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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Drive to a Dream

      
                                                


     
       A little over a week ago My Husband said...


                             "Lets go for a drive."

                             "OK." I said

                      

We went  to a town nearby. He was driving quite slowly down Main Street and I wondered if he was looking for a particular restaurant.

       He wasn't

We drove around a corner and stopped to park. This area was very familiar to me. I held my breath.


My heart quickened...

                    and my palms may have started to sweat a bit.


As we walked toward this very familiar place I looked at my husband and he smiled back.

The jig was up. His sweet content smile gave him away.

We went up the familiar flight of stairs and I could not contain my happiness.

We were at  Dollhouse Delights a store that is owned by a sweet older couple and they sell miniatures and Dollhouses. Yes,...Dollhouses!


"Pick out one that you love." hubby said

So after wanting one all my life,  Marguerite ( she owns the store with her husband of 63 years!)  patiently showed me all of my possibilities.

She was like the real estate agent of dollhouses! she said things like

                   " Well this one has a basement." and  "You can add a porch to this one later on" and "Look at the huge rooms in this one!"

After all these years I stood in the midst of a fantasy and I couldn't decide; they were all so gorgeous.

The pre-made ones that were finished and furnished were obviously a lot more money. I wanted one that I could build....start from stratch... so I decided on a kit and this is the picture on the box

                                      
        Look there's a "J"on the door...now who could have done that? ;0)
                         



   What the inside will look like when I begin to work on my childhood dream
                               
                                                      another picture from the box




Now every homeowner dreams of renovating and possibly expanding...

              This is my plan for the house...
                           



We must have stayed there over an hour. After we left with the dollhouse kit in tow I gave my husband a great big hug and said..." Thank You for making my dream come true."

He just smiled and said  "I'm glad you're happy hon."


          I smiled all the way home as the little girl inside me leapt for joy

24 comments:

  1. Hello! I just happened to click on your link, (I was at Sally's blog, and was intrigued by the your title!) and fell in love! I am drawn to miniatures, and have often thought I'd love to build a doll house of my own. I collect old toys, especially kitchen stuff and sewing machines (kid size). What a super husband you have!

    I also went on to read about your beach trip with your kids. Oh, how lovely. I want to go to the beach!

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    1. Hi Sandi! Thank you for your sweet commets! They touched my heart. I plan on sharing lots of pictures as I build my dream doll house...welcome to my little blog!
      I thank God that you survive cancer too!

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  2. What a wonderful surprise, I am so happy for you!!!! I hope you will be showing the stages as you work on it, so we can see the work in progress, so exciting!!! And then you will have to pick out furniture...so many cool things to add!!

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    1. Thanks Ginny. I am thinking of making a separate page for just the progress on the doll house...I can't wait!

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  3. This is just so wonderful. OMG I am tearing up. What a wonderful man you have

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    1. Thanks Mynx! Yep he's a keeper for sure!

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  4. OMG! What a super dooper guy you have there! My husband only takes me to the hunting store and the guitar store! What an unselfish gift! I love it! My daughter always wanted one and I also think it would be such fun to decorate and buy little stuff for. Enjoy your dream!!

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    1. My daughter and I will both be working on it. It's a perfect project for a mom and daughter. I am really looking forward to it

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  5. How thoughtful of your husband and even the detail of the initial on the door. It is all so charming. I look forward to seeing pictures of your progress.

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  6. Your husband is truly great! I can see you both celebrating your 50, 60 etc. years together. What a lovely gift!

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    1. Oh Beth...from your mouth to Gods ears! Though I think even if we made it to 60 years it still wouldn't be enough!

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  7. I love, love, love it!!! Congratulations!

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  8. How cool is this? I love that your husband did this for you. I think you will have great fun with this.

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  9. OH yes!! I'm so freaking excited for you!!

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  10. How wonderful! I think I would enjoy putting one together, too and what fun to collect all of the sweet furniture and decorate! I know you'll enjoy it! What a sweet sweet hubby! I'm sure you've given him some hugs...give him a few more! ♥

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  11. PS I don't suppose they have a website, do they? Hugs! ♥

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  12. Happy to hear about your "drive" and your gift. Good for you.

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