Saturday, February 21, 2009


During the time that I was building the two houses to be donated to Ronald McDonald homes, I received a phone call from a woman who lived in Miami Beach. She said that she had been given my name by someone involved in the McDonald program. She explained that she had a dollhouse that had been built by her deceased mother; that she wanted to donate the house to a charity, but that she did not know anything about doing dollhouses and the one her mother had built needed some refurbishing. I told her that I would be happy to look at the house and fix it up if possible. The house was brought to me and I was suprised to see that it was in pretty good shape. It did need some work, but much of the decor was in good condition. I had to do flooring because that had not been done, although all of the house was wallpapered and a lot of the rooms had furniture. I did the flooring, Tom and I did the shingling of the roof and Tom made pieces to replace trim ones that were missing. I also had to do a bit of landscaping, make flowers for the window boxes and add a few pieces of additional furniture so that all rooms were furnished. When the house was finished, I called the couple who brought it to me and told them it was ready to be picked up. They were delighted with the completed house and told me that they planned to take it to Jacksonville, FL where they wanted to donate it to the Childrens' Home, the facility where the woman's mother had lived. I have to say that doing houses for a good cause is a real joy and anyone who has the opportunity to do a similar project is well rewarded. I recently heard of a project in NJ where one can donate a dollhouse and the group involved will put the house together and give it to a child who is dealing with serious health problems. For more information on this project see the following: Now for pictures of that Harrison dollhouse.

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