Category Archives: amazing miniatures

Posted on 07 December, 2016

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Tate Baby House, on exhibit at the V&A Museum, London

Traveling Dolls Houses

The Social Structure

In 17th century Britain, Peers of the Realm controlled vast ares of land. Controlled, that is, if they kept up the agreed income to the Crown. Fall short and a Marquess, Viscount or Baron risked loosing all or a portion of his land. It was customary a Peer to tour his holdings as soon as roads dried in the early summer and continue “showing the flag” until the first frost.

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Categories: amazing miniatures, cabinet


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Posted on 27 November, 2016

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Susie Rogers and Kevin Mulvany,. Imge found in their Gallery

Mulvany & Rogers – Boutique and Apartments

Of the many marvelous miniatures created by, Kevin Mulvany and Susie Rogers, I think this 17th century “hotel particulere,” now very classy apartments above an haute shop.is my favorite. The boutique is so chic, and has such a clean, modern look. The apartments have everything, from an eclectic mix of classic interiors to the mundane – a broom closet.

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Categories: amazing miniatures, French


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Posted on 20 November, 2016

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Anonymous Artisans work in a folk art museum in Hillsborough, NC

Folk Art: Just For The Fun Of It

I sometimes get hung-up on museum quality miniatures, as if those exalted works are the only things to strive for. My apologizes to all of the talented artisans in the dollhouse miniature universe who are creating incredible works. Not all fascinating work has to be to be in 1:12 scale, either. Folk art is an example. A private collection in Hillsborough, North Carolina has many beautiful works, made by craftsman who wanted to memorialize a building that had meaning to their lives.

This post links to four sites: that folk art museum in NC, and three of my favorite artisans that who wonderful work … just for the fun of it.

Enjoy.

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Posted on 13 November, 2016

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A building in Cesar Augusto Fonseca Ospina “small Bethlehem”

Cesar Augusto Fonseca Ospina, Artisan

I was searching for interesting images of large dollhouses on the Internet and spotted this great picture. I thought it to be some sort of multi-story Tudor house. It turned out to be the work of Cesar Augusto Fonseca Ospina, a miniature artisan living in the town of Pacho, Colombia, 55 miles north of Bogota. The town is on the western slope of the Andes Mountains. At 7,008 feet elevation, the air is rarified. So is Cesar’s beautiful work.

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