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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 13 February, 2016


Miniature Conestoga Wagon Scene -1/12th scale

Miniature Conestoga Wagon

I must have been dreaming about the frontier-days television shows I was addicted to as a child, because this post is about of a room box and a diorama on the subject that I loved making.

First, I am so flattered that the editors of American Miniaturist magazine included my Miniature Conestoga Wagon scene in the “History Recorded In Miniature” issue. Click on the photograph to read the article in a flip-book. (Click again to enlarge the type). It’s mainly about what you can do to improve a rather ho-hum miniature kit.




Will Hunt’s General Store, ca 1890, Huntington, West Virgina

Will Hunt’s General Store

I made this room box of my great-grand father’s general store to keep his memory alive in my heart.

Great-grandpa Will had an amazing life. When He was a young man he was part of a posse that ran Jesse James out of Wayne County, West Virginia. On his one-hundredth birthday, I sat with him as we watched Neil Armstrong walk on the moon. Click on the photo of Will Hunt’s General Store to watch a minute and a half video on this miniature, and think about the memories you want to keep alive.



Posted by Susan Downing

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