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Posted on 13 September, 2017

Thank you all for your prayers and best wishes as hurricane Irma approached. I worked on miniatures by candle light until about 9:30p. Then I got bored and went to bed and slept like a baby through the worst part. Next day, I awoke to see that many large trees and fences had been blown down, but we got through it all just fine. We just got our Internet, telephone and TV service. I credit the prayers and good wishes from you all for Irma making a slight right turn just before hitting Sarasota. Thanks again.

Susan Downing

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Posted on 09 September, 2017


Irma Is On The Way

Greetings from Susan Downing-

I live in Sarasota, Florida. It looks like we will be out of action for a few days.  The eye of Hurricane Irma is currently thirty-five miles in diameter, and our house is eleven miles from its projected center (Blue Line).  Orders placed in my Etsy Shop will be delivered as soon as possible.

Please say a prayer, wish us luck, keep good thoughts. You choose!

Susan Downing and Patrick Owens

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Posted on 22 August, 2017


South Carolina Ballroom. 1775 – 1835, found on the Amy Vermillion blog

The Georgian Style

Susan’s Note:

This article by Julie Ann was one of the most popular posts of the last few months and is well worth repeating. It s a must-read for anyone working on a Georgian dollhouse.


How to Achieve a Genuine Georgian House

by Julie Ann

Influences and style

To achieve a genuine Georgian house style when building or decorating your own Georgian dolls house it is important to


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Posted on 16 April, 2017


Miniature Conestoga Wagon Scene -1/12th scale

Miniature Conestoga Wagon

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 either photograph to read the article, which is mainly about what you can do to improve a rather ho-hum miniature kit.


Susan Downing



American Miniature Magazine – History Issue


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