Tuesday, May 3, 2016

THE DOLL HOUSE AT MOUNT VERNON

Hello Everyone, I have been off the internet for a few days - my cable went out - but am back now and will be catching up with all your comments.  Thank you so much for leaving them.  

One of the items I have always enjoyed on display in the visitor center, is the doll house replica of Mount Vernon.




The roof is mechanized and when it is lifted you can get a better view of the miniature furnishings.  The roof lowered in place as I was looking at it, and this is the first time I had ever been aware that the roof could be raised and lowered.  An impressive doll house and what I would have given for something like this as a child. 





There were only two of us looking at the doll house.  The other onlooker was a young girl around  ten years’ old.  Her father and brothers looked at it briefly and moved on.  However, the young girl and I were mesmerized.  She pointed out one of the tiny bowls on a table.  I smiled and asked her if she had a doll house at home.  She answered yes.  I told her how wonderful, that I didn’t when I was her age but have always liked them, and was happy she had one.  We chatted for a few minutes while we were looking.  I could have honestly continued but I was called away by ‘the boys’ (aka hubby and brother-in-law who wanted to continue the tour).  




It appears I am still in touch with my inner child.

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I am joining the following memes as they become available.  Thank you Tom, N.C. Sue and Linda Kay for hosting.

Tom at Tuesday's Treasures
N.C. Sue at Wordless (on Tuesday) at image-in-ing
Linda Kay at Wednesday Wit and Wisdom


30 comments:

  1. What an incredible treasure that would have been to see (or have).

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  2. I too would be attracted to the doll house. I never had one as a child.

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  3. It's absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing it☺

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  4. I would have loved to view this dolls house. My father made mine - it didn't have a lifting roof but it did have a moving front 'wall' so I could reach inside all the rooms. Are we ever too old to appreciate dolls houses or indeed dolls?

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  5. Magnificas estas miniaturas de casas.
    Um abraço e uma boa semana.

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  6. Hello, now that is a huge dollhouse. Little girls do love the dollhouses. Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

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  7. that doll house is amazing and i always wanted one to. not this kind but just a regular one. i loved and still do the miniature furniture. i had a few pieces of furniture just because they were tiny and pretty. there is something about small things that call to me .

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  8. What an amazing doll house!!! Thanks so much for sharing, Denise.

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  9. I want to be still a child.. :)
    Lovely dollhouse.

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  10. Love doll houses and I had one for my girls when they were little:) Not this big though! Isn't it frustrating to be without internet?? Happy for you, you're back on:)

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  11. What a doll house version of the real thing. I bet that it cost almost what my house did. Mount Vernon sure is an American treasure. Thanks Denise for sharing this week and I hope you will return again.

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  12. Great to have you link up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/05/snorkeling-on-saint-thomas.html

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  13. Auite an amazing doll house, Denise. I never had one as a child but can well imagine that grandaughter Ellie would really like this one as she has one now. Glad your internet is back on line.

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  14. Doll Houses are SOSOSOSO wonderful. Have you ever been to the museum in DC. I cannot remember if it is a children's museum or a doll house museum. As a little girl, I always wanted a doll house. You talk about your inner child....mine is screaming "Let Me Out" each day when I awaken. I want you to know that my bunny basket is still on the table in my dining room and the little ornaments are hanging from my lights in the kitchen. I cannot bear to put them away. Again, thank you, thank you, thank you. Like I said...my inner child is alive and doing well. Hugs.

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  15. Wow! What a great doll house. I know it's a replica, and not meant for dolls, but it is still fantastic. I can see why you were mesmerized.

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  16. Beautiful doll house. I had one for a short while.

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  17. Very cool! Have you ever seen the doll houses at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester?

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  18. I was raised in Indiana across the state line from Chicago and my favorite place was to see Colleen's doll house at the Museum of Science and Industry. I could look at it for hours!!

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  19. Thank you so much for showing this Denise....I would have been mesmerised too. I did have a doll's house when I was 5 but it was considered to big to pack when we moved overseas and was given away....I was always sad about that.

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  20. That is a wonderful doll's house. I had two - my own and a much better one that my aunt had as a child and gave to me. Neither of them had a patch on this one, of course. These days I've started to think that one day if I have granddaughters I'd like to get a really nice dool's house and decorate it with my own handmade rugs and the like. There is of course the danger that it would become too nice for the granddaughter to be able to touch it! :)

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  21. I love doll houses, too, and I remember having one, myself, as a child. Not as grand as Mt. Vernon, though. Lol.

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  22. What a delightful find you have on the blog today, and thanks for joining in with your picture and story!

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  23. Wow! I would love to see that...hey, I just did. Thank you.

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  24. Hi Denise, what a wonderful house I can understand as to why you and the young girl were so captured by it. Regards John

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  25. That is a wonderful dolls house and the detail involved so good ...

    All the best Jan

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  26. What a delightful dollhouse this would be to have! Love it. Sad you couldn't spend a few more minutes with the little girl.

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