Joined Jun 21 2016
In the late 70's my parents and I moved back to Ireland from England and among my most treasured possessions that came with me was my dolls house. It was the envy of many of my school friends who used to come to my house to play and I could never recall seeing another house like it. I got hours of play out of it.
I was always told that it was " made" by a family friend but always doubted this story. I thought it might be a kit house so I dusted down the old house, which was stored in my Dads shed and after some extensive googling and research, identified it as a ToyWorks Dollshouse. After questioning my Mum again she said it was actually given to me by my Aunt as a gift when I was three.
It was in pretty good shape up until 1999/2000 as it was stored in my room, however after I moved to a different city for work purposes, my parents put the dollshouse outside in a shed.
It has deteriorated from being " unloved" over the last 15 years and I have noted alarmingly that there is now some woodworm in the base which needs to be treated urgently. I'm hoping to restore the house for my daughter and would li,e to keep it for sentimental reasons.
I would love to hear from other ToyWorks dollhouse owners to exchange some tips.