So, after a busy week I decided I was ready to focus on decorating my yet to be purchased dollhouse for the HGTV “I’m a Giant” Dollhouse challenge. I decided that a few plants might be nice, and I came across this one on ebay:
Cute, but a little on the pricey side. Honestly, I wouldn’t spend more than $10 on a real plant, so I cannot justify spending $12.99 on a fake, mini plant.
I moved on to area rugs, and discovered these:
Rather hearty and heavy like an exotic bowl of stew, they look like they would hide miniature stains fairly well. Their burly appearance somehow implies that they might come with a warm, homey smell attached. I decided that I needed to stop over analyzing my new home’s decor (this was supposed to be lighthearted fun, right?) and just buy them. I took one last look. The bottom one has an 80’s retro feel, I noticed (if you like that) and they are a pretty good deal.
Then I had second thoughts. Having lived through the 80’s, I am not sure I want to go back. Even on a 1:12 scale.
Convinced that I still had not found anything affordable that truly represented my smaller, designing alter-ego, I moved on to what I thought was a great mid century modern hanging bubble chair. Not me in real life, but the smaller me could be freer and funner than the real me. As I looked a little closer, I got an uneasy suspicion that it was actually fashioned from half of a bubble gum prize machine plastic egg, suspended by a chain. I am all about homemade crafts, if I do them myself, but there is something about purchasing someone else’s stretch-of-the-imagination crafties that feels a little sad.
So my ebay shopping spree has been a bust, but I am not that easily discouraged. I just know the perfect tiny designs await me, and once I find them you will be the first to know.