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Bet you didn’t know this was a miniature! – Lord of The Rings

26 September 2018

We love all things miniature here at The Dolls House Emporium. This week on the blog we take you behind the scenes of one of our favourite film series and show you the incredible miniatures (or ‘bigatures’, as they were nicknamed, due to the sheer size of some of them!) created by the amazing WETA Workshop team for the Lord of The Rings film trilogy.

WETA Workshop were not only responsible for the incredible miniatures made for the films, they also made 48,000 items across six departments, covering a multitude of Middle Earth cultures and races.

Here are some of the beautifully detailed models created by the incredibly talented WETA team of multi-skilled craftsmen and artists. Enjoy!
















All images from: https://www.wetaworkshop.com/projects/gallery

All images © their respective owners 2018

I Love Miniatures Because

12 September 2018

We recently asked you to finish the following sentence over on our Facebook page: “I love miniatures because…” We were thrilled with the response, and some of the answers we had were just lovely.

Here are some of our favourites:






















A Dolls' House Made by Frans and Christina Bosdyk

29 August 2018

Today on the blog we bring you one of the most beautiful and detailed dolls’ houses we have ever seen!

The house was built and decorated by Frans and Christina Bosdyk over a period of 9 years from 1997 to 2006 and it is estimated that they spent 15,000 hours creating it. It is currently being displayed in the Powerhouse Museum collection in Australia.

Frans Bosdyk is a skilled electrical instrument maker and made most of the furniture inside the dolls’ house. Each drawer slides open effortlessly, hiding the tiniest cutlery sets or stores of miniature candles. The doors have brass handles which turn to open. The desk lamp lights up when plugged into the wall. The wardrobe contains presents prepared for Christmas with tiny dolls in ribboned boxes and minute Christmas decorations.

Christina Bosdyk was closely involved with all construction decisions, sourcing miniature items, deciding where everything went and choosing interior decor, wallpaper and dolls.

The Bosdyk dolls' house is a unique example of the art of the miniature. It competes with the very best in the tradition of Dutch dolls’ houses, renowned in the seventeenth century for their style and extraordinary attention to detail.

The twenty-roomed house is set up on five levels in much the same style as the early Dutch dolls’ houses in 1/10 to 1/12 scale. It features aspects of Dutch and Australian life dating from the mid 19th century to the 1950s and is a wonderful window into the past.

We hope you love it as much as we do!
























We hope you enjoyed taking a peak in to these miniature worlds!

Source:
>Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences
Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences - Inside the Collection

Dolls' House Inspiration - Shabby Chic

15 August 2018

For today’s blog we’ve gathered together some beautiful images of interiors in the Shabby Chic style to help inspire you.

The style evokes the type of decoration found in large country houses while a soft, opulent, yet cottage-style décor differentiates it from genuine period decor. The result of shabby chic is to achieve an elegant overall effect, using recycled old furniture and fabrics, distressed new items to achieve the appearance of antiques, vintage chandeliers, and floral designs.

We think that dolls' houses decorated in this style are absolutely beautiful. Enjoy!

Image from: https://inspirationseek.com/shabby-chic-interior-design-and-ideas

Image from: https://inspirationseek.com/shabby-chic-interior-design-and-ideas

Image from: https://inspirationseek.com/shabby-chic-interior-design-and-ideas

Image from: https://www.delightfull.eu/inspirations/styles/midcentury-modern/inspiring-interiors-showcasing-shabby-chic-style-2

Image from: https://www.delightfull.eu/inspirations/styles/midcentury-modern/inspiring-interiors-showcasing-shabby-chic-style-2

Image from: https://www.idealhome.co.uk/news/15-rooms-that-prove-shabby-chic-is-the-only-trend-that-matters-33297

Image from: https://www.idealhome.co.uk/news/15-rooms-that-prove-shabby-chic-is-the-only-trend-that-matters-33297

Image from: https://www.idealhome.co.uk/news/15-rooms-that-prove-shabby-chic-is-the-only-trend-that-matters-33297

Image from: https://www.idealhome.co.uk/news/15-rooms-that-prove-shabby-chic-is-the-only-trend-that-matters-33297

Image from: https://www.idealhome.co.uk/news/15-rooms-that-prove-shabby-chic-is-the-only-trend-that-matters-33297

Image from: https://www.idealhome.co.uk/news/15-rooms-that-prove-shabby-chic-is-the-only-trend-that-matters-33297

Image from: https://www.idealhome.co.uk/news/15-rooms-that-prove-shabby-chic-is-the-only-trend-that-matters-33297

Image from: https://www.smalldesignideas.com/shabby-chic-interior-design-style.html

Image from: https://www.smalldesignideas.com/shabby-chic-interior-design-style.html

Image from: https://www.feedpuzzle.com/feed/25-shabby-chic-interior-design-ideas-4

Image from: https://www.feedpuzzle.com/feed/25-shabby-chic-interior-design-ideas-4

Image from: http://cris2016.co.uk/vintage-cottage-bathrooms.html

Image from: http://cris2016.co.uk/vintage-cottage-bathrooms.html

Image from: https://www.decoist.com/shabby-chic-kitchen-ideas

Image from: http://www.khabars.net/shabby-chic-style-interior-design

We hope these images have inspired you to create something truly beautiful and unique!

All images © their respective owners 2018

Your Pictures - August

2 August 2018

Over on our Facebook page, we recently ask you to share some of your dolls’ house pictures with us. We had an amazing response as always and we couldn’t resist sharing some of our favourites here.

We absolutely loved all of your photographs, so please don’t think that if yours aren’t here we didn’t like them, we just didn’t have room for all of them as there were so many!

Enjoy!


Credit: Barbara Briggs


Credit: Nastassja Kaschevsky


Credit: Mary Gallacher


Credit: Mary Gallacher


Credit: Marie Knight


Credit: Linda Larsen


Credit: Trish Littlefair


Credit: Trish Littlefair


Credit: Marietjie Taljaard


Credit: Victoria Crumplin


Credit: Victoria Crumplin


Credit: Victoria Crumplin


Credit: Victoria Crumplin


Credit: Ellie Bryant Webb


Credit: Elaine Williams


Credit: Elaine Williams


Credit: Dawn Stone


Credit: Dawn Stone


Credit: Mirel Korhonen


Credit: Debbie Mcintyre


Credit: Ellen Evans

A huge thank you to everyone who has contributed pictures of their projects. They are wonderful to see.
If you'd like to share pictures of your house with us, we'd love to see! Head over to our Facebook page and post them there!


All images © their respective owners 2018

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