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Dollhouses Weren't Invented for Play

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Before they were toys, “cabinet houses” and other miniature homes were used to show off wealth and teach domestic roles (so begins the article about dollhouses published in The Atlantic).  To read the full article, by Nicole Cooley, click the image.   

Dollhouses Weren't Invented for Play

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  • Nicole Cooley

Celebrate Mom's Day

Now through May 21, 2017 receive 15% off your order when you use promo code Mom2017 at checkout.   No other discounts apply.  As always, free shipping applies to orders over $150 while all other orders ship for a $5.95 flat rate everyday.  

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Miniatures as a Forensic Tool

We usually equate dollhouse miniatures with beautiful room settings and moments captured in time.  But, Francis Glessner Lee (March 25, 1878 – Jan. 27, 1962) also known as the "mother of forensic science," used them in a rather interesting and unusual way.   Learn more about this fascinating woman and her use of miniatures in science here.  

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Not Just Victorian Styles Anymore!

Some people think that dollhouses are always done in the Victorian style. Today, we are seeing more and more contemporary spaces and other periods. You are limited only by your imagination. In the meantime, enjoy and be inspired by this wonderful modern dolls house!

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Special Order: Electric Chair

As is typical, we had a customer wandering around the shop studying miniatures. During his exploration, we chatted about miniatures and the amazing variety and styles available. He didn’t appear to be looking for anything in particular, but suddenly he turned to me with a sheepish expression on his face. “Please don’t think I’m strange, [...]

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Can't Decide What Style to Decorate Your Dollhouse?

Victorian dollhouse from Greenleaf converted into modern apartment building. This is a great option for those of you who just can't seem to decide on what period you would like to use for your dollhouse. Country? Contemporary? Eclectic? Create an apartment building with each unit reflecting a different design or period. [...]

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What Scale is My Dollhouse?

The dollhouse world is generally comprised of four distinct scales (or sizes) with one-inch (1:12) scale being the most common or popular. The other scales include half-inch (1:24), quarter-inch (1:48), and 144th (1:144) or dollhouse for dollhouse scale. If you don't know the scale of your dollhouse, you can generally determine it [...]

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Jeepers Spring Fling Sale

April 17, 2017 through April 24, 2017 receive 30% off the lowest priced item in your cart when your order totals $40 or more at Jeepers Dollhouse Miniatures.   Free shipping applies to orders over $150 while all other orders ship for a $5.95 flat rate everyday.  

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Simple Battery Pack Lighting Demonstration

From time to time I receive questions about simple wiring options for roomboxes and other container-type displays. One of my favorite options is a battery pack and LED strips or ribbons.  Today, I'm illustrating a quick application using these items in my quilt shop.  This is not an official installation as I wanted to just [...]

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