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Mini Kate and Jim decorate their Betsy McCall DIY Dollhouse for Christmas

retro dollhouse christmasNow that the lights are up on the exterior of their 1955 split level dollhouse, mini Kate and mini Jim have moved indoors to warm up and decorate the living room. There’s lots to be done before Christmas morning! 

retro dollhouse christmasFirst, mini Jim and Kate tackle the job of decorating their aluminum Christmas tree.

retro dollhouse christmasThen mini Jim puts the finishing touches on the mantel display… Doesn’t the tiny ornament wreath look fabulous!

retro dollhouse christmas…There are stockings for all three members of the household.

retro dollhouse christmasThe living room is really starting to look festive!

retro dollhouse christmasMini Kate has been busy getting Kitschmas Krazy Krafty again — this time, at the suggestion of reader Paul here on Retro Renovation, she made a mini midcentury putz house!

No challenge is too big — or too little!

retro dollhouse christmas retro dollhouse christmas retro dollhouse christmasTime for some hot buttered rum hot chocolate to help mini Jim and mini Kate relax after all of this hard work!

retro dollhouse christmas“Hey look what else I made, mini Jim…”

retro dollhouse christmas“…a Shiny Brite ornament tree…and it took just 5 minutes!”

retro dollhouse christmasTime to wrap a few last-minute gifts.

retro dollhouse christmas“Don’t let little Leo see you with that wrapping paper out. You know how he likes to shred paper!”

5 minutes later…

retro dollhouse christmas“Oh noooooo!”

retro dollhouse christmas retro dollhouse christmas retro dollhouse christmasAfter they cleaned up little Leo’s mess, mini Jim and Kate decided to kick back and enjoy the romance and sparkle of the season…

retro dollhouse christmas…feeling bad for his earlier naughtiness, little Leo tries to be nice and help the mood with a little mistletoe.

retro dollhouse christmas

retro dollhouse christmas card

See all the stories about building, furnishing and decorating the 1955 Betsy McCall DIY Dollhouse

  1. Jennifer says:

    Oh, Kate—too marvelous, too silly, just what a teacher needs before facing her class on the last day of school before winter break!

    1. Mr Kim says:

      Agree… but isn’t it lovely to see their faces when you pick up your agenda and start saying: «Just to make sure you don’t forget everything during holidays. Here you are your assignment (a.k.a. homework)»? Their grunts and pphews sound like jingle bells to my ears. Merry Christmas Retaliation 😀

      1. Mary Elizabeth says:

        Ha, ha! This was my fate when teaching middle school. However, I “graduated” to teaching college writing, and the joke was on me. Their final exams and/or writing portfolios were due just before Christmas break, leaving me with stacks of papers to read, with final grades due sometimes the day before Christmas and sometimes a day or two after! 🙁

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