Sunday, July 21, 2013

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

(Sorry I have been absent from my blog for the last couple of weeks - my gallbladder decided I should suffer a little bit and I haven't felt like sitting at a computer or felt the least bit creatively inclined. Feeling much better now though).

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.
I hope you enjoyed your tour of the cottage.

Have a great weekend.


  1. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    1. Sorry Tatiana. Somehow in trying to reply to your comment I managed to delete it instead. Luckily I had copied it into Google Translate.
      Your comment read:
      Это замечательно, что мы чувствуем себя немного ребенком! Это так радует. Это значит, что мы будем всегда молодые!
      Я обожаю гномов! Ваше приобретение замечательное!
      Надеюсь вы уже здоровы!!
      I was trying to reply that:
      I like the thought of being young at heart, especially as I will be turning 50 in a couple of months!

    2. Мне уже 53 , и возраст мне не мешает! Жизнь только началась!:):):)

  2. Wow this set has some great details! I love anything storybook myself. Fantasy and imagination are what keeps us alive not just young ;)

    I hope your feeling better!

  3. Wow! I Completely understand the appeal!!! The kid in us never grows up! I think you are right that it needs all those details! I think the details it has.... like the cucoo clock and the organ are Fantastic!!! You could build a whole world around this set! I look forward to updates!!!
    (And I am glad you are feeling better!)

  4. I hope you are feeling better now? Take care.
    Lovely purchase, Sharee, enjoy it! What a great details!
    Hugs, Ilona

  5. Hello Sharee è deliziosa la tua casetta dei Sette Nani e non sei l'unica a piacere questo tipo di casette...anch'io ne ho una simile.
    Un abbraccio, Manu

  6. Hi Sharee! I loved this movie when it came out and introduced it to my daughter when she was very young and she got scared of the witch/queen and refused to watch it again. I however love the quaintness of the cottage and this house is Adorable! I know that you will have all the fun of researching more information via the movie and find all those little details that Disney is so famous for including, especially in those early years of animation! I know that you will be Whistling While You Work! hahah ( excuse me,I was just being "Dopey", I am really "Happy" for you! ) Sorry though to hear about your gallbladder troubles, Sharee. I hope the "Doc" has given you a clean bill of health...... Oh, I have over-punned and I had better stop or else you might get " Grumpy"....... !!!!!!!!! oh my!


    1. Lol, you have such a great way of writing Elizabeth. Mind you I was a little disappointed when your 'pun epistle' ended. You only had Sneezy, Sleepy and Bashful to go!

  7. That's big! Now you'll scour the internet for a bath pump. LOL! It's a great find. Glad you are feeling better.

  8. Thanks everyone for your comments. It seems I am not the only big kid around. Isn't it great we can still tap into our inner child and have fun. I've always strongly believed that age is an attitude.

  9. These dwarfs and there tiny house are so adorable! I think you must hold back yourself that you don´t just sit down and play with it (I think, I would do) I really LOVE those old(er) Disneys like Bambi, Snowwhite, Cinderella, Dumbo ... but my abolutly favorite since many years is "The Lion King"
    It makes no difference how often I watched this Film, I always have to cry when Simbas Daddy dies... You think I´m a big child... yes, sometimes I think so too *lol*

    1. It has been years since I watched Lion King but I remember it as being a great movie with wonderful characters. I do love the Disney animated movies. I watched the Snow White movie last night with my daughter and we loved it. Amazing animation especially considering it was made nearly 80 years old.