Saturday, December 28, 2013

"You know the way that children play make-believe in the garden? I did that and I thought, 'This will do for life. Why would I want to do anything else?' " ~ Harry Treadaway

On a recent snowy Sunday afternoon, I took myself to the Cortland County Historical Society's 

A Dollhouse Holiday

"Weekends only, 1-5 pm, 25 Homer Ave. Cortland County Historical Society brings back a fondly remembered tradition from our past with a Dollhouse Holiday! View dollhouses of all kinds both from our collection and from the community and be amazed at these magical miniatures. Admission is $5 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12 and free for children under the age of 6. For more information or to lend a dollhouse to be included in this very special exhibit, please contact us at 756-6071 or e-mail Visit us online at"

I have always wanted a dollhouse, and sometimes even think of getting one as an adult - but the reminder that I am trying to downsize, no matter how miniature they are, stops me!

The Glen Haven School is one of my favorites.

I do find all of the interiors so fascinating!

If you live locally, the show runs through January 4th, so you have another two weekends to make it!


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    1. I feel like I could be walking it's floors!

  2. Quite an incredible display. I can see why you would want one to decorate and play with. I think I want one too!

  3. Oh happy sigh... How delightful! I would love to see such a display.

    I love home layouts. These are home layouts, in 3-D, in miniature. Purrrfect.

    Happy New Year!

    "Here there be musing" blog

  4. Ohh I am such a sucker for doll houses and this exhibit looks wonderful. Thank you for sharing xox Clarice

  5. I finally made it, just in the nick of time! My favorite was the replica of the Cayuga Street home, complete with porcelain doves on the chimney cap and copper flashing in the valleys. What treasures! Your photos are wonderful.

    1. Thanks Tierney! I'm so glad that you got to see the exhibit before it closed. It comes as no surprise that your eye caught things that mine completely missed!