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Colleen Moore’s Fairy Castle

26 February 2019

This week on the blog we’re treating you to something magical and fit for a prince and princess!

This beautiful and exquisite dolls’ house, created by silent film star Colleen Moore, cost a staggering $7 million in today’s money!

Colleen Moore loved dolls’ houses and commissioned the miniature fairytale-like castle and work began in 1928. By 1935, some 100 designers and artists had worked on the house, including Walt Disney and it boasted no less than 2,000 miniatures throughout. The smallest of them being a hand-written bible! The Fairy even had a professional architect work on the project.

It went on permanent public display in 1949 and millions of people have gazed through the tiny windows.

We’ve put together some images, giving you a visual tour of the perfectly formed miniature rooms and gardens.

We hope you enjoy!




















Source:
The Daily Mail
Museum of Science and Industry - Chicago

Instagram Round-up – Valentine's Day

12 February 2019

With Valentine’s day just a couple of days away, we thought we’d get all mushy and share some of our favourite romantic miniatures; from exquisite tiny roses to adorable cats! These fabulous images were all found onInstagram.

Did you know, in Finland Valentine’s Day is called Ystävänpäivä, which translates into “Friend’s day” and focuses more on celebrating friendships?

Enjoy!


Image credit (search for these names on Instagram to find many more great miniatures)

tomoko_misumi_tchaiko, ramalamacreatures, fourlittlewalls, dekoubou, littlestsweetshop, yum_yum_miniatures, makebelieveminiatures, ribbonwoodcottage, asadamachiko, domestikatethis, eewau, daily_antiques, isewfordoll, ribbonwoodcottage, gosiasuchodolska, countrycottagepolina, tinytelegrams

All images © their respective owners 2019

Dolls' House Inspiration – Blenheim Palace

31 January 2019

Today on the blog we give you another dose of dollhouse inspiration, this time in the form of the beautiful Blenheim Palace.
Blenheim Palace is a country house in Blenheim, Oxfordshire, England. It is the principal residence of the Dukes of Marlborough, and is the only non-royal, non-episcopal country house in England to hold the title of palace. The palace is one of England's largest houses, it was built between 1705 and 1722 and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.
We hope you enjoy our round-up of images and hope they inspire you to create something just as grand!

Exterior and gardens, image from: https://theculturetrip.com/europe/united-kingdom/england/articles/a-brief-history-of-blenheim-palace

The Sunderland Bedroom, image from: https://www.britain-magazine.com/news/behind-the-scenes-at-blenheim-palace

Grand North Corridor East, image from: https://www.britain-magazine.com/news/behind-the-scenes-at-blenheim-palace

The China Room, image from: https://www.britain-magazine.com/news/behind-the-scenes-at-blenheim-palace

The State Room, image from: https://www.experienceoxfordshire.org/venue/blenheim-palace

The State Room, image from: https://www.experienceoxfordshire.org/venue/blenheim-palace

The Saloon, image from: https://www.experienceoxfordshire.org/venue/blenheim-palace

The Saloon, image from: https://twitter.com/BlenheimPalace

The Long Library, image from: https://twitter.com/BlenheimPalace

The Red Drawing Room, image from: https://twitter.com/BlenheimPalace

The Great Hall, image from: https://twitter.com/BlenheimPalace

The Private Apartments, image from: https://twitter.com/BlenheimPalace

The Green Waiting Room, image from: https://twitter.com/BlenheimPalace

One of the many corridors, image from: https://twitter.com/BlenheimPalace

The Private Apartments, image from: https://twitter.com/BlenheimPalace

Gardens, image from: https://thefairytaletraveler.com/2015/02/10/cinderella-film-locations

All images © their respective owners 2019


Aardman Animation Miniatures

15 January 2019

On the blog today we take a sneak peak behind the scenes of the one and only Aardman Animations and the wonderful world of Wallace and Gromit. Their creator Nick Park, along with Aaardman Animations have created short films, feature length films, tv series, adverts and so much more!

In 1985, Nick Park joined Aardman Animations in Bristol, where he worked as an animator. One of his first projects was on Peter Gabriel's video for his song Sledgehammer.

The idea of Wallace and Gromit, however, had already begun back when Nick Park was a student at the National Film and Television School. Back then Wallace had no eyebrows, hardly any cheeks and a moustache.

