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January Offers are Now Live!

1 January 2015

Happy New Year! If you’re nursing a slightly sore head this morning, these cracking offers will help soothe away the pain.

There’s certainly a lot to choose from with offers on furniture and accessories such as the pretty Cream Shoes or the Rose Arch, both great for creating a fairy tale scene.

You can save up to 33% on lighting sets to add a warm glow to your miniature home. Lighting sets are a great way to get everything you need to light your home in one go.

Perhaps Father Christmas didn’t quite get your list right and you’re still yearning for your first dolls’ house, you’d be hard pushed to beat The Classical Dolls’ House. Georgian architectural details, two front opening panels and 6 rooms to decorate make The Classical a long term favourite with all our customers.

The Classical Dolls' House with its basement

In case you need some help with your resolutions, we’ve got some ideas for you

–      Take on a new mini project

–      Re-dress a current dolls’ house – check out the tools and interior finishes

–      Pick up a bargain in the Last Chance to Buy section

–      Catch up with the Creative Competition winners on the blog  and see what ideas you can use in your projects!

Keep Mini-ing!

NEW Products and Boxing Day Offers

26 December 2014

Are you sitting comfortably? Turkey sandwiches at the ready? Then now is the time to make the most of the latest Dolls House Emporium offers!

We’ve added a whole host of gorgeous goodies to the special offers today just for you to enjoy AND, as if that wasn’t enough, we’ve also added the Glow Well range so you can bring the realistic fire glow to your miniature home.

These are detailed little fire grates that will really add a touch or realism to your manor kitchen with a bird roasting on the spit or the embers flickering in the drawing room after dinner.

So put down the turkey sandwich and go shopping!

Creative Competition 2014 Winners!

6 November 2014

The Dolls House Emporium is delighted to announce the winners of the 2014 Creative Competition.  It has been a unique competition this year as we opened up the requirements to encompass the full range of small builds on offer and you sent in a great range of creative miniatures.

In traditional reverse order, in 3rd place was Viki McDonnell, from Greenock, with her  “Rowanberry Park Art Gallery & Studio”. Viki used the Retreat Kit to create this pretty entry, taking inspiration from “The Shanty Man” of Shetland.
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In 2nd Place is Betty Melbourne from Chesterfield, with her take on Tolkien’s writing hut. Using the Summer House, Betty took inspiration from Tolkien’s own illustrations to create a hut suitable for the great writer.

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1. Back showing the central part of The  Elvenking's Gate
And finally in 1st place, Amanda Richardson, from Melbourne Australia. Amanda took the Summer House too and used it to create ‘Mushroom Liddy’s Treehouse’ which looks like it’s been taken straight from a fantasy film set! Amanda describes her thought process below

I have been a miniature/dollhouse enthusiast since I was quite young and recently my young niece has got me interested in the whole fairy garden craze and I have made a few things for her and I also started sculpting fairies out of polymer clay. I was trying to think of ways to combine the two when I saw your competition advertised on your website in June, it was the perfect opportunity to get creative and ideas of a fairy tree house started flooding in. I originally had an idea in my mind of how it would look but it changed dramatically right from the start because of the branches I could find. I had to work around the branches rather than build the tree around my idea of how I wanted it to look. The tree house was built for Ms Mushroom Liddy (my niece, Maya named her) who is the fairy who mixes all of the fairy dust and potions for all other fairies in the land. Unfortunately I ran out of time to sculpt Mushroom Liddy so we will say that she is currently out collecting magic plants and herbs for her potions. 

 

More images of the winners will be posted on The Dolls House Emporium blog over the next few weeks.

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Blogs of Inspiration

6 October 2014

There are lots and lots of Miniatures and Dolls' House Blogs around, covering the full range of dolls' houses, periods, fantasies and styles. We often come across some weird and wacky ones, some that we can't always share and we're sure there are many more that we have yet to stumble on.

Here's some of the recent finds -

http://19thdayminiatures.blogspot.co.uk 

Tara's work includes a stunning selection of Tim Burton and Harry Potter inspired pieces and is perfect for Halloween! Lots of great inspiration if you're struggling and if you're short on time, she has an Etsy shop too!

http://caseymini.blogspot.co.uk/

Casey covers a wealth of miniature projects and crafting ideas. Her workroom and supplies are a dedication to craft rooms everywhere, it makes mine seem puny in comparison.

And then there is the AIM blog -http://artisansinminiature.blogspot.co.uk/

Artisan's in Miniature feature some of the highest quality of miniature work and the great news is it's all for sale!

Please let us know your favourite blogs in the comments below, we love keeping track of the miniature world through these inspirational works.

Dolls' house returned to owner after house sale mix-up

20 June 2014

A woman whose possessions went into storage when she was ill in hospital and got sold off by accident has been reunited with one of her favourite heirlooms – her beloved dolls’ house.

Daisy Phillips beat late stage cancer but found out about the error with her worldly goods only after being discharged from hospital.

Her daughter Olivia told KGW, in Portland, Oregon, “I started crying, I couldn’t control myself, and we just held each other.

“She has cancer and that’s a really scary thing and these are important family things that one day I wanted to give to my children."

The online newspaper covered Daisy’s plight as she tried to track down her missing heirlooms.

Then she got word that someone had located her special dolls'  house, which had been inside the storage unit.

She had to buy the dollhouse back, at a cost of $500, but it she had it back and that's all that mattered.

Click through for a video report and pictures of the treasured heirloom.
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