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Vintage Toy Flashback :: Debbie’s Dream Dollhouse

Most of the time when I’m posting vintage toys, there is a fair amount of nostalgia involved. Things I had. Things I wanted. Things my girlfriends had and I coveted but my never parents never got me and I’m still bitter about…helllo Dorothy Hamill ice skating doll.

But I digress. So like I was sayin’, vintage toy collecting usually involves a fair amount of nostalgia, but I loooooooove when I unearth something that didn’t even know existed. And I’ve told you guys, I’m a vintage/thriftin’ pro/know-it-all by now and feel like I’ve seen it all. So my eyes popped out of my head when I stumbled upon Debbie’s Dream House. I don’t know who this Debbie is, but girlfriend had my kinda dreams.

You can already tell that this is gonna be a goodie, eh? OK friends. Let’s step inside….

All together now…..”Ooooooooh!” Debbie, I love what you’ve done with the place…


Incredibly, this pad came fully furnished. Please note that the light blue dining room table comes equipped with a LAZY SUSAN people. I’m dyin’….

Requires two big “D” batteries…what for??? Did something light up? Spin? A doorbell?? Debbie, I need to know!

UPDATE! I found out….Debbie’s house had a light up fireplace, working living room lamp and sweet mother mary, A WORKING DOOR BELL!!!!!! Amazing. Why does the doorbell seem like it takes this doll house up a notch to Cadillac of Dollhouses status?? Did anyone here have this beauty? Enquiring minds want to know!!!

Now don’t knock anyone down as you race over to eBay to see if you can nab one of these suckers for yourself. (By the way, I already looked. All I found was Debbie’s living room furniture….sigh.)

My next quest….to find out more about this baby:

Want more retro mod doll house love? Check out this past post: Welcome to the Doll Haus.

Pssst! You can get a home tour over at the lovely doe-c-doe blog.

Images: puppenhaus on Flickrdoe-c-doe, barbigirl

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  1. Julie says

    IT IS AMAZING. WOW!!!

  2. Sarah says

    Gah! I totally want to LIVE in that house! Seriously adorable – and that picture above the fireplace – that’d look perfect in my house now! Ha!

  3. Jill Browning says

    This is out of control. I can’t even stand it…!

  4. Tiffanie says

    LOVE this. I am so sorry, but I feel compelled to plug the modern dollhouse I made, which was featured at Ohdeedoh this year. It works at two different scales (Japanese miniatures and Barbie), and ever since I did it I am fascinated by dollhouses. Especially the non-gingerbread/Victorian ones! Forgive the shameless plug, I think you’ll enjoy!

    http://bloggingcornerblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/building-dollhouse-from-scrap.html

  5. Eartha Kitsch says

    Oh gosh, this is breaking my heart! I have Debbie’s Dream House but it’s missing the majority of the furniture and that glorious kitchen.

  6. Karen Dale says

    I didn’t have many toys, but I had one of theses. I played with it for HOURS alone in my basement while my mother was at work, or doing yard work. After seeing your post, I now realize WHY my husband thinks my decorating tastes is “tacky.” I still LOVE the house, and yes, it had a lamp by the couch that would light up, and the doorbell rang. (My cousin broke it so that it would go sideways and fall out…that was a heartbreaking day.) It was very fragile, with cardboard floor, bedspread and lounge chair. The closet doors also slid open and shut in the bedroom. There were actually no dolls back then that would fit it, so you had to imagine the little people (just like I imagined friends.)

  7. Karen Dale says

    I didn’t have many toys, but I had one of theses. I played with it for HOURS alone in my basement while my mother was at work, or doing yard work. After seeing your post, I now realize WHY my husband thinks my decorating tastes is “tacky.” I still LOVE the house, and yes, it had a lamp by the couch that would light up, and the doorbell rang. (My cousin broke it so that it would go sideways and fall out…that was a heartbreaking day.) It was very fragile, with cardboard floor, bedspread and lounge chair. The closet doors also slid open and shut in the bedroom. There were actually no dolls back then that would fit it, so you had to imagine the little people (just like I imagined friends.) I still have this, but it is disassembled in my basement in a plastic bin.

  8. Karen Dale says

    I still have this doll house. It was one of my only toys as a child, and I would play with it alone for hours in my basement. It was the last thing Santa Claus brought to me before my father died when I was 6. This explains why my husband thinks my decorating is “tacky.” I thought this was the most wonderful and beautiful thing ever, even with the cardboard floors, bedspread and lounge chair, and with it being a size that no dolls of that era would fit. You just had to imagine little people living in it, just like I imagined friends, siblings, etc. Anyway, yes, it did have a lamp by the couch and a fireplace that would light up. The doorbell also rang, but mine was somehow broken (by a cousin, I think) and you had to hold it to keep it from going sideways and falling out. I loved this doll house. It was very flimsy, and always stayed in one place on a table in the basement. It also had sliding doors on the bedroom closet.



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