Dolls' Houses Past & Present

A website and ezine about dolls' houses: antique, vintage and modern. Plus furniture and accessories.

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Welcome to Dolls Houses Past and Present. We welcome anyone who is interested in dolls houses, dolls house furnishings, dolls house dolls etc, antique, vintage or modern.

Until now, new members have been automatically accepted. However, in order to deter those who just want to use our site to promote online gambling, medical products, antivirus programs and other things not related to dolls houses, we will now be accepting each new member personally. We'll try to do this as quickly as possible!

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juliefbennett@aol.com
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Female
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Eleanor Catalina
Member
Female
25 years old
About Me


jill
Member
Female
About Me

I live in North Herts, and am married with three grown up children and five grandchildren.  I spend most of my free time painting or working on my dollshouses.  I've loved dolls houses since I was a little girl of four when my father made me a beautiful dolls bungalow and now finally have the time to spend on the  houses I've acquired over the years,



Francesca
Member
Female
38 years old

Sue Turner
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Female

Maddy
Member
Female
84 years old
About Me

Hello,

 

I was born in London but now live in East Anglia. I have just discovered this lovely site.  I am a doll's house enthusiast of 81, outwardly, but I am all of 10 where dolls houses are concerned.  However, I do not consider my hobby has anything to do with being childish; it is all about one's imagination, isn't it?.


Before I retired I woked as a secretary.  I have always had a great interest in reading and drawing, the latter especially when I was younger.  I enjoy photograpy too, a little, and have enjoyed taking photos of various scenes in my houses.  I have always been keen on the computer and have had great fun in the past with creating images and cards for fun, which made it easy for me to create tthings for my little homes such as tiles, 'china', and tiny books. 





Elizabeth J
Member
Female
About Me

I have loved collecting dolls houses of all kinds for 35 years, and am always on the look out for 'played- with' ones that are still in good original condition. 



Lesley
Member
Female
54 years old
About Me

I'm a mum of four teenage boys and have five much older children and one grandson. I used to be housekeeper of a homeless hostel here in Brighton but am unable to work any more. I love Brighton, I enjoy knitting and sewing..I like to think I'm quite creative.



Rebecca Green
Site Owner
Female
About Me

Hi, I'm Rebecca. I live in Australia, in Darwin, right at the top of the continent. My interest in vintage dolls houses was started by my grandmother, who collected dolls and dolls houses in the 1960s and 70s (she lived in Oxshott, Surrey). She gave three of her houses to me and my sister. Since about 15 years ago I have been adding to my collection, and have a blog about it at http://rebeccascollections.blogspot.com/.



Jane
Member
Female
67 years old
About Me

Hi, I'm a 64 year old female, recently retired, married with two grown up daughters and two dogs. I live in a very rural part of Lincolnshire which is great but no dolls house shops nearby! I've dabbled with dolls houses for many years but now have the time to really enjoy the hobby. 



Trumble's Mum
Member
Female
65 years old
About Me

I am a retired teacher, living with my husband and my very elderly mother on our little smallholding in Wales.

I have a collection of dolls and bears and, after many years of wondering if I could sneak a dollshouse in too, finally took the plunge! Now I have a little Dolly Mixture house, No 2, Dolly Mixture Lane (no. 1 turned out to be riddled with woodworm and mould) and have just bought a wonderful 1:12 to share with my mother.

Ps  I was asked about this - Trumble is my childhood bear and I took him everywhere so local shop keepers etc called me Trumble's Mum. The name stuck with me and, over 55 years later, I see no reason to give it up!



Claire Quick
Member
Female
52 years old
About Me

 i have been collecting dollshouses and miniatures for 8 years now. i have 35+ houses and l. I love all styles of furniture  both vintage and modern 

 



Toysandboats
Member
Male
72 years old
About Me

I'm retired, competent on computers and in most areas of DIY. I love mending things that are broken and always enjoy a challenge. My wife very recently acquired two dolls houses, here comes the new challenge. 



Cybermintz
Member
Female
About Me

Name:  Cybermintz

Occupation:  Security Officer

Age:  39 and a bit.



Chrissy Bailey
Member
Female

Janice
Member
Female
66 years old
About Me

My interest is in the creative side of dolls' houses, but also in collecting things for them, when funds permit. I started the hobby at least 15 years ago, but it was a slow going process, as it had to fit in with a very demanding full time job - mostly on Sundays in the Winter. Nevertheless, I have completed four dolls' houses and am now on my fifth, which is probably my most ambitious project yet. Since I retired last year, this has been a much easier and quicker experience. My problem now is finding places to put them!



Kitty
Member
Female
61 years old
About Me

Hi there everyone, Kitty here from the Netherlands. I am a young woman of 59, married, with two adult daugters.
As a little girl I had a dollhouse that my grandfather made for me. When we moved to another city, my mother decided to not take the house to our new home. Recently she appologized to me about it. Anyway, that probably is the reason why I always kept a soft spot for dollhouses. I purchased a selfbuild 1:12 from the internet in November 2016 that I'm turning into a modern nautic house. Then I bought a 1:16 Hanse house with the intention to pimp it but haven't done anything with yet. And last week I stumbled across this gorgeous house on a secondhand Dutch side that I just had to have. I love the way it was build. And eventhough it looked neglected and parts were missing I made an offer. I am kind of handy so a missing pergola isn't an issue. It turned out to be a Gottschalk house! The one from 1961 with the butterfly roof! The previous owner had no clue, neither did I btw before I did my research, so I didn't pay much for it. Yesterday (April 29 2017) it arrived. And that is when I decided to join this group of expertise. I want to restore the house that has been mistreated and painted in different colors but I can use some help and advise to do it right




Sarah
Member
Female
57 years old
About Me

I was born and brought up in Kenya, leaving when I was eleven.  I now live in Buckinghamshire with my husband, a standard poodle puppy and a tabby cat.  My passion for miniatures started when I was about 4 years old and Dad made me a beautiful dolls house with the help of Mum to do all the decorating. I always loved to make things for the dolls house, particularly sewing, knitting or stitching items for it. A few years ago I rescued the house from the attic and my passion started all over again!



Isabella
Member
Female
70 years old
About Me

I live in Berkshire, am a volunteer in a charity shop, and belong to a small dolls' house club.  I have been collecting dolls and dolls' houses for more than thirty years and concentrate on 20th century items.



Janet
Member
Female
About Me

I used to live in the New Forest which was close enough to attend meetings. Eight years ago we moved to a farm in Devon, so travelling is not so easy now unfortunately. On the plus side I have far more room for my collections.


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