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Bathroom Furniture 

Bedroom Furniture 

  Bespaq Furniture      

Budget Items

Building Supplies

Dollhouse Help Books

Warwick & Chrysonbon Accessories

Dining Room Furniture

Dolls (porcelain & resin)

Dressed Dolls , Mannequins, Bridal Mannequins & accessories & Clothing    NOT ON SALE

Kitchen Furniture & Stoves

Flooring

Glenowen Furniture 

Dollhouses by Real Good Toys

Dollhouses by Greenleaf & Corona

Lighting & Electrical Items

Dollhouses & Components by Majestic Mansions 

Estate Sale & other  Unique Items  

Crystal Chandeliers, NIGLO lamps, & other unique lights NOT ON SALE

Fireplaces & Accessories

Furniture Hand Made USA

Garden Items, furniture & miscellaneous

Wicker Furniture, Kits, & Furniture Kits 

Hansson Exquisite Furniture    

Heidi Ott Furniture & Accessories from Germany

Holiday Items

JBM Classic British Fine Furniture

Miscellaneous Items FROM FURNITURE TO FOOD TO SHOES, ETC.

Lee's Fine Furniture  

Library & Den  & Accessories

Living Room 

Music Room 

Nursery Room   

Porcelain By Barb & Cranberry Glass 

Reutter Co.Porcelain & furniture from  Germany 

Sewing Room 

Miniatures Handmade by USA Artisans 

Wallpaper Wallpaper Sale $1.25 

DRAGONFLY: kits, shoe & hat boxes, jewelry, purses, ladies/mens, & laser games

CINDI'S MINI'S: Food & Misc. Boxes, & Books 

  SHADOW BOX Dresses, robes, medical scrubs, sewing notions & more 

GLORIA'S MINIATURES: Miniature Dollhouse, Halloween, Garden, Yoga, Mickey & Minnie & Aunt Jemina Figurines 

  Le Petit Chateau: Clothing, dolls, etc.

CATHY & SHEILA'S MINIS: Garden items, Flowers, Pet/food items, & lots more

  JACQUELINES NEW ITEMS:  Books, Pictures, Magazines, etc.

PORCELAIN DOLL KITS NEW & ESTATE   NOT ON SALE ESTATE SALE Ladies, girls, men and boy dolls NOT ON SALE "HISTORICAL MINIATURE HOME FOR SALE "THE LACE HOUSE" NEW ITEM COMPLETELY FINISHED. 

 

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About Me

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I enjoyed miniatures so much that as the internet shopping craze began I decided to open an internet site.  I spent months researching and learning how to create a website.  I wanted a site that would be easy to use for everyone.  At the time I started, there were no shopping carts available.  

Will I have a shopping cart in the future?  The cost of having one is certainly not a problem.  The time to add a shopping cart is.  Also, I am actually semi-retired due to several failed back surgeries resulting in chronic back pain.  Two discs were replaced with titanium and I also have a few bolts and screws holding the back together.  

Since hubby retired he also has a new and expensive hobby (why are hobbies so expensive?)  He bought a "Classic Car"  a 1969 Cord Convertible and we keep busy attending car shows.  I also have a 1966 Thunderbird Convertible.  And, he has finished restoring a 1935 Plymouth.  My husband re-built the engines in the Cord and T-Bird and added lots of power and chrome stuff.    So, here is my Bird and the Plymouth and the Cord below.  We had three dogs: "Taz" a yorkie who passed at 17yrs old, "Munchkin" a border terrier who is 11yrs old, and our other yorkie 'KOKO'is just over 3yrs old.      

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I hope to keep the miniature shop going for a few more years as I love miniatures and the people I meet are such lovely people!   I will continue to do add new items whenever I find something interesting that I think you may like.  I hope you will continue browse through my shop and continue to order.

 This rest of this stuff is really pretty dull, skip down to the dollhouse pictures.

