Friday, February 22, 2013

Victorian Dollhouse Miniatures, Part One


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Victorian Dollhouse Miniatures. This was my first and only 1:12 scale dollhouse I made many years ago from a Greenleaf kit. It took me some time to build, then it sat for a year before I painted it, then it sat for another year before I wired and furnished it!  Right now the furniture is still in boxes after moving,  I think it has been about four years! That is Tuffy our Russian Blue cat who passed just a couple months ago, she was 19 1/2 years old. I was amazed how she could get inside the living room and barely tip anything over!


Beacon Hill dollhouse


Victorian dollhouse

In the next coming posts I will show you the interior plus some of the room boxes and gardens I have done so stay tuned!

20 comments:

  1. What a sweet dollhouse! From the hint of the inside, I can see that it's decorated beautifully. I'm looking forward to seeing more! xo Jennifer

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  2. It is a fantastic beautiful house. The blue color is well suited for windows and roof. I can see it looks exciting inside. I am looking forward to see more pictures.
    There are many cats in miniature home, they are so little that they can go to visit the indside of the doll houses. You have taken good care of your cat when it became so many years.

    Hugs
    Wyrna

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  3. A gorgeous house, furnished in good style. I'd love to see more of the interior. Must have taken time to decorate and find all these wonderful items that go inside a dollhouse.
    It must have been very sad to part with your beautiful cat. I am feeding generation of black cats in the backyard of our apartment building. All our neighbours love and treat them well. Cannot keep them indoors because of my husband's allergy.
    Hugs, Drora

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  4. Drora, Thank-you! It did take a while to decorate but not nearly as long as it did to build! Miss Tuffy a lot but we have a demanding 1 1/2 year old Shih Tzu!

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  5. Looks like a remake of "Cat Kong" or what was the name of that movie... *grin* But without kidding - it means something when your cat lived that long and you've done a lovely job with that dollhouse. Blue with white accents always looks fresh and inviting - and I really think it doesn't matter how long it took you to finish the house. In my opinion it's really more fun while there's still work to do... I'm really looking forward to seeing more of that lovely interior and of your other projects.

    Greetings
    Birgit

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    1. Birgit, Thank-you! Or was it Kat Kong? :)

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  6. Hello Heather! I love the look of this house and I agree with Brigit, taking your time is never an issue when it is a project for yourself and your own enjoyment! You have done some really beautiful work on this house!

    elizabeth

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  7. Elizabeth, Oh I wish I had the time now for minis! Thanks for commenting :)

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  8. Oh my goodness I simply love this dollhouse! It is gorgeous and I adore the exterior colors you've chosen. Also, I have a 2yr old cat named Bailey who looks JUST LIKE Tuffy! She is always getting in my photos too! Just has to see what's going on and be a part of it. It looks like Tuffy had a fantastic and long life and you have these wonderful photos for her memory to live on!

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    1. Alex, Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have many wonderful years with Bailey as we did with Tuffy :)

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  9. I am planning to buy this exact house. Yours is beautiful, I only hope mine turns out half this nice - Can you tell me a little about the difficulty of building it? Were the instructions clear? Was it missing parts? Did you have to rig anything because it wasn't cut right? Please share before I buy, thank you so much - What a beautiful job you have done with this :)

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    1. Jennifer, Thank-you! The instructions were very clear, no parts missing. I built mine over 25 years ago, it did take some time! The only thing I would do differently is maybe make the kitchen a little bigger. I've saw a website a while ago that was just the Beacon Hill "hacks", it was kind of fun seeing what else you can do with the kit. If I find the site I will post it :)

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  10. I love your dollhouse! I love how you decorated it. Thanks so much for sharing. Any plans to build another one?

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  11. Thanks so much, I've always wanted to make a modern house but miniatures are so time consuming!

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  12. Beautiful job. I just bought this Beacon Hill dollhouse that someone else put together and never finished. There is no paint stain wallpaper or flooring, inside or out.

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    1. Anna, Thank-you, have fun decorating your Beacon Hill!

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  13. I love the colors of your Beacon Hill dollhouse. If you want to see mine or if ever want to build some furniture for it I have built an entire website for it. I have lots of free furniture video tutorials and lots of free templates you can use for yours.
    www.dollhouseminiaturemadnessandtutorials.com

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