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Posted on 26 February, 2016


Astolat Castle Grand Library, found in the Daily Mail

Accessorizing Shelves

The rules of dollhouse shelves “accessorizing” are made to be broken. But give them some thought first. After all, some of these points go back eons. The ancient Greeks fretted over mixing black glazed pottery with unglazed terra-cotta. Following are rules of thumb* can be a guide to give your dollhouse shelves a sense of style, in any era.

Interior designers have made the following five categories ”best bets” for accessorizing shelves: books, decorative boxes or baskets, ceramic or sculptural objects, artwork and/or photographs and favorite mementos.


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Posted on 12 September, 2015


Queen Mary’s Doll House Library

Queen Mary’s Dolls House Library

This is the largest and most famous dollhouse in the world. Designed by architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, it is an aristocratic Edwardian home in miniature, complete with fully furnished rooms, electricity, running water and working elevators. Miniature wine bottles actually contain the vintage promised on the labels. The toilets flush.

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