Friday, February 27, 2015

Love It or List It

Here we go again.  I'd love to just rather " love it"  but we do need to downsize and it's not going to get any easier.  So we will "list it".  We are both dreading this.  I think after such a lousy experience this fall,  we are looking at it all negatively.  Hoping with a new realtor and being listed the right time of the year  and low inventory,  it will be a better time.  The snow needs to melt and it needs to warm up.  That would help so much.
Until then I will clean, declutter, and make minis.  I have probably whined before about my daughter's Betsy Clark doll furniture that went missing when we moved 30 years ago.  I have looked and looked and can't find a replacement.  But I did find this.......
A Holly Hobbie doll house.  I got it for a steal.  It's not Betsy Clark but it's also something that I have "loved" for a long time.  When my daughter was a baby I would do H.H. oil paintings on slate.  A local gift shop loved them and sold them in their store.  Thank goodness there weren't copy right police then.  I remember how thrilled I was that an artist actually bought one.  It was fun and a little extra money at the time.  I was pregnant for my second son at the time.  I wish I had kept at least one of them.

The house is in really good condition for around 1975. That's 40 years. 
The house is tiny but had all this furniture.  It had outdoor playground furniture which I didn't post.  One side of a swing is broken.  Now it came with one of the plastic dolls and the two rag dolls.  I ordered the other dolls from a different vendor.  The baby and one of the dogs came with one of those.  The dolls are so big compared to the house.   
Some of their clothes I will wash.  I even have a change of clothes.  Their hair needs spiffed up a little.  One doll is missing a shoe.  They are in wonderful shape.  Don't they have the cutest faces. 
Here are the doggies.  They even have a house.  See my new pillow in the background.   
Here is the naked baby. 
Ooops, I said two rag dolls but there are three.  The plastic doll's hat is a little flat from being stored away all these years. 
So it's LIST the real house and LOVE the play house.
(Dr. Mr. Cozy, don't even ask me.)


Miss Merry said...

Good luck! I think it is easier to sell houses in the Spring. People are looking for new beginnings. Love the doll house, too :)

Julia said...

I sure hope your luck will change this year. Your little doll house looks in great shape for 40 years.

Here's hoping the sale of your house will happen this spring. Good Luck.

Anonymous said...

what a great doll house, thats a beauty , just this morning I was out trying to find doll house furniture for an old house we have lol what a coincidence,
selling is a stressful time, take care of yourself, we sold and down sized to an apartment, hardest thing we ever did but also now,,, the best thing, lol, so I guess we must just be patient for all things,

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I have been decluttering for 2 weeks. It is so hard!

Winkel's Crazy Ideas said...

Oh how lovely! Holly Hobby is soo sweet. I used to have a H.H. wooden picture in my room as a little girl. It had a paper note roll on the front. Love your little treasures, how fun to find something like that. I do so wish you all the best in listing your real house, you most certainly deserve it after all the fuss you had last time. Blessings, Pam xx

vivian said...

hopefully all will go well with the house listing. and what a cute little house! I always have loved holly hobby. such a little blast from the past!
happy weekend!

E said...

Gosh I can't imagine selling a house, and the whole process involved Good Luck !! Wish I didn't have to work so I could do more playing :) XO E

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

How Interesting! I used to make Holly Hobby dolls..and my daughter still has one I made for her I think. Do you ever wonder why we stopped doing certain things. I HAD NO IDEA you loved dolls too! :)
How cooool is that??
Hugs..are we sista's??
(nawww...I'm too darned old!) LOL

Anonymous said...

How cute those little dolls are, especially the baby! I am in the same boat as you on the love it or list it. My husband doesn't want to downsize though. He wants to upsize. I keep telling him we are too old to get a bigger house but there is no convincing him. We already live in a little house and he is over it, lol.

Jann Olson said...

What a find! Holly Hobby is right up there on my lists of loves alongside Peter Rabbit! Wishing you the best of luck with selling your home!