Treasure Chest Thursday: Doll House Set

This shoebox full of old dollhouse pieces has been sitting in one of our old trunks, not seeing the light of day for years now.   We’ve carried it around from place to place as we’ve moved across the country.

I thought I’d pull it out and take some pictures of these family heirlooms.  I sent pictures to Andy’s mom, so I could get the history on where these came from.

They were actually her toys.  The house that went along with this furniture was stored in the attic and a squirrel munched on it. And the little plastic dolls {which had rubber bands in the joints} broke.  But the wooden furniture is still in great shape!

Since they were in the same box, I thought that maybe these figurines went with the dollhouse furniture, but they didn’t.  My husband’s great-great grandma and great-grandfather gave them to his mom.  They were from their childhood.  I’m not sure how old that makes them, but they’re in wonderful shape.  Aren’t they cute?

And so colorful!

Here you can see some of the furniture in more detail.  The vanities even have little mirrors on them.Do you have any old toys from your childhood?

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  • Nick Woods - January 3, 2013 - 7:21 pm

    Jennifer, thank you so much for sharing pictures of the doll furniture sitting out so they can each be seen. Wow! They’ve traveled the world with you all, haven’t they! Hope the children might find some time to play with them and make up rooms with curtains cut out of fabric or catalogues and little table cloths made from the same stuff. I haven’t seen tiny dolls to fit the size of the furniture, but maybe I’ll find some at a craft store? Mom W.ReplyCancel

  • Grant Davis - January 3, 2013 - 8:46 pm

    I’m not sure if my comment was posted as I didn’t include my name and e-mail the first time. I just commented on what a treasure this was and how I had found “An Early Christmas Gift” on google books just before Christmas and shared it with Geneabloggers. “Treasurer Chest Thursday” would have been a good blog prompt to have used. Happy New Year to you!ReplyCancel

  • Debi Levy Austen - January 3, 2013 - 11:50 pm

    What great toys! I have a couple of toys from my childhood but the one I love the most is my Tiny Thumbelina doll. It was because of this doll that I found out about Santa Claus – saw it in the deserted playhouse and then under the Christmas tree a few weeks later. We also have the old army men that my dad and his brother used to play with in the 1930’s, although my brother has those. And I also have the radio that they listened to in the 30s and 40’s and later my sister and I listened to it while we colored in our Babes in Toyland coloring books. :-)ReplyCancel

  • Pat O'Donnell Kuhn - January 4, 2013 - 12:35 am

    these are so cute. what a treasure.ReplyCancel

  • Laura Kandt Woods - January 4, 2013 - 2:30 am

    maybe Ellie could sew some curtains and such for doll house :-)ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Thornton Woods - January 6, 2013 - 4:47 pm

    That’s so neat that you have that memory of realizing who Santa was. :)ReplyCancel

  • Climbing My Family Tree - January 6, 2013 - 4:47 pm

    Thanks for sharing Grant! And Happy New Year to you also!ReplyCancel

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