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Look out for Dolls House Emporium miniatures on TV!

8 May 2013

Have you noticed more dolls’ house items cropping up in the media?
Whether it’s television or film production, music videos, shop brochures or displays, The Dolls House Emporium is proving a popular choice whenever some miniature magic is required!

Montgomery Hall was shown in the recent revival of Upstairs Downstairs. This versatile dolls’ house was already featured in the Darwin children’s nursery in the film ‘Creation’ and as part of a Coutts & Co bank Christmas window display in the heart of London.

A music video from Mark Ronson’s album featured the very chic Malibu Beach House and recent Tesco and Churchill ads also featured houses from our exclusive collection.

Customers have been eagle-eyed too, with Janice McKinnon, from Edinburgh, spotting The Manor House on Antiques Road Trip.

More recently, Anna Elisabeth Goodall, from London, spotted some Dolls House Emporium furniture on a recent episode of MI High on the BBC – and several customers wrote to tell us they saw the Woodcutter’s Cottage on Emmerdale last month.

Amber House was in CBeebies programme, Roy, and Wisteria House on Grandpa in My Pocket on CBBC. The Traditional Dolls’ House (which ceased production more than a decade ago) was spotted on Bargain Hunt and Wentworth Court on May The Best House Win!

Miniature rocking chair's new use as a shoe!

8 April 2013

We've an eagle-eyed young customer who spotted one of our ornate rocking chairs in a most unusual situation!

Freya Hough, from Surrey, was watching Newsround on CBBC when this image leapt out at her:

http://www.dollshouse.com/dhe/product-details.aspx?code=2699

The 11-year-old tells us: "They had a slide show about cool shoes and I saw this particular shoe and I think that the heel of the shoe is none other than your product, 2699 rocking chair, in white wire."

The fairy-tale style shoe is called Loulou and is designed by Pinelopi Loizdou, according to the caption.

Well done, Freya! Enjoy spending your prize.

Dolls' house minis share their home with crickets!

18 February 2013

Watching those children's programme pays off if you're a fan of dolls' house miniatures!
Anna Elisabeth Goodall from London spotted some Dolls House Emporium goodies on a recent episode of MI High on the BBC, which featured living room furniture in a scene showing 'What Crickets Do in Their Spare Time'!
MI High dolls' house items
She was quick off the mark to write in with all the details and wins £50 of vouchers to spend at The Dolls House Emporium.
Anna Elisabeth writes: "I was watching MI High series 6, episode 8 (called 'The Germinator'), when I noticed - about a minute in - products 2516 floor lamp, 4335 silver picture (the rectangular one), and 4249 cameo pink rug on the floor of a science project.
"The cream sofa with the  in the same room is, I think, DHE, because it is the icon of the 'Living room furniture' link on your website. I recognised them immediately, and thought you might be interested. I also believe they used 8059 Redwood flooring in the left room, and 8532 Mushroom carpet in the right."
Full marks for the rug and picture... that wins you the vouchers! We think the lamp may be a table lamp version but it's hard to tell because of the angles, and it's the same with the sofa, which looks as though it could be slightly modified.
Well done!
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Have YOU seen one of our dolls' houses on television?

Email competitionsecretary@dollshouse.com and tell us which house you saw, what it was on - and send us a photo or i-player link so we can see for ourselves and share it with our readers. You could be in for a £50 treat!

This competition never closes and it’s first-come, first-served!

Here’s what you can win:

- Used as a prop in a television programme: £50 Gift Voucher for The Dolls House Emporium

- Seen in a television advert: £50 Gift Voucher for The Dolls House Emporium

- Spotted in a magazine shoot: £50 Gift Voucher for The Dolls House Emporium

- Used as a prop in a magazine/newspaper advert: £25 Gift Voucher for The Dolls House Emporium

- Spotted in a shop window/billboard advert in your town: £20 Gift Voucher for The Dolls House Emporium

- Seen in a photo with a newspaper article: £10 Gift Voucher for The Dolls House Emporium

But we do need proof… so if it’s a billboard, for instance, take a photo and e-mail it or post it to us.

If you spot gold and it’s in a television show, either take a photo of your screen with the house in view or look it up on the i-player for whichever channel it’s on and send us the link. We'll also need to know how many minutes into the show it appears!

TV ads are trickier but you might find a link at tellyads.com which you can forward on.

And here are the rules:

We need you to identify which house you think it is.
We need proof - either a photograph, an internet web address or a link to the iplayer or equivalent.
We need to know how many minutes into the programme it is, if it's a television claim.
The prize is for the first person to spot one of our houses and contact us (competitionsecretary@dollshouse.com)
Dolls House Emporium and toyshop adverts don’t count – we’re looking for appearances we didn’t know about!
Employees of The Dolls House Emporium and anyone involved in the promotion and execution of this competition and their families are not eligible to enter.
The Dolls House Emporium reserves the right to feature the winner in print or on our website, and to feature the winner’s name and home county in future promotions.
Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of these rules.
No responsibility can be accepted for entries which are not received or delayed.
The judges' decision is final.

Two big winners for spotting dolls' houses on TV!

6 February 2013

Last night’s Emmerdale sent our email crazy when dolls’ house experts got in touch to say they’d seen a Dolls House Emporium house featured on TV!

It was, of course, an old favourite, the Woodcutter's Cottage, which although has been discontinued for some time turned up in pristine condition in millions of people’s homes just after 7pm.

Woodcutter's Cottage
Woodcutter's, when built, was 573 x 384 x 678 mm with four rooms. Its special features included a stained-glass effect front door and round window; a feature staircase; front foot path, unusual wooden door and windows; delightful roof ridge moulding and 'gingerbread' trim.
There’s great news too, for Stella Crockard, from Essex, who used her eagle eyes to spot Fairbanks at the back of a shop on a recent episode of Bargain Hunt.

Fairbanks

Fairbanks

Spotting a dolls' house! 'As seen on screen'

21 January 2013

It's been a while since a genuine Dolls House Emporium house was spotted on television.

But Janice McKinnon, from Edinburgh, was watching Antiques Road Trip last week!

She sent us a photo:

Manor House dolls' house

And here's the old catalogue picture:

Manor House dolls' house

It's discontinued now but the original catalogue listing said: "This impressive house is sure to make an impact in your home. All features are wooden, from a Georgian front door up to to the dormer windows and chimneys. The etched-in corner stones and lower stone work add a distinguished touch to give this house an 'heirloom' quality.

"The front and attic panels open to reveal six well proportioned rooms around a central winding staircase."

Special features included etched-in stonework on the facade; all wooden windows and doors; internal doors; elegant front entrance door; central winding staircase; spacious hall; lift-up roof with dormer windows.

You can find out about many of our discontinued houses and basements here at the collectors' forum.
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