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  2. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    I found this house on Marketplace and will be picking it up next weekend.  I was hoping someone here would be able to identify it.  There are no pictures of the back of the house.  The guy I bought it from doesn't know anything about it except that he got it from his neighbor lady that passed away last year and it's old.  Both @Mid-life madness and @Qubanqtee think it looks like a Clell Boyce house, but just wondering if anyone here happens to have any information on this house.  .
  3. Hi from Michigan

    Welcome!!  I'm in the Grand Rapids area.
  4. nanaroma

    Those kits from Melissa's MiniWereld look awesome!
  5. Dan, spoken like a true miniaturist!  If I have ever built a dollhouse kit so it turns out like a cookie-cutter of the box picture, I don't remember it.  And if you don't like the stairs, put them in the invisible back half of the house!
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  7. Half scale magnets

    These have been taken
  8. “Practice” House

    Hi Kit
  9. Woah, this looks just how I fridge to look. Thank you for sharing!
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  11. Rag Rug Tutorial

    Thanks so much for your tutorial that just might work.
  12. Id do what @fov suggested as that's how I found my kit for this same house.  It's a beauty so I completely understand your desire to locate it!
  13. Changing a stair opening -tool suggestions?

    If the floor can be removed I'd be tempted to go that way; or else save the stairs for another build, fill the hole and let the stairs for this house be in the invisible rear half.
  14. Curiosity about 1/2" scale

    Yes - Shellie from MiniEtchers. I think if you email her she can put 1:24 together. If I remember correctly, I got them in an online mini show that she was doing. It is also possible to order just the 3D printed lamp and shade if you have LED lights. I have a bunch of LED supplies from Evan Designs that I forgot I had already. I used them for ambient lighting on the Lisa since is gets pretty dark inside. Anyone else have any cool half scale projects going on?
  15. A bit of eye candy

    Thanks for posting these Kelly!  I had never seen Moseley Hall.  Love all of those Colonial details.
  16. So I answered an ad on Craigslist.......

    You're welcome! Although I have to admit, no detective skills were needed. I just have a bunch of catalogs that have dollhouses listed in them. Thank you for the pictures. I'd say that was definitely the Batrie Heritage. And those look like two of the columns in front. The smoke alarm is on the opposite wall across from the oven, maybe about 5 feet diagonally. I hope I'm only going to be here another month, though, so I'm not going to stress about it too much.
  17. What would be your dream dollhouse?

    Yes if it just sat on the base and could be lifted off then the house would still fit through the door, The table could fold, and you could turn the base sideways or something to get it to fit through the door also. Hmmm might work. I will have to think more on this. A dramatic seaside setting might be a possibility.  Thanks Kelly
  18. I have acquired a Pierce dollhouse and would like to sell it near columbus ohio, Does anyone know a good place to start. A few pieces need repaired,
  19. Beacon Hill Front Porch Roof

    The porch trim assembly was put together using Titebond II Premium. A mixture of equal amounts of water, vinegar, and acetone dissolved the glue without damaging the wood.. Just put a little bit along the joint. Let it sit for about 10 minutes, and then scrape the glue with a very thin object like one of those screwdrivers used to tighten the screws in a pair of eyeglasses, and gently pull the soffit out of the assembly.
  20. "Destroying" a couple Lawbre houses?

    Love this car. 
  21. Little Women

    That's a tough one. I went on this quest as well once - thinking I wanted Marmee and the girls to occupy a house of mine.  I found it almost impossible. I considered antique looking china-head dolls, and I often considered the Erna Meyer vicorian era and biedermeier era doll collections - thinking I'd piece something together from all the options (there are different sizes and ages of lady/girl dolls that would have worked and the dolls are lovely but expensive and only on ebay it seems). And the jointed Heidi Ott dolls were an option - but less variation in their faces than the Meyer dolls. Are you wanting realism? That's a tough one.  Have you looked here? . maybe you could piece something together. ANYWAY - i ended up abandoning the idea of the family, but I did end up with the Susan Sirkis-designed Historical Half doll of Louisa May Alcott and I was quite happy with that. She could be Marmee... You may want to consider her. If I were to do it again, I'd go with the Erna Meyer or Heidi Ott dolls - the Ott dolls often have wigs you can select separately and put together your own set. They have teenage size dolls for the younger characters. Good luck!
  22. Thank you so much for the article on the Ashtonbrook dollhouse. Like you I have always loved the pictures of the outside of that dollhouse and wondered. I never saw the back or inside and like you I was surprised because it was not what I expected.

