Blog

Contact Details

Please note that we are an online retailer and do not have a shop or showroom for visitors.

Customer Promise

  • Free & Fast Delivery
    Free UK delivery when you spend £50 or more.
  • Same Day Despatch
    Aim to despatch orders placed by 2pm (GMT) Mon - Fri same day.
  • Stock Promise
    All items are in stock ready for immediate despatch.
  • No Quibble Guarantee
    If you're not happy with your order, we'll offer a full refund.

Dolls' House Inspiration - William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement

18 April 2018

For today’s blog we’ve gathered together some beautiful images of interiors inspired by and designed by William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement.

The Arts and Crafts movement began in Britain around 1880 and ended in the 1920’s. It was inspired by the ideas of the designer and poet William Morris, the writer John Ruskin and the architect Augustus Pugin.

It was created as a reaction against a decline in standards at the time of craftsmanship, that was thought to be threatened by mass production and industrialisation. The Arts and Crafts movement wanted to re-establish these skills that were believed to be under threat, in the form of interiors, architecture, objects and artefacts. It revived medieval standards and methods of making artefacts, being true to the materials being used and using traditional constructional methods, producing beautiful individual pieces and designs.

We hope they help inspire you. Enjoy!

Image from: https://hammersmithfulhamforum.com/2015/01/23/simon-daykin-celebrating-the-story-of-emery-walker-and-william-morris

Image from: https://nttreasurehunt.wordpress.com/category/arts-and-crafts

Image from: https://nttreasurehunt.wordpress.com/category/arts-and-crafts

Image from: https://nttreasurehunt.wordpress.com/category/arts-and-crafts

Image from: https://nttreasurehunt.wordpress.com/category/arts-and-crafts

Image from: https://nttreasurehunt.wordpress.com/category/arts-and-crafts

Image from: https://daydreamtourist.com/2014/12/09/william-morris

Image from: https://daydreamtourist.com/2014/12/09/william-morris

Image from: http://sorozatmania.com/art-and-craft-london/red-house-built-for-william-morris-google-search-fantastic-intended-for-art-and-craft-london

Image from: https://www.flickr.com/photos/httpwwwflickrcomphotosbobrad/23303020826

Image from: https://www.culturewhisper.com/r/things_to_do/preview/5110

Image from: https://www.pooky.com/inspiration/interiors/amazing-interiors-red-house-bexleyheath-the-home-of-arts-and-crafts

Image from: https://www.pooky.com/inspiration/interiors/amazing-interiors-red-house-bexleyheath-the-home-of-arts-and-crafts

Image from: https://www.periodideas.com/william-morris-standen-house

Image from: https://www.periodideas.com/william-morris-standen-house

We hope that these images have inspired you to create something beautiful.

All images © their respective owners 2018

Queen Mary's Dolls' House

4 April 2018

The amazing dolls’ house belonging to Queen Mary (b. 1867 – d. 1953) was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, a well-known architect of the time, and was the idea of the queen’s cousin, Princess Marie Louise. It was completed in 1924 and was given to the queen as a gift from the people and as a historical record of how a Royal Household of the time would have lived.

Princess Marie Louise had many connections in the arts and arranged for the top artists and craftsmen of the time to contribute to the house. It therefore contains many wonderful pieces of craft work, which were made specially for the dolls house. These include miniature books which were written specially for the queen and were bound to scale by a well-established bookbinders, handmade carpets and curtains which were replicas of ones within Windsor Castle and monogramed linen. The house also included real plumbed bathrooms, working electric lights and a garage of cars with working engines.

The dolls’ house would go on to be put on display to raise money for charities that the queen supported. You can still see the house for yourself today on display at Windsor Castle.

Here are some photographs we have gathered together. Enjoy!

