I wanted to furnish it with good quality wooden furniture, but was surprised at how expensive that could work out to be. Luckily, I found an excellent deal for a full set of furniture on eBay and my parents and my sister and brother-in-law all chipped in to give Lily a fully furnished doll's house and doll family for her third birthday. The bedroom is a little crowded as the parents and children are all sleeping in the same room, but no-one seems to be objecting!
The house is a big hit with Lily (and with Tom when he can get near it). I hope that it will continue to be enjoyed for many years by all current and future Podlings, and who knows, maybe it will eventually be enjoyed by grandpodlings. I wish my grandad were here to see how much enjoyment his doll's house is still giving.