The littlest one and I stopped by a favorite cozy shop the other day for some window shopping. Her little fingers were itching to touch all the pretty things.
Padding across the painted floors, she and I ooed and aahhed over speckled bird's eggs, creamy green milkglass cups, ruffled floral aprons, chippy paint cupboards, colorful fabric birds, sweet-smelling soaps.
It's a tiny place, really, in what used to be someone's happy home. After we creaked up and then down the stairs, we headed outside to the nursery. Yes, there's a small greenhouse there too. They specialize in fairy gardens....tiny places that make you want to be an inch tall.
I gave the gleeful girl the go-ahead (Yes!) to touch the itsy-bitsy pots and benches and birdbaths. I'm smiling now remembering her joy.
What is it about miniature things? I carry vivid memories of an intricately detailed dollhouse that was on display at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago when I was little. I couldn't believe it. The lights really worked?! How did they make forks so small?! What was written in those miniscule books?! Still today, anything teeny-tiny and true to life makes me so happy! I took the kids to see a miniature White House last spring and they had to drag Mommy away.
I want to live here. This modern living room looks like a good place to cozy up with a book. Oh to wander through this one! Gasp, sigh, uugh....this one takes the cake!!! I could go on and on with endless dollhouse links but sleep is calling to me and you have things to do!
I hope you enjoyed window shopping with Lucy and I today!
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May He bring you teeny-tiny HUGE happiness this weekend!