Friday, October 11, 2013

Melissa and Doug Pink Fold & Go Dollhouse

I am continuing today on reviewing some of the dollhouses I will put on sale.

If there is one dollhouse that I won't regret parting with is the Melissa and Doug Fold & Go Dollhouse.  It is a sturdy house with a front door and many many windows!  There is a handle so it's easy to carry around but there is not clasp to keep the dollhouse close so if you have things inside, everything can easily fall out.  The same goes for the Woodland Treehouse by the way.
The paint job is nice but a bit boring.   I like having so many windows.

Just like the Woodland Treehouse in my previous post, this dollhouse has a bare interior which is great if you want to customize it with wallpaper, flooring, curtains or paintings.

It comes with 2 dolls and the following furniture:
  • 1 bed
  • 1 bedside table
  • 1 dining table
  • 2 dining chairs
  • 1 living room sofa chair
  • 1 TV
  • 1 TV console
  • 1 bathtub
  • 1 toilet
  • 1 sink

The furniture are all made of wood and partially painted with purple to match the house.  They are sturdy and well made (no nicks, no rough sides).  Their proportions are correct for the dollhouse but I find it silly to have such a small bed when there are two dolls.  And one couch only.    Also, there is no kitchen furniture but maybe it's a bit too much to ask for such a small house.
The dolls are a mix of peg dolls and rag dolls with wooden head and feet.  Their limbs are made with some bendable wires.  They are the typical Melissa and Doug dolls (other family member are sold separately). I was never a fan of such dolls so they didn't really interest me.  Their soft body feel strange in my hand.  Maybe because I am used to the harder body of other dolls.  And their simple painted face are not cute to me.  But that's my personal opinion.  I don't know if they appeal to others but I would not buy more.

The dollhouse and furniture fit Calico Critters (aka Sylvanian Families) which I think are much cuter.

I don't know why but I was never really attached to this dollhouse it although it is pretty, affordable, easy to store away and does allow room for personalization.  At that time I didn't have the Mini Lalaloopsy Sew Sweet Playhouse yet so I used it to display my Mini Lalas.

The furniture was boring and bland so I switched quickly to the Mini Lalaloopsy cute furniture! 
Ah much better!

I added some miniature cakes and furniture from the Li'l Woodzeez Bakery Set!

I guess it would look even better if I added wallpaper, some curtains and flooring but I am not crazy about the overall design and exterior so I will let this one go.  I think I prefer my plastic Sylvanian Families dollhouses the most so that was an easy choice.

Do you like this dollhouse?  


  1. Hi Jane Cherie, I like the paint job on the outside of the house--very cute! Every time I see your mini Lalaloopsy dolls and your Calico Critters I get such a big smile on my face! You can make anything look cute with those two! I think the dollhouse and its people and furniture would be better for very young children. It allows more creativity, because it's almost a blank slate. But I much prefer the cute factor with the mini Lalaloopsies and the Calico Critters--too cute! xo Jennifer

    1. Thanks Jennifer! Those little mini dolls have the same effect on me :)

  2. I looooove this dollhouse!!! It would be perfect for my Sylanians :o)

    1. But you wouldn't be able to fit much in the house! It's narrow and not that deep!

  3. With all the colorful furniture and accessories, there need not much on the walls. Because of your hobby, your children must love you like crazy, and also there friends.

    1. Hi Wyrna! Actually most of the kids visiting me are boys (my son and my legion of nephews!) so they are not really interested in my dollhouses. I only have one niece who does like them! When the boys do play with the dollhouses, they prefer the plastic ones and use their batman and spiderman figures!

  4. Yes, I like this house very much! And I agree, those rag doll type soft dolls just do not fit well in this house.

    1. Hi Kay! Exactly! I think the dollhouse has potential but with other type of dolls!

  5. Do you have any pictures of how you designed the inside? Or have you seen any posts about it!? I want to paint my little girls for christmas but I don't think I want to go at it blind lol!

    1. Sorry I gave that dollhouse away a long time ago. There are often some good ideas about dollhouse painting and decorating on Pinterest and Instagram! I wish you good luck!