Archive for November, 2009

Dollhouse Merchant Spotlight: Dolls and Minis – Wellington OH

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Dolls and Minis inventory

Dolls and Minis inventory

Discover a treasure trove of exquisite, hand-made porcelain dolls, along with an amazing selection of dollhouses and miniatures when you walk through the door at Dolls and Minis.  The store stocks over 3500 dollhouses, miniatures, collectibles, porcelain dolls, and supplies.  It is a real doll-making studio within a full line retail miniature shop.  The shop also stocks many hard to find, one of a kind items.

The proprietor, Dawn Reese, and her staff treat all of their customers the way they would like to be treated-with good, old fashioned customer service.  Dawn says, “Almost every day I learn something new about dolls and dollhouses, which lets me help every client have the very best dollhouse and miniature experience they can possibly have.”  Of course, help and advice are always free. (more…)

Museum of Miniatures: CBS explores the Dollhouse World

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Earliest Dollhouse - Museum of the City of New York

I found an old handwritten note the other day about a great news broadcast about dollhouses and miniatures.  “A World Of Dollhouses” was aired on CBS Sunday Morning in December, 2007.

In the video, Rita Braver takes a tour through the tiny world of doll houses. Some of the displayed models were built from Real Good Toys dollhouse kits! The video also highlights some phenomenal miniature collections from Ginger Landon Siegal’s collection and the Museum of the City of New York dollhouses.

Many adults may consider dollhouses mere child’s play, but doll house collecting is now a lucrative business.  You can read the full article, “It’s A Small World After All,” which goes more in depth into the subject.

I hope you enjoyed the show and the article.  Please add your comments for others to enjoy.

Discover Your Favorite Dollhouse Miniatures Forum

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Kindle your enthusiasm and share knowledge by joining an online forum. With forums, you can comfortably be at home (in those favorite pajamas) and simply relax while you sip your coffee, browse, comment, and share related experiences…or you can just lurk – read and quietly take it all in. Whether you are new to dollhouses and miniatures or have years of experience, there is a lot to gain in the forum and blog dialogs.

You can discover many wonderful miniatures forums, but we’ve come across a new one that is very exciting. Check out MECA – Miniature Enthusiasts, Craftsmen & Artisans; if you haven’t visited the site you’re missing out!

Artist, Pamela J.

Artist, Pamela J

MECA is currently holding an exciting Holiday Contest titled, “Re-create your Fondest Christmas/Holiday Memory in Miniature.” Real Good Toys is pleased that the big prize is our very own Classic Bungalow Dollhouse! We hope you will check out the contest rules and jump right in, enjoy building your memory and WIN!

MECA’s administrator Pamela J is welcoming and witty and she has a passion for dollhouses and miniatures that practically jumps off the screen. Her medium is polymer clay and her specialty is miniature culinary delights. Pamela is a true artist and we applaud her talent.

"ButcherBlock" Miniature Art by Pamela J.

"ButcherBlock" Miniature Art by Pamela J

Good luck with your fabulous contest entries and thank you to Pamela J for being such a positive force in the Miniatures Industry.

Wishing you all “Dollhouse Magic” ! 

PS: Please comment and let us know what your favorite forums are… we would love to hear from you and explore new dollhouse forums!