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I have had a life-long love affair with dollhouse miniatures, and careers in art education and interior design. I hope to combine these life experiences to help other miniature enthusiasts get more out of this wonderful hobby we enjoy, a hobby that often reaches the level of an art form. Susan Downing

Posted on 18 July, 2017

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Bonnie Broel with the House Of All Seasons Dollhouse

Bonnie Broel’s English Hunting Lodge

The House of Broel on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans is a showplace of the designer’s two loves: wedding fashion and dollhouse miniatures. Weddings have precedence. The entire first floor is an elegant wedding venue where many of her fashion clients have had their nuptials performed. The third floor houses the Fashion Museum. It’s the second floor that is the key attraction for miniature enthusiast – Bonnie Broel’s amazing dollhouse miniatures.

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Posted on 16 July, 2017

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Thorne Room Tennessee Entrance Hall

Dollhouse Museum Research

Ellen Egan’s article on making dollhouse museums part of your research and inspiration mentions 4 of the world’s best. I have added five more dollhouse miniature museums, all right here in the United states.

Susan Downing

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Doing Research For Your Dollhouse By Visiting Dollhouse Museums
By Ellen Egan

An important part of planning the details of your dollhouse is doing a bit of research. Perhaps you want to find out a bit more about the historical period you are trying to represent. Or, perhaps your dollhouse has a theme and you want to be sure to get the details right. You can do some of this research online and at your local library. But, a fun way to research and get ideas is by visiting a dollhouse museum.

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Posted on 15 July, 2017

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Ron Hubble’s English style miniature ballroom in the Miniature Museum of Taiwan

Ron Hubble, Artisan

A World of Beauty

Ron Hubble is known in the miniature world for his attention to detail and his ability to make the period in which he works come to life. One source of inspiration has been the stately homes of England, especially as designed by Robert Adams. This eighteenth-century architect created many such manor houses. One manor house is of special interest to Ron – Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire, in the English Midlands.

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Posted on 13 July, 2017

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The Venetians Puddled

Origin Of The Term

Puddling refers to an amount of extra drapery length that is spilled or “puddled” onto the floor. In the days when fabrics were rare and expensive only the wealthy could afford them; only the truly rich could afford extra material to just lay on the floor! Puddling added opulence and style, providing the hosts a not-so-subtle way of showing guest just how well off they were.

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