Mittwoch, 13. Februar 2013

Beacon Hill - Day 1

I already told you that I have a Beacon Hill dollhouse by Greenleaf...
well... I saw this dollhouse for the first time in the year 1994 when I was 15 years old.
Everyday on the way to school I passed by a craft store which sold dollhouse furnitures and wallpapers, etc.
 
There I bought this Greenleaf catalogue and I was dreaming about the Beacon Hill!!!
(Yes, I still have this catalogue!!!)
 
 
 
 
I had no chance to get the Beacon Hill :-(
First, I had no money... second, I think there was no possibility to buy one at the craft store... just the catalogue.
 
October last year, I found an online shop in the USA that ships to Europe!
 
First I thought this house it too expensive but then a friend of mine convinced me to buy it.
(Ja Graziella, ich meine Dich!!!)
I bought it 18 years after I saw this house for the first time!!!

 
Six days after I placed my order, the kit arrived in Vienna.


 
 
And last weekend I started to build it:
 
 
First, I wanted to bash the kit extremely and than I realized, that it wouldn't be the Beacon Hill anymore since I wanted to change the outer walls and add one floor and so on...
 
That's the reason why I'm bashing the kit just a little bit.
And I will build another dollhouse one day from skratch... some day... however...
 
That's all for today!
See you soon
Lina
 
And as usually, a warm welcome to my new followers!
Thanks for following!!!
 

Kommentare:

  1. How exciting! Your dream has finally been realized! Congratulations. Something similar happened to me recently. I got my dream dollhouse too: http://www.plushpussycat.com/2013/01/new-dollhouse-mini-dream-come-true.html

    Enjoy your new dollhouse fully! xo Jennifer

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  2. Lovely, your dream came true. Will you write where you bought it, it can be difficult to find stores that will ship to Europe.
    Enjoy your lovely new house.
    Hugs
    Wyrna

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    1. Hallo Wyrna!

      Sure, I bought the dollhouse here:
      http://www.overstock.com/
      Just search for dollhouse kits... there are just a few but probably you can find the house of your dreams :-).
      Unfortunately the price for shipping and the custom duty is very high! But you can check it out directly on the website short before finishing the order!

      Hugs, Lina

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  3. Enjoy your build. It's a beautiful house. If you're interested in seeing a Beacon Hill already finished and all decorated, Google Mary's Dollhouse Nook, unless you're already familiar with her work.

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  4. Im so glad you got the kit that you wanted for so long! It took me 15 years to get the one I dreamt about. Cant wait to watch your progress

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  5. Dear Lina, condratulations with your Beacon Hill. The magazine your saw in your youth was -as far as I can see- of a dutch shop named "Karweipost". I bought my "Cameleon-kit" at their shop (see my blog). Unfortunaly the shop dissapeared from the market. I wish you lots of fun with constructing your kit!
    Liduina

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  6. Your dream come true! It's a beautiful house. I'm curious to see it deorated.
    Bye Faby

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  7. Isn't it wonderful when a dream comes true :) Its a beautiful house. I am looking forward to seeing its progress.
    Hugs Maria

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  8. Wow, you must be so happy about the house!

    "Happy Valentine´s Day" for you

    Hugs from Lil in Sweden

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  9. How exciting! This is such a wonderful story. Sometimes making small changes to a house is just as good. Have fun!
    hugs♥,
    Caroline

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  10. En la caja se ve una casa preciosa y el montaje se va viendo estupendo. Estoy deseando ver más avances.

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  11. Hello Dear :) .
    Great blog. Interesting post.
    Have a nice weekend.
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  12. Preciosa casa, descontado que logras llegar a buen témino.
    Te seguiré

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  13. Thank you Lina, for following my blog :). I am looking forward to seeing your progress on the Beacon Hill house :).

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  14. It is always good to have dreams, and the best part is when they come true !
    Hugs
    Kikka

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  15. Wow your blog is wonderful, congratulations for your work. Kisses.

    http://redecoratelg.blogspot.com.es/

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  16. Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog!:)
    I love the Beacon Hill, a Dutch miniaturist, called Marmod, made a beautiful Disney house out of the Beacon Hill; I am anxious to see what you will make out of it.
    I like the fact that you are altering the house; that makes the house really YOUR house.
    Looking forward to seeing your work on the BH.
    Hugs,
    Gee
    By the way: the greenleaf forum has a lot of pics of BHills

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  17. Hi Lina, it is so wonderful when dreams come true!
    I'll follow the progress of your BH.
    Hugs, Ilona

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  18. Congratulations for this beautiful dollhouse and good luck with your work! It will be interesting to follow your project.
    Hugs, Drora

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