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  1. I had an article on Duracraft and they had a nice SF with an addition. Here is the picture I saved:
  2. CCCJJJJJJJJJ!!!!!!! My raccoons didn't bother to sneak in through a window. I've got video of Jupiter opening my front door right in front of me and trying to get into the trailer.
  3. I AM SO READY TO GET OUT OF THIS PLACE! It's been cool, but not cold here at night lately. So I've been leaving my window open about 6 inches at the bottom (no screens) and the blinds down. Now these windows are the kind that push out from the bottom to open. So this morning I was woken up by some sort of huunh, huunh sound, like a car engine trying to turn over. I go back to sleep and hear it again. HUUNH HUUNH. What the... ? So naturally I grab my glasses and start to peer through the blinds to see what the idiot in the street below me is doing and the next thing I
  4. OK, if you live in the LA area, you can have a Lace House! Unfortunately, it's a little expensive. https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/atq/d/garden-grove-the-lace-dollhouse/6856090937.html But also a cheap Canterbury: https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/clt/d/huntington-beach-vintage-dollhouse/6859846181.html And this house is still up for sale. It occurred to me that the windows at this point are probably worth more than the house. https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/clt/d/pomona-huge-miniature-doll-house/6887332096.html
  5. No, but I adore the furniture. Yeah, and I would probably remodel it on the inside. But I'm just kidding myself. I guess I'm not really going to get it. I thought the ad said local pick up only.
  6. I think those staircases are the fancy Lawbre ones specially made for that house.
  7. That is a bargain. Go for it! Meantime, I'm actually thinking of getting htis house: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Sylvanian-Families-Early-The-Big-House-With-A-Red-Roof/273785389933?_trkparms=aid%3D333200%26algo%3DCOMP.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D58206%26meid%3D41d1627818bf4a76aa0f66d942d95dd9%26pid%3D100008%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D323798420132%26itm%3D273785389933&_trksid=p2047675.c100008.m2219
  8. LOL Yes, definitely. I like to put mine together with duct tape or something that will hold the wood together (without gluing or nailing) and then just sit and stare at it or play with stairs and furniture. Some houses talk a lot when you do that and some just give you the cold shoulder. But it's still fun.
  9. Probably because they'd have had to retool their machines to make the stairwell opening further toward the front of the house if the staircase is facing the back. Now me, I want my first floor staircase to be going front to back and then I want to move the second floor staircase over to the other side of the center hall and have it go back to front. It's easy to buy a jigsaw and change the openings to accommodate what you want in your stairs. Tim, another option is to get a staircase from another company and use it in the center hall going to the second floor. One of the thin
  10. So I had to go thumbing through catalogs again because I just knew I'd seen this house before. What would I do without you guys? LOL Anyway, the house is called the Bannockburn and was put out in a plan book by Sterling Designs by Joe Goddard. Finished size was 54"W x 18"D x 17"H. I'm surprised it's only 17" H - it looks a lot higher than that in the pictures.
  11. Thank you, Holly. I started feeling a little better last night and I feel 100% better this morning, although the arm still hurts. I feel for you with the root canal and the crown. I was supposed to go in for a root canal once and my job asked me to stay overnight, since the night shift person wasn't coming in. I was so relaxed the next morning at the dentist - I was falling asleep in the chair! Last year an old filling fell out along with a section of tooth. I was a little worried, because the tooth section showed all sorts of fractures. Worse, it happened when I was flossing
  12. So did anyone find out what happened to Jeannine? Today is one of those days for me. I had two new vaccines yesterday, one for shingles and one for pneumonia. My whole freaking body is now one big ramped up super germ fighting entity. I got up this morning and every muscle ached and I shivered until I took a hot bath this afternoon. That was a totally stupid thing to do, because it's hotter than Hades here again, so then I was too hot. I should have stuck to just being cold. Feeling better now, but feeling better doesn't mean I am feeling good. I think I want some knock out pills or s
  13. Really! I have the Americana and I always thought the staircase wasn't steep enough. LOL The Americana has a protruding front in the middle which is where the front door is and leads to the center hall. I always wanted to get rid of that jut and make a completely even front to the house, but I'm afraid the staircases won't fit into the hall if I take that extra 2" off. Did you find a certificate with your dollhouse? They're also supposed to come with an owner's deed or something like that.
