A miniature celebration for Mr Dickens
5 April 2012
As you are no doubt aware, 2012 marks the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ birth and we thought you’d like to see how one dolls’ house enthusiast has commemorated the event.
The dolls’ house scene created by Louise Vincent shows Mr Dickens complete with birthday cake and bottle of booze but in a state of obvious intoxication.
More a case of Grape Expectations than the Great kind.
Louise confessed that the inspiration behind the inebriated Mr Dickens was because she couldn’t get the doll to stand up.
We still think it looks amazing and good to see Mr Dickens enjoying himself!
The dolls’ house through the keyhole
23 February 2012
Dolls’ house lovers everywhere should check out a blog entirely devoted to a project to build a miniature Old Curiosity Shop inspired by Charles Dickens and our very own Stratford Bakery kit.
Gill began her blog called ‘The Tiny Keyhole’
last June following the arrival of her kit the day after ordering it. “Excellent service,” is Gill’s comment.
The blog is intended to be, in Gill’s words, “a diary of my first steps into the world of miniatures” and as she freely admits, to give her "licence to buy any quirky, pretty and unusual accessory that catches my eye for the shop".
Gill’s curiosity collection so far includes miniature vases, violin and case, brass candelabra, circular mirror, bird cage, china tea set and a handmade miniature readable book telling the story of Thumbelina, which seems very apt for a dolls’ house.
The furniture she has assembled includes an elegant bookcase bureau, medieval table and bench, Victorian fireplace and Tudor style desk.
‘The Tiny Keyhole’ is definitely worth a look to catch up on Gill’s progress on the project.
It is a real labour of love and is now eight months in the making with no end in sight. As Gill admits, it is “a project that will last a lifetime. Thank you DHE and of course Dickens for so much inspiration.”
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