My parents are here visiting for a few days before my mom and I shuffle off to Europe and leave the boys behind. Since they drove out, they decided to deliver the last remnants of my stuff that’s been stored in their house. It’s stuff I haven’t thought about for years. They brought my childhood dollhouse (it’s actually a puppenhaus, because it’s German) and the furniture.
I took some time to dig through it this morning and I actually thought, well, this explains a lot!
I loved the hand painted furniture, the style, and the colors as an 8 year old and I can see how much these pieces have informed my decorating and the things I’m drawn to.
You can see how even the color palette influenced some of the signature colors in the MMS Milk Paint line…
And, there’s more!
This was my kitchen hutch…
…filled with copper pots, blue and white dishes, and wooden utensils.
And my favorite pieces were this wooden wardrobe and the Bavarian-styled side chairs…
Does this piece look a little familiar?
It looks a lot like the German wardrobe I just bought last week!
Isn’t it funny that I had such a strong idea of what I wanted and that probably came from my dollhouse wardrobe that I hadn’t thought about in decades!
Even the inside of the pieces are similar…
Now, I’m tempted to paint that little wardrobe in milk paint! Hmmm… And I’m also tempted to give my whole dollhouse a makeover. Maybe I should just focus on my real house for now!
Did your dollhouse furniture or other childhood favorites influence your style as an adult?