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
And as usually, a warm welcome to my new followers!
Thanks for following!!!

19 Kommentare:

  1. How exciting! Your dream has finally been realized! Congratulations. Something similar happened to me recently. I got my dream dollhouse too:

    Enjoy your new dollhouse fully! xo Jennifer

  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.

    1. Hallo Wyrna!

      Sure, I bought the dollhouse here:
      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

  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.

  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

  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!

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

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

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

    "Happy Valentine´s Day" for you

    Hugs from Lil in Sweden

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

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

  11. Hello Dear :) .
    Great blog. Interesting post.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Welcome to my blog.

    Like me on Facebook. I will be extremely grateful.

  12. Preciosa casa, descontado que logras llegar a buen témino.
    Te seguiré

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

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

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

  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.
    By the way: the greenleaf forum has a lot of pics of BHills

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

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