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Miniatures group celebrates 21st birthday at dolls' house fair!

10 April 2014

A Lincolnshire miniatures fair is running again this weekend, when the Petwood Hotel throws open its doors to collectors.

The Sleaford Miniaturists Club will be celebrating their 21st birthday as part of the Dolls House Fair at the Petwood on Sunday.

Past and present members are invited to join the celebrations with a birthday cake cutting at 2pm.

The Dolls House Fair will be held in the Woodland Suite at the hotel in Woodhall Spa as usual and another fundraising tombola has been organised.

Refreshments are available all day in the bar area and the venue is completely disabled-friendly.

It is on Sunday, April 13 (10.30am-4pm). Entrance for the fair: £2.50 adults, 50p children.

Dolls’ house replica of Lauderdale House displayed in Highgate

9 September 2013

Lauderdale House, a sixteenth-century private home, received a miniature version of itself by anonymous donation two years ago.

The replica harked back to the time of its former occupant Eleanor Gwynn, the mistress of Charles II, with its décor when the creator’s family brought it to Lauderdale House.

Now, the Ham&High tells how us the artist Helen Rapley has restored the house and it stands proudly on display in the new veterinary practice in Highgate.

Hollywood’s $7m Fairy Castle Dolls’ House

27 August 2013

Hailing from the 1930s, an extraordinary dolls’ house brings us a slice of Hollywood glamour in the form of silent film star and life-long doll enthusiast Colleen Moore’s spectacular $7m Fairy Castle.

The work of around a hundred pairs of hands, The Independent reports on her 9ft-square castle, which now resides in the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.

The elaborate set boasts a treasure trove of replicas and furnishings, ranking among its adornments several miniature paintings with famous creators including Walt Disney as well as the smallest Bible ever written.

Colleen’s delight in her dream castle also blossomed into a valiant effort on behalf of the children of the United States, since she put it to work as a star attraction on tour raising money for children’s charities in most states’ major cities during the 1930s.

In 1949 it made its final journey to the museum, where it remains today a major attraction enjoyed by millions.

Conservation operations in the autumn will bring formerly concealed artefacts to the fore on full display.

The Fairy Castle stands as a magnificent testament to the feats which can be achieved by plenty of innovation, effort and, of course, imaginative passion for the creation of miniature worlds!

A year of work in miniature!

1 January 2013

Here's a superb gallery of miniatures from across the whole of 2012!

It's a personal blog to show the achievements of "Alennka", from Tasmania, Australia.

She's a regular contributor to dolls' house chit chat and we've featured her work here in the past.

This latest blog post is well-worth a read... it shows another imaginative use of a Dolls House Emporium kit, The Retreat.

Why not follow her updates? You won't be disappointed.


Railway station model based on real life

27 September 2011

The story of a wartime evacuee inspired the creation of a country railway stationRead More
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