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Beacon Hill at last

I waited 10 years to get a Beacon Hill. I didn't want to build one, and I couldn't have one shipped off ebay, so I had to wait until one showed up locally. In 10 years, I saw 1 perfect Beacon Hill (finished and furnished) get away due to the seller being 3 hours away. They were only asking $75! But then many years later another one appeared. The house was done nicely on the outside, and the interior was unfinished but primed except for the hallways. They wanted $200, but it sat for weeks

Elsbeth

Elsbeth

 

Willowcrest with an addition

I like how this looks from the outside. THe siding needs a little help, but I like the windows - this was apparently a bash of two houses - not sure which one was used as the addition. Love the windows on the attic addition.    

Elsbeth

Elsbeth

 

Glencroft with cool addition

I came across this on Pinterest and I love the addition and the garden work: http://robincarey.blogspot.sg/2008/11/tudor-cottage.html?m=1  

Elsbeth

Elsbeth

 

A working radio that doesn't break the bank - electronics are getting cheaper for the dollhouse!

Electronics are getting smaller and amazing things for the dollhouse are becoming more affordable (I love the battery lights for those of us who can't do wiring), and now I am interested in adding...SOUND to my house. Lundby is selling a modern console that will play music from your bluetooth device.  http://lundby.com.au/image/cache/catalog/P_60208200_1%20OL-640x640.jpg I like it, but of course, I'd rather pipe 40s

Elsbeth

Elsbeth

 

Wallpaper templates - Lundby does it, Greenleaf should think about it

https://lundby.com/en/diy/byt-tapet/#fbox If that doesn't work, try https://lundby.com/en/ and select the Wallpaper link. It lets you choose a house, then a room and it will create a PDF template for the walls of that room...I LOVE IT.  I wish Greenleaf would consider this level of investment as they make their laser houses. I know since each build can vary, the templates might not be perfect (Lundby is so pre-manufactured I know it is eas

Elsbeth

Elsbeth

 

The Doll People house kit by Deb Young

Deb Young no longer sells this amazing limited edition kit - and it doesn't appear on her site (http://youngatheartminiatures.com/shop/)  anymore probably because she was inundated with fans wanting a kit that is no longer available. But I saw photos and it was amazing. I am posting some below. The 2nd floor hallway with tall ceiling and tall book cases is such a great idea for a hallway. I'm going to try that in a 1:12 house.  I also like how the small rooms have such tall ceilings...it

Elsbeth

Elsbeth

 

You either are or you aren’t a doll’s house person

“The real thing is a total fascination which does not go away.” http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/dec/06/dolls-houses-little-windows-on-past-lauren-child “I can never remember a time I wasn’t fascinated by doll’s houses,” says Lauren Child, the author and illustrator. Her version of The Princess and the Pea, set in a doll’s house, is republished this month, and next year she will present a BBC documentary on the Museum of Childh

Elsbeth

Elsbeth

 

1:48 Miss Marple's Cottage

Sue Herber's finished kits look amazing. I am in love with Miss Marple's Cottage at the moment. It's retired - so there is no way we'll get it unless we buy it off a current owner. I don't I could build a 1:48 and do it justice, tho - the flowered paper is adorable and looks so english cottage! http://www.thing.com/sue/retired/miss_marples_cottage/

Elsbeth

Elsbeth

 

$3 Keystone rehab

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765584054/SPOTLIGHT-Freeport-woman-finds-vintage-doll-house.html I found this a very close-to-home story about finding an old dollhouse and bringing it back to life, as well as listening to the inner-self which, when dollhouses are involved, is sometimes called the inner child - but dollhouses are for all ages inner or outer: "It had been stored in a barn," Donohue said. "The windows were rusted, but I sa

Elsbeth

Elsbeth

 

