Category Archives: amazing miniatures

Posted on 27 November, 2016

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Susie Rogers and Kevin Mulvany,. Image 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 a very classy apartment above an haute couture 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 apologies 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 craftsmen who wanted to memorialize a building that had meaning in 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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Posted on 06 November, 2016

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Exterior of the Riggs Dolls House found on the Homes & History Magpie

Riggs Dolls’ House

Two lucky little girls received this dolls’ house as a gift from their father, a London stockbroker, during the 1840’s. There was a great fashion for dolls’ houses at this time, but even by the standards of its day, it would have been an impressive piece. It was designed,

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Categories: amazing miniatures


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