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A piece of my childhood...

This blog has a finished version of the dollhouse I had as a child, the "Van Buren" by Greenleaf.

robincarey.blogspot.com/2008/11/van-buren-dollhouse.html

My parents bought the kit and built it for me for Christmas when I was seven. We never got around to finishing it like the one in this blog- it was STOLEN when we moved from New York.

Greenleaf discontinued the kit years ago. They do make a miniature version- half the size of the original!

shop.greenleafdollhouses.com/Half-Scale-Van-Buren-Dollhouse-Kit.html

I'll settle for the mini. I don't have room for the big one!



I loved that dollhouse so much. I cried when I found out it had been stolen! The moving company reimbursed us, and Dad got me a new house...but it was totally different. I would love to have this one again, even in miniature form.


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ghost07
Oct. 29th, 2010 05:27 am (UTC)
It IS a beautiful house! Are you going to get the mini version? They're very nice for a shelf and the quarter inch furniture from Hobby Supplies fits perfectly.
mollybarton
Oct. 29th, 2010 06:55 pm (UTC)
I probably will get the mini. It's 1/2 inch scale, but I may just use it to display small dolls rather than furnish it.

I liked this house because it had so many rooms, and actually had stairs to the attic (many dollhouses don't).
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