Archive for May, 2009

Merchant Spotlight: Lynlott Miniatures, Pittsburgh, PA

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Lynlott Miniatures was established in 1976, involving three generations of family devoted to the hands on experience of shopping for dollhouse miniatures. Located in Pittsburgh, PA, Lynlott Miniatures attracts customers from just around the corner to as far away as Australia! (more…)

Dollhouse Photo Gallery

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

REAL GOOD TOYS WANTS YOUR PHOTOS!!  Everyone here at Real Good Toys LOVES to see pictures of your dollhouse masterpieces!  Each finished dollhouse is as unique as the individual who has built it and is always inspiring!

Please send us your photos to post on our Dollhouse Photo Gallery.  Everybody does things differently and I can’t believe all the customizing I’m seeing.  It’s wonderful to see and I especially love all the little comments people tell me about their building project(s).  This makes it all a little bit more personal and it’s truly amazing what you can do when your imagination takes over. 

Be sure to check back frequently to see what’s been added.  Sometimes it takes a bit for me to get them on the site but we do try to post all submitted photos.  I look forward to hearing from you soon and seeing your dollhouse masterpieces!  I can’t wait to share them with the world.

Mini wishes – Jennifer

 

The Good Stuff is never out of date

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Anne's Victorian Manor Dollhouse

 

The Victorian Manor dollhouse kit was produced around 1978, the build has just been finished

Yesterday was a clear, sunshiny day; a good day to open the windows and sweep out the closets.  Spring cleaning time at the Real Good Toys help desk always gets me to dive into the box of old files for anything that can help a builder who has found a treasure from the dim recesses of Dollhouse History (more…)

Merchant Spotlight: Chautauqua Miniatures, Mayville, NY

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

To kick off this new feature, we are spotlighting Chautauqua Miniatures of Mayville, NY.

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Faux-wood flooring finish on MDF

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Top view of a taped together General Store

I’ve been doing a taped assembly of a General Store Kit, just checking the parts to make sure everything fits the way it’s supposed to, and, as luck would have it, a builder emailed me to ask how to do faux-wood finishing on MDF (and here I have an MDF floor right in my hand).  What a good subject for a demo! 
The Faux-wood finish has to be applied before assembly of the General Store.  Here’s the process: (more…)