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The World's Most Expensive Dolls' House

11 September 2017

Ever wanted to see the world's most expensive dolls' house? Now you can! We're pleased to bring you a collection of images of the incredible Astolat Dollhouse Castle, which has been valued at a staggering $8.5 million!

Built by the artist Elaine Diehl around 1980 and decorated with 10,000 items, the castle combines incredible craftsmanship with the finest materials.

The house features hand-stitched tapestries, vases in real lapis lazuli, thousands of miniature books which are actually readable under a magnifying glass, and replicas of 18th-century oil paintings. It doesn't get much more luxurious than this!


Photo credit: Zack DeZon/Bloomberg

NEW Products and Boxing Day Offers

26 December 2014

Are you sitting comfortably? Turkey sandwiches at the ready? Then now is the time to make the most of the latest Dolls House Emporium offers!

We’ve added a whole host of gorgeous goodies to the special offers today just for you to enjoy AND, as if that wasn’t enough, we’ve also added the Glow Well range so you can bring the realistic fire glow to your miniature home.

These are detailed little fire grates that will really add a touch or realism to your manor kitchen with a bird roasting on the spit or the embers flickering in the drawing room after dinner.

So put down the turkey sandwich and go shopping!

Estate Agents Marketing Property for just £25,000!

17 December 2014

High end London Estate Agents, Savills, have a new property on their books, a stunning property available for just £25,000!

Of course the catch is that it's in exquisite 1:12th scale.

Walton Park dolls' house has 5 floors and includes a garage and Beatrix Potter themed nursery. With wallpapers designed by Nina Campbell, the dolls' house is an interiors fan's dream just as much as a miniaturists! Read more about it and view the stunning pictures here. 

Creative Competition 2014 Winners!

6 November 2014

The Dolls House Emporium is delighted to announce the winners of the 2014 Creative Competition.  It has been a unique competition this year as we opened up the requirements to encompass the full range of small builds on offer and you sent in a great range of creative miniatures.

In traditional reverse order, in 3rd place was Viki McDonnell, from Greenock, with her  “Rowanberry Park Art Gallery & Studio”. Viki used the Retreat Kit to create this pretty entry, taking inspiration from “The Shanty Man” of Shetland.
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In 2nd Place is Betty Melbourne from Chesterfield, with her take on Tolkien’s writing hut. Using the Summer House, Betty took inspiration from Tolkien’s own illustrations to create a hut suitable for the great writer.

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1. Back showing the central part of The  Elvenking's Gate
And finally in 1st place, Amanda Richardson, from Melbourne Australia. Amanda took the Summer House too and used it to create ‘Mushroom Liddy’s Treehouse’ which looks like it’s been taken straight from a fantasy film set! Amanda describes her thought process below

I have been a miniature/dollhouse enthusiast since I was quite young and recently my young niece has got me interested in the whole fairy garden craze and I have made a few things for her and I also started sculpting fairies out of polymer clay. I was trying to think of ways to combine the two when I saw your competition advertised on your website in June, it was the perfect opportunity to get creative and ideas of a fairy tree house started flooding in. I originally had an idea in my mind of how it would look but it changed dramatically right from the start because of the branches I could find. I had to work around the branches rather than build the tree around my idea of how I wanted it to look. The tree house was built for Ms Mushroom Liddy (my niece, Maya named her) who is the fairy who mixes all of the fairy dust and potions for all other fairies in the land. Unfortunately I ran out of time to sculpt Mushroom Liddy so we will say that she is currently out collecting magic plants and herbs for her potions. 

 

More images of the winners will be posted on The Dolls House Emporium blog over the next few weeks.

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Built House Sale!

24 October 2014

We have a small selection of built houses and additional properties for sale for just two weeks at 25% off! When these house have gone, they really are gone! If you're looking for that perfect gift now is the time to snap one of these up.

Stratford Bakery is a stunningly detailed dolls' house with it's beams, overhanging first floor and outside staircase. This property has quite a small footprint so is ideal if you're a bit short of space but still want to embrace your creativity and develop your mini property empire! As an older style property you can keep it strictly in keeping with it's period with dark oak furniture, pewter utensils and dolls' dressed to match. Of course, these buildings have been with us for such a long time you can turn it into anything you want! Having been built by our expert house builders, all you need to do is unwrap the dolls' house and plug in the transformer to have a decorated, lit dolls' house ready to dress and enjoy. It's available now for just £515 saving you £175!

Oak Hurst Gardens is a thoroughly contemporary abode, you might even know someone who lives in a house just like it. With three floors, totalling six rooms there is a lot of scope to enjoy this clever dolls' house. Built by our dedicated house builders you can purchase it for the next two weeks with a saving of 25%, at just £410! You'll receive a built, decorated and lit dolls' house ready for your furniture, dolls and accessories to tell your miniature story. The house has a central staircase and opening roof panel giving access to the two loft rooms.

These houses are in very short supply so if you want one we urge you to order now! Call 01332 912989 or go direct to the website now!
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