Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Connecting Dots - doll houses

As a little girl, I loved doll houses. You’ll find me in the toy shops, peering into the little windows of the doll houses. I wanted to see if the design and décor were detailed or was that doll house a mere façade. I would be thrilled if I saw miniature sofas, beds, tables… It would delight me even further if I saw pint-sized paintings on the walks, table lamps and pieces of clothing. I never had my own doll house though because my mum always said it’s better to save that money for my own house. A real one (I’m still saving…).

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As an adult, I find that I liked looking into opened windows and doors of houses. I enjoy the same thrill when I see that it’s a beautifully furnished house and I imagine what it’s like live in such a house. From there I would think about the people who lived inside—what kind of people are they, how their lives are like…. It’s a fun thing to do!

I never thought that my kiddish fascination with doll houses meant much. Surprising as it may sound, it’s only now when I decide to post about doll houses (after reading about it in passing) that I am able to connect the dots—my interest in interiors existed even when I was a child. It’s so blatantly clear but I just never put the two together.

[images top, left to right from Flickr photostream of: haraheart, Ian Dewar, em'lia, skoop102, haraheart, The Shopping Sherpa, Viche]


  1. My parents decided that dolls were "evil" and I was deprived from ever owning them. But that didn't stop me from wanting to have at least one. Dollhouses are so cute and the miniature furnishings are to die for. I also have the habit of taking glimpses of opened windows and doors! It reveals something about the people who live there and I find that interesting.

  2. Oh, how fun! We're thinking about a dollhouse for our daughter's birthday. Maybe it will jumpstart an interest in interior design, too!

  3. So many cute doll house images!! I think doll houses are sooo cute!!


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