This past weekend, Jim and I made the trip down to DeKalb, Illinois to attend the wedding of our close friends — which is why we are all dressed up in this picture. To my delight, just outside where the wedding reception was taking place, was the most adorable miniature house. Of course we had to get our photo taken in front of it!
The house was used as a playhouse for the children of the wealthy family who originally owned the historic Ellwood House, which has now been turned into a museum.
That’s my mother-in-law and I trying to look cute in front of the cutest little house we’ve ever seen! After Jim took this photo, he retreated to the car to change out of the uncomfortable dress shoes that came with his rental tux (he was in the wedding) and my mother-in-law and I snuck around back.
The house had a few small rooms, all of which were painted white. Though the doorways were a bit low for adults, the main areas of each room were tall enough for us to comfortably stand up. I know this playhouse is more of a Victorian style than midcentury, but what I wouldn’t give to have one of these in my back yard — I’m not too old to have a playhouse right? If given the opportunity, I would gladly spend a day hanging out in this adorable little building, wouldn’t you?