Dolls' Houses Past & Present

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

Anna-Maria C Sviatko

Joined May 9 2009
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Canberra, Australia
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Dolls' Houses Past & Present

About Me

I became interested in dolls houses as a child, particularly representations of modern homes. For many years I  was mainly a creator working in 1/12th scale until a fateful day in March 2003, when I bought a 1975/ 78 Lundby house at a dolls shouse show and fulfilled one of my childhood dreams.

Since then my collection of dolls houses has grown to include 16 houses from 1957 to 2007, mainly in 3/4" scale. In 2008/ 2009 they were exhibited at Canberra Museum and Gallery as part of their Cabinets of Curiosities exhibition programme and in April 2010 were featured on ABC TV's programme The Collectors which was followed by an article in the September 2010 issue of The Collectors magazine. Photos I have taken have also been broadcast across Europe on Euromaxx TV.

I am the creator and administrator of the FLICKR Modern Miniatures Group and, in 2010, curated an exhibition called Call of the Small at Craft ACT: a 1/12th scale craft gallery containing miniature works from ten artisans, most of which had never worked in miniature before.

In 2011 I wrote an article for Uppercase magazine on the modern miniatures movement, was featured in Netherlands magazine Flow, and am  taking part in as many modern miniature swaps as I can find willing partners!

Further information on my collection can be found on my blog.

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Reply Biz
3:56 AM on March 29, 2011 
Thanks a lot! Pictures are taken by my husband, he is an old-school photographer. I have a blog at

To tell the truth, I am not a frequent blogger, though plan to post more (and by the way, I have been reading your blog for a few years now :-)
Reply Barb Emerson
12:06 PM on January 29, 2011 
Hi Sherpa,
I saw the video of you about your houses and I loved the part where they put you INTO one of your houses. Very clever!
Thanks for telling me about this site and for all of the ideas I have gotten from you blog.
Reply Joan
7:11 PM on March 31, 2010 
Problem seems to be sorted now!!!! Thanks.
Reply Joan
10:48 AM on March 31, 2010 
Hi Anne Marie,I love the site,thanks for all your hard work.
One slight problem,"last login" doesn't seem to be working as recent ones are way down the list and the same couple have headed it for days(unless they log in seconds after me every time!!!!I usually check last log in to see if they have left comments but it is impossible at the moment.