Then head to my door. But only if you are someone who is in love with the Joseph Angel House. Why? Well, I sold my Joseph Angel House.
Is it safe to come out? (I'm peeking around the corner making sure it's safe.)
I deliberated this for a long time. As much as I like the JA house, it became very clear to me after a couple of years of staring at the shell that this house wasn't for me. Every doll house I have ever had has told me exactly what it wanted to be. . except this one. Not a word. I just couldn't figure out what to do with it.
So a few weeks ago I was talking to my coworker and saying that maybe it was time to think about selling the JA house, and that afternoon a synchronicity moment happened. I got an email from a lady who had been reading my blog, asking if I knew where she could get a JA house.
I figured that was a sign. So we started emailing back and forth and in the end she sent me a check and I dropped of my JA house at a freight company and waved goodbye to it as it went off to its new home back East.
I thought I would feel bad and would regret letting it go, but you know, I feel kind of liberated. The JA House just wasn't for me, and when I finally decided to let it go it really just felt right. I hope the lady who bought it will cherish it and it will be everything she dreams of it. She told me that dollhouses are like real houses. You can admire one but not want to live it in (or work on it in the case of a dollhouse), which makes perfect sense.
So. . . now I've been dreaming about what house I really want to replace it. My top contenders are the Queen Anne by Real Good Toys and the Glencliff by Earth and Tree Miniatures. I think I'll wait a while and finish up some other things I have going on, but at least I have room for a really big dollhouse now.
There. Now you can send the angry mob home, right? :)