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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. Debbie in Portland says:

    I’m loving the continuing adventures of Mini Kate! Kudos to Real Life Kate—I can’t even imagine the work that went into making that teeny-tiny Putz house!

  2. Jan says:

    Well, Mini Kate’s legs are sure dexterous – look at that yoga pose! Great job, Kate! Did you make the mini Shiny Brite ornament tree and wreath from glass ornaments for mini trees? They look even too small for that!

    1. Kate says:

      The mini Shiny Brite ornament tree is made of the leftover beads ‘ornaments’ from when mini Kate made her ornament wreaths. 🙂

  3. Trish says:

    The work that went into this is amazing! In my mind I could imagine being those little dolls and being inside that tiny house. Reminds me of home. I really enjoyed this! Merry Christmas everyone!

  4. tammyCA says:

    Love it! The mini putz house & stacked shiny brute tree are too darn cute..heck, it’s all darn cute! Hee-hee, and, mini Kate “criss-cross applesauce”.

    1. Kate says:

      hahahahah I knew he reminded me of someone! That is TOO FUNNY! I told real Jim (who doesn’t have hair like that) about this comment and he laughed too. 🙂

  5. mimi says:

    AND the color-block sweater with matching shoes; Jim’s boxy tweed blazer! Oh, what fun it is to ride in this little holiday story. Love the teensy logs in the fireplace, and what looks like a family portrait on the mantel, too. Sweet story, happy life. Thanks for the smiles, Kate. Merry Christmas indeed!

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