Wednesday, October 17, 2007
rose petal cottage
Hello? Have you seen the commercial for the Rose Petal Cottage by Playskool? Where was this 30 years ago?
So here's the thing...as I watched the video for it, especially the step by step video of how to put it together, on the site (oh yeah, I don't have about a billion better things to do) I realized that something like this could be made at home. You could build a framework using pvc 1/2 pipes and fittings (I'm not sure there's a fitting that would allow for the pitched roof though) Maybe I'm totally nuts but I think make the fabric walls, complete with details like pictures hanging, windows with curtains, and window boxes. Maybe I inhaled too much glitter dust because typing this out I can see that this would be anything but easy. But it does seem like fun. You can gimme that, can't ya?
edited later to add: I had no idea that this twee little cottage was smack dab in the middle of an embroiled discussion. I admit the commercial says crazy things implying that a little girls dreams can come true when she's washing the laundry. Uh, that has not been my experience. Making cupcakes, maybe. Making stuff, definitely. But never, not once, while setting the dial to heavy load. And, incidently, not while sweeping or hoovering either. As much as I love the pink cottage for all the reasons you'd expect me to, I do wish they'd included a bookshelf, a computer, and a lawnmower.