Welcome to the May 2011 issue of the Dolls Houses Past and Present magazine.
Although our website refers to dolls houses, another very popular, and long established, form of accommodation for dolls is the room box. This issue of the magazine includes some houses and several room boxes. Not all of them are homes, as dolls are also provided with shops, hospitals, and even a theatre.
We also see behind the scenes of two dolls house furniture designers, a modern Canadian artisan and a post-war manufacturer in Germany.
I'm sorry to say that not all of the articles which were foreshadowed in the last issue appear here. My personal circumstances have meant that I have not been able to work with other authors on some of them. They will appear in a later issue, but I will be a bit more cautious about saying which issue!
I am very grateful to all the members who described their restorations, creations, collections, research, adventures, skills, experiences and passions. I find them fascinating - I hope you do too, and I hope that hearing from these members will encourage you to write about your own dolls houses or miniatures.
by Wendy M Lawday
by Celia Thomas of KT Miniatures
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