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  1. Hi Genevieve!

    yes we are talking about the same lady!  Liz and I have worked together on some things, and my Ron Clanton emporium came from the same estate as your Elliot Bay house.  We have all loved that house and if I had anywhere to put it I would have grabbed it up.  I'm so glad you're getting it and it is beautifully finished and of course so well made.

    Good luck and have fun personalizing it when it gets to you.  Let us know how it turns out!



  2. Thank you so much for all this information and clarity of it!   I purchased several finished homes (probably originally purchased as shells), and they are so unique and wonderfully built that I had to find out about them.

    Because so much time has passed, it has been quite difficult to get the correct info, and many on this blog have contributed;

    but to get "Clell Boyce" via you of course, is amazing and wonderful.  

    The workmanship in these houses is exquisite and wonderful.  I so appreciate the craftsmanship in them.

    Please thank Mr. Boyce for me, and thank you for your help and for responding and clearing it all up.

    Take care, and prayers,

    Suzi Rose

  3. I want to thank everyone so much for all the research you've done, and the knowledge you have!  You've all been so helpful, and it's great to finally get

    the info on my emporium that I wanted.  There are some ladies in my miniature club who knew Ron Clanton, and said his workmanship was really wonderful.

    All of them have marveled at this store, and now to see the actual plan & catalog for it, is just so great.

    Thanks again, As I get it dusted off and re-vitalized, I'll include pics.



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  4. I really appreciate all the info and research from all of you.  It’s even more interesting now than ever.   As for this emporium, it is quite beautiful.   Every store floor is inlaid.   The outside entrance goes to every store and is completely finished although it never gets seen.  Really amazing workmanship!  Would have loved to meet some of these craftsman.   Thanks again for the help!

  5. Hello....so much great info on here!  I just purchased a very large Emporium store and it is Marked "Victorian Times" and build by Ron Clanton.

    I would like to know more about this builder, it is exquisite.  I only have a photo after it was cleaned out, but waay cool!  If anyone knows this man or info on him

    would be greatly appreciated!  There is also a really Beautiful Elliot Bay House for sale at this estate also signed by him as well.

    Thanks in advance for any info!



  6. Hello everyone, I'm brand new to houses, miniatures, and "E. all of the above". I purchased an assembled Duracraft vm800 victorian mansion from the sweetest lady who was legally blind, terminal with cancer, and had spent years building her house. It was assembled in the worst possible way, but it has such charm and character that I could not tear it down completely without destroying it.

    I have repaired as many things (millions it seems) as possible. The main problem is that she spackled the ceilings after wiring, and now most of the fixtures have been broken,, and I can't get to the wiring to repair them.

    Here is the million dollar question: Does anyone know of any way to get that stuff OFF the ceiling? or am I just going to have to go the LED way? I would do that, but I have fixated on doing a 1940's/1950's house (like my grandma's), so I'm having to build/create many things in it. I was hoping to use some of the original wiring, just because I guess. No logical reason.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks so much!


    *I will post pics of the rooms as they get closer to their destinations if anyone is interested.

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