Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Hello Everyone :) In my last post I told you I would tell you a story about a Christmas gift I received so here I am lol I hope you wont be too bored :DDD It started a couple of weeks before Christmas when I received a phone call from my cousin telling me that while she was waiting for a bus home she had wondered around a  small market and had seen a dolls house for sale on one of the stalls. She said she didn't have any money on her and her daughter had her car. But sad to say I could not get to the market that day :(  My daughter arrived a few hours later and I told her about the house so on her way home she had a look but the house was gone :( My cousin again called me later and told me that she had asked the stall owner to hold it for an hour but when she went back later ( more than the hour later) the man told her that he was sorry but he had sold it thinking that she wasn't coming back. So that was the end of that. I forgot about it after that. Then on Christmas day my brother arrived with yes you guessed it THE HOUSE wow I was shocked. Neither of them knew that the other was trying to buy the house for me. When my brother had seen the house he knew I would love it but when he asked about it the stall owner said he was holding it for someone but when my brother passed again he sold it to him. Now I believe that this beautiful house was men't specially for me don't you think so ? :))) Its a wonderful hand made dolls house no idea who made it though. My brother fixed the roof and sanded it down and then varnished it. Here are some pictures of it.

Isn't it  gorgeous. It needs a lot of work but its a beautiful very solid house. You can take the front doors off as they are held with pins and the roof lifts off completely. It is also missing a stairs. I have not done anything with it yet as I am not sure what to have it as.  Any ideas ? :)
Thank you Patrick for this wonderful gift I love it and I love you brother :)))
I hope you are all well.  Have a wonderful rest of week.
Hugs to All my Friends


The Old Maid said...

Nice house!! Can't wait to see what you do with it!
Great to have a family like yours, Maria! :):)

Contrastes-Rosa Mª said...

Felicidades María por esta hermosa casa,su hermano tuvo una idea genial para hacerte feliz el día de Navidad, seguro que te quedará genial decorada, besos:)

cristall said...

La casa es preciosa,pero la historia aun es mas bonita si cabe.
Que detalle el de tu hermano.
y que coincidencia,la verdad que fué toda una sorpresa,me alegro por ti amiga,a ver que maravilla haces con ella.Bss apretaos!!!

maria said...

Oooo that's an exciting story! It looks like it has so much potential.

MinisAntonia said...

que bonita casa, que buen regalo el de tu hermano. Seguro que haces maravillas con ella.

Madame Mystery said...

Oh Maria, what a darling little house...and what a sweet story. I know you will make it look just beautiful!

Have a good week,


Pepita said...

Es muy bonita y la historia que la envuelve aún más, felicidades por este regalo tan bonito, decorarla será para ti una gran satisfación.


BiWuBär said...

Oh my, what a story! No doubt, this house was meant for you - and only for you! You have a lovely and caring family! Congrats - have loads of fun with it... and I think you should make it the beautiful home of a lovely, caring family - because that is what brought it to you... ;O)


Piikko said...

Yes Maria, the house is gorgeous!
And it is meant to be yours!
Maria, do you have any idea why you and me are getting such a gifts as dollhouses? Simple! We are believing in Santa Claus! :)
Thanks to our closest too! ♥

Mins said...

What a beautiful story, yes this house was definitely meant to be yours! Your family sound so wonderful and supportive of your minis, that is so nice. It's like having lots of extra sets of peepers out and about spotting bargains for you, even when you cant be there yourself :D
So cool!!
Hugs, Mins xxx

Jane Smith said...

Aww honey what a wonderful gift!

It WAS meant for you by fate :P

Like all your beautiful creations this one will shine!

It has great wood work. Maybe working with the wood as the detail or style?

*Mieke*Petitevictorianrose*and*PastTimeChildhood said...

Wow Maria, what a lovely story and a beautiful house !!
You are a very lucky girl, having a brother like Patrick :)
Enjoy your wonderful house !!!

Hugs Mieke xxx

Plushpussycat said...

What an incredible story, Maria! How fantastic! The house is gorgeous, and it obviously was meant to be. What a shock everyone must have had when they saw the house on Christmas! :-) You'll have so much fun with this. What about an Irish pub downstairs and living quarters upstairs? It could be a really fun project. I can hardly wait to see what you do with it, Maria--fun, fun, fun! xo Jennifer

Anonymous said...

Ay!!!que casita tan preciosa, se ve nueva y una madera estupenda, lo que podrás hacer con esa casita tan fantástica, y vaya joya de hermano tienes, me alegro mucho por ti.
Muchos besos

Susanna Zanchi said...

Wonderful gift! a beautiful little house! kiss!

Rosethé said...

c'est une jolie histoire !
Un petit miracle de Noël, cette maison devait vous appartenir. Un beau cadeau !

Kike said...

Hi, this is a nice house, and regarding your comments, it needs a lot of work. But on the other handa, I am sure you will spen funny days repairing it. I looking forward to see it finished.


Wyrna Christensen said...

With that story, the house is almost made ​​for you. It looks great. Now you have work ahead of you for a long time. I am looking forward to follow you decorate it. Do you want to make housing or shops in it? There are so many options.


carmen said...

que bueno : la casa era para tí!

Kikka said...

Dear Maria!
What a story and What a House! :)
It looks wonderful, it is meant to be yours that is for sure!
Now there is a lot of nice and beautiful to think and make for a long time...
Can`t wait to see the next step!

Eloisa (Heloise) said...

Que bonito regalo Maria, la casa es preciosa y seguro que la dejarás maravillosa. Besos.

