For some reason, I have uncanny luck finding things on Craigslist when I haven't been looking for them. That's how I found my Villa Sibi for $300. I was searching the NYC site on Sunday for another dollhouse-related item, and saw TWO Kaleidoscope houses for sale -- unheard of! I of course went for the one that was 1/2 the price you normally see for used ones and gave a low offer. Which was refused. Twice. Until I came up to the asking price. Sucker. There's still a pristine one on there for $2000, by the way.
I CAN'T HELP IT! I HAVE WANTED ONE FOR SO LONG!!
Anyways, I only have to travel about an hour into northern NJ to pick this puppy up, unlike my odyssey across many states to pick up the Citadel. The owner sent me some pics today so I have more of an idea of what I am getting into. No cracks or structural flaws, and even some (somewhat broken) accessories are included.
Now...where does this house go??? I only have until Saturday to figure it out. There's a spot in our living room, but the Villa Sibi kind of dominates there. My "Mommy scary basement" room is already chock full of accessories and three houses (including the Citadel in rehab), so no room there. Our bedroom is out of the question. Garage is, well, your typical suburban slightly smelly and dark den of motor oil, bent hula hoops, and half-inflated balls. HELP!
In case you were wondering, this will be my 7th house, hence the title...