You might think I am mad, but the big kid has come out in me.
I saw a Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs dolls house on an on-line auction and I just had to have it. I still can't believe I bought it and I am still trying to understand why, but I guess there is some kind of appeal because both my husband and daughter like it too.
I do recall as a child always having a fascination with a set of plaster of paris Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs that were at my grandparents house. Perhaps that has something to do with it.
I understand the house may have been produced in 2007 to celebrate the release of a digital version of the original 1937 film of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The 1937 film was Disney's first full length cel animated feature film.
The set is not complete. It has a few pieces missing but it is in good condition.
In any event, I haven't bought it as a collectable, I have bought it as a project. You see I would like the house to look as if Snow White has taken residence and has created a cheerful happy home for her seven little friends. There should be vases of flowers, a shelf of preserves and jams, perhaps a couple of hand stitched cushions and seven little hand-knitted scarves, food and fruits collected from the forest, baking etc. There should also be a few forest creatures and birds visiting the house.
I have just ordered a copy of the DVD of the film for research. Any excuse to watch a Disney animated movie! My daughter and I are eagerly awaiting its arrival.
When the house arrived I got a bit of a shock. It was a lot larger than I thought it would be. Opened out it is about 42 inches wide and it is about 14 inches tall. Closed it is about 24 inches wide. The dwarves are 5 inches tall.
The house can close down but I have set it up opened out as below:
Below are some more photos of the house and residents:
Dopey says "Come on in".
Left side of the cottage.
The Dining Room.
There are two types of chairs.
Doc in the pantry.
The cookoo in the clock comes out if you swing the pendulum.
The organ with a squirrel on the side and rabbits on the front.
If you push the bellows it makes a sort of organ sound.
Bashful plays the organ to Happy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Sleepy, Doc and Dopey.
The water well, unfortunately missing its pump handle.
The cosy fireplace.
I'm not that fond of Snow White so she is around the back of the cottage sweeping.
I think I will make 7 little pick-axes to go in the wheel barrow.
A few containers of plants would look good around the back.
The chimney side of the house.
Have a great weekend.