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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christine jaeger
Member
Female
About Me

i am an aussie from the land down under.. i have been obsessed with antique dolls and dolls houses forever..  i have met some amazing people on this site and learnt so much. the internet has made an enormous difference to my collecting... 

http://rosemyne.blogspot.com   yay  ..   go check out my blog..... :)



Margaret
Member
Female
About Me

I have been interested in dolls houses and their furnishings for about twenty years.



LauraR
Member
Female
About Me

Hi, I have 2 grown up daughters  ( neither of whom understand the appeal of the Dollshouse)& 2 grandchildren. I only own 2 dolls houses at the moment -a Triang 61 & a 62 & (along with so many others!) love a Grecon doll. 



Freda Knight
Member
Female
65 years old
About Me

Hi, my name is Freda and it is a pleasure to meet you all!  I am happily married to Dave, and we enjoy our home, and keeping it nice, as well as having holidays.

Having retired from the Court Service (a former Court Shorthand Writer and PA) and NHS (Secretary to a Consultant in Palliative Medicine), I am now free to pursue my hobbies, which includes collecting vintage children's books (particularly early Hodder & Stoughton 'Famous Five' Books) and, of course, dolls' houses.  I am also an avid reader, and keen gardner.  I enjoy studying German and keep my skills honed by contact with a German uncle, who does not speak English!



ilenalana
Member
Female
66 years old
About Me

I joined this site some time ago but because we were moving house and have had a busy year I haven't had time to post anything until now although I have popped in now and again for a quick peep at photos of members houses.  I live in Clacton on sea with my partner Steve and my lovely Norfolk terrier Missy.   I have many hobbies, war time re-enacting, water colour painting ( only started 18 months ago) reading, writing ( poetry), gardening, crafts of all kinds and of course collecting miniatures and dolls houses.  I love making things for my dolls houses and never throw a scrap of anything away that might come in handy when I'm fabricating something.

 Having taken early retirement I don't know how I had time to go to work.

 

 



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 

 



Marie
Member
Female
45 years old
About Me

I am the keeper of a busy menagerie, consisting of cats, a flatcoated retriever, fish and prawns, three lively children and a husband. I am a keen gardener and enjoy embracing new skills and meeting new people.  



jenny
Member
Female
49 years old
About Me

I have always loved dolls houses, I have about 30 now (never count!). I love the challenge of finding out the maker. I spend a lot of time raking in flea markets and antique shops, never happier than when I come away with a bag of bits and pieces not necessarily in good condition.  I particularly like Triangs but home made quirky houses are welcomed too, I treat them all with kindness and could never get rid of them. I was delighted when I came across this web site since International Dolls House News ended  I have felt a bit lonely.  I have not submitted a photo of me as the shadowy outline is quite similar!  Happy Dolls Housing Everyone.   



Sue
Member
Female
67 years old

Liza
Member
Female
About Me

I have been collecting since I was a child, with a brief interlude while I grew up. I decided that wasn't much fun, so have been searching, researching and restoring ever since. After 10 years of work, I have at last finished my book on the subject, and some years further on, am nearly ready to publish volume 2. I can't believe I have actually written two books!



theinfill.wordpress.com
Member
Female
69 years old
About Me

I’m old and small and live in north east England on the borders with Scotland. My hands and eyes are aging rapidly and I’m trying to get as much out of them as I can whilst I can. 

I enjoy history, crafts, making things. My abilities are more in the ideas department and sideways thinking than in the execution. A friend did dolls’ house things and I quite liked the idea of miniaturisation or the detailed scaling of the world.

I run a blog - theinfill.wordpress.com which covers the building of my first house Hogepotche Hall which is more of a fantasy story than anywhere near historically accurate. I hope it feels full of warmth and love and it's certainly has it's share of sweat and swearing.  I'm now working on an Art Deco semi and doing just as much flapping and struggling around as with Hogepotche and enjoying it just as much :)

 

 




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!



Ninja
Member
Female
About Me

Hi, my name is Cath & I have two major passions - motorbikes & dolls houses!



juliefbennett@aol.com
Member
Female
About Me


cestina
Member
Female
76 years old
About Me

I have been collecting and making dolls houses and miniatures for more than forty years and am at last in the process of achieving a dream - a small dolls house museum of my very own.

 

Although I live in Herts, UK for six months of each year, the other six are spent in the Czech Republic and this is where Small Worlds/Malé světy is taking shape at the moment.

 

You can read all about my journey here: http://www.czechdollshouses.blogspot.cz

 

I am looking forward to using this site and gaining and sharing experience with others......

The profile photo is me with my very first dolls house nearly 70 years ago.



M.Hobhouse
Member
Female
70 years old
About Me

I didn`t have a dolls house as a child and am making up for it now.



Veronica
Member
Female
About Me

Based in Kent UK, I come from a professional museum curatorial background and use dolls' houses in my art practice, which is 3-d assemblage and collage based. I collect, research and restore 20th Century examples and I am delighted to network with fellow enthusiasts. I also write art reviews and articles on anything dolls' house related. 



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. 





lucy
Member
Female
About Me

Hello,my name is Lucy and I now live in Kent with my husband and son ,but am returning to my home in the lakes later in the year ,I am originally trained in art and design but was a runway model for many years, I later went back to design and create dollshouse miniatures which sell worldwide to collectors and for advertising  ,you can see my work and some of my houses featured in American Miniaturist .I home rescued orphaned and abandoned herdwick lambs each year and have a current flock of 20 ,we also have a miniature donkey and two french endangered Poitou donkeys ,two children a dog, fish,cat  and rabbit, I have many dollhouses in various stages of completion and love collecting grecon dolls , I am found in my studio most days creating miniatures, I try to incorporate in my work knitting in miniature and  cross stitching ,and I enjoy beading and work with a variety of materials which takes me into a fantasy world I often wish I could stay in ,I love to take photographs of my houses and enjoy looking at other peoples creations and to see dolls from around the world and how different countries prefer varied designs not often seen here in the uk ,and how the dolls can vary in size and also the houses its such fun ,it can be very time consuming and with all my pets leaves me no time for anything else but it makes me happy

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/clutterland

https://www.etsy.com/shop/Rainbowminiatures?ref=hdr


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