Saturday, May 14, 2011
405 Bluebird Lane
My parents died several years ago; first my mom and my dad 15 yrs later. My dad gave me most of my mother's treasures, and then my step-mom gave me most of my dad's treasures. My basement is full. I've been sorting, giving, throwing, selling, burning treasures for about 3 yrs. Where I get stuck in the process is anything with graphics. It seems I can't part with pictures, magazines, books, canceled checks. etc. etc, ... I'm sure you get the picture.
I found an early 1900ish Sears catalog, falling to pieces, and have an idea where I want it to go but still not sure I'm ready to let it go. In the process of researching options I happened upon several online resources with Sears catalogs from every imaginable year gone by. The ones I enjoyed most were the ones from the late 50s early 60s. The above doll house is from a 1962 Sears Catalog, don't you just love these doll houses !! My neighbor had one with a pool and I thought it was wonderful. I would have been very content with the $6.44 Colonial. I think $6 in 1962 translates to to something like $46 in today's economy, and our budget didn't have room for such, but I just might end up with one yet :) I found the description of the Colonial to be interesting because it boasts a "fall out shelter" what a hoot, even a selling point for a doll house circa '62.
Hope you enjoyed looking back, thanks for stopping by, E