The first Wallace and Gromit film, ‘A Grand Day Out’, was aired on Christmas Eve 1990 and since these early days Wallace and Gromit have enjoyed a colourful and fascinating history, from their conception in Nick Park’s student sketchbooks to becoming instantly recognisable stars of the silver screen.

Wallace and Gromit returned to the screen in 1993 with ‘The Wrong Trousers’, which won the Academy Award for Best Short Film. Then came ‘A Close Shav’e in 1995, which also won the Academy Award for Best Short Film. Next was ‘The Curse of the Were Rabbi’t in 2005, the first feature length film, lasting 88 minutes. Lastly was ‘A Matter of Loaf and Death’ in 2008.

We’ve gathered together a selection of images from the Wallace and Gromit films (and not forgetting their friend Shawn the Sheep!), which show the amazing sets and characters made to create these wonderful miniature worlds.

Enjoy!

Image from: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/cf/71/df/cf71df740efc5d86ad307018e75866d3.jpg (pinterest)

489Image from: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2637341/Look-lad-havent-changed-bit-Sketches-Wallace-Gromit-created-25-years-ago-no-Wensleydale-evil-penguin-sight.html

Image from: https://wallaceandgromit.com/nick-park

Image from: http://codsteaks.com/portfolio/media/wallace-and-gromit-a-matter-of-loaf-and-death

Image from: http://codsteaks.com/portfolio/media/wallace-and-gromit-a-matter-of-loaf-and-death

Image from: https://wallaceandgromit.com/history

Image from: https://wallaceandgromit.com/history

Image from: https://wallaceandgromit.com/history

Image from: https://wallaceandgromit.com/history

Image from: https://www.timeout.com/melbourne/blog/wallace-gromit-and-friends-the-magic-of-aardman-arrives-at-acmi-in-2017-111716

Image from: http://animuj.cz/making-of/wallace-gromit

Image from: http://animuj.cz/making-of/wallace-gromit

Image from: http://animuj.cz/making-of/wallace-gromit

Image from: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/jun/30/the-art-of-aardman-wallace-never-learns-and-gromit-never-needs-to-speak

Image from: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/jun/30/the-art-of-aardman-wallace-never-learns-and-gromit-never-needs-to-speak

Image from: https://tothotornot.com/wallace-gromit

Image from: https://tothotornot.com/wallace-gromit

Image from: https://tothotornot.com/wallace-gromit

Image from: https://wallaceandgromit.com/news/20-things-you-might-not-know-about-gromit

All images © their respective owners 2019

Lauren Child’s Dolls’ House

2 January 2019

Here at Dolls’ House Emporium we love seeing how people create such different dolls’ houses and how personal you can make them. This week on the blog we bring you the dolls’ house by author, illustrator and creator of Charlie & Lola, Lauren Child. Dolls’ houses are her secret passion and she’s been working on hers for an amazing 30 years, and it’s still a work in progress!

Many of the objects in the doll’s house have been hand-crafted by dolls’ house experts and other objects have been made by Lauren herself. Some are found objects not originally intended for a dolls’ house and she loves the mis-match effect of all these things together.

We’ve gathered together some wonderful pictures of her house. We hope you enjoy!

Image from: www.designweek.co.uk/inspiration/lauren-childs-dolls-house

Image from: www.designweek.co.uk/inspiration/lauren-childs-dolls-house

Image from: www.designweek.co.uk/inspiration/lauren-childs-dolls-house

Image from: www.designweek.co.uk/inspiration/lauren-childs-dolls-house

Image from: www.colourlivingblog.co.uk/lauren-childs-dolls-house

Image from: www.colourlivingblog.co.uk/lauren-childs-dolls-house

Image from: www.colourlivingblog.co.uk/lauren-childs-dolls-house

Image from: www.colourlivingblog.co.uk/lauren-childs-dolls-house

Image from: www.colourlivingblog.co.uk/lauren-childs-dolls-house

Image from: www.colourlivingblog.co.uk/lauren-childs-dolls-house

Image from: www.colourlivingblog.co.uk/lauren-childs-dolls-house

Image from: www.colourlivingblog.co.uk/lauren-childs-dolls-house

Image from: www.houseofillustration.org.uk/whats-on/current-future-events/lauren-childs-dolls-house

All images © their respective owners 2019

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