    1. Mid-life madness

      Yay, I'm glad I am not alone in always wondering about the house. Pinterest  was no help in finding out any information.....

  23. 8th Annual Miniatures in the Wine Country Saturday, June 22, 2019   Dealers and Dollhouse Enthusiast Selling: Dollhouses – Furniture, Miniature Accessories Electrical, Lighting and More   2 shows at 2 locations less than 2 miles apart LODI MOOSE LODGE 9am to 3pm 3824 Woodbridge Road E. Acampo, Ca. 95220 LODI ELKS LODGE 10am to 5pm 19071 N. Lower Sacramento Road, Woodbridge, Ca. 95258   Over 90 tables of Miniatures and over 40 room boxes and dollhouses!!     $8.00 at the door includes admission to both shows For more information and to pre-register as a vendor e-mail Leslie Flint / Debbie Heard
  24. Turntables: best one for the money?

    Oops, I meant the $10.99 metal once is under the rather large Harrison. If it can hold a house that big it would be good for the Beacon Hill.  Good Lord....too many
  25. VH600 Dura-Craft Victorian

    Ok, thanks for the information!  I appreciate everyone's help. 
  26. "I always tell myself that serial killers typically don't bait their victims with dollhouses." - I dunno Carrie..... several years ago there was a "Victorian dollhouse" listed on our local CL for a really great price, but no picture.  So I contacted the seller and asked if a photo could be sent just so I know if it is worth the 45 minute drive.  I got a story about not having a camera, blah blah blah.  First red flag. I suggested a family member or a neighbor could perhaps take a picture for me. Nope-got some more blah, blah blah on why that wasn't possible. Second red flag. Well, I thought maybe I could drag my daughter along for "safety in numbers" and proceeded to check MapQuest to locate this person's house. This was before the street view feature, and the aerial view showed the location covered in trees-no view of the house.  hmmm. Not good. I declined the sale.  This particular listing stayed on CL for probably a YEAR!  I remember contacting this person one more time, but got the same no-camera story. Red flag number three!  After that I was convinced this was a serial killer using the dollhouse as bait!  LOL     The other weird encounter was when I purchased the Pepperwood Farm house from a woman near Philly.  She went on about how the house has meant so much to her as a child, etc and asked that I please leave it the yellow color since that was her favorite color.   Really?  As we were chatting about dollhouses I mentioned that I was part of this forum and would be posting my rehab progress photos on here. Wrong move. When I began posting about my newest acquisition and what my plans were for it, the thread naturally began to include the words "bash/bashing"......Yup. you guessed it.  The seller found the forum and that thread and, not understanding, she thought we meant ACTUALLY destroying a house- and HERS in particular!!  I got a nasty phone call demanding that I not post any more photos of her house online!    Good grief.    
  27. Oh, I saw one of those this weekend and pondered it.  I didn't get it because I’m mostly working smaller scales, and there was only one.   When we go back I may have to get it!  I never thought of doing a special one window i will keep my eye out for a water tower, I confess I’m unsure of at scale, I don’t know that I’ve seen that scale, but since I usually go straight to smaller scales, maybe I missed it.  
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  29. I'm trying to locate the gallery to share some of my work. I'm also trying to figure out the Trading Community here. 

    1. Mid-life madness

      This thread will help you make an album for the gallery

      Read the information in the community trading post for how it works. You can post what you want to buy or sell, but no mention of price is allowed. The deal must be done thru private messages.

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