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#103921 - 01/21/07 01:30 PM Miniatrues/dollhouses
Louisa Offline
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Registered: 07/11/04
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Loc: MA
Anyone else into dollhouses and or miniatures? I did this years ago with some friends and had several dollhouses at one point. Still have two of them in my son's basement that will go to my granddaughter. I bought a new one last year and got into it again.

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#103922 - 01/21/07 01:33 PM Re: Miniatrues/dollhouses [Re: Louisa]
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Registered: 09/03/04
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I've never been into it Louisa but I love to look at them so maybe one day I will try one of my own. I bet it's a lot of fun.
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#103923 - 01/21/07 03:13 PM Re: Miniatrues/dollhouses [Re: TVC15]
Dianne Offline
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I love miniatures. All of mine are in storage right now. Haven't attempted a dollhouse but would love to some day. Do you have any pictures you could post? I'd love to see them.
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#103924 - 01/21/07 03:35 PM Re: Miniatrues/dollhouses [Re: Dianne]
jawjaw Offline
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Registered: 07/02/03
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Loc: Alabama
Her stuff is beautiful! I love them too and if you find one at a bargain, you better grab it. They are few and far between. I found ONE....and gave it to Lea.

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#103925 - 01/21/07 07:30 PM Re: Miniatrues/dollhouses [Re: jawjaw]
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I'm a dollhouse hobbyist as well, Louisa. It was a hobby that I had set aside for a very long time and just picked up on it again after my divorce. Now that I have the ex's study as well, I now have room for dollmaking and dollhouses. Three are finished and furnished but unlit: Victorian, Edwardian and a Tudor cottage. The fourth is a Tudor cottage as well but, still a work in progress because I would like it wired for interior lighting. I have just ordered a fifth kit for my granddaughter which I hope to paint and decorate with her in the summer. It is four feet high, three-level and can accommodate 12-inch dolls. Do you build yours from scratch? I usually get my furniture from antique markets here where ceramic miniatures can be had for a song. But, I made some of the pottery as I am also an amateur potter. I don't know how to upload photos from my camera but will post as soon as I get the hang of it.
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#103926 - 01/21/07 07:54 PM Re: Miniatrues/dollhouses [Re: Lola]
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Registered: 07/02/03
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Get this...the one I got for Lea I found one day when I say a man putting it into a trash bin. I'm not lying. I was in my car and drove right up next to him and said, "Mister, are you about to throw that away?" He said, "Yep, I sure don't want to, but we are moving and my wife said it had to go. I built it from scratch for my daughter who is grown now. Even the shingles are real."

I was flabbergated that the wife/mom could let go of something her hubby had made, or that was her daughter's...why not save it for your grandchild?

Anyway, I asked him if I could buy it from him, and he said, "You may have it. I'll be very happy knowing that someone who values these kind of things will have it." I assure him I would treasure it. And I have!

Lola, I can't wait to see your houses! Oh boy! Oh boy! I never get tired of seeing what other's do with them.

I wonder if there are clubs for people like me who love them and tinker with them?

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#103927 - 01/22/07 03:56 AM Re: Miniatrues/dollhouses [Re: jawjaw]
Louisa Offline
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Registered: 07/11/04
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Loc: MA
Diane, I have some photos of it. I'll try posting a couple.

Lola, I made the current one from a kit. I've done that before and have also bought them all built. One that is stored and being saved for my granddaughter I bought a long time ago. It must be about 75 years old now. It was hand made so the rooms are a little under scale, but it a just so cute.

We have one at work that was donated. It is a museum quality piece and just gorgeous. Sometimes when I am stressed, I like to just go stand in front of it and look at the pretty rooms. I have some photos of it as well and will try posting those too.

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#103928 - 01/22/07 05:06 AM Re: Miniatrues/dollhouses [Re: Louisa]
Louisa Offline
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Registered: 07/11/04
Posts: 2132
Loc: MA
This is the living room in mine. You can't make it out, but the picture on the wall next to the door is my wedding picture. I scale photos down and frame them for the house.


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#103929 - 01/22/07 05:08 AM Re: Miniatrues/dollhouses [Re: Louisa]
Louisa Offline
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Registered: 07/11/04
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This is my office/computer room.

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#103930 - 01/22/07 05:10 AM Re: Miniatrues/dollhouses [Re: Louisa]
Louisa Offline
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Registered: 07/11/04
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this is the one at work. I'll try to upload one I have of the living room. It's beautiful. This one has closets and is electrified.

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