Welcome to another issue of the Dolls Houses Past and Present magazine. Members have shared some lovely dolls houses in this issue, antique and vintage, from Germany, the US and England. Spain has also had a flourishing toy industry: Spanish bloggers Luijuas & Co present dolls houses and other toys from the 1970s, 80s and 90s on their blog, and I hope in future to have an article about their Hogarin dolls houses. Here, they share with us a 6” (15cm) doll from the 1970s, Laura, who had her own house, shop, farm and accessories.
In the previous two issues, I showed the designs for dolls houses and furnishings published by Handicrafts in the first half of last century. Another publication which presented plans for dolls houses was The Woodworker, and the current publisher has very kindly allowed me to show their dolls houses – at least 20 designs were published, plus some furniture and shops.
We also visit another exhibition and see a restoration of a well-played with house, meet the creator of ELF modern miniatures (whose kitchens we’ve seen in previous issues), and get some great ideas for transforming reproduction furniture and creating food.
I hope you enjoy it!
Page 11 Ageing a Fireplace by Joan Joyce
Page 13 Cheat Food by Valerie Towers
Page 14 Giveaway Competition
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