Exclusive hand-made miniatures at The Dolls House Emporium!
10 February 2012
Visit The Dolls House Emporium shops at Ripley and Houghton Hall to purchase one-off miniature specials created by artisans from around the UK.
At Ripley there is the chance to pick up some exclusive glassware in 1:12 scale, as well as a collection of bespoke handbags and luggage.
On display in the shop entrance you’ll be amazed at the delicate artistry of the items.
Phil Grenyer’s Cranberry Glass range includes a tiny fluted vase, a rosebowl, spirit decanter and scent bottle. Adorning a miniature table is his candle holder, and food items including a delicate knickerbocker glory, a trifle, cheese and a tasty-looking chocolate pudding.
Individual items in the range start at around £3.50.
Meanwhile, Doreen Walker’s intricate range of leather goods for the mini traveller also features on display at the Ripley shop.
Handbags, satchels, gloves, suitcases and hatboxes are on show in a range of colours and finishes, and prices start at £2.04.
Meanwhile at Houghton Hall Garden Centre, near Carlisle, the Dolls House Emporium outlet boasts a wide range of miniature exclusives.
Expertly-crafted fruit and vegetable made by Pam Mitchelhill are a popular with visitors and shoppers alike, along with her hand-made shopping bags full of groceries.
You can also browse her collection of hats, dresses and bedding, and clothes including dresses and hats. You can also have your pick of miniature wedding cakes and accessories, or pick up a 1:12 scale wishing chair packed with gifts.
The Ripley shop, at High Holborn Road, Codnor, is just ten minutes from M1 junctions 26 and 28 and two minutes from A38 Ripley junction. The opening hours are: 10am to 5pm, seven days a week, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. You can call the shop directly on 01773 514413.
To get to the Houghton Hall shop, at Houghton Hall Garden Centre, aim for the M6, Jn 44. Opening hours here are 9.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday and 10:30am to 4:30pm Sunday. It’s also closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day as well as Easter Sunday. You can call the shop direct on 01228 400387.