Welcome to the final issue of the Dolls Houses Past and Present magazine for 2011.
Thanks to all those who have contributed articles and photos, we again have a wide range of topics and eras. In this issue, two miniaturists share how they discovered vintage dolls house furnishings; we read about connections between dolls houses and interior design and architecture; and we see dolls houses and furnishings from 2011 to the 19th century (and even earlier). For this end of year issue, one member shares a dolls house which was made as a Christmas gift 80 years ago! Following on from last issue's theme of collecting on a budget, we also have DIY instructions for cribs, lamps, and dolls themselves. And, as usual, there's a give-away competition for members.
I hope you all find something to enjoy in this issue, and I wish you all seasons greetings for the festive season.
Page 2 Miss Betty's Alabama 1830s House by Louise Pipher
Page 3 On first looking in to Liza's book - Family Dolls' Houses of the 18th & 19th Centuries, by Liza Antrim, reviewed by Rebecca Green
Page 4 A Fairy Tale comes true by Hazel Voice
Page 5 Christmas 1930 by Susan Hale
Page 6 Try on Rooms as you would try on Hats by Rebecca Green
Page 7 KitKats - A Summer Project! by Jazz
Page 8 1964 room box "Gerda" made by Häfner & Krullmann, West-Germany by diepuppenstubensammlerin
Page 9 A Flat-pack Kitchen courtesy of a little ELF by Marilyn Ormson
Page 10 The Eye of the Architect - A Profile of MH1 & MH2 Designer Wes Christensen by Carol Morehead
Page 11 How to Make a Doll’s House Crib by Valerie Towers
Page 12 Making up a doll kit by Barbara King
Page 13 Victorian Lamps by Valerie Towers
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