Dollhouse labors of love

Sometimes it is just incredible to me to see how imaginative people can be and to what lengths they will go to create their dream. The details of these two projects are amazing and the end results are true works of art. Take a look at the handiwork of Marj DeKoster of My Doll’s House in Torrance, CA and Lois and Dave Julin of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. Both Marj and the Julin’s brought a wealth of dollhouse knowledge to these projects and it sure does show.

The Julin’s are good customers of My Doll’s House and friends of Marj and her late husband Roger. They learned many dollhouse building tips and techniques from Roger, who was a master dollhouse builder. When Roger passed away in 2008, the Julin’s stepped up to the plate to help Marj finish some building projects in the shop.

The windmill was built from a Finished 1/2 Scale New England Lighthouse by Real Good Toys.  It’s obvious it took lots of research and modifications to create this project. They installed a motor in the top section to enable the windmill blades to rotate.

The church is a Real Good Toys Country Church. It is finished with custom flooring, stained glass windows and lighting…complete with a chiming church bell!

These two projects are true dollhouse labors of love. You can read all the details in the March/April issue of  Dollhouse Miniatures.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

3 Responses to “Dollhouse labors of love”

  1. connie dagys Says:

    these are beautiful – hope I can make one as nice as this someday.

  2. cynthia Says:

    I would love to contact Lois and Dave Julin of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA as my Mother lives in Palos Verdes also and has her Mothers Dollhouses and furnishings which she no longer has room for.
    Years of time and investment went into these treasures and we just can’t bear to throw them away!

    This article is wonderful and we would love any input or help with our situation.
    Thank you,
    Cynthia Ettinger

  3. jodi_towne Says:

    Cynthia, Contact My Doll’s House in Torrance and I’m sure Marj would be happy put you in touch with the Julin’s.