Friday, November 30, 2012

Post Office Dollhouse

Now why can't the real post office look like this?  I made this dollhouse post office after  one of my customers, Karissa, told me her little girl loves to go to the post office.
I could instantly visualize this post office with a yellow door and gray siding. 
I left the bottom of this window open so people could pick up packages and letters.
The mailbox is cardboard. 
I put my battery and switch behind the sign.
Inside, I did one wall with really cute green checkered wallpaper. It brightens things up in a sweet way.
I made the shelving with wood. That was a lot of cutting, fitting, re cutting. LOL! You get the idea.

I also made the counter from wood.
I printed cards off the internet.
I decided to keep the light fixture on the more simple side.
The mini blind is a bamboo place mat I cut and painted with just one coat of white for a very rustic finish. 

Thanks for coming over and looking at the post office dollhouse!  I hope Karissa's daughter has hours of fun with it. 
I hope everyone is doing well and having lots of fun!


  1. What a cute little building, Caroline. I love those little shelves filled with packages and letters. That green wallpaper is very pretty. It adds a touch of sweetness to what is usually a boring place to go to. But not your little post office, Caroline. I would love to work there, actually. I like the open the window and the hand sign. Nice touch! Another winner! I'm sure this little girl will enjoy her playtime very much.

  2. Hi Caroline! I'm having fun now that I've seen your sweet post office. Every detail is so precious. Great job! xo Jennifer

  3. What a lovely project - how I wish my post office was like that :)

  4. Wonderful post office. The wallpaper is beautiful. I love the shelving I can just imaging this little girl putting lots of letters and packages in the little slots :) Wonderful.
    Hugs Maria

  5. This is my most favorite house you have built so far! I am in love with it and I covet it so bad!! Fabulous work!!!!

  6. This is such a wonderful post office. The detail...WOW. All those little shelves and packages. This is one of your "Greatest Hits"!!!

    Can't wait to see what is next.

    Happy Holidays

  7. I also would be at the post office ALL the time if it looked like this! How darling it is! I'm so lost of anything to even say anymore about your amazing creations!!!

  8. She is going to LOVE it - it's imaginative, clever and cute as a button.

  9. Who would think - postoffice, hmm! Caroline, you did a fantastic job with this project! Very realistic and inviting! Mini hugs, Natalia

  10. Hallo Caroline,

    Wat een ontzettend leuk postkantoor heb je gemaakt. Vooral de kast met vakjes vind ik erg goed gedaan.

    Groeten Xandra

  11. Wonderful postoffice. Love the little outdoor lamp and the window over the shelf.

  12. Lovely post office! You are so creative and I really like your style!


  13. Hoi Caroline,
    wat een prachtig postkantoor heb je gemaakt,
    komt de post op tijd??? hi hi
    het lijkt mij heerlijk om je zo uit te leven .
    om dit mooie creatie,s te maken.
    kom je ook een keer op mijn blog kijken???
    fijn weekend Marja

  14. So so cute what lovely colours and a unique idea its just gorgeous!

  15. Nice place. By Christmas, there should appear more more packages! In Russia Post-office usually have some palme or a ficus tree in a pot)))

  16. This is a gorgeous post office, I love the inside.

  17. It's amazing and original!
    Bye Faby

  18. I would love to frequenting your post office.
    If my post office looked like this I would go there more often and I would probably forget how expensive is to send packets. Very charming.

  19. OMG I love it!! I really wish my post office looked like this :) It's a fairytale post office from an enchanted world :) it's amazing!!
    Hugs ♥ Vicky ♥

  20. Het is zo ontzettend knap wat je maakt zo met alle details doe je ook op beursen staan? lieve groetjes Danielle

  21. Te ha quedado preciosa. Felicidades.

  22. Wonderful post office Caroline, will you hire me??? Your work is always amazing my friend and I adore everything, the light fixture, the bamboo blind, all the mail slots, goodness I could go on and on!
    Hugs ... Carole xox

  23. Oh how delightful! I adore your post office. It must have been fun to work out all the things one would see inside. I love the wall of cubbies!
    Every little detail is amazing!

  24. Once again...such wonderful creations from you. I´m totally enchanted by this postoffice and especially the Mari Antoinette cottage. So prescious house :0)

  25. Hi Caroline, what a lovely little post office, with all those little shelves and packages !
    I wish we had a post office like this, our's is a ugly modern one :)

    Hugs Mieke xxx

  26. Hi Caroline, Your little post office was awesome with all of the detail that you put into them. Any little one should love playing with it. Hope all is well with you. Hugs and Prayers from your Missouri Friend.

  27. So cute! No kidding, I wish the post office was like this too!! Amazing work!
    New follower!

  28. Me encanta, esta geníal!!
    Besos de las Malu´s.

  29. So lovely~! I would like in this beautiful post office to send my parcels :o)
    warm hugs

  30. who knew a little country post office could be so cute :)


  31. That is the cutest thing I have ever seen! You are extremely talented!

    The Darjeeling Darlings

  32. I always love it when the postman comes to my door: surprises?? ;)! But when I look to your little post office, I think I would love to go there and visit it. Fantastic work Caroline!
    Hugs, Ilona

  33. Почтовое отделение божественно красивое!!! вот бы и у нас были бы такие почтовое отделение в настоящей жизни)))

  34. I consider my style "hodge podge" but I'm really developing a thing for shabby chic!
    Love your blog, and your Etsy shop :)

  35. Oh Dear!!!!Just love the PO too!
    gosh! Im being very repetitive aren't I!
    Can't help it!