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Pensioner's collection of 4,000 miniature items!

13 March 2014

Have you seen the elderly lady’s collection of miniatures that was featured in the national press recently?

She’s got the lot at her Hampshire home.

But she only lives in a one-bedroom flat so it’s a bit of a squeeze.

Her collection reflects the treasures available from the Dolls House Emporium catalogue, including furniture, accessories and little animals.

We can’t show you the pictures here because they are copyright, but click through here to see what she’s got.

She estimates there are more than 4,000 items in all, including scaled-down artwork resembling Monet and Van Gogh.

"I call them miniatures, because they are not displayed in a dolls house," she says.

She told the Daily Mail she is willing to give away her entire collection to free up space - and start all over again.

She hopes to give away her collection room by room to museums, libraries or collectors to free up space for more.

Don’t forget, to boost your own collection at the very best price, take a look either at The Dolls House Emporium special offers for the month, or check out our miniature furniture and accessories special offers page.

Welcome 2014 with some sparkling offers from The Dolls House Emporium

3 January 2014

Looking for somewhere to spend your Christmas money? Look no further - we have 100s of items still reduced, but they won't be discounted for ever!

Your January offers can all be found on the website, where you can:

- SAVE up to 74% on Furniture

- SAVE up to 64% on Accessories

- SAVE up to 59% on Dolls

- SAVE up to 59% on Builders' Merchants

- SAVE up to 58% on Wallpapers

Highlights this week include the Cumberland Castle East Wing Kit (1639) with 30% OFF and now just £77.


















9637 'Hepplewhite' Drawer Handles, 6 pieces9637 'Hepplewhite' Drawer Handles, 6 pieces
NOW £1
(SAVE 50%)
6226 Ornate Dressing Table Mirror6226 Ornate Dressing Table Mirror
NOW £2.80
(SAVE 20%)
6836 Nice to See You Door Mat6836 Nice to See You Door Mat
NOW £1
(SAVE 57%)
3110 Bedside Table/Washstand (M)3110 Bedside Table/Washstand (M)
NOW £20.15
(SAVE 20%)
8161 Pink Bouquet Wallpaper8161 Pink Bouquet Wallpaper
NOW £1
(SAVE 57%)
1241 Wooden Blanket Chest1241 Wooden Blanket Chest
NOW £5.39
(SAVE 14%)
3989 'Silver' Rectangular Table3989 'Silver' Rectangular Table
NOW £4.45
(SAVE 55%)
5980 Ornamental Bonsai Tree5980 Ornamental Bonsai Tree
NOW £5.24
(SAVE 24%)
4030 'Silver' Hi-fi System, 3 pcs4030 'Silver' Hi-fi System, 3 pcs
NOW £2.61
(SAVE 53%)

With FREE delivery on orders over £50 it makes sense (like Santa) to write your list and check it twice!

You can also pop over to our Ripley showroom and shop to pick up your bargains before January 24th, when it closes as we move over fully to internet, telephone and postal ordering that you use already.

As always, we're here to help so call the customer service team on 01332 912989 if you have any questions or queries before you start - or even if you're half-way through a project!

Visit the website and sign in to see your latest offers, then make your choice and get in touch online or by phone!

News about the Dolls House Emporium showroom

27 December 2013

It has been a year of change here at The Dolls House Emporium, and we're now looking forward to helping you enjoy your hobby "to the max" in the coming days, months and years.

With the New Year comes one more change here at Dolls' House HQ.

Our showroom at Ripley will be closing its doors for the last time on 24th January as we complete our work to transfer to online shopping.

The business will continue online, by phone and by post - as always.

We already meet the bulk of our customers' needs via the internet and when you visit dollshouse.co.uk you can browse all of our products, download the new handbook free of charge and see all of the latest bargains and offers 24 hours a day.

You will still be able to get the usual help, advice and support from our customer service advisors - and place your orders as always - by calling 01332 912 989 and we look forward to helping you with your magical hobby into 2014 and beyond.

In the meantime, if you are able to visit the on-site showroom one last time, you'll be sure to find some very special offers as we empty the shelves... and some of our famous display houses may be available to buy too.

We’re open seven days a week, 10am-4pm, except for New Year's Day, when we have a little rest!

Cyber Monday role for The Dolls House Emporium

2 December 2013

Today is cyber Monday, when people wake up and realise that it will soon be Christmas - and they’d better start buying presents!

BBC Radio Derby’s Jenni Hulse visited the Dolls House Emporium in Ripley, when she described herself as being surrounded by some “really impressive” models.

She was joined by managing director Colin Tilson who told her: “Cyber Monday is very important and indicates the start of the big peak towards Christmas.

“In previous years its been in November but being in December makes a big difference. I’d expect an uplift of up to 50% compared to November. It’s going to be in the region of 300 orders a day.

“Over the years our sales have migrated from offline to online. But we also sell to retailers and there are about 100 in the UK now. You’ll find us in Harrods and in the normal corner shops around the UK.”

Asked about where the potential conflict of shop versus online sales, Colin told her: “There’s that battle going on but it’s the way that it is these days and we have to make the most of the situation. Our focus is going to be online, really.

“The dolls’ houses themselves are always popular. We’ve got one called Kenmare Manor, a cross between children’s and a collectors’ model, which will always be popular.”

And here's what Jenni wrote on the BBC blog:

Jenni Hulse at The Dolls House Emporium

The Queen's Dolls' House Collection - special offer for Christmas!

27 November 2013

We can now bring you an extra-special Christmas purchase price for complete miniature Queen’s Bedroom set, which is NOW £449 – which is a generous 24% OFF with postage included.

The Queen's Dolls' House Collection is a stunningly well detailed, high-quality collection of miniatures.

The Queen's Dolls' House Collection is a stunningly well detailed, high-quality collection of miniatures. The pieces are replicas of items actually found in the Queen's Dolls' House at Windsor Castle and we are delighted to be the exclusive producers of this range. You can enjoy the complete collection right now buy quoting part QDHBSET and receive 24% OFF, it's such a steal it might get us sent to the tower.

Here are the top-of-the-range miniature masterpieces you will receive (please quote QDHBSET when you order):

- Walnut roll top writing desk

- Beautifully-carved, blue tallboy chest

- Blue dressing table with inlaid top

- Damask-draped four poster bed

- Foot stool upholstered in fine damask

- Queen Mary's Cypher Fireplace

- Armchair upholstered in fine damask

- Desk chair upholstered in fine damask

- Ornamental Bonsai Tree

- 'French Aubusson' woven carpet

- Metallic damask-style wallpaper

- The Queen's Bedroom Diorama

- Ornate dressing table mirror

- Dressing table set, 8 pieces

- Writing set, 6 pieces

If you already have some of the items and would like to purchase the 5988 Diorama to store them in, it is now on sale with 20% OFF – at £60.
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