Thursday, December 27, 2012

Show 'n Tell: Audrey's Dollhouse






Audrey says "You want to see my dollhouse?"








"I LOVE IT!"



It's something that's really nice and will last her (and possibly little sisters, too) for years!  (It was $95.99 and now it's on sale for $79.)






 You can see her motor home she got from us for Christmas in the background.




She got the dollhouse and dolls for her birthday in October, but it's really fun to add things to it for Christmas...

It comes from either Amazon.com (here) or Bed, Bath & Beyond, online.

The house comes with the wooden furniture (shown) but not with dolls.  Wooden dolls that KidCraft makes for it just aren't as much fun.

After looking around, my daughter settled on the Fisher Price Loving Family dolls (like this) and extras (like this) because the family of dolls are jointed and pose-able, and will actually sit at the table and on the couch, in the car, etc.  

Those Loving Family dolls are easily available at any major retailer that carries toys or again, from Amazon.com, although on Amazon the dolls themselves seem to be very expensive, at places like Meijer or Wal-Mart are very affordable.












It's fun to add to her house for birthdays and Christmas, and mom has even made her a few things to go with it.









It's well-constructed and very tough, and will more than likely be kept as an heirloom.










The doors and the windows open and shut.  Above you can see how well the Fisher Price Loving Family dog house and dogs fit in with the scale of the Kid Craft house.  We like this house much better than the Loving Family doll house, which is gaudy and plastic.










I found a Christmas tree for Audrey's house!  It's the perfect scale and size and she loves it.  Right away she said "twee!".













The bathroom with tub, toilet and sink that it came with.








The kitchen table.










The groceries on the table came with the Fisher-Price Loving Family Mini-van.


So the KidCraft house and Loving Family dolls and extras like the minivan and pet furnishings all work well together!  

Soon, I'll show you the Fire House that KidCraft makes and Levi got for his first birthday.  It's another well-constructed piece that would last through several kids and be kept for an heirloom.

It's always good to know a quality toy that's worth spending your money on and this one is for sure in that category!

Hope your Christmas was great, and you're enjoying your family and the holidays.




2 comments:

lil red hen said...

This is such a wonderful house for her! I had one, at least 60 years ago, made of metal from Sears, Roebuck; the roof and walls fastened together with tabs which broke off after a while. Good, sturdy, well-made toys seem to be few and far between. I'm wondering, is it made in the USA?

Deb said...

What a wonderful doll house! Love the bottle brush tree inside. Every little girls must have a doll house. I wish I had mine still.

Happy New Year!