Yes, it’s late. I’m writing a post at nearly 5 pm.
As I mentioned yesterday, our friend Victoria is throwing a party and wants us to share our best treasure, “whether it’s something you got out of the garbage, at an estate sale, stole from your roommate or inherited from your grandmother.”
I was SO bummed, because I thought I had nothing to share. Of all the things I’ve purchased, from every weekly trip to Goodwill, did I have anything that I really treasured? I really liked everything I got, but they weren’t really special.
I have some special pieces that were gifts or inherited, but the stories aren’t very exciting.
Then I realized I did have something I treasured. Treasured very much actually. So much that I think about it all year round, constantly make improvements to it and even love it so much that I’m spending a big chunk my own money to introduce it to total strangers so they can enjoy this hobby as much as I do.
Here she is in her current state. I have been a very bad host and leader of the Undersized Urbanite dollhouse contest lately. Many of you, my friends have been hard a work and are either finished or almost finished. Meanwhile, my house is still empty.
Now, I do have things that are ready to go in there, but I haven’t given you an update in quite some time. Mostly because I haven’t made the progress most of you have made. And that’s embarrassing.
But, I have dedicated this week and next to the dollhouse. No work on the real house is happening until this little house is finished.
For those of you that don’t know, this dollhouse is what finally pushed me to launch the blog.
It looked like this when I brought it home (please note the AMAZING photography skills I had when I started):
A year and four months ago, it looked like this (look out, more amazing photography comin’ atcha):
Right now, it looks like this:
3rd floor. Still icky.
So, it looks pretty different, hey?
I will go into more detail into what and how and why I’m doing what I’m doing soon, but right now, I’m just showing you what it looks like.
This is definitely my most treasured find. Except the other one I thought of while writing this. Victoria will just have to have another party soon so I can tell you about it.
A few months ago, I told you I had an all new idea to fit in with my “Urban” title. Any thoughts of what’s going on with the “house?” And what it might be reimagining itself as? I’d love to hear guesses!
Of course, linking up to Victoria’s Favorite Finds. And you should too! Share your favorite treasure with the rest of us!
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