With just enough detail to identify it, the House in a Bag from des Enfantillages is a portable canvas for imaginary play. The house set includes two interlocking pieces of plywood and storage bag ($62). The family and furniture are sold separately ($35) or you can furnish it yourself. I’m thinking empty matchboxes, wooden spool tables…
You can find lots of other beautiful wooden toys in the des Enfantillages etsy shop.
Any one of these is going to be the highlight of your holiday gifting. Fun for boys or girls, a dollhouse is the perfect base for pretend play. These ten modern dollhouse options are beautiful and not just as decoration.
1- Cottage Dollhouse- $120 empty or $200 with furniture
2- Geometrics House- $64
3- Sevi Dollhouse with Furniture- $135
4- Playsam Dollhouse- $50
5- Melissa & Doug Hi-Rise Dollhouse and Furniture Set- $150
6- Liliane- € 1,585 email email@example.com for purchase inquiry
7- Urban Girl Dollhouse- $200 (furniture sold separately)
8- KidKraft Modern Dollhouse- $98
9- Brinca Dada Dylan House- $120
10- Toideloi Dollhouses- $355 as shown (other combos available)
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They’ve been around since 2011, but I have yet to show you these modern modular playhouses. Now with new photos and a new website, I think it’s time to let you know about these colorful cuties from MODplayhouse.
Not quite a “dollhouse”, the kits can be used to create all kinds of structures for whatever characters your kids choose to fill them with from fairies, to farm animals to dinosaurs.
With a system of interlocking panels and posts, the structures can be assembled many different ways.
I love that they’re handmade, eco-friendly and made in the US. Of course those kinds of credentials come with a matching price tag. The Starter Kit (not shown) is $125, the Basic Kit (middle image) is $225 and the Deluxe Kit (shown at the top) is $395.
Modern Dollhouse 2 is nothing to scoff at either. $350
Here’s another modern dollhouse to help fuel my obsession. Take a look at the new Urban Girl Dollhouse.
This architect designed, open concept, urban house, is built in Indiana using eco-friendly materials and safe finishes. It ships fully assembled and ready for play. My only criticism is the name, as there’s nothing girly about this dollhouse and it’s perfect for boys and girls.
The Edward House is currently available for $279 (limited time), but usually will retail for $349.
Second, the Bennett House is finally available!
The furniture Dylan Furniture collection is now available and the complete Maison Collection is absolutely incredible– as it should be for $349.
Finally, Brinca Dada has a set of teak hardwood blocks that are unlike any others. Regularly $59, right now you can snag these for $49.
I can’t wait to see what they come up with next!
coming soon! shopping guide: dollhouse gifts mobile nursery decor toys
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My second day at ABC Kids Expo, I was out for fun and looking for toys. I’m always searching for the best modern vehicles, blocks, stuffies, rattles, rings, teethers, dollhouses, riding toys and rocking toys for my modern toy guide.
I’m a big fan of Plan Toys. My boys would have loved these new toys like the Leaf Magnifier, Caterpillar Telescope, Snail Measuring Tape and Tool Belt. The scale and cash register expand the extensive wooden play food collection.
I finally got to see the Uptown Espresso Kitchen in person while visiting with Kidkraft. Yup, still want one.
And KidKraft’s So Chic Dollhouse is a nice modern styled dollhouse if you want something really huge. Yes, I’m going to put in a little holiday shopping reminder here in October.
Sevi is coming out with a nice new dollhouse. The figures are pretty small so this is for the older kids, but would be cute on display until they can play with the pieces.
And probably my favorite new dollhouse find was the All Season House from educo. Great colors, small footprint to play area ratio and the green roof flips over to a white side for “winter”.
We’ve been talking about cardboard playhouses lately, but I haven’t seen anything like this awesome kitchen and car from Green Town Toys. Their castle is really nice as well and the cardboard chairs are adorable.
The topozoo display caught my eye as I went by. I saw them more as great decor because of their size, but these mix and match puzzle toys are fun, clever, eco-friendly and not that expensive. The sets of 3 animals (safari, monsters or dinosaurs) are just $30. The new owl has felt pieces and would look great on a shelf.
The last thing I want to share is the Skwish Mobile from Manhattan Toy. It’s a nice wooden mobile that looks great from baby’s perspective below as well as in the room.
Are any of my toy finds going on your holiday lists?
While we’re still waiting on Brinca Dada’s Bennett House, they’re going to distract us with the Dylan House. Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows with five rooms on three levels (living/dining room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and rooftop patio), the 3/4″ scale house will retail for $149 (furniture sold separately) and starts shipping July 15th!
**From now until 9PM on July 11th, the Dylan House is being offered on Gilt for $149 INCLUDING the furniture. If you’re going to get one of these, this is the time. You can use my invite link if you’re not already signed up at Gilt.**
The Brinca Dada Emerson dollhouse first went on sale back in August and now, just in time for the holidays, you can furnish that little beauty. For $219 you get the Classic Contemporary set of furniture for 7 rooms (living, dining, kitchen, office, bath, master bedroom and child’s bedroom). It’s the most beautiful set of dollhouse furnishings EVER so drool away…
While Brinca Dada remains in the dream realm for most of us, there are a couple of giveaways going on right now where you have a chance to win one.
If you one of the lucky few who can purchase Brinca Dada’s creations, the Emerson House and furnishings are available at our affiliate Fawn & Forest.