As I remember (which was a long long time ago)  I seem to have had a natural artistic ability.   I recall that it started  when I found out that my boyfriend had a class whose teacher would let you out  without a hall pass.  This class was Art.   So I  signed up for the class even though I had no artistic talent that I knew of.  In my Senior year I ended up with  5 out of 7 classes in Art and  had an A average even though I was doing quite poorly in English and American History.   (Thankfully, college later on in life improved those abilities and I found out that if I studied long tedious hours and did my homework I would get good grades too!).  

Private oil painting lessons and commercial art lessons followed High School, but it was not quite what I was looking for in the way of a career (much to the annoyance of my instructor).  So I strayed  in the world until some years later I decided I had better go back to school if I wanted to survive and support myself and my daughter.  I began evening classes and graduated with a Bachelor's in Science in Business and an Associates in Applied Science in Accounting plus a lot of credits I didn't even need.   Wow, around twelve years of night school while working and raising a daughter alone was a real struggle!  I did meet my husband during this time and he was very supportive of anything I did.  Well, that's all the personal life I plan on revealing.  So now  for the rest of the story!  

I built my first doll house in 1995.  It was the Pierce by Greenleaf and  had everything I would love to have had in a real Victorian home.  I purchased the kit for  $150 and spent my entire two week Christmas vacation constructing the exterior.  More time was spent  later applying stucco, painting,  and adding shingles.   These are the facts on building doll houses....everything you add costs extra.  The house needed lights so I hired a cheap electrician (hubby) to wire it for me.   I do that myself now.

I spent my hard earned money for the electrical tape, transformer, wall paper and light fixtures.  WOW! $35 for a mini chandelier blew me away (and now I have some in my dollhouses for over $200)!  Then came the furnishings.  Some we put together ourselves, and some we bought.  My hobby turned out to be quite expensive as without labor I have probably spent in the range of $3,000 to $4,000 for a miniature house.   Of course now that I have a miniature store, it has turned out to be a bigger investment  than I would ever have thought.  But, I enjoy my work and I enjoy meeting and talking with new customers (some of which have turned out to be great friends).

So.....how many hours did I put in on this dollhouse?  Hundreds!  How much money did I spend on this dollhouse?  Lots!  How much satisfaction and pleasure do we get (yes, hubby loves it also) on this dollhouse? TONS!

The hours and money have been worth it!   I spend hours looking at my magnificent Victorian Houses which not only delight me, but also my friends, family and acquaintances.   The houses I build go to adults, children and grandchildren and will be enjoyed through many generations, as will yours. YOU WILL GET THAT SAME DELIGHT!

Remember to be selective when buying!  You don't need to get everything at once, it took me some time before I had everything I wanted.  And, I am still looking!  And ask plenty of questions to save yourself from making mistakes! 

Below are a few pictures of my shop and work area.  Of course there are many many more things.

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Here are a couple of houses I've donated.  The funds raised were used to purchase bullet proof vests for police dogs.  I have donated about seven homes fully furnished.  Some were completely electrified and others were simple cottages.

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I just remodeled an old dollhouse that I've had for a number of years.     I will display this at an old Victorian house that is now a museum where I live.  I volunteer 1 or 2 afternoons a month at the Sorenson House which was built in 1890 in Draper, Utah.  I will put this Christmas dollhouse on display during the Holiday Season.  I hope the children and adults that visit the house will enjoy it.  

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Below is my latest project which is a Bed & Breakfast...still working on it but it is progressing nicely.

The outside of the house and garden. the lobby, the library, the dining room and the kitchen.

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The Main floor includes the  lobby, the library, the dining room and the kitchen.

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The Second floor includes the owners bedroom & TV/Office room, the main bathroom (my dream bathroom), and a guest room.

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The Third floor includes another guest room with bath & a laundry room and an exercise room (exercise equipment not shown yet).

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Below are some pictures of rooms-in-progress on another of the doll houses I am restoring.  

