Today, let’s take a look at my childhood dollhouse:
From a little searching, I see that it is most likely made by Marx. I don’t remember how I came to get it, but it was part of my life for as long as I can remember. This is the front, although honestly, I spent very little time looking at this side. So let’s get to the good part …
I don’t know if the dollhouse came with people, but even if it did, it doesn’t matter: my sister and I had our Little People live there. Most of this furniture came with the house, although some did not — the little dresser in the bedroom didn’t, and I remember well the many times I spent putting each little drawer back into place after it tipped over. Likewise, the cool-but-not-to-scale loveseat in the living room came from another place as well.
But what good times I had arranging the furniture and having the Little People living life here! The second-floor balcony was oh-so-cool.
And just like Fisher Price, the dollhouse’s details were the best part of all:
Here’s what we would have called the “utility room” in my childhood (interesting; I haven’t said the words “utility room” in years now!). Check out the wonderful scene out the side window, and the details like the plants and the ’50s prints on the walls.
My girls played with the house a bit, but never to the degree that I did as a child. Still, it has held up well and I should probably find someplace to enjoy it other than the basement, where it now resides.
Did you have a favorite dollhouse as a child?