InPayne's Haunted Pierce

I love this Haunted Pierce: http://www.inpayne.com/dollhouse/dollhouse06.html The living and diningrooms of her haunted Pierce - I love the opening/hidden door in the staircase!!   She has wonderful dollhouses:http://www.inpayne.com/dollhouse/dollhouses.html And Roomboxes: http://www.inpayne.com/dollhouse/roomboxe

Elsbeth

Elsbeth

 

Link to Fay Zerbolio's huge dollhouse

So I tend to come across fun links that are neither craigslist/ebay related, nor news/TV miniature related - but are more like archival links to interesting pictures of other people's stuff...OK, so maybe more like a Pinterest page, but I'd rather just share them straight with you instead of making people log in to Pinterest or dealing with that. Today's find: http://fayzerplace.homestead.com/Dollhouse.html You can

Elsbeth

Elsbeth

 

And now we start collecting links

I've been finding some great links out there...going to start listing them in this blog instead of cluttering up General Mini talk. I really just want to archive them so that someone might find them via the search feature...they might find something of interest - I know I did when I came across these things. Today I highlight a favorite childhood memory of the Smithsonian's Faith Bradford house. http://americanhistory.si.edu/dollhouse/intr

Elsbeth

Elsbeth

 

Emma & Co make it all the way back home!!

I heaved a sigh of relief when Emma arrived back home. I had been worried that she might not make it after what happened to famous travel doll Molly (see Molly's thread in the archives). She made it - along with Jack and the Vicar Hawthyn (whose arm was tidily sewn into a sling). She also arrived with the cutest and tiniest souvenirs and some lovely items to start her dowry with!! She first went to consult with her own local Vicar: And then att

Elsbeth

Elsbeth

 

Washington State hosts Emma and Jack

Emma and Jack show they are capable of using the internet like all their Greenleaf friends: A visit to Checkmouse's grand federal manor: A walk in the woods - no lions or tigers, but definitely bears (oh my): Emma had a nice and relaxing Christmas in Washington - and got caught up on email:

Elsbeth

Elsbeth

 

Emma makes it to California!

Emma made it all the way to California for the end of November, early December. She was very clever too book her trip this way and stay just ahead of the cold eastcoast/midwest weather. After much romance, horse back riding, and motorcycle rides, DollhouseDiva pampered Emma like no one's business: The serenity of DollhouseDiva's beautiful collection: A photo favorite of mine - Emma relaxing at a pub (what a gorgeous scene!!):

Elsbeth

Elsbeth

 

Halloween in the Lone Star state

I think Emma's costume is lovely!! And Jack's pumpkin head is quite charming. Reminds me a little of the Headless horseman, but much nicer. Like most American children at Halloween, Jack is literally swimming in candy: Awwww - it looks like a romantic halloween gift was given by Jack:

Elsbeth

Elsbeth

 

Emma arrives in Tennessee

Well it looks like Emma has a new traveling companion - Jack - whom she has grown quiet close to. Here they are in Beyondbaffled's mailbox: For concerned chaperones, Jack is traveling in his own separate compartment. Beyondbaffled took them out for a drink: Took Emma to see the biggest guitar that ever existed: Gone fishing: What a fantastic olde tyme western portrait: And such

Elsbeth

Elsbeth

 

Emma is introduced to North Carolina's High Society

Sound the horns! The big hunting event of the year (though I think they aren't actually hunting, but just riding): A visit to the townhouse: And into the cheery yellow drawing room of the other townhouse couple: And a carriage ride in a beautiful carriage! And more lion taming: (I don't know who looks more startled - I think Emma is testing Chloe's patience)

Elsbeth

Elsbeth

 

Emma makes it to North Carolina

Emma appeared to go AWOL for a few days (rumor has it she flirts with postal workers a bit much), but Badlilkit was able to expedite her to North Carolina for her next stop (thanks Badlilkit!!). LPcullen has put Emma up in a fabulous little cottage: The cottage is to die for - Emma leads a charmed life.

Elsbeth

Elsbeth

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