitchen you have set up there! It truly looks like they are in their own little world! I am looking forward to reading more of your blog! If you're interested, I have a Sylvanian Families blog: http://sylvanianliving.blogspot.com/ ;)
    PS: Your guniea pig Rufus is adorable!

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  40. Dear Jennifer, Your house looks incredible- everything you have added has created a sensational color palette! I think it could be an incredible TV show
    for kids- (of all ages!) I think you need to "pitch" it to the right people-
    with you as art director, of course. Thank you for the visual feast!
    Philip

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  41. The house looks wonderful! I love the vacuum cleaner =) And you have made such cute scenes and great pictures!
    Hannah

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  42. The tin house looks incredible. I just love the litho detail. It's so bright and cheery. And all you additions make a true home. Everyone looks very happy living there. Gorgeous photos as usual!
    hugs♥,
    Caroline

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  43. Hi Jennifer,
    Will you go there? http://www.portlandminiatureshow.com/
    I will write you soon, but tomorrow my husband has to travel again to Chile and I will have some very busy days.
    XOXOXOXOXOX ♥♥♥
    Maru

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    1. Hi Maru, I plan to attend the Portland Miniature Show, yes, as a buyer! Will you be attending too? xo Jennifer

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  44. Qué lindo todo!!!! me encanta!!!
    Besos

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  45. Your litho house is gorgeous Jennifer & so perfect for Sylvanians - I love all your lovely scenes! x

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  46. Hi Jennifer!
    Your new Litho House is so adorable, the photo:"Looking after Mama cat's baby" is my favourite, it went straight into my heart! And the vacuum cleaner is cute! You have got nice gifts!
    Hugs
    Kikka

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  47. Hello Jen! i bet your sylvanian house is a beauty!
    Congrats on a late birthday, I live in a palm tree! :p lol

    I'd like sending you a little gift! my way to say thank you for always commenting and visiting my humble blog :)

    Hugs ***
    A

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  48. que bonitos regalos estás recibiendo, te felicito

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  49. What a beautiful family! I really like this new house, you've decorated really delicious. Beautiful gift!

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  50. Awww, this is too cute. Never knew doing chores could be so adorable and fun! Splendid work on the house and fantastic set decoration. These scenes are beautifully staged and shot.
    P.S.-Happy belated birthday!

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  51. Your house for the Sylvanian family is so cute. I love to see how people decorate their dollhouses.
    You have got many wonderful gifts, enjoy!
    Mona

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