Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving Dinner 2014 in Kathleen's Dollhouse


WOW! All I can say is not only did this gentleman create a beautiful dollhouse for his wife, he created video's to inspire all of us! Here is the Thanksgiving tour! Make sure to view his other charming films about this beloved dollhouse!


Enjoy your day today MINI Friends! Get your orders in (check out our FREE SHIPPING!) this morning and I will work hard to get them out in the mail today!

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Happy Veterans Day!

Happy Veteran's Day MINI friends. I thought a fitting tribute from us in the Dollhouse Miniature would be showing respect for an important hobby around the world that encompasses the appreciation for the world of our soldiers, past and present. A very popular form of miniatures is Military Miniaturism. The emphasis on realism, historical accuracy and scale of the miniatures are important aspects of this hobby. Knowledge of history, events and geography also play a role in the development of subjects and themes. So I tip my MINI hat to all those that love miniatures and use them for expression, friendship and to tell the stories of the past.
God bless the men and women around the world, past and present, who step up and protect us. ~judy
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Kick Off the Holidays!

Let's get this Holiday Party started!  
Check out all of our Holiday MINIS!
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Monday, October 3, 2016

Coraline

Welcome to October....time for weird, wacky posts about MINIS! Famed director Henry Selick, known for the movie 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' created the film 'Coraline'. The film depicts an adventurous girl finding an idealized parallel world behind a secret door in her new home, unaware that the alternate world contains a dark and sinister secret.
The special effects and stop action animation are brilliant. Three Victorian Dollhouses were used throughout the filming. Also, artist, Althea Crome (bugknits.com-unbelievable work!) was hired specifically to knit miniature sweaters and other clothing for the puppet characters, sometimes using knitting needles as thin as human hair.
Another dollhouse to view in a movie for your October entertainment! For more October Stories visit my website: www.justminiaturescale.com





Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Happy National Stupid Question Day!

Happy National Stupid Question Day! The roots of this special day go back to the 1980's. At the time, there was a movement by teachers to try to get kids to ask more questions in the classroom. Kids sometimes hold back, fearing their question is stupid, and asking it will result in ridicule.
I have had customers countless times begin a conversation with: "This may be a stupid question, but....."
I could be my Mum and say, "There are no stupid questions, only stupid answers", but I will take the high road and say:
Basic information is always needed when starting a hobby. In this wonderful world of MINIS ask-you will find very generous people willing to help you. In my career I have always appreciated the seasoned collector, the master builder and the newbie! One I admire, one I am in awe and one keeps my enthusiasm for all of this!
We have some great information pages on our site regarding all of the basics-wiring (my favorite), wallpapering, roofing, even a suggested list of glues for which project you are doing.
Check it all out!
Now for my 'stupid' question......What goes around the world but stays in a corner?  


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

So Many Ideas!

I am sure I speak for many of you when I say I have a closet full of unfinished MINI projects. I don't know why things get left before they are complete; probably because there are simply so many ideas swirling in my head for projects that, depending on the mood of the day, is how I decide what gets worked on!
Well along with unfinished projects, I have a scrapbook of 'ideas to do' projects! I am re-posting this one because I simply love the idea of tucking miniature surprises among real life. I believe miniatures are used to entertain, provoke thoughts and/or represent a memory.
Whether simply for the surprise to the passer-by or for an entrance to the Fairy world, doors and windows with MINI scenes embedded in books is delightful!
If you decide to dust off an unfinished project, refresh a favorite one or start a new one, I would appreciate you considering stoping by the site for everything MINI you will need! www.justminiaturescale.com



Friday, August 26, 2016

Free Libraries!

This Small House Tribute has a special place in my heart. My mother was an elementary school teacher and a lover of all things books! I have a degree in Literature and I hold a seat on our localLibrary Board. Two of my sister-in-laws have careers related to Libraries. That all being divulged on a personal level......
I recently had the pleasure of visiting Baltimore. My husband and I took an afternoon to stroll around the Little Italy neighborhood (found a great pizza place, thought we found a great bakery, but alas the girls behind the counter were too busy chatting to welcome us, so we left :( ).Tucked in front of a random building was a delightful house on a pole. I thought maybe a bird house until I looked closer. It was a Free Library filled with Children's books!
In 2009 Todd Bol of Hudson, Wisconsin, built a model of a one room schoolhouse. It was a tribute to his mother; she was a teacher who loved to read. He filled it with books and put it on a post in his front yard. His neighbors and friends loved it. He built several more and gave them away. Each one had a sign that said FREE BOOKS. The movement has spread. The houses are simple to complex. Just another example of how our passion for miniature houses spreads to other walks of life! To read about these delightful 'houses' visit: https://littlefreelibrary.org/
Happy Friday. Please visit the site today to do a 'little' shopping! ~judy     www.justminiaturescale.com