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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

FINALLY.... Welcome to the Playhouse

Wow this  has been an exciting day.  One I was beginning to wonder if it would ever come.  We started decorating the playhouse. Is it completely finished?  No! Why, well our carpenter,  Papa said enough is enough.  He began this project thinking he was building a shed for a playhouse, not a tiny little house.  We have a big craft show in a few weeks so all work has come to a halt until after the show. 

Hehe,,, He doesn't know we will have lots of changes and new ideas by that time. There is still some touch up work to do, some trim to paint and the loft to be finished.  But,,,, it is move in ready and we have had so much fun.

So come along and I will show you what is done so far. 

The BRIGHT green front door.  Darbee Rae knew what colors she wanted right from the start.  And to have her own mailbox was a have to have.  Holly was lucky to find this one at a sale and again, Darbee had to have it purple.
After I took the pictures Papa came by and put up her house numbers on the door as well.  She ask would the mailman stop by and really leave her mail,,,, after all she had an address. 
We hung valances on the two windows.  A third window is to be installed in the loft when Papa has time,.  They have already agreed on that so that she can look out from the loft area.
While Holly and I were having fun decorating, this is what Darbee Rae was doing.  Reading to her baby.
Her chalkboard was added to the wall close to her chair.  She plays school often so she will be all ready to teach her babies.
The wall going up to the loft.  Holly hung some of the canvas paintings she has been doing.
Looking up from downstairs is the unfinished loft area.  We hung this quilt from there until it is finished and this is the only thing in the playhouse Darbee  Rae does NOT like.  She says it is too primitive.  {smile}
Love the tiny coat rack.  This will be moved as she has a little table to go there, but the rain won't stop long enough to get it painted.  Love her cowgirl hat and her camouflage cap.
You see the bench for her adult guest as you walk in the door.  Still have to fill with pillows and something for the wall behind the bench.
But you know food is important to us Southern girls.  She is collecting play food already to stock her kitchen.  These donuts look real, huh?  The trunk doubles as a coffee table and storage for dress up clothing.
Her desk area.  Bet we won't see it this neat for long. 
The sink area.  There was a debate about a stove, so a microwave will go here in the future.
Shelf to the left of the sink area.  Hot pads and apron ready to be used.
View of the whole area.  Still have to add trim to the curtain.  Do you wonder what is behind the curtain?   A small refrigerator that has already been stocked with beverages for her little friends, and her table and stools that can be brought out when she has friends over.  And of course a box of goodies to use in the kitchen,
Mr. P. told Holly he loved her as good as she loved Darbee Rae, but he would have never worked this hard on a playhouse for her when she was little,.  But,,,,,, he didn't stop until he surprised Darbee Rae with this..
Yep, A swing built on to the playhouse.  Darbee Rae swinging and playing on her ipod.  Don't think he did too bad of a job do you?  We are so proud to have it done as much as it is.  What a fun day I had today with the girls.
Hope you enjoyed your visit.  Stop by and say hello.  And don't forget,,,, stay tuned for my giveaway coming up soon, 
Until next time ,


  1. What an adorable playhouse! I know Darbee Rae loves it!

  2. Love it! Can hardly wait to see it in person!! <3 Jamie did an awesome job building everything and you and Holly did an awesome decorating!!

  3. Grandpa worked very hard and did a great job!! Turned out very very cute and it will surely get a lot of use.
    What a nice touch to make a swing.
    and reading to her baby dolls, sweet.

  4. What an amazing playhouse! Grandpa did an outstanding job! She will have years of fun to look forward to. Hope you are able to come join us at the Harvest At The Mill show on September 7th! We are having a blog gathering Saturday night and lots of our friends will be here! Sure would love to meet you in person, Dawn

  5. Wow...her playhouse looks better than my apartment! What a blessing! Just imagining all the dreams that will be dreamed there, the laughs laughed, the plans made, some tears shed and prayers said. Wow!
    Be blessed,

  6. I think Mr. P is a dedicated and wonderful grandfather!!!! Also, there is a great Mom and Grandma that made it look so pretty, I want to move in. I would have loved a nice playhouse like that. Good job, everyone. Darbee will never forget!


  7. What a great playhouse...so adorable!! Grandpa did good!!! What wonderful memories will be made in there.

  8. Wow!! What an incredible place and to think of all the work that has gone into it! She seems to really know what she wants. I think she's going to be s tremendous woman when she grows up.......one to be reckoned with! Joan

  9. Oh my goodness just the most wonderful place ever! Mr P did a great job. You girls really made it so special too.I'm sure Darbee is just delighted.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  10. Wooohoooo what a blessed little girl is Darbee.
    Mr P rocks!
    And sure is the best Pop ever.
    You and Holly did a great job too.
    So much love and fun.
    Woolie Blessings

  11. Wow, it's awesome! DR has an amazing imagination and I foresee lots of fun times with you and papa in her play house. Shoot, I'd love to have one of those in an adult size... lol.


  12. Darbee Rae is one lucky little girl! What an awesome little house and what a great carpenter who built it! Now all we have to do is get Darbee Rae more excited about primitives! :-)

  13. It's just wonderful, love all the details and the colors. Oh the fun she will have there, and oh the love of a Grandpa for his darling!

  14. Oh wow..... THE perfect playhouse!! I would have just LOVED that as a little girl! I'm sure Darbee Rae will have so many special times in her little house, and all kinds of special memories made in there. I am quite sure the best memory she will have is the of the love of her family for her... and it doesn't get any better than that!

  15. Wow what an awesome job Papa did for Darbee. Everything is so cute and perfectly suited to her size.


  16. o how wonderful that playhouse is! Darbee will have so much fun with her friends in her very own house! Great job papa and ladies..!!