Dolls' Houses Past & Present

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


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Victoria BC
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About Me

For years I have loved all things small!

But is it okay to play?

Mostly after a certain age we are encouraged to put our toys away.

At the age of nearly 12 we moved away.

Without my knowledge, my precious things were thrown away.

Arriving in our new home 3,000 kilometres away I unpacked...seaching.

But all my favourite games, books, toys, homemade doll furniture, dollhouse, doll clothes, dolls were gone.

All gone away.

A lot of time has passed since then. I have lived a full life and can't complain.

I'm retired now and am embracing my inner child.

Here and there I look to replace my lost treasures.

But more than anything to enjoy the little things in life!


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Reply Rebecca Green
3:24 AM on April 8, 2017 
That is very frustrating and heartbreaking, Starr! If their listings allowed overseas bidders, they should have been prepared to send the houses! I hope you find some more lovely dolls houses which do make your way to your home.
Reply Starr
4:46 PM on March 25, 2017 
Hello Everyone here!! I have been a naughty girl - haven't been here for ages! I must tell you what happened. I began my collecting and spent a lot of time and money online with various treasures. I also bought two dollhouses but they both didn't arrive. I was so sad and discouraged that I decided to put my collection on hold. The sellers of the dollhouses just returned my money in both cases. Isn't that sad? They didn't want to be bothered to pack and send from England to Canada. So here I was with all kinds of dollhouse furnishings and no dollhouses for them. I found one small dollhouse and it arrived happily but anyhow. The whole thing just left me stunned and broken-hearted because I fell in love with those two first houses. I am slowly get back. I will be a good girl and try hard to be a good friend to you all by visiting your lovely photos and stories. Thanks! xxx
Reply lallyp
10:22 AM on March 2, 2016 
Just seen your post Starr. Yes we do have fun but the house is a tip!
Reply Gill
8:02 PM on February 2, 2016 
Welcome to this great site... It will good to be friends with similar interests
Reply Comfort
12:40 PM on December 9, 2015 
ooo really scarey! but what a great house! thanks!
Reply Comfort
10:46 PM on December 7, 2015 
wow! what a great movie! i got scared more than once! lol that was a beautiful house, wasnt it!? i would loved to have seen more of it. thanks!
Reply Comfort
7:10 PM on December 7, 2015 
oooo, i put that movie on my bookmarks to watch later! thanks!
Reply Comfort
8:40 PM on December 4, 2015 
welcome! i hope you enjoy this wonderful site and all it's great folk!
Reply Edel
2:25 AM on November 30, 2015 
Absolutely! Will you post some pictures from your collection?
Kind regards
Reply Edel
4:46 AM on November 28, 2015 
Dear Starr,
I understand what you say about us being able to enjoy the legacy of other people's skill. It's one of the things I love about historic toys - even in mass-produced dolls like the German bisque-heads, there was still so much individual handwork in the painting, finishing etc. that they are much more individual than modern vinyl dolls. I also love the "aura" (for want of a better word) that played-with toys acquire over the decades. Which does make many of them touching or moving, especially if clothes that were home-made specially for them have also survived.
Kind regards
Reply Maddy
5:09 PM on November 27, 2015 
Hello Starr, Thank you for your nice comments. You seem to be going great guns with your houses. The photo is of me when I was 21; I am unrecognisable now!

Happy hunting.
Reply Edel
6:11 AM on November 26, 2015 
Goodness, Starr, I didn't expect my pictures to have that dramatic an effect ;-)
Very glad you like them, it's great fun doing them, although I have been too snowed under with work to post many pictures on flickr in the last few months.

Welcome to DHPP - it's a wonderful site and I have learned so much from other people's collections, comments etc. Enjoy!