madtex1967

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About madtex1967

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  • Birthday 05/27/67

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  • Gender Male
  • Location New Orleans, LA

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  • Dollhouse Building Experience Five or more
  • Dollhouse Preference The Traditional Greenleaf
  • Online Community Building Projects Yes
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  • Real Name Matt
  • Country United States

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  1. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    A couple of "Bargains" are listed on eBay, if you are not scared away from possible missing parts: $25 Beacon hill with $24 shipping! https://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Beacon-Hill-Dollhouse-Kit-By-Greenleaf-1983-1-to-1/352693410563?epid=2254365430&hash=item521e2a5b03:g:amsAAOSw5hpc3brn&frcectupt=true   $75 starting bid on a Van Buren with $20 shipping: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Rescued-1979-Greenleaf-Huge-Van-Buren-Dollhouse-Kit-Victorian-Mansion/173934610015?epid=3012081772&hash=item287f4f865f:g:u9EAAOSwMXZdBXSr   And then this Van Buren at $185 and free shipping: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Greenleaf-Huge-Van-Buren-Dollhouse-Kit-Victorian-Mansion-new-old-stock/264365333248?epid=3012081772&hash=item3d8d66db00:g:evYAAOSwCg9dBu8-   This Hofco keeps getting relisted: https://www.ebay.com/itm/UnBuilt-1982-Vintage-Hofco-Victorian-Classic-Dollhouse-Kit-212/192949914221?hash=item2cecb60a6d:g:OoMAAOSwL-Bc5w1i   And of course these TWO are now showing up in my area.  But after getting the Granville, I can't do it!  Of course they are both excellent buys.  https://neworleans.craigslist.org/clt/d/new-orleans-wooden-doll-house-under/6913771339.html https://neworleans.craigslist.org/tag/d/metairie-the-painted-lady-dollhouse-kit/6909973105.html  
  2. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    It is mine!  The seller dropped the price to $80. Right now it is in the back of my Highlander, covered with a dark blanket. The windows are tinted, so you can't see in the back.  I will eventually move it in the house. Of course it needs to be cleaned up and re-glued. I will replace the gingerbread and porch posts, and other bashing. Thinking of a Bricktorian! I will be thinning my stash, but the rare ones I will be keeping (the Fantasy Island House for one).
  3. "Destroying" a couple Lawbre houses?

    WOW! WOW! WOW!  I really like what you did here!  I can see the Rosedawn recreated this way.  Laura is such a beautiful home and has such a great history.  I say go for it!  This would be a fun bash on what is a cookie cutter plantation house kit (sorry if offend anyone, Rosedawn is a pretty house).  I think it would be a show stopper with the colorful paint scheme that the Creoles loved so much.
  4. "Destroying" a couple Lawbre houses?

    I really like the new roof design.  It looks completely natural, as if it was a different version of the original house.  So may vintage architects plan books will have the same floor plan and change up the exterior to suit different tastes of the owner.  It also gives you some extra space for an apartment that maybe the greenhouse wouldn't.  I also like the angles ceiling in attic spaces. 
  5. Pros and Cons of the Cricut Maker

    Jumping into this thread.  I too am anxious to hear what all mini people use these tools.  I think if I had more ideas, I might just spend $$ on one.  Michael's keeps doing great sales on the Cricut.
  6. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    I would probably thin out the less rare ones.  I think it is the collection that is taking up a corner of the attic, and knowing I won't get to them all.  He sees the stack of boxes every time he goes to the attic (its a walk up with a balcony we use).  I also think he doesn't want completed houses all over the house.  Right now one is in a bedroom, and the other 2 projects are in the office.
  7. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    I am seriously thinking of thinning out my stash.  I know I will not be able to build all that I have.  So if I do that, he might be more accepting to the Granville arriving.  I looked online and found the dimensions, so will measure my vehicle.  I am sure I can fold down the back seats and it will fit no problem.  He rarely rides in it, so he may not notice it in the back, covered up . . . 
  8. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    UGH!!!  The Price has now dropped to $85 from the original $200.  I am seriously wondering if iI can keep it in my vehicle until I can sneak it into the house. https://neworleans.craigslist.org/tag/d/metairie-doll-house-custom-built/6892754420.html
  9. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    This one keeps popping up.  Now the price has dropped.  I have been strong, but it is now so tempting.  But someone would have a fit if I bring another one into the house. https://neworleans.craigslist.org/tag/d/metairie-doll-house-custom-built/6892754420.html
  10. Newest Addition to Our Home

    They are all very lucky.  One of my coworkes brought them to work, and all six were adopted. 
  11. Newest Addition to Our Home

    Here is our latest addition to the household. His name is Rupert. He was rescued from a junkyard car, where he and his five siblings were in the trunk.  Just before the car was to be crushed, the meowing was heard. A grey little miracle.  
  12. Opening Scene Replicas

    That one and the Old House from Dark Shadows are the ones I really, really want.  I am almost at the point to just build them myself.  The other one I really wanted was Tara from Gone With the Wind, and I lucked into that a couple of years ago on eBay. Soooooooooooo  if ever you get the urge to get rid of your Collinwood Foyer, let me know! 
  13. Opening Scene Replicas

    They are difficult to find in a search.  You can come up with the some pictures of the Little House on the Prairie, Andy Griffith Show, and Dark Shadows.  But the others are hard to find.
  14. Opening Scene Replicas

    If anyone has ANY of these dollhouse kits or room box kits, please let me know!  I am looking for many of the models to build. Thanks! Matt
  15. Fun Eye Candy

    I found this while searching for an answer to another query.  Such fun and inspiration.  I thought it might have been posted before, but I could not find in a search. https://kitkraft.com/learn/pollyanne-hornbecks-haunted-dollhouse