Rose Petal Cottage Playhouse

We were recently given the Playskool Rose Petal Cottage playhouse by my twin sister – it had belonged to her two girls who had outgrown it and she thought that Jessica and Sophie might like it. Last week, whilst Jessica was at preschool, we thought it would be a lovely surprise for her if we got it out and set it up ready for when she came home.

Rose Petal Cottage Playhouse - Little Hearts, Big Love

The first step was trying to put the frame together. Unfortunately the instructions had not been handed down with the playhouse but thankfully a quick internet search managed to find a set online. I’m not the best at trying to assemble things with instructions and after watching me trying unsuccessfully for a few minutes, hubby took over and got it put up very quickly (despite Sophie’s best attempts to dismantle the frame as fast as he was trying to put it together).

Rose Petal Cottage Playhouse - Little Hearts, Big LoveGetting the fabric on the frame was a bit of a challenge but we got there in the end and were very pleased with the end result.   There were several items of furniture to put together to go in the house – a washing machine, cooker, sink, changing table and a crib. We put one of Jessica’s dollies to bed in the crib, added a toy kettle, microwave and Jessica’s tea set and it was all set ready for her to come home.

Rose Petal Cottage Playhouse - Little Hearts, Big LoveJessica’s face was a picture when she walked in and saw her new playhouse and the girls were both engrossed for the rest of the afternoon playing house together. They particularly liked being able to go in and out of the door and playing peek-a-boo with each other through the windows. Jessica had great fun ‘cooking’ dinner for her dollies and putting them to bed whereas Sophie just enjoyed opening and closing the washing machine and oven.

Rose Petal Cottage Playhouse - Little Hearts, Big LoveRose Petal Cottage Playhouse - Little Hearts, Big LoveRose Petal Cottage Playhouse - Little Hearts, Big LoveRose Petal Cottage Playhouse - Little Hearts, Big LoveLater on, we got out a blanket and had a lovely tea party with the toys in front of the house. It was wonderful to watch the girls playing so happily together and using their imaginations. Jessica was a very good hostess and made sure that everyone was kept well stocked with tea and cake.

Rose Petal Cottage Playhouse - Little Hearts, Big Love

Rose Petal Cottage Playhouse - Little Hearts, Big Love

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44 thoughts on “Rose Petal Cottage Playhouse

  1. tracey @ Mummyshire

    Oh I just adore that playhouse and I know mine would be jealous of it! It also looks like the kind of toy that would grow and develop with them, taking them on different imaginary journeys as they got older. Thanks for reviewing

  2. Bloggermummylauren

    That looks like a brilliant play house! Well done on putting it together, building things is my absolute nightmare!
    Looks like the girls are having a lot of fun, I would have loved someone like that for my two but we never had the space!

  3. Jenni - Baby Chaos

    Oh wow, that looks amazing, and they look so happy playing in there together.
    It’s great that you got it from your sister after her girls had enjoyed it, it must have seen so many happy times =)

    1. Louise Post author

      Thank you – yes, my nieces loved it and it is lovely to see how much my girls are enjoying it now. Looking forward to when their cousins next come to stay and seeing all four girls playing with it 🙂

  4. playathometeacher

    Wow that playhouse is amazing! I have never seen one like that before. What a fantastic set of photos for them to have when they are older – two sisters playing beautifully together xx
    Thanks for linking up to #playathometuesdays

    1. Louise Post author

      Thank you – it is lovely to see them playing so happily together. Lovely to link up to #playathometuesdays 🙂

  5. Louisa

    This looks amazing. So many opportunities for creative play from it. I wish we had the space for one x #letkidsbekids

  6. Nicola

    Awwww your girls look so happy playing here. What a great little playhouse for them. There are so many possibilities for endless imaginative play scenarios. My kids love to play shop and cafes and they would love something like this. We just have the pretend food and play teasets for now but they get good use. #letkidsbekids

  7. Colette B

    Oh my word that’s just gorgeous – I’ve never seen anything quite like that before! I’m sure your girls will get hours of joy from it x
    Thanks so much for linking up with #TriedTested this week x


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