Jubilee jubilation in miniature!
8 June 2012
Here at The Dolls House Emporium we've been lucky enough to be sent some photos of your hobby.It seems the Queen's Diamond Jubilee has proved inspirational for many, so we're sharing some of the good work.
Here's Mike Arnold's crown jewels display.
And part of the Harrod's display in a cabinet on their 4th floor ... using DHE miniatures, of course!
Heather Barnes made a mini-party for her mini-friends.
She says: "I love Dolls House things - but don't have many items (and have no houses at present) so I use what I do have - my Playmobil and Sylvanian toys, and what I can make. I enjoy creating a box to celebrate a special occasion.
"My 'room box' is a Jubilee display - a village hall with a mixture of homemade (food, bunting, flags, the big table, plates and napkins), Sylvanian Families (people and food), Playmobil (2 tables, plates/servers and food) and dolls house things (plates (Sue Ryder and a magazine freebie), 1 table and DHE red peppers (part 4378).
"I also use beads and buttons - the latter make good plates while the former are used in all sorts of ways...- cheese, tomatoes and sweets in this scene."
Jackie Gilchrist put together a patriotic display:
And last but not least, is Kim Hill's "7 Lighthouse Road", ready for the Queen's Jubilee!
Festoon your dolls' house with bunting for a mini-jubilee!
30 May 2012
So what are you planning to do to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee?
You may be attending a street party or any one of the other countless events up and down the country.
Perhaps you are thinking of dressing your dolls’ house with a little red, white and blue.
If you are doing anything to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee on a dolls’ house sized scale, then please send photos to share with the rest of the DHE community.
After all, it’s not every day we get a chance to celebrate a monarch being on the throne for 60 years!!
Send your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org
Join in our Jubilee Street Party!!!
29 May 2012
Did anyone mention there’s a Royal Diamond Jubilee coming up?
We’ve been inspired to set up a jubilee street party using The Corner Shop and our new Union Flag party cut-out sheet, which you can order now.
Everyone’s having a little fun, food and drink - and even the priest is saying grace in this colourful display of patriotism!
This new cut-out sheet (part no 6682) comes with party hats, road closed signs, paper plates, flags and bunting.
Head along to dollshouse.com to see this – and what else you could buy – to make your miniature street party go with a swing!
Union Jack Party Cut-out Sheet, A3 300 x 420mm 6682 £1.45
Mini-makers scoop Dolls House Emporium favourite in Jubilee contest!
23 May 2012
Members of a miniatures club are celebrating after scooping the top prize of a Dolls House Emporium Stratford Bakery for their fabulous street scene of a Diamond Jubilee celebration.
The Club Competition run by Dolls House and Miniature Scene
was won by ladies from the Galloway Miniatures Group in Scotland.
Their winning entry is pictured below but you can visit the magazine’s own gallery online for more views of this stunning diorama and see the other top entries from groups around the UK. There’s also more information in the July edition.
The distinctive Stratford Bakery
Kit, an authentic Tudor-style building in 1:12 scale, is on its way to Sue, Pat, Flo, Irene, Elaine and Betty.
It is designed as a merchant's premises and features a covered area for markets or community events. Other features include a jettied first floor, pre-assembled doors, leaded windows and external steps to first floor. The building measures 590 x 700 x 500mm.
The Dolls’ House Emporium’s own Stratford Bakery on display at its Derbyshire HQ has been transformed in to Dickens’ ‘Old Curiosity Shop’ with a cluttered, intriguing interior full of trinkets and treasures.
The Galloway Miniatures Group ladies spend a lot of time raising money for church funds and other charities, as well as visiting care centres and residential homes to show off the results of their hard work.
The colourful winning scene is to be exhibited at Stranraer Museum as part of the town’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
DHMS publishing editor Lucie Roper said: “Thank you for everyone who took part in the competition and watch this space for more news on the second and third place clubs... these will be revealed in the August issue of Dolls House and Miniature Scene.”