Image from: https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/5000050/queen-marys-dolls-house

Image from: https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/5000050/queen-marys-dolls-house

Image from: https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/5000050/queen-marys-dolls-house

Image from: http://www.countrylife.co.uk/out-and-about/theatre-film-music/living-in-lilliput-queen-marys-dolls-house-139879

Image from: http://www.countrylife.co.uk/out-and-about/theatre-film-music/living-in-lilliput-queen-marys-dolls-house-139879

Image from: http://www.countrylife.co.uk/out-and-about/theatre-film-music/living-in-lilliput-queen-marys-dolls-house-139879

Image from: http://historicinteriors.info/2014/04/28/the-grand-life-on-a-small-scale-queen-marys-dolls-house

Image from: http://historicinteriors.info/2014/04/28/the-grand-life-on-a-small-scale-queen-marys-dolls-house

Image from: http://historicinteriors.info/2014/04/28/the-grand-life-on-a-small-scale-queen-marys-dolls-house

Image from: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1323346/Queens-Dolls-House-miniature-library-opens-public-Windsor-Castle.html

Image from: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1323346/Queens-Dolls-House-miniature-library-opens-public-Windsor-Castle.html

Image from: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1323346/Queens-Dolls-House-miniature-library-opens-public-Windsor-Castle.html

Image from: https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/about/news-and-features/queen-marys-dolls-house

All images © their respective owners 2018

The Miniatures of Julieta La Valle

20 March 2018

We recently discovered the work of Julieta La Valle, a talented sculptor, director, miniaturist and art director from Argentina. She builds models, miniatures, characters and other objects for animations, cinema, advertising, fashion and artistic projects.

We love her miniature creations so much that we thought we’d share some of our favourite images here on the blog.

We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!




















See more of Julieta’s wonderful work here https://www.julietalavalle.com

All images © Julieta La Valle 2018

Your Pictures - March

5 March 2018

We recently asked for photographs of your latest projects over on our Facebook page page and we had such an amazing response that we couldn’t resist sharing some here!

Here are a selection of just some of our favourites!


Credit: Annamaria Valentini


Credit: Annamaria Valentini


Credit: Annamaria Valentini


Credit: Carla OS


Credit: Carla OS


Credit: Debra Alison Kirby


Credit: Debra Alison Kirby


Credit: Izabela Kononowicz


Credit: Izabela Kononowicz


Credit: Judith Stolk


Credit: Milvia Novello


Credit: Marianne Rold


Credit: Patricia Gluckert


Credit: Patricia Gluckert


Credit: Patricia Gluckert


Credit: Patti Sullivan Foster


Credit: Patti Sullivan Foster


Credit: Patti Sullivan Foster


Credit: Patti Sullivan Foster


Credit: Patti Sullivan Foster


Credit: Rochelle Scott


Credit: Sharon Falcus Weeks-Woodford


Credit: Tracey Baker


Credit: Val Slater


Credit: Victoria Crumplin

A huge thank you to everyone who has contributed pictures of their projects. We absolutely loved seeing them. (Please don’t think that if yours aren’t featured here we didn’t like them, we absolutely did, we just didn’t have room for them all as there were so many!)

If you'd like to share pictures of your house with us, we'd love to see! Head over to our Facebook page page and post them there!

All images © their respective owners 2018

Instagram Round-Up

21 February 2018

We love Instagram!. We think it’s a great place to find some really interesting and unique miniatures. Here’s a round-up of some our favourite miniatures that we’ve found on Instagram recently. Enjoy!


Image credit (search for these names on Instagram to find many more great miniatures)
1. a.dollhouse.designs 2. a.dollhouse.designs 3. nicecrumbs 4. nicecrumbs 5. meineschoenensachen 6. meineschoenensachen 7. minafam1989 8. minafam1989 9. rem_brant 10. rem_brant 11. hannah.edmisten 12. hannah.edmisten 13. orit_haddad 14. orit_haddad 15. white_onrice 16. white_onrice 17. dekoubou 18. dekoubou 19. fourlittlewalls 20. fourlittlewalls 21. mytinyobjects 22. mytinyobjects 23. reddragonpottery 24. reddragonpottery 25. mowokayardman 26. mowokayardman 27. carlemilknox 28. slinkachu_official 29. slinkachu_official 30. slinkachu_official 31. ibuildsmallthings 32. ibuildsmallthings 33. mini.enthusiast 34. mini.enthusiast 35. royal.redover 36. royal.redover 37. cosydollhouse 38. coffee.seed.miniatures 39. lavenderbelle_miniatures 40. lavenderbelle_miniatures 41. ramalamacreatures 42. Petiteproperties

All images © their respective owners 2018

  • Globalsign
  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron
  • American Express
  • PayPal