Sonja said...

Hi Maria,
Wow what a wonderful x-mas gift and story!!!

Giac said...

Hello Maria,
That is a wonderful dollhouse and such a beautiful storey. what a great family!
It is a gorgeous stucture and has a lot of charm. I'm not making any suggestions because I know will you come up with fantastic ideas.
Big hug,

SaMiRa73 said...

Hi Maria! What a wonderful story and what a wonderful house!!! Yes, you surely were meant to own this house, haha! I´m sure you´ll come up with fantastic ideas for decorating this house :-) For me it looks like a cozy family home with a climbing rose on the exterior. I am now so curious what you are going to do with it!
Hugs, Sandra

Kim said...

what a wonderful story! I think that you are correct- the house was meant to be yours! It is really pretty :)

mcddiss said...

decididamente esa casa debia de ser para ti, es una monada y seguro que haras con ella un trabajo impresionante



Steinworks said...

what a wonderful story, that house was ment for you! I can't wait to see what you do with it

Marisa :)

Tatiana said...

Дорогая Мария!
Такой замечательный подарок от любящих родных! Это только Ваш дом! Это же надо такая история! Это сам Бог через родных сделал Вам подарок!
Поздравляю! Наслаждайтесь от всей души!

Irene said...

You're right. It was definitely meant for you and while you're making up your mind what to do with it, it's a lovely little property to sit and admire.

Fabiola said...

A big surprise! You've a fantastic brother.
The hiuse is fabulous and I'm curious to see the progress.
Bye Faby

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: the history of the house is very nice. Definitely this house was predestined for you. Enjoy the house. Keep in touch

Pippibär said...

What a wonderful story! I think it was a touch of destiny to bring you this house. Whatever it will be, it should be!

Mary said...

Una preciosa historia y más preciosa aún la sorpresa.Te espera mucho trabajo en esa casita, pero será muy satisfactorio. Felicidades por tan bonito regalo.Un beso.

maribel said...

Es una casa preciosa y con esas manos que tienes seguro que la dejas divina. Felicidades.

Monika said...

Ohhh Maria... es ist ein wundervolles Geschenk... und das Haus wollte einfach nur zu Dir. Eine wundervolle reale Geschichte, die das Leben schrieb. Deiner Familie sei Dank, das sie so liebevoll an Dich gedacht haben.

Und das Haus ist wirklich sehr hübsch und vor allem groß...da gehen viele Minis rein.

Schicke ganz liebe Grüße mit

PuNo / Monika

Carmen said...

Enhorabuena por tan precioso regalo y por tan estupendo hermano. Ahora a decorarla y disfrutarla.

Cinderella Moments said...

That is such a nice story! I love the happy ending. You have a family that loves you very much. So sweet! Thanks for sharing that. It makes me smile. ♥♥♥

The grandmommy said...

Tu tiene el amor de su familia! El casa is muy bonito. Que te diviertas!

PILAR6373 said...

Esa si que es una preciosa historia de navidad,que sorpresa cuando la bonita casa llegó a tus manos!!! Tu hermano Patrick ha sabido mantenerte la ilusión navideña como cuando eras una niña!!!
La casa me gusta mucho y me encantará ver como la decoras!!!

Sanne said...

I love the story! Oh you lucky lady, the house is fantastic. Cannot wait to see how you decorate it. Hugs Sanne

julia said...

Que precioso regalo María, te mereces eso y mucho más.
Me encantará ir viendo sus avances.
Te deseo querida amiga un feliz domingo.
Millones de besos...Julia

Drora's minimundo said...

Dear Maria,
Of course this house was meant for you. What a wonderul experience.
It is so beautiful! You will have great fun decorating it. Congratulations!
Hugs, Drora

Ascension said...

Es un fantastico regalo, es una casita preciosa.
Seguro que disfrutas muchisimo decorandola.
besitos ascension

maria l. said...

Tienes razón es además de hermosa, sólida y sencilla. Podrás usar el estilo que desees y por descontado que lo harás de una forma perfecta y cálida.
A trabajar!

Helen said...

Hello Maria!
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas & New Year!
I have been 'out of the loop' for a while & have lots of catching up to do!
Your new little house is gorgeous - I can't wait to see what beautiful plans you have for it!
Have a wonderful day, my friend!
Helen. x

MelyMel said...

Devi avere una famiglia magnifica Maria! I miei cugini non farebbero mai questo per me, e forse forse neppure mio fratello...
Un bacio,

Hopblogger said...

A great house. I am sure you will do something lovely with it!
Mini hugs and kisses, Conny

Anonymous said...

Un regalo maravilloso Maria, esta casa tenia que ser para ti, jejeje, ademas aunque necesite arreglos te quedara mas que preciosa y lo que mas cuesta es lo que mejor queda, ya nos iras enseñando, felicidades un beso.

GeMa said...

hola! que casa más bonita,ya ire viendo los avances. Muchas gracias por tus palabras en mi blog. Un beso

Craftland minis und anderes said...

This is a really wonderful story. This house has found Y O U.
I know, you are so happy. I'm looking forward to see the next steps.
Hugs from Craftland

Sionchi said...

Es una preciosa casa y qué suerte haberla encontrado tu hermano. Es un regalo precioso y la historia también. María enhorabuena. Besos

17-17 said...

What a pretty house, I can't wait to see how you decorate it! good luck!!

Hannah said...

That's a nice house you got! Exiting to see what you will make of it!
Have you seen that you are the winner of my blog-contest? Hope to here from you soon. Hannah