Cedar Box Dollhouse and Art Books

I actually got to enjoy an afternoon alone this week. I decided to go look at art books and magazines. One of the shops had some empty cedar cigar boxes for a couple of dollars, so I got one to try out as a small dollhouse. I love the smell of the cedar, and it ended up looking pretty cool too. I also found a couple of vintage art books; one about abstract painting, and one on Alexander Calder. Good afternoon!


  1. January 13, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Hurray for afternoons alone to recharge your battery! Lovely little house, Joel.

    1. January 13, 2012 at 6:19 pm

      Yeah, amazing how special and rare afternoons alone can be after you have kids. ha. Nice to go out solo once in awhile!

  2. January 14, 2012 at 7:18 am

    I've been following your blog for over a year now and simply love all your creative ideas, Joel! :o) I remember the first time going out by myself after my daughter was born (I think it was doing something really boring like grocery shopping), and feeling (at first) so awkward it was hilarious. Like, "What do I do with my HANDS?". And just being able to be silent for awhile, with a clear head.... Cool dollhouse, by the way! :o)

  3. sefchen
    January 14, 2012 at 9:53 am

    You're so cool

  4. January 17, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    [...] another cold and fever. Hoping to get out and get some fresh air tomorrow through! Isn’t this a lovely little dollhouse? It’s made of a cedar cigar box and looks so vintage. You could [...]

  5. January 19, 2012 at 2:26 am

    Pretty awesome Joel!

  6. January 27, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    [...] made by Joel also constructed this little doll house out of an old cigar box… brilliant. [...]

  7. Mette Weber
    January 30, 2012 at 4:17 am

    so cool :0) would like to copy your idea and let my kids in school make one... Is that ok with You?? Mette

    1. February 1, 2012 at 8:59 am

      Yes, of course!

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