 The house was built in 1960 but not completed on the outside or inside.  I have sided the outside in a pale shade of pink with highlights on the windows and verandas of lavender, mint green and cream.   The house has nine good size rooms on three floors.   I put things in my rooms even though I'm not finished as I need to get a feel for how they are going to look (besides, I can't wait to get furniture in them). 

The bathroom has a pink marble tile floor (inexpensive plastic from Miniature House) and I cut a piece of wood to make a  matching pedestal for the bathtub.  The grand entrance is coming along.  I used green wallpaper on the ceiling with a Unique Miniatures ceiling trim.  Again, the floor is Miniature House plastic marble flooring.  I used a green sheet and white sheet and cut out the squares, then placed the tiles on a piece of poster board the size of the floor and glued each in place.  This is an inexpensive way to get an unusual looking floor.  The lilac bedroom is nearly complete and again I used Unique Miniatures trims for accents around the lilac walls.  The carpet is two pieces of Famous Floor carpet (a very inexpensive brand) glued on poster board.  I glue all my floors on poster board and then glue it to the actual floor when I am complete.  This way I get an exact fit and if I have a wiring problem I can get to it easier.  I love the wallpaper in the bedroom and also in the living room.  I used a combination of wallpapers by MiniGraphics in the living room.  The house is far from being completed as you can see.  But I'm having fun with this doll house as it is quite unique and the style of the rooms very challenging.   

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Below is a home that is not complete.  I built it for someone who later decided to sell all her miniatures.  She offered to sell the house to me and I bought it.  Unfortunately it would not go through the door into my workshop so it now sits on a coffee table in the formal living room against the wall, and my antique gramophone serves as a coffee table in front of the couch.  The house measures about 3 1/2' long, 2' tall, and 31" wide.  I plan to change the wallpaper as it is all done in a Christmas theme which is what the owner wanted.  This house is called the "Lace House" and is a replica of a Gothic House located in Black Hawk, Colorado.  The original house was built in 1863 by Lucien K. Smith and is currently on the Historic Register. 

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 Above is the "Beacon Hill" which I built in 2006. 

THE "LACE HOUSE" HAS BEEN WALLPAPERED IN GREAT WALLPAPER AND IS NOW FOR SALE FOR $2500 OR A VERY REASONABLE OFFER.  PICKUP OR WILL DELIVER WITHIN A 100 MILE RADIUS AS IT IS TOO LARGE TO BE SHIPPED.

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Below is a home that is not complete.  I built it for someone who later decided to sell all her miniatures.  She offered to sell the house to me and I bought it.  Unfortunately it would not go through the door into my workshop so it now sits on a coffee table in the formal living room against the wall, and my antique gramophone serves as a coffee table in front of the couch.  The house measures about 3 1/2' long, 2' tall, and 31" wide.  I plan to change the wallpaper as it is all done in a Christmas theme which is what the owner wanted.  This house is called the "Lace House" and is a replica of a Gothic House located in Black Hawk, Colorado.  The original house was built in 1863 by Lucien K. Smith and is currently on the Historic Register. 

The Original Lace House in Black Hawk, Colorado on the left (the dollhouse is below and has had a lot of work done to it since those pictures were taken.  

THE "LACE HOUSE" HAS BEEN WALLPAPERED IN GREAT WALLPAPER AND IS NOW FOR SALE FOR $2500 OR A VERY REASONABLE OFFER.  PICKUP OR WILL DELIVER WITHIN A 100 MILE RADIUS AS IT IS TOO LARGE TO BE SHIPPED.

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My first house I built is the Pierce.  Here it is below.  It is ready for an extreme makeover.  I just need time!

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I HAVE ABOUT 12 HOMES THAT ARE  IN-PROGRESS. 

 LAST & MOST IMPORTANT, I WISH YOU THE BEST OF LUCK IN YOUR DOLL HOUSE PROJECT!

 

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