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Welcome to the Dollhouse

Once upon a TreeHouse thinks small

once upon a treehouse!

Your kids want toys with all the bells and whistles. But frankly, you could do without the racket.

Luckily, an elaborate new line of dolls and dollhouses is delivering playtime with the works — no batteries required.

The sisters behind Once upon a TreeHouse are dedicated to the idea of handmade toys that stoke the imagination and foster meaningful interactions between parents and kids. The result is a miniature world of their own creation, including three customizable houses, 25 doll characters, and scaled-down outfits and furniture.

Beyond the quality construction and ecofriendly materials, it’s the thoughtful details — diminutive rugs and towels, dress-up clothes, a tiny scooter — that set this line apart.

The website also has a slew of features to enhance play, including craft ideas such as doll-size derby hats, printable wallpapers and artwork for decorating the houses, and downloadable storybooks starring the dolls.

Sounds fantastic to us.

Available at onceuponatreehouse.com. Dolls, $12 and up; dollhouses, $120-$325.

Photo: Courtesy of Once upon a TreeHouse