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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

All images © their respective owners 2018

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

All images © their respective owners 2018

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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A Dolls' House Made by Frans and Christina Bosdyk

29 August 2018

Today on the blog we bring you one of the most beautiful and detailed dolls’ houses we have ever seen!

The house was built and decorated by Frans and Christina Bosdyk over a period of 9 years from 1997 to 2006 and it is estimated that they spent 15,000 hours creating it. It is currently being displayed in the Powerhouse Museum collection in Australia.

Frans Bosdyk is a skilled electrical instrument maker and made most of the furniture inside the dolls’ house. Each drawer slides open effortlessly, hiding the tiniest cutlery sets or stores of miniature candles. The doors have brass handles which turn to open. The desk lamp lights up when plugged into the wall. The wardrobe contains presents prepared for Christmas with tiny dolls in ribboned boxes and minute Christmas decorations.

Christina Bosdyk was closely involved with all construction decisions, sourcing miniature items, deciding where everything went and choosing interior decor, wallpaper and dolls.

The Bosdyk dolls' house is a unique example of the art of the miniature. It competes with the very best in the tradition of Dutch dolls’ houses, renowned in the seventeenth century for their style and extraordinary attention to detail.

The twenty-roomed house is set up on five levels in much the same style as the early Dutch dolls’ houses in 1/10 to 1/12 scale. It features aspects of Dutch and Australian life dating from the mid 19th century to the 1950s and is a wonderful window into the past.

We hope you love it as much as we do!

We hope you enjoyed taking a peak in to these miniature worlds!

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