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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!

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?


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

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Instagram Round-up – Christmas Special

5 December 2018

It’s nearly Christmas! And what better way to get you into the holiday mood than the very best Christmassy miniatures from the inspirational world of Instagram!

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

tomoko_misumi_tchaiko, lilacdreams_miniature, ramalamacreatures, tinymusthaves, fourlittlewalls, dekoubou, hbsminiatures, littlestsweetshop, ladidadidolls, allsparkledupdesign, myminiatureabodes, la_petite_maison_228, kathys.minis, hanayama05, miniature.mooghiscatherine, yum_yum_miniatures, tinysacred,, makebelieveminiatures, ribbonwoodcottage, rem_brant, kaumzuglauben_loveforminis

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Our Favourite Halloween Miniatures from Instagram

25 October 2018

We’re back with an inspirational round-up from the wonderful world of Instagram, this time of our favourite Halloween miniatures. We hope they help the creative juices flow and put you in the Halloween spirit!

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

tomoko_misumi_tchaiko, lilacdreams_miniature, dailymini, nicecrumbs, coffee.seed.miniatures, dekoubou, hbsminiatures, sweetminidollhouse (4 images), tomoko_misumi_tchaiko (2 images), hbsminiatures (2 images), ribbonwoodcottage (2 images), nicecrumbs (2 images), minicupcake2222 (4 images), kholmeshmg (2 images), nekominimaru, mytinynestminiatures (2 images), nekominimaru, earthandtreeminiatures

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Bet you didn’t know this was a miniature! – Lord of The Rings

26 September 2018

We love all things miniature here at The Dolls House Emporium. This week on the blog we take you behind the scenes of one of our favourite film series and show you the incredible miniatures (or ‘bigatures’, as they were nicknamed, due to the sheer size of some of them!) created by the amazing WETA Workshop team for the Lord of The Rings film trilogy.

WETA Workshop were not only responsible for the incredible miniatures made for the films, they also made 48,000 items across six departments, covering a multitude of Middle Earth cultures and races.

Here are some of the beautifully detailed models created by the incredibly talented WETA team of multi-skilled craftsmen and artists. Enjoy!

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