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The Good Stuff is never out of date

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Anne's Victorian Manor Dollhouse

 

The Victorian Manor dollhouse kit was produced around 1978, the build has just been finished

Yesterday was a clear, sunshiny day; a good day to open the windows and sweep out the closets.  Spring cleaning time at the Real Good Toys help desk always gets me to dive into the box of old files for anything that can help a builder who has found a treasure from the dim recesses of Dollhouse History (more…)

Young Children, Dollhouses and Miniatures

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Being in the dollhouse business, it should not surprise anyone that when our grandson was barely 2 years old we brought home an Adirondack Cabin, a sturdy set of log furniture and a family of wooden dollhouse dolls.  He had gotten over the “put everything in your mouth” stage quite a while ago, but I didn’t expect him to be old enough to take a keen interest in miniatures… boy, was I wrong!  He jumped right in and immediately began to engage in his first “independent” play.

 

Now, whenever he visits, dolls are fed crunchy cereal and put to bed… they go “in & out” the front door and “up & down” the stairs… they get into lots of trouble and regularly have “time-outs” while he counts to ten (often missing a few numbers). Miniature farm animals are allowed to meander inside the dollhouse whenever they want to and sometimes have sleepovers in the living room.

 

The dollhouse is always the first toy he goes to after saying “hello”and watching him role play and stretch his imagination is especially rewarding.  I know every child is different and that our dollhouses are mostly recommended for adult collectors… however, so far so good, he hasn’t broken a shingle or porch post.  But, I still keep an eye on him while he’s playing with small objects… just because I should.

 

Have a good day. ~ Chris