The 1980 Strawberry Shortcake doll house was extremely popular with little girls. It was called the Berry Happy Home! The house was three floors. The first floor included a kitchen and a dinning room/living room. The second floor included a bathroom and bedroom. The top floor was the attic. The house included a porch swing, mailbox, chimney, and skylight.
The original design of Strawberry Shortcake and her cat Custard was done in 1977 by Muriel Fahrion during her time as a greeting card illustrator at American Greetings' Juvenile & Humorous card department. After the idea was presented to Bernie Loomis of General Mills and became a licensing entity, Fahrion designed a subsequent thirty-two characters for Those Characters From Cleveland. Strawberry Shortcake became a huge fad in the 80's.
In the 1980's the houses, stores and vehicles that were available for Strawberry and her friends were:
Berry Bake Shoppe,
Snail Cart (with Escargot The Snail),
Berry-Shaped Carry Case,
Flitter-Bit the Butterfly,
Garden House (Gazebo,
Big Berry Trolley,
Berry Merry Worm (Philbert Wormly III),
Berry Happy Home,
Maple Stirrup and the Oatsmobile.
These houses and vehicles are very collectable and are saught after today if you have the whole set with the full set of 80's dolls.
The Strawberry Shortcake line of characters each had their own fruity or dessert-themed name with clothing to match, and they each had a dessert- or fruit-named pet. Like the Strawberry Shortcake doll, all the other characters' dolls had hair scented to match their dessert theme. The characters lived and played in a magical world known as Strawberryland.
The Strawberry shortcake house is now a real collectors item. There are thousands of fans worldwide who collect the memorabilia and would love to get their hands on one of these.
For information on other children's doll houses past and present Click 1980 Strawberry Shortcake Doll House