Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Dollhouses are Therapeutic ~ Really They Are!


Remember when I asked y'all which stove I should buy for my dollhouse?  If you 
have forgotten, you can read that post here.  After reading your comments I had to
agree and decided to order the 1920's style stove.   




I just love it!  While I love the Aga too, I agree with you that this one
has more space to display items (super important) and you just don't see this
one as often as the Aga.  I am glad that Mom got to see it.  We had so much
fun looking at dollhouse miniatures on the internet together.  She thought this
stove was really cute and we had lots of fun decorating the hutch.





I find decorating a dollhouse really soothing.  Let's me indulge my
inner child and I think that's a good thing to do once in a while.


What do you think about a name for the cottage dollhouse Bentley?
Since roses seem to be a continuing decorating theme, maybe I 
should name it ~ Texas Rosebud Cottage.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley


31 comments:

  1. Oh these are soo cute . Hey I like the name Texas Rosebud Cottage . Thanks for sharing . Have a good week !

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    1. Me too. I want it to be the coziest, homiest little hang out. Cheers me up.

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  2. I love the doll house furniture and the stove is terrific. Your hutch looks wonderful with all the dishes in it. I think that the Texas Rosebud Cottage is perfect.
    Have a good week Susan and hugs to Bentley.
    Mary

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  3. For me, working on my dollhouse is a comfort. It is something that my Mom and I were enjoying doing together. So like decorating her bedroom, working on the dollhouse draws me closer to her. Grief is so all consuming. Keeping busy is helping me get through the days.

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  4. It's like decorating a home without the stress.
    Merle............

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  5. I just adore doll house furniture and yours is so sweet. Love, love, love the stove ! Your little hutch is adorable. I can imagine just sitting around and fluffing the little cottage ~ can you hear me squealing with delight? I must add this to my wish list for my birthday ;-)

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    1. Yes Marianne ~ you must put it at the top of your birthday list! And then the next best thing is that dollhouse furniture and accessories make great gifts for all holidays and solo much cheaper than life size! Just think how much money you will be saving your hubby lol ;-)

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  6. Love the stove - tough decision. The name of your mini cottage could always be Bentley Rose Cottage! : - )

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    1. Shhh ~ Bentley might hear you. In fact our own house that we actually live in should be called Bentley Cottage because believe me he rules the roost around here!

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  7. Gorgeous! Just gorgeous. Loved this post. Love dollhouses and miniatures! Yes. Susan

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  8. Looking fantastic! I assume you got your dollhouse put together!! Good for you. The wallpaper is darling. I still haven't started on mine yet. I think something like that keeps your mind occupied and is so good for you.

    The name is perfect!

    Bella said to tell Bentley hello and so sorry they didn't get to meet. Maybe next year.

    Judy

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    1. Judy ~ I am laughing my head off right now! Of course the dollhouse is not finished. But here's a secret, I am going to insist that David help me build it this weekend. I will tell him that if he helps me build it, then he can play golf on Sunday afternoon. Doesn't that sound like a good trade?

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  9. Love that name, Texas Rosebud Cottage! And love the new stove, it's perfect!

    Mary

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  10. Bentley Rose Cottage sounds charming! I love your dollhouse and stove, they are really precious, oh so adorable! Theraeutic, indeed!

    Nancy

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    1. I would like to be able to twitch my nose and shrink myself down to mini size.

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  11. Texas Rosebud Cottage is a perfect name! Glad you are finding some comfort. Take care of yourself and indulge your inner child. That's therapeutic! Thinking about your……..Sarah

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    1. Keeping that inner child alive is what keeps us in awe and full of wonder. I never want to grow old and bored with life.

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  12. I think the dollhouse is a perfectly fun thing to do. Love the name and love the stove!! Keeping busy is a good thing!
    Big Hugs,
    Linda

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    1. I have never been good at doing nothing. I always need a project of some sort. Want to come over and play?

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  13. I have that exact same style stove in one of my dollhouses. It's so charming. I'm glad you are playing and decorating right now. Dollhouses are definitely therapeutic. I just posted pictures on my blog of my St. Patrick's inspired dollhouse makeover. Thinking of you!! Keep on playing!!

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    1. I will stop by and visit you. Can't wait to see your St Patrick's makeover!

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  14. Love the stove. It is perfect. So glad your mom was able to share in it with you. xo Laura

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    1. Wouldn't it be fun to have a real life one???

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  15. I like the name you chose! I love roses....oh and I love Texas! heehee! Have fun!

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  16. So cute...you make me want to go out and immediately find a doll house to decorate. The stove is perfect and I love the name you have chosen. My home is named Rose Arbors, mainly for all of the roses and arbors I have. Texas is certainly the place where a lot of roses are grown, I order roses every year from the Antique Rose Emporium and David Austin...both located in Texas.

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  17. I absolutely adore this!! Everything is beautiful :)

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  18. Hi Susan,

    It's not difficult to see why this beautiful dollhouse would be therapeutic. Such lovely colours, patterns and style. Charming!

    Poppy
    PS: The pale, apple green hutch is very close to my own credenza!

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  19. Such a sweet little stove and dresser, they are lovely. I have just been catching up on your lovely blog and wanted to send you my condolences on the loss of your dear mother. So sorry to hear the sad news, Susan.
    Sending love and a hug.
    Helen xox

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Bentley and I LOVE and read every comment.

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