Dollhouse miniatures

I started collecting 1:12 scale miniatures (1 inch = 1 foot) when I was a little girl. However, I did not get my first dollhouse until I was 18.

My first house was a 3' x 3' Colonial Saltbox shell that I purchased at a garage sale. I installed additional interior walls to give it more rooms, then papered and painted the interior and exterior.

When I moved to California, I left that house behind...

Bookcase

...The original furnishings now occupy 4 rooms in a glass-fronted barrister's cabinet.

Living Room

Living Room

   
Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom

   
Dining Room

Dining room

   
Child's Room

 

Elmwood Manor

My second dollhouse is Elmwood Manor, a 3-storey, 10-room, bungalow-style house, built by the Lawbre Company. The exterior styling reminds me of the house I grew up in.

Elmwood manor is electrified; the ceiling lights actually work. The doors, kitchen cabinets, and double-hung windows all open and close.

Although I stopped collecting miniatures in 1994, Elmwood Manor is still one of my prized possessions, safely stored in a small room where the cats never go.

The pictures below are all from Elmwood Manor.

Exterior Front

Bathroom

   
Front porch

Kitchen

   
Living room

Living room, fireplace

   
Living room window

Detail, Cat in window


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