Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Dollhouse for your Dollhouse

Every miniature enthusiast dreams of having a dollhouse--or several of them! I know I do! However, a lack of space and a lack of money have postponed that particular pursuit for the time being. To fulfill my dollhouse dreams, I've been collecting tiny dollhouses off and on for some time. I was inspired after finding a link to the blog:  http://raumfuerraum.blogspot.com/ on Pinterest. She makes the cutest little dollhouses for her dollhouses and room boxes. I also stumbled onto a Flickr group called "dollhouse for a dollhouse" which you can see or join here:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/8836406@N08/6992021847/in/pool-1223652@N25/

My previous blog post followed the progress of the first tiny house I've made. The rest of my houses have been purchased largely on ebay. There are some amazing artisans who make very detailed tiny houses, but they are out of my price range (although they're worth every penny considering the time and talent it takes to make them.) Some of mine are ornaments, toys, and model railroad diorama houses. I thought I would share some of my favorite finds. They are a variety of scales-1:144th, N scale, HO scale, etc. If you share my enthusiasm for these tiny houses, feel free to post them on my facebook page. It's set up so that you can post your own photos and links. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Miniatures-from-Avalon-Imagination-by-Ronda-Vallejo/184671294945212

This pink house is O scale.


The middle house is HO scale. The rest are Hallmark ornaments.

This HO scale house has some great little details, like the little water feature, awnings, and patio umbrella.

I placed a light behind it so you can see that it has a little courtyard. It has patio doors and glass block.


I love the little balcony and the curtains in the windows.



The only thing I'm not fond of is the color of the house. I think I will repaint it eventually.


Here is a previous photo of the houses that I had at the time. 

I just got the turquoise and grey Bachman Contemorary house today. I originally planned to repaint the yellow one, but it was so detailed with so many windows, I was a bit intimidated. I love the new one! I also found the little mid-century gas station recently. The pool set is HO scale.

I didn't like the original color of these houses at all, so I've started repainting them. 












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