Please can some one advice me on which items are best to buy, i have got each of the dd's a small house each for christmas (which i got in a sale) but i now have to furnish them, dd2 is only 3.5 so i need the items with less tiny bits if possible. Also which animals are popular with your lo's?
I didn't realize how much this would all cost when i bought the houses, i am looking for bits on e-bay but they seem to sell for almost the same prices as they are new in the shop .
Dd1 is getting riverside lodge which i think has 4 rooms and dd2 is getting the tiny 2 room house (apple wood i think its called).
Thank you, i like the look of the car (i think dd2 would like the car). If i get them a furniture set and a family set each hopefully that will be enough to get them started, if they play with it a lot i can get them some more for their birthdays.
I did manage to find a sylvanian families toilet to go in dd1's stocking.
DD liked the squirrels best - the Furbanks family; they lived in the windmill. The canal boat was a favourite too. I got a lot of DD's stuff at car boot sales, but there don't seem to be many round here any more - I suppose ebay has killed them. Most of her stuff is still in the loft I think, maybe I should think about ebaying it...
TBH as it is so expensive they tend to only get one or two bits at a time and it is great for when people ask what does DD want for her birthday/xmas? It is surprising how quickly it builds up to quite a collection.
DD also has the nursery, which she plays with a lot. All the babies from the family sets go there.
Most of DD's new big stuff (Canal boat, windmill, bakery & one big house) came from grandparents at various Christmases & birthdays. Most of them lived in the basic houses bought for around 50p each from boot sales, & we also usedc to get 'job lots' of furniture at £1 a bag.Though we did have one birthday trip to the shop in North London, which turned out slightly more expensive than planned...