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Product Hightlights: Unique Miniatures

Posted by Cheryl Unfnowski on

Since 1974, Unique Miniatures has been producing top quality architectural castings. Their goal has always been to furnish you with intricate items not easily acquired and less easily handmade. Unique Miniatures specializes in ornate trims which are available in Federal (Colonial), Baroque, Victorian, and Rococo styles. Additionally, pieces can be mixed and matched to enhance the overall effect of your room. Many of Unique Miniatures' products can be interchanged to create unusual and attractive styles.  Check out our selection of Unique Miniatures!  

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Dollhouses: A History

Here's a link to a fascinating study of dollhouses through the decades from 1890 through 1990 by Jennifer McKendry.  While dollhouses prior to this period are often considered a training venue for young girls in preparation for running their own households as adults, most of the dollhouses depicted in this wonderful website are truly toys of [...]

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Quick and Easy Tip!

Miniaturists are always in search of new and unique ways to finish some aspect of their dollhouse or roombox. Here's a quick and easy way to stain dollhouse trim, such as baseboards, casings and crown or cove moldings...use a furniture marking pen (or touch-up marker) available at your local hardware or home improvement store. You [...]

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Good Set of Instructions for Shingling a Dollhouse

Some day I hope to create a video on how to shingle a dollhouse, but for the time being, I suggest you take a look at the link (at the end of this post) with a series of photographs explaining the process I generally use.  If you are not installing a copper flashing in the [...]

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Just a Link to One of My Old Blogs

Although this blog dates back to 2011, it is as relevant today as it was then.  Check out the process I undertook as I completed the construction and decoration of an old dollhouse that had sat unfinished for decades.  I referred to the dollhouse as the "Smiley" representing the family name.  Enjoy!  http://renovatingdollhouses.blogspot.com/

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Ceiling Fixture Installation

Today's question involved installing a ceiling fixture in a dollhouse living room. Ask any miniaturist how and you'll probably get a different answer from each one. I will even give you a different suggestion depending on the house, room location in the house, degree of finish (or preferred finish), etc. I generally adhere to the [...]

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Dollhouses Weren't Invented for Play

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.   

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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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