When we were growing up, our Grandparents lived in Clearwater Beach, Florida. Our parents would take us to visit them during the holidays and summers. This was their house.
I remember in 1972 we as a family rented a motor home and drove all the way from CT to our grandparent's house and along the way we camped and saw the local sights. We even got to go to Disney World!
According to our mom, Grandma and Grandpa drove up to Waverly in 1961 and brought my brother and sisters this dollhouse that my Grandpa, who was a master carpenter and furniture maker, had made to resemble Grandma's dream house. It had removable legs and a roof that came off that had working lights attached, so when you put the roof on, the house would be lit up on the inside. It was aqua and white and had the traditional carport for a Florida home of that era. Bottle brush shrubs in the planters and sandpaper driveway, all the rooms inside were wallpapered and the little bathroom even had pink and burgundy tiny tiled walls and floor.
|This is the original doll house|
So in honor of my Grandpa and our childhood memories of our visits to Florida I made this mini version of the dollhouse he made for us.
It will even light up! Of course the vintage camper found a nice little home in the carport and I have it all decorated for the Christmas season. The decorations are temporary so after Christmas just take the decorations down then you can leave it up all year long. There is an album inside the house which is removable for your enjoyment.
This will make a great Christmas gift for your family or friends and I hope it may have sparked some fond memories of years gone by.
Wednesday, I will be posting the supply list and the template and worksheet will be ready shortly. We hope you will join us for some more scrap camping on our Ustream channel : www.ustream.tv/channel/scrappycampersisters on Saturday December 7th at 11 a.m. EST.
Hope to see you there,