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Huge dolls' house is worth £13,000

14 June 2014

Weighing in at an amazing 200 pounds and costing more than £13,000, this huge dolls’ house has 13 rooms over three storeys including five bedrooms, library, kitchen, dining room, marble hall and a utility room. 

You may have seen it in your local papers but the Daily Mail online has gone to town with some amazing photos.

A remote controls the individually wired light switches, six of the 14 chimneys are linked to a smoke generator, both front and back doors have a doorbell, while in a modern twist, the home includes an iPad Nano which powers the speaker in the music room.

Sarah Walkley, now aged 40, was five years old when she asked her father for the doll's house on Christmas Eve 1978.

Thirty-five years later her dad has finally finished the job.

A dolls' house for a gravestone helps the grieving process

26 May 2014

Here’s a sad story – but one where a dolls’ house has made things a little easier for all those involved.

It looks like an over-sized dolls’ house made of real brick.

But it is, in fact, the grave of Nadine Earles in the Oakwood Cemetery in Lanett, Alabama.

The story behind it is that Nadine wanted a dolls'  house as a Christmas gift.

She sadly died a week before Christmas Day so her parents decided to build her a dollhouse on her grave and they filled it with her toys and belongings.

The idea has split opinion in Alabama and it may seem a little ghoulish to create something that’s full of toys inside and out.

But we say if it gives the family comfort at what must be a time of unimaginable pain, then we’re all for it and we hope it makes things easier for the little girl’s family and friends.

Latest dolls' house discounts for springtime!

1 April 2014

Pinch, punch - it's the first of the month! And that means it's time to check out our latest great miniature deals via the website.

Even if you haven't yet received our monthly offers brochure, you can check out the latest discounts right here.

With all the other demands on your time we recommend setting aside a few hours to keep up with your hobby now that spring has finally sprung - it'll keep the artistic side of your brain, and your nimble fingers in tip-top condition, not to mention the therapeutic aspect.

Take a look at our ever changing offers section on the sales pages too.
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Don't forget the NEW Products!
 We're adding NEW items to the website on an almost daily basis, from bare-wood furniture items, to craft glues and stains so we can be your one stop shop for all your mini-hobby needs.

Add a touch of realism to your water features with 'Solid Water' or use the 'Create and Shape' for your 1:12th scale garden!

Come back regularly to see the newest additions to your favourite miniature website!

STOP PRESS: Two more items have come down in cost as we continue to price-match competitors, so why not add them to your next order? Items 5048 tacky wax and 2038 Victorian Stove with Hotplates are in stock right now!

A tree house dolls' house using The Cabin

11 November 2013

Here’s an unusual take on The Cabin, from The Dolls House Emporium.

Wullie Wood has just completed a project using two of our newest models – incorporating an old piece of tree!

Wullie's Tree House Dolls HouseHe says he had a great deal of fun creating his tree house dolls’ house and we’re delighted to share it here.

Wullie, 63, from Kirkcaldy in Scotland, said: “I have built three dolls houses in the past, but decided that it may be possible to build a 12th scale model house that could potentially be played with or appreciated by both male and female. That’s where the initial idea for a tree house came from.

“The design and final look of the project was dictated by the shape of the tree.

“I had intended to have two cabins sitting one just below the other (the lower one being altered in size to be more like a shed than a cabin), but when I started to dry build the cabins and place them in the tree - it became obvious that the project was dictating its own final design.

“That is when I had the idea of the open floor with the lap roof timbers - the open aspect being easier for a child to get their hands in to play with the tree house.
“And as for the rafters - well that is the support brackets (supplied with the kits, cut in two and sanded smooth).

The ivy and grass effect were the final touches to give a fantasy look to the finished Tree House.

Thanks for sharing, Wullie! Enjoy your future projects.

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How to create a hat shop display cabinet - in miniature!

12 July 2013

Mini-maker Jocelyn has been sharing her expertise in how to create a hat shop display cabinet.

You could adapt her work to suit your own special miniature store – or simply enjoy seeing her detailed step-by-step project work, as we did!

Jocelyn's Mountfield Dollhouse is an online scrapbook of the building and decorating of her dream dollhouse, the Mountfield dolls’ house by the Dolls House Emporium, and some of her other dolls’ houses.

After you’ve gained a little inspiration from her work, why not click through to the main blog page and find out some of her other projects, her likes, dislikes and how she’s gradually developed her Mountfield.
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