When myself and my sister were little girls we admired beautiful toys in toys catalogues and dreamt of having them. When we got our first Barbie dolls we made them a doll’s house. We brought 6 cardboard boxes from the nearby shop, sneaked into our father’s workshop and „stole“ some screws to attach the boxes together. We painted the walls, cut out windows, and made curtains. It was not easy to get doll’s furniture in the shops back then so we also made some wobbly pieces ourselves. Then we played for hours. And hours.
My daughter is three this week and I was thinking hard what present to get her. She has play food products, a pretend shop and kitchen which she often plays with. Play Dough and Lego Duplo are also her favourites but I wanted something new, something different. I didn’t know what until I saw her with wooden spoons in the kitchen one day- she called the biggest one a daddy, the medium one- a mommy and, obviouly the smallest one was Hanna. Then she started a conversation beetween them, changing the tone of her voice and moving the spoons as if they were little dolls. That picture caught me by surprise. I watched her fascinated. And I realized she is ready for a doll’s house!!!
I was looking for doll’s houses for a long time. I had certain expectations- I wanted excellent quality, beautiful design, durability and value for money but also kept it in mind the product must be affordable. No plastic- wood only, no lights and melodies, pastel colors instead of flashy pink everywhere. I found Le Toy Van and their wooden products and it was love from the first sight. I think they have doll’s houses we dreamt of with my sister when we were little. And I would like to be a child again, to be playing with my sister for hours and hours. I hope I will get a chance to be involved in a pretend family life again with my daughter. I hope she invites me to her play…
My childhood cardboard doll’s house is only a memory now but I am sure my daughter’s children will play with the wooden doll’s house I bought for her too- it will last for generations.
Here are some photos from my Pinterest collection:
Find more inspirations on my Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/alicjarogalska1/le-toy-van/
Le Toy Van’s products can be bought here: http://nordville.ie/le-toy-van-wooden-toys
We will definietly post a review of the doll’s house soon:)
Have a great week!!!