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THE TIN DOLL HOUSE

I still remember the tin doll house I had as a child. My parents eventually got rid of it, and of course, like hordes of other baby boomers, I spend my time looking for a replacement, so I can revisit my childhood.

So when I was sitting in the misty rain at a country auction, wondering what the heck I was doing there, everything became clear when a Tin Doll House from the 1950s came up for bids. I was so excited that I bid and bid. I bid against myself. The auctioneer finally said, “Madam, you are bidding against yourself. Could you please not do that?”

My wild bidding against all competitors (including MOI) resulted in my ownership of a rather wonderful litho painted tin doll house with a pile of pink and blue furniture to furnish it. I imagined setting up a corner of my house with the doll house, a child’s table, a few select teddies and bunnies and perhaps some vintage children’s books and teacups. This was before I was reminded that my house looks like an episode of Hoarders and there is no space, anywhere, to create this wonderful montage, an ode to childhood lost and regained.

To my great shame, that dollhouse has been buried in my basement for over fifteen years (protected by a cloth, so I am not totally irresponsible).

As I embarked on a project to clear my basement by selling on Kijiji, I unearthed the doll house, took wonderful photos, and posted it. The bright side of all this, is that the dollhouse is now worth more than what I paid. Not a fortune, but at least I don’t feel like a total idiot.

If only I could figure out how to add a photo to this post, you would see how wonderful and jolly this 1950s memento is.

As it is, I muse on how I searched long and hard to find something that was a reminder of my childhood, and then totally neglected it for years.

Could somebody please buy this doll house?
Linda

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