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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.

Vermont Governor Douglas admires RGT dollhouse

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Julio Lavin and John Micknick join Vermont Governor Jim Douglas as he admires the “Bostonian” dollhouse recently built, finished and electrified by the Senior Crafters, and furnished by residents of Westview Meadows, Montpelier, Vermont. Westview Meadows recently celebrated their 5th anniversary. The Senior Crafters have built more then 60 Real Good Toys’ dollhouses for local charities.

 

An amazing Miniature world in Germany

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Wow!  I just discovered an amazing YouTube clip that I want to share with all our readers.  Miniature dollhouses and incredible landscapes in all climates, scale buildings, peoples, worldly structures of all types.  This wonderful 5 minutes is time well spent for any miniature enthusiast at the Miniatur Wunderland in Germany.  Enjoy … Jim YouTube Preview Image