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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Sally Plummer
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Female
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Michal Morse
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Female
About Me

Boarding school, art school (St Martin's), advertising agencies Notleys & J.Walter Thompson, then freelance & PR for Steiner hairdressers. This experience helped when I had to promote my new shop The Dolls House from 1971 onwards - magazine & newspaper write-ups, TV interviews! You can't call selling dolls houses work!

Mine was the first specialist dolls house shop in UK, opening in Marylebone, moving to Covent Garden 1980-95, then to Northleach in the Cotswolds to the shop attached to my 17th century stone cottage. When in Covent Garden I was very lucky to stay in Faith Eaton's house, and met many interesting people visiting her collection. I have 20 antique houses in my own collection, seven in my sitting room. I have resist keeping some of my stock! I have to keep my naughty ShihTzu away from the mini furniture which he loves to chew.

I've written three books for Batsford  - 'Build.., 'Furnish..., 'Decorate a Doll's House'.



christine jaeger
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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..... :)



Chrissy Bailey
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Female

Margaret
Member
Female
About Me

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



YorkshireLass
Member
Female
52 years old
About Me

I live on the beautiful Castle Howard estate in North Yorkshire with my hubby.

My interest in doll's houses goes back to when I was born when my parents bought me an old house, but as the years went by I lost interest until recently when I decided to renovate my ageing, what I believed to be a Tri-Ang house, but turns out is a Hobbies house.  Slightly disappointed but in a way it enables me to renovate to my own taste, but keeping the original style.

I'm hoping to pick up help and information from the knowledgeable people out there



Jazz
Member
Female
About Me

I live in a small country village in the middle of England.  Or "Back of beyond"  as my Mum would say!  Having lived in the centre of London all her life!!!!!

Downsized real human house in 2011 - four doors down and across a road - from a large, draughty, 300 year old Recotory to a 30 year old cosy warm house!!!  

Have  two cats and, so far 5, miniature houses. 3 - 1:12 and 2 - 1:16.  More on the way (2017).




Janice
Member
Female
65 years old

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/.



cestina
Member
Female
77 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.



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!



jenny
Member
Female
50 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.   



jill friendship
Member
Female
73 years old
About Me

I live in Somerset and have about 28 houses plus a couple of gypsy caravans.  I am lucky enough to have a big shed of my own to keep my collection in, which are mostly older houses.  I love Walterhausen furniture, and houses which have a character of their own.   I make all sorts of bits and pieces for the houses   - I'm no skilled carpenter,  but I enjoy just playing with my collection.  My dad made me my first house when I was five.  I still have it, and almost all the original contents. 



Jan
Member
Female
About Me


ilenalana
Member
Female
67 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.

 

 



Claire Quick
Member
Female
53 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 

 



Ninja
Member
Female
About Me

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



Helen
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Female
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juliefbennett@aol.com
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Female
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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. 


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