Thursday, July 29, 2010

From Kathleen to Sumaiya

Thank you, Sumaiya!

I'm not sure where to start looking, but a dollhouse store in Arizona told me about National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts (NAME). I haven't been up on dollhouse stuff for a while, so I'll start there and see if there's a way to get the word out to find it...

The pictures you posted must have been of it while Cheryl in NJ owned it, so it could have been transformed greatly by now..

Thank you again for posting it, and for emailing me with what you know!
Love and Best Wishes,

Monday, July 26, 2010

A Note from Mom

it's so beautiful I could weep. I could feel my being there with some of the photos ... I remember taking them. I so hope you find it.
love, Mom

From Sumaiya to Kathleen

Dear Kathleen,

I am so glad that you found your PhD masterpiece on my blog :) ... but unfortunately, I have no contact number for the person who was selling it at the time. I believe I had sent them a message on eBay asking if I could share the photographs on my blog and they sent me permission through eBay. But this was in 2008 and my eBay messages are no longer stored. I am so sorry I couldn't be of better help.

If by the grace of God I find the eBay message, I will let you know of course. But you can also try and see what you can find on Google.

Love and best wishes, and thank you for making such a wonderful dollhouse,

Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Missive from Kathleen Gilbert

Dear Sumaiya:
I'm so excited to find you... and hopefully have found my dollhouse!

I'm Kathleen Gilbert, and created the "Gilbert Mansion"-- but I had actually called it the Westerly Byrd Inn-- a combination of my children's names. There's a family crest on the Florida room's floor of birds with each of our initials on them...(K, D, O, and W)

Wow! About 3 years ago, the lady, Cheryl, who had bought the house on eBay from me (in 2004, I think), called me for some descriptions for putting it on eBay herself, and then shortly after, called again with the name and phone number of the lady that bought it from her-- she lives in Arizona, I think, is all I can remember about her. I was too busy to call at the time, and lost the number, and I can't even find Cheryl anymore. I've been wanting to reconnect with my dollhouse (my husband called it my PhD), for a few months here. I found an image of it by googling my name out of curiosity. It was so exciting to come across it!

If you know where it is, can you have them call me? Or give me info so I can call them?

It looks so well cared for, and I'm so grateful for that. I couldn't fit it in my life or my home, and have been nervous to see how it ended up...

Take care, and thank you for posting it to your site!

Kathleen Gilbert