In 1989, unable to find a playhouse special enough for his three-year-old daughter, Alyssa, Steve Chernicky decided to create a beautifully handcrafted playhouse that resembled a Victorian mansion. Thus, the magic of Lilliput Play Homes was born.
Flash forward to July, 30, 2016, and Alyssa, now grown, was set to marry the man of her dreams. While Alyssa and her mother worked on all the wedding details, her dad wanted to add his personal touch, and to, once again, do something special for his little girl. Recognizing that his daughter was the inspiration of his life work, Steve decided to create for her and her new husband a unique gift built out of love.
Thus, as the wedding dinner and celebration were being held in the Grand Ballroom of Pittsburgh’s historic Omni William Penn Hotel, unbeknownst to the newlyweds and guests, Steve’s custom-designed Sweet Shoppe was being assembled by Lilliput Play Home installers in the adjoining famed Urban Room. After dinner, toasts, dancing and a confetti drop, the band invited all of the wedding guests to pass into the neighboring room for a surprise. There, under glowing spotlights, sat Steve’s creation! Alyssa, Rodger and their guests were treated to an array of classic cookies, chocolates, tartlets, mini parfaits, and cotton candy all displayed in a spectacular hand-crafted structure, lovingly designed by Alyssa’s father and aptly named “Alyssa’s and Rodger’s Sweet Shoppe.”
The Sweet Shoppe which bore the couple’s monogram, provided an inviting sidewalk- cafe entrance, flanked by lighted lamp posts and bursting flower boxes which were set atop intricately carved faux ornamental iron railings. Exquisitely crafted arched shelves provided a lovely display for all the specialty sweets. The Sweet Shoppe later became the model and inspiration for Lilliput Play Homes, Main Street Bistro.
For almost 30 years, Lilliput Play Homes, based in Finleyville, PA, has been providing unforgettable magical moments to families around the world with high-quality, expertly crafted indoor and outdoor playhouses. What started as one man’s mission to create an enchanting world of imagination for his little daughter has turned into a booming business of international proportions. As Steve was proud to honor his daughter on her wedding day, Lilliput Play Homes, is proud of the many memories it helps to create for families and is honored to help others celebrate the joy of family!
At Lilliput Play Homes, we can create a playhouse to help you celebrate your family or the start of your new business. Our skilled craftsmen create each playhouse with pride and expertise, while ensuring a high-quality, durable and safe play area for all ages. We welcome the opportunity to work with you on customizing an enchanting space for your family, workplace or community. If you can dream it, we can make it happen! Contact one of our Lilliput Design Specialists today at 724-348-7071 to learn more.