  14. I wondered about that. When I was young and foolish (about 6 months ago), I was drooling to buy one of a limited run of Peter Stone model horses. The seller had it listed for $240 and there was a Make an Offer button beside the amount. So naturally, I offered $200 and I don't think the seller was very happy with me. She told me the horse was full price and I wondered at the time why she would put a Make an Offer button next to the price if she wanted full price for it. After reading your post, Grazhine, I think I know how that happened now. And no, I didn't buy the horse. There's noth
  15. I think minirabbits on eBay is the only person bringing Timberbrook back and I have no idea what has happened in the last 4 years. I do know that Alessio now makes folding attic stairs and louvered closet doors, but I'm not a big fan of their products. The only thing I guess you could do would be to search for minirabbits on eBay and then send her a message. Or just do a search fro Timberbrook on eBay. I still do that and that's how I found my closet doors and my $5 Victorian door from Timberbrook.
  16. I believe that's a house built from plans in a book. Hold on a minute - I think I have a pic of the book. Are all the windows like that? Because if so, the windows would be worth more than the house. I'd get the house for the windows alone. OK, here is a couple pics of the book: So, no, not an ACP house, but a nice house just the same. Thank you for posting the pictures! That's the first time I've ever seen the inside.
  17. Yes, you can. Aside from Duracraft and Greeenleaf dollhouses, most dollhouses made after the late 70s that come with 3/8" wood have standardized window and door openings that you can use with another company's door and windows. Houseworks is the most common one, but there are others, too. Standard window sizes are 2 1/2" x 5" for singles and 5" x 5" for double windows, and 3" x 7" for doors. Now there are exceptions. The Houseworks French door, for example, is 3" x 7 1/2", so if you have your heart set on putting a French door into a doorway that isn't that tall, you may have to cut an extra 1
  18. Yes, they came with doors, windows, staircases, and some trim to go on the outside. In addition, the houses also came with a certificate of ownership inside the kit. I may be wrong, but they may also have come with nails. I seem to get all of my kids pre-built or out of the box, so I really don't know. Sometimes you can find the doors and windows for sale on eBay separately. For instance, I plan to replace my Hofco house windows with other ones I found and I haven't decided yet if I want to sell the ones that came with the kit. The French doors are lovely, as they can be used for outs
  19. It seems to me I remember seeing a full page ad in one of the magazines for the Charmingland houses and they all had the heart in them. It's perfectly possible Hofco changed the specs a little on some of them. Look at how many changed the Americana dollhouse went through. Or maybe someone bought out the Charmingland line and decided to market it a little differently. The box in your picture says it's a Collector's Edition, too. I'm currently paging through the magazines Lisa gave me so if I see the ad again, I'll take a picture and post it. What's bothering me is I can't seem to find
  20. I'm wondering if you have one of the Charmingland houses. I don't recall Hofco making any small houses except for those. Now RGT did get a lot of Walmer designs (along with some of the Batrie houses they got earlier) and some of those are similar to the ones RGT already made. I can't recall if they made 4 or 6 of them, but here are pictures of two: The cottage that came from Walmer is (was, since they no longer make them) called the Kiwi Cottage and it had a very wide gable on the front, almost reaching across the length of the house. The picture in
  21. Put that cat in a haunted house and see what happens.
  22. I know my camera will turn itself off when I try to take a picture when it's trying to use a flash and the batteries are too low. Have you tried replacing the batteries in the camera to see if that will solve the problem? The other thing I do is, when I go to take a picture, a lot of the times I hit the on/off button instead of the take-a-picture button. Yeah, yeah, y'all can laugh now. (and I'm not insinuating Holly is anywhere near as dumb as I am) Something else you can all laugh at me about. I just noticed the other day that Holly's name is HavanaHolly. I've been reading it all th
  23. I was wondering about her myself just yesterday. Usually she posts on here all the time and lately I haven't seen any. I hope she's OK.
  24. I think it's because one person puts their house on eBay for a high price and the rest follow suit. You notice none of these houses are really selling. I got my large Americana Hofco house off eBay for only $100, so they're out there. Somewhere.
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