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Lost and found.

lost and found
Like most little girls, Amy Werntz had a dollhouse. “I don’t know the exact year it was made, but I think it’s from the 1940s,” she says. But, as often happens, Amy outgrew the dollhouse, and it was sold when the family moved from Missouri. Years later, pursuing an interior design degree from the Art Institute and decorating her own home reminded Amy of the dollhouse. “I was really sentimental about it,” she says, “and I gave my mom a hard time about selling a piece of my childhood.” This summer, in one of those completely random, totally unbelievable twists of fate, Amy found her long-lost dollhouse again while browsing for collectibles at Junkadoodle—more than 400 miles and 17 years from when she last saw it. “I’m fascinated by the thought of its entire history—who’s owned it, where it’s lived, and all of the memories tied to it,” she says. “But I guess I’ll just have to settle for my memories…and the ones my daughter creates when I give it to her. Because I’m definitely not letting go of it again.”

 

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