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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Childs play

A stainless steel cream vase. My yard sale find. Soon to make its way into the girls' new kitchen.


Can I just say how much I love having girls? Well I do! They are just so much fun.
Lately, Lauren has been on this cooking/ playing mommy kick, and I just love it!
I have had a lot of fun searching the thrift stores and antique stores for new dishes. They're cheap, cute, vintage (which I love!), and it is surprisingly easy to find "food safe", kid sized, sturdy dishes.
I did not have her pose for this one. She's just that cute!


These cups were (late sixties) 25 cents a piece. They're normal sized cups, but I thought they were too cute to pass up!


This set was 6 dollars. kind of spendy for used dishes, but they antique, sturdy resin, and PINK! They're miniature sized which is great!

Antique resin plates set of 5 (one is not shown) 60% off so under 3 dollars for the set.
Also miniatures, so perfect for her pretend kids to eat off of (and for her little sausage sized toddler fingers to hold)

I saved the best for last:











A kid sized cast iron skillet!

6$ and I would have paid more for this beauty. Just like Mommy's !


She is excited to take this one camping this summer and actually cook on it.


I think we have one-upped the Easy Bake!

She has been so much fun to watch when she pretends she has kids. I saw her going into the bathroom this week closing the door and saying: "kids, please give me some privacy now."
Where has she heard that?

She insists that they hold her hand when we cross the street, and I sometimes find her being strict with them (she shushes them and says "I am talking, dont interrupt" ;). It is really funny to watch.

More often, I find her saying "careful kids, c'mon kids, you want to play Dollies kids?"
They dont really have names, theyr'e just "Kids"
I love that she wants to be a Mom. I know she will be pleasantly surprised when she finally does have a (REAL) child, because I know I was! Like Lauren, I pretended with dolls and dishes. Little did I know that the real thing would be so much better!
So glad I get to live house rather than Play house!


Well, this week, I am finally going to paint the kids' room, and when I'm done, I plan on designing a kid sized kitchen for the girls. I am planning on putting her pots and aprons on hooks, and if I can get creative enough, I will create a stove/ cupboard/ counter area for them as well.

Wish me luck!


P.S. I am looking for a miniature wooden rolling pin (vintage looking would be great!). If you see one, do me the favor!

9 comments:

  1. I have a 4" cast iron pot bet never thought of giving it to the kids! I did find a 2" Lodge CI pot though last Wednesday at Coast to Coast for $3.99! It is adorable!
    Oh, and I have bought wooden rolling pins for the kids off of ebay (vintage ones) for pretty cheap. You should check it out!

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  2. Holly, you ought to give blogging lessons. Yours is so beautifully written and planned out. May God continue to bless you and Jake as you raise those wonderful little peeps.
    -Laura Rice

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  3. Gosh Holly, I used to have a miniature wood rolling pin with red handles. Where or where could it be?? ...... I found it!! Yup... it was in with the play dishes I keep here for grand kids tea parties. I'll mail it to you. Isn't it cute when they start to play house? Ahhh the imagination. :)
    Love you much.
    Grandma

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  4. Holly ~ this is awesome! Way to go! You ARE a wonderful mommy and your beautiful daughters will be too!

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  5. Too cute!

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  6. Holly,
    You are such a blessing to me....XOXOXO more than you can ever know!

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  7. oh Holly...girls are so much fun you're right. I just love that Lauren is a girly girl too..and she likes to cook and take care of her babies

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  8. I love reading your blog Holly!

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  9. I just love that picture of Lauren in her apron and rain boots...She is so beautiful :)
    XO

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