Friday, September 23, 2011

Artsy Fartsy Friday~~~Doll Houses

 Well, it seems that I can't get doll houses out of my head. Miniatures are an amazing form of art! Just check out one of my bloggy buddy Jenn's  blog  Looking Glass Miniatures  and you will agree.

I found this video by Ileana Ottini  The world of The Dollhouses Around The World  
"A roundup of famous dollhouses manufactured from 1600 to 1900"

What I love  a lot about these old dollhouses is that they were housed in actual furniture. Many were cabinets and decorative tables. Very very beautiful.


This next video by Adam Fray  takes you on a doll's view of a doll house...very cute!


I hope you all have an awesome Weekend!

                                                     Blessings, Joanne


  1. Doll houses all so unique. Blessings from Oz.

  2. I saw the dollhouse in Windsor Castle. Man, was it ever so detailed. It was about 6 feet tall and 6 feet wide--and it had real furniture inside!

  3. I love the second video! The little details are amazing!! right down to the paintbrushes and the tiny cat!

  4. Precious dollhouses! All the miniature furniture is so sweet...

  5. Makes me want to be a little girl again.

  6. I always wanted a big huge doll house, I remember when I was little I had one but when my dad remarried it disappeared. I love these!

  7. I never had a doll house, but I never had one. Have you seen the Thorne Rooms at the Chicago Art Institute? I could look at those for hours.

  8. Haha sorry I mean I ALWAYS wanted a doll house and never had one. Obviously :)

  9. That's one lucky doll, with that house in view.

    Happy weekend!

  10. Well, you know I love dollhouses! Thanks for these videos and for the link to your friend's blog - I can't wait to explore her site further.


  11. Wish I could view those videos but I can't.
    My spouse, the education tipster, has an old friend who came by 2 weeks ago with a van-load of dolls complete with their clothing accessories.
    My BW has been sorting all the clothes and cataloging the dolls and I'll tell you what; there is some serious dollar value in most of them.

  12. So cute! There is just something about doll houses....

  13. @ Crystal Mary~ Thank you!

    @ Ramona~ Thanks!

    @ nutschell~ Oh I would love to see something like that!

    @ Ginny~ I agree! the details are amazing!

    @ Deborah Ann~I can't get enough of them!

    @ Beth~ I know the feeling!

    @ Alexis AKA MOM~ Oh I wish I had gotten one!:O(

    @ Liz~ LOL! Thats ok I knew what you meant!

    @ Yep the bathroom alone makes me a bit jealous!

    @ Claudia~ You'll love it she does great work and her pictures are incredible!

    @ anthony stemke~ What a great gift!

    @ Tracy Jo~ I know! I never get tired of looking at them!

  14. the details are so amazing...recreating life in miniature.

  15. Joanne - I love dollhouses! I actually have one that is an Irish Thatched Cottage. I thatched the roof myself. Not perfect, but I love it. I made a lot of the things on the inside myself, such as carpeting, curtains, some furnishing and food. The house isn't totally finished. I even made a Welcome plague for the front of it that says "LolliPop's Cottage". One of these days, I'll put it on my blog.

  16. @ Nikki~ I love it too. The more details a person puts into the dollhouse the more beautiful it is!

    @ Maeve Frazier~I can't wait to see it! It sounds beautiful!

  17. these doll houses are amazing. i had to zoom in a few times to get the detail. the unfinished doll house rooms look exactly like unfinished real life room:) those sights bring an uncomfortable feeling about in me, as i used to be a house painter and priming ain't no blast:)

  18. Hi Joanne,
    Loved the videos. Especially the 2nd one. I have a tin toy collection. My sister gave me a tin dollhouse. It had no furniture. Trying to pick up a little whenever I find it. I don't have much yet, just four or five pieces. I just love old toys.
    I made 5 of the Christmas calendars last year. They took a bit of time, but were so fun. Each one was different.

  19. What an awesome collection of doll houses. I had a small ranch-house style doll house, and played with it by the hour.Thanks for letting me re-live those hours.


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