Sunday, April 19, 2009

Inspirational Monday: Treasures...

















About a year ago, my mom gave my daughter this furnished doll house. Although it was obviously worn and torn, she said, "Make sure you take care of it...it's an antique." "Okay Mother", I thought and stored it away. It was one of the few toys we relocated with but I didn't break it out until today.

It's school holiday week here and I thought it would be a great "new" toy. I told her that Mama gave it to her as a gift so it's a very special dollhouse and she must take good care of it. I pulled up the vacuum and told her she had to first clean it before she could play with it. She eagerly accepted.

When she was done cleaning, she chose a location for it. I then presented her a box with furniture for each room. Her eyes were gleaming. As she was decorating her home, she noticed some curious electrical pieces (fishtank and chandelier). She searched each room like the DEA and located the plugs. And how coincidental that "Detective Daddy" is also electrically talented. Within minutes, he was instructing me to research "Lundby Stockholm" dollhouses because a transformer is definitely required before anything will work electrically.

So now, I jump on the internet. This model of the Swedish dollhouse was created in 1976. There are only 2 dealers in the USA and I must find a transformer. I cannot wait to find it and see my daughter's face when her doll house lights up. Cross your fingers.

Have an Inspirational Monday!

*Inspirational Monday is the brainchild of vchelle over at Operation You. All are invited to participate by leaving a link/comment of what inspires you.

14 comments:

vchelle said...

OMG! I'm so impressed! My god-daughter eyes are going to buck out of her head with surprise when she sees that doll house light up! And it was made in 1976 - that was Bicentennial year. Oh that is a classic. Ok, I adored and left this world through my imagination with my doll house and barbie camper... enjoy sweetie!!!!

vchelle said...

P.S. What a treasure indeed. Happy Inspirational Monday!

Mrs. Barbara Williams said...

This is a beautiful home to share with none other than your daughter. I think she will treasuer it as you have and pass it on again. Thanks for sharing your wonderful story.

Gabrielle Kai Photography said...

So sweet!

I hope that you find the transformer - this is definitely a classic!

sunnymama said...

Oh, that dollhouse is simply fantastic. What an incredible gift! She must have had so much fun arranging the furniture and searching for plug sockets :) Good luck in your transformer hunt, that's going to be so special for her.

margie said...

she will be so excited!!

Sue said...

A beautiful story and a wonderful treasure. Sounds like the perfect day to bring it out and share with your daughter.

lisaschaos said...

What a fun treasure! Hope you find that transformer!

Wanda said...

The whole family is excited about the dollhouse--how much fun is that?

Show us some more pictures when it lights up, okay?

Gayle said...

That is so cool! You have to be ready with the camera to take a picture of your daughter when it lights up!

hellosweetworld said...

That is so great. I hope you find the transformer. What a great suprise!

Katie in MA said...

How beautiful! I can just imagine all of the fun she will have making up stories and playing. What a fantastic mom you have to share such a beautiful heirloom with her granddaughter!

Christina said...

I absolutely love doll houses! Especially older ones. This one looks like it can bring such fun on a rainy day. ; )

Samosas for One said...

That is so cool! Did you find the transformer?