I never really had a 'real' dollhouse as a kid, not even a Barbie Dreamhouse. I remember lusting after every dollhouse I'd see and often buil them out of things I had lying around: small furniture and cushions and other toys. Even now, when I go the craft store and see those boxes of dollhouses to assemble, miniature Victorians and Queen Annes and Cape Cods galore, I still want them but am (a) too poor to afford them and (b) know I have nowhere to put one. Perhaps the reason I always hope we'll have a little girl one day is so I have a genuine excuse to get one. Here are a few (and their accessories) I'd consider.
|Ravenwing Cottage Witch's Dollhouse|
|Modern Dollhouse Ikea-style bookcase|
|Tudor Lady Porcelain Doll|
This gorgeous creation makes me wish I had a doll castle and a doll king. I'd name her Anne for the queen she closely resembles, but I would make the story end up happily, without any sorts of beheading or divorces. Then again, there was always drama amongst the dolls when I was little....
|Decorative Interior House|
This house isn't so much a dollhouse, as a yardhouse, meant to sit in the yard and be a place for faeries to live. But then, I don't think you really need to be able to stick dolls in it to use it for what dollhouses have been assissting in for so many years: the art of storytelling. This one, with it's vintage looks and ability to light up a night outside, would be the inspiration for a lot of stories. And, as I said, just because we can't get in, doesn't mean the faeries can't.