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post #1 of 84
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Do you absolutely LOVE your child's wooden dollhouse? Where did you buy it?
Just looking ahead to the holidays...

Thanks,
Lydia
post #2 of 84
Love our Kinderkram Dollhouse! It's got beautiful lines and is incredibly well made. It's the only dollhouse that can withstand my 2 boys.

http://www.novanatural.com/s.nl/it.A...&category=4853

I actually bought it on craigslist. I'm in the SF Bay Area and the past month I've seen them posted a few times.
post #3 of 84
: we have that one too and adore it! dd climbs on it like a monkey too
post #4 of 84
We love our Sarah's Dollhouse !!

http://www.willowtoys.com/catalog.ph...3Fcategory%3D2

It was reasonably priced, quickly sent out, and smelled wonderful!
post #5 of 84
Our school has this Elves and Angels one, and both my DSs love it. DH is making his version of it for our DSs for Christmas.
post #6 of 84
I've finally convinced DH to make one similar to the Kinderkram dollhouse.
It does look sturdy and I love how open it is on both sides!
post #7 of 84
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What beautiful houses! Keep 'em comin', ladies.

I'm being particular about this purchase because while we do love Lucy's Kitchen from Nova Natural, our friends bought a different one that I had never heard of before (don't know the name though), and I have to admit that a felt a twinge of regret for not holding out longer in the research process.
post #8 of 84
Some of those doll houses are beautiful! We got ours from a local toy store..I can't remember the brand (I think Melissa and Doug), but it is very basic and affordable. I got it for dd for her 2nd xmas (she was almost 2) and she still plays with it at 4 1/2. You will be so happy with whatever you choose...it's a great gift.
post #9 of 84
We got ours at Land Of Nod - thanks to a gift certificate. It has great wooden furniture and my girls 3 & 4 love it!
post #10 of 84
Plan Toys and Ryan's Room also make some basic, natural wood dollhouses. They aren't particularly Waldorfy per se, but are an economical alternative to the Kinderkram or Elves and Angels ones.
post #11 of 84
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Does anyone have this Tree Blocks Treehouse? Thoughts?

Thanks,
Lydia
post #12 of 84
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Do anyone have this Tree Blocks Treehouse? Thoughts?

Thanks,
Lydia
I don't but my good friend does and *I* think it's pretty great! I had wanted to get one for my girls but it would have been too much (we already had a castle and pirate ship - I didn't want to go way overboard).
post #13 of 84
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Do anyone have this Tree Blocks Treehouse? Thoughts?

Thanks,
Lydia
I'm embarrassed to say that I have that one too . It was like a gorgeous piece of art when I had it set up! I think it's a little too fragile and complicated for my boys yet so I have it put away for them to play with when they're a little older.
post #14 of 84
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I don't but my good friend does and *I* think it's pretty great! I had wanted to get one for my girls but it would have been too much (we already had a castle and pirate ship - I didn't want to go way overboard).
Awesome cuz I just ordered it online. I saw that it was out-of-stock until Xmas at many online retailers, and I managed to find a couple that still have it on-hand. So I jumped at the opportunity.
post #15 of 84
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I'm embarrassed to say that I have that one too . It was like a gorgeous piece of art when I had it set up! I think it's a little too fragile and complicated for my boys yet so I have it put away for them to play with when they're a little older.
Uh, oh. Hmm...how old are you boys? I think our daughter could handle being gentle with it, but I'm not so sure about her peers (who are 2-3 years old). I'm also a little concerned with how our subsequent (not yet conceived) children will handle it, but obviously it didn't keep me from buying it.

Thanks for the heads-up on its fragility though. Good to know.
post #16 of 84
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I'm embarrassed to say that I have that one too . It was like a gorgeous piece of art when I had it set up! I think it's a little too fragile and complicated for my boys yet so I have it put away for them to play with when they're a little older.
BTW...how big are your dolls and furniture? I'm trying to figure out what size/scale would work well for this treehouse.

Thanks,
Lydia
post #17 of 84
My oldest just turned three and it's mainly his younger brother who is 22 months who I'm pretty sure would try to take it apart. It really isn't that fragile- it is pretty sturdy, but nothing is safe right now with my littlest godzilla.

I didn't buy any furniture or dolls for the treehouse since we use the Kinderkram house more, but here is some furniture that Tree blocks makes to go with the treehouse:

http://www.threesisterstoys.com/p-52...furniture.aspx

The treehouse also came with small wooden gnomes. The scale of the treehouse seemed much smaller than most other dollhouses.

I thought about getting these:

http://www.seasonsnaturaltoys.com/se...ure-set/Detail

It's a great choice you made for your daughter! I'm looking forward to being able to set it up again so the boys can play with the different configurations the house can do. Please let us know how you decide to accessorize it- it'll be fun to see!
post #18 of 84
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it is pretty sturdy, but nothing is safe right now with my littlest godzilla.
Good to know.

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here is some furniture that Tree blocks makes to go with the treehouse:

http://www.threesisterstoys.com/p-52...furniture.aspx
Yeah, I've seen this paired with the treehouses as add-ons. As silly as it sounds, they're too rustic looking for me. The treehouse is rustic enough, ya know?

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The treehouse also came with small wooden gnomes. The scale of the treehouse seemed much smaller than most other dollhouses.
I'm bummed that I didn't look carefully enough, that some online stores include the gnomes with the treehouse for the same price. Doh! For now, our daughter can play with some dwarves I made last year. They're quite crude/simple and don't have limbs and such, just a puffy cape with a puffy hood on top.

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Now THIS is what I'm talking about. It's got clean lines but still very much in the same spirit as the treehouse. Wow! Thank you for sharing! I've been searching the web quite unsuccessfully for something as nice as these. I wonder how the scale/size would work in the house.

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Please let us know how you decide to accessorize it- it'll be fun to see!
Absolutely! :-)
post #19 of 84
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OMG! I just looked at the other furniture they sell. I'm in love. : Thank you again for sharing this link!
post #20 of 84
Old thread, but...does anyone have elves and angel's Anna's dollhouse? I'm trying to figure out the dimensions, the ones listed don't make sense. THanks! http://www.kidbean.com/elves-and-ang...dollhouse.html
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