noodle and lou

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vintage tuesday

i introduce you to my latest project...
the noodle and lou doll house!

i am sooooo stinkin' excited, i can barely
stand it!!!! i've been wanting an OLD doll house
forever. my pop pop made me one when i was
a little girl and i can remember playing
with that fabulous house for hours and hours.
days and days. years and years.
so many fond memories!!
sadly, that one isn't around anymore...
and this is not even close to a replacement...
but it's all mine all mine!! yipppeee!!!

those of you who know me well,
know that i love a good ol' fixer upper.
i will always prefer something old and chippy
and rusty over something brand new.
and ummmm...this house sure fits the bill.
dirty city.
and an absolute fixer-upper.
i accidentally vaccuumed up several layers
of dirt before i thought to take "before" pics!

it's so freaking perfectly vintage.
it's wood. it's handmade.


and the best part? jake found this for me
while we were at an estate sale this past
weekend. he came running downstairs
and said "mom, mom there is something you
are TOTALLY going to want upstairs"

i still have my childhood furniture and
dolls that will inhabit this happy house.
so stay tuned for the magical transformation.

'cause really. i have nothing but free time;)

happy vintage tuesday!!


venus said...

Awww, Jenn... what an awesome find! I can't wait to see what beautiful things you are going to do!

melissadc76 said...

You are absolutely right, it is so perfect. I also can't wait to see the results!


Anonymous said...

What a treasure! I have always wanted one of those too..can't wait to see how you put your creative hands to it....keep us posted on the progress!!! Love, love, love it!

Annette Q said...

Oh my gosh! Its gooorgeous! I've always thought about making a dolls house and starting from scratch but wouldnt know where to begin. I cant wait to see what you do with it, how exciting!

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

how exciting!!! looking forward to how you transform this treasure!

koralee said...

Yahoo for you...what a sweet Jake to find you this treasure! I think I had one just like that when I was a wee one..I adore it. Have so much fun decorating it my friend. Oh how I love this blog of yours! xoxoxo

Janel said...

Hi Jenn! First of all, the new blog banner and background is wonderful! It feels fresh and clean, like the scent of fresh linen!

I love the doll house find! Too stinkin cute! I love how it looks like a true fixer upper! I'm gonna think of something tiny to donate to the new house!

tascha said...

That is so adorable! I can't wait to see you beautify it!

Jennifer DeDonato said...

So happy for you...and you get to put your own stuff inside makes it even better. I have been working on a doll house also. I will share with you when I get it done.

snippetgirl said...

I can hardly stand the anticipation!!!! What a fantastic Noodle and Lou project!!!! I am so excited to see your magic happen on this one.
So funny because during Christmas we went around the table and had to tell what our favorite childhood gift was...and i said it was the dollhouse my mom made for me. I hadn't thought about it in years, but can remember how much I loved it.
Enjoy this project to the fullest!! I know you will :).