Re-build of partially constructed Pierce. First dollhouse since 1982! Dollhouse partially assembled with glue gun and wood putty. Porch floor was scored for floor board look and painted grey. Musty, dusty house that had been stored in a basement. At least it is dry!
This is a Dolls House Emporium kit, called the Summer House, which was on sale 2000-2001. As most of my dolls houses are witchy, it became Cobweb Cottage. It was one of my first projects.
The French windows at the top and the balcony were missing, so I used a replacement and made the semi circular window with dragon embellishment and added trim.
The bricks are cut from painted sandpaper. This was a long job! For extra martyrdom, I did the back as well…
Interior views will follow, but I have decided to redo some bits.
I wanted to have dolls of all ages. We are in a world of babyboomers so the aging process has many levels. I wanted to have older dolls that depict the people in the 45 to 70 group of TODAY. I have found some older looking action figures as well. So my mini world will have infants to this older group.
While I began to create building for the love of Barbie, the creativity of building room boxes, 1:12 and 1:6 scale dioramas, furniture, dioramas and dollhouses has become my motivation. I thank everyone here including but not limited to both 1:6 and 1:12 (and smaller scale) artists who have inspired me to keep creating and growing. I am so happy to be included in this miniature building community.
The Vollmer House at 1737 Webster St in San Francisco. This is one of my absolute all-time favorite dollhouses of any dollhouse I own or have ever owned. The workmanship is simply incredible. I stand in awe of it every time I look at it. I will never be talented enough to create something like this. I hope and pray I have enough talent to do the interiors justice!
Funny story, there is an old, worn brass plaque on the front that some idiot (not me!) put on this at some point in its history saying it was built by Jim Marcus. @fov / Emily checked with the man himself, and Mr. Marcus confirmed he did not build this. I had had my doubts from the start. I've seen his work and this one just didn't gel with his craftsmanship, lovely though it may be. It wasn't being sold as a Marcus house anyway, so hardly mattered, and I got it for a song. Despite being from an unknown builder (sign your work, people!), that does not lessen how much I love it. Since Emily verified this, however, I have ever since called it the "Not da Marcus!" house, LOL. 😆