Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Hello Everyone,

Like so many other new members, I too am glad to have found this site and was pointed here earlier by another member Thank you.

 I live in Rochester Hills, Michigan and just purchased my first home; a vintage Farmhouse, that was started and never finished. Its in all raw materials, so I plan to continue, make a few modifications and add electricity.  I have worked on real homes, but never a miniature and find it amazing, a great place to unwind and be creative.  Did anyone else find themselves running in all directions with excitement to do this and that?  I find I have to slow down and take one thing at a time; quality not quantity! :)  

Well what I have is called,  The Colonial Estate and made by S/W Crafts.  If anyone knows anything about this one, please I would love to know as I can't find much information about it or the company as it is out of business.  

I hope to hear from some of you about your experiences and expertise in the miniature world. It's an amazing little world! 

Thank you, Gloria 

 

 

smhouse.jpg

smhouse2.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome to the little family, Gloria.  What a pretty house you have found!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
41 minutes ago, Just G said:

 Did anyone else find themselves running in all directions with excitement to do this and that?

Welcome, Gloria.  Yes!  At any given moment, I have about ten different things I'd like to be working on--from accessories, to furniture, to things on the structure itself.  I wish I had unlimited time, or could clone myself, so that I could do all the things I want to do.  :)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi!

Thanks! Its good to hear from you and yes, you are not to far.   I only know of Miniature Makers Workshop in Royal Oak, a Train and Hobby shop on Utica Road and Hobby Lobby.  Are there any other places in our area?  I'm doing a renovation of the S/W Crafts Country Estate from the 70's and its quite large.  Just last night decided to knock out all 11 of  the windows and replace with the working double-hung windows so Im in search of those and a whole lot more. Have you seen these or installed them? I was reluctant at first to replace, but the acrylic was not cut properly, some were loose and most were cut to short.  Once I got started with the first one, I removed a couple more.  Now, like the real house, buget for new windows.  LOL

Thanks for your directions I had no idea the mini world was so awesome.  

Take care!  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like the windows from hobby lobby. They go on sale for 40% off a few times a year. Miniatures.com has everything you can imagine and the Greenleaf store here also has fabulous items. 

Frankenmuth has a mini store in the basement of Raus. There is a store on little mack and 10 mile. 

Take your time, read the tutorials, look at the pictures. It's fun and addicting.

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2/3/2017, 3:13:53, Just G said:

 Did anyone else find themselves running in all directions with excitement to do this and that?  I find I have to slow down and take one thing at a time; quality not quantity! :)  

 

Oh yes... it sometimes can be overwhelming.. all those ideas so little time... lol

Well that's not true, you have all the time in the world... unless you are impatient like me. :D

You have a lovely Country Estate there... it's quite a rare one to find these days as are all S/W Crafts houses.. don't know why, but they are so, good catch!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By lrsafari
      Hope I am obeying the rules.
      I am "New" here, but my eBay record is visible, and I can point to when I bought and sold high end cinema cameras and gear.
      I am happy to provide additional photos or details if requested.
      (1) Arrow Kit 750 Royal Dream  Kit in original box, Appears complete, I counted the main wood sheets. I am not sure if any shingles or other loose pieces. Box is old masking tape nightmare, but it is there.     (2) Kit: Dura Craft Heritage HR 560
      Kit in original box. Perhaps 25% of kit is missing.
      My wife and I did an inventory of the pieces. I have some of the instruction manual pages we made notes on, but need to look for a couple pages.

       
      (3) BUILT: Greenleaf Fairfield 8015
      Fully assembled, painted, flooring. But needs a bit of care. Some shingles are missing, Some panels sem loose. Flooring, other decorator items showing their age.
    • By warpedrivka
      Hello! Honestly just checking out dollhouses and miniatures. I was gifted my grandmothers dollhouse made in the 70's and I really want to renovate it and fix it up! I have always had a fascination with miniatures though! Have a good day!
       
    • By Mid-life madness
      I have been slowly working on The Willow again. I am really close to finishing the attic area. This will be the servants quarters for my make believe Colonial family. Now I need to pull out all my furniture and see what needs to go where.
    • By ~morningstar~
      So, I was nosing around on Market Place and I saw a pretty dollhouse that someone wanted $150 for. I didn't think the dollhouse was worth that, so I kept looking. I came back every day looking and then I saw this new one listed. The seller was asking $189 for it, and I thought it was worth a lot more. I contacted her and asked if it was still available. She indicated it was and said she had to get rid of it by Tuesday. Perfect, I said. I will come get it. THEN I had to figure out how we were going to bring this dollhouse home. We wound up renting a uHaul van and loading it up into the van and carefully driving it home. Once home, a furniture dolly helped to bring it inside the apartment and now, it sits in the middle of my living room. GO Team! we did it!
      The house needs some restorative work, but is otherwise in good condition.  The things that need to be done: repair the front porch rail, the stairway from second floor to attic needs to be repaired and reattached. Some of the rooms need to be finished wallpapering and the flooring needs to be done. Some of the windows need to be repaired. The trim around the turret needs some parts replaced. Some of the doors need to be reattached.  Some of the shingles need to be replaced. Aside from that, the dollhouse looks awesome for being as old as it is.
      I am going to try to upload some pics if I can.  You all can tell me what you think.
       
      ~morningstar~
       
       
       
       








×
×
  • Create New...