My sister, my daughter(age 9) and myself, took a girl's trip to the state of Washington. One of our stops was Snohomish. It is such a charming and quaint town and it was filled with shabby chic décor items! I had bought a Barbie Bazaar magazine for the first time for my daughter and I looked through it and was intrigued...in one of the shops I found A Model Life Silkstone and had to have it! She was my first purchase and began my doll collecting/diorama building hobby!!!