One of our customers is doing something so special—we just had to share it with you! Lilliput Play Homes of McMurray, Pennsylvania has been designing and building their own incredible playhouses for over 25 years. What originally began as a father making a custom playhouse for his daughter has blossomed into a company specializing in delightful treasures that are sold the world over.
Why is this so special to us? Because, to create a sense of realism and just perhaps, a bit of humor, Lilliput adds a sprinkle of our retro metal signs to many of the homes they create. Some of our signs that appear in Lilliput playhouses include various food, gas, farm stand, movie theater and soda pop tin signs.
We at RetroPlanet.com love all things vintage so it’s exciting to hear that some of the Lilliput playhouses displaying our signs have been sold in other countries like China and Russia, as well as in the Middle East and Europe. American retro is a universal language it seems! According to Caryn Chernicky, Special Projects Director at Lilliput and wife of company founder, Steve Chernicky, “The nostalgic nature of some of our models and the signs are well received by our clients and their visitors (even for those for whom English is not their primary language!)”.
We’re very pleased to be included in these magnificent playhouses—after all, what child wouldn’t love to play in one of these fantastic creations? I know these playhouses have this adult dreaming of being a child once more. Maybe this blog should be called “There’s A Child In All Of Us”.