October Is National Dollhouse & Miniatures Month

The joys of watching a child role play with her dollhouse, the value of creativity and conversations that sparks their imagination. In honor of National Dollhouse and Miniatures Month.


I can't believe it has been 23 years since I built my first dollhouse for our daughter Courtney. I wanted to build a replica of our Colonial Saltbox designed home with all the interior work the same in the dollhouse. They said I couldn't do it — there were only two experts in New England that had the skills to do that kind of a replica.

Being a technology teacher and having some experience working for home builders and selling real estate, I decided to begin the project, it took about eight months to complete inside and out and matched our saltbox in every detail. Our daughter will soon be married and hopefully start a family and pass on that wonderful dollhouse to her daughter some day and say, "This is the house that I lived in, that my father made when I was a little girl."

It will be a family heirloom that will be passed down from generation to generation. The fun experience, was building it with my daughter and finishing the inside. The experiences and fun we had building this dollhouse will never be forgotten.

I'm still building dollhouses 23 years later for so many couples with young children and they are enjoying this wonderful time together with their children and yes they will pass it on also to the next generation. I think the young couples today are just a little tired of all the electronic devices out there and just want to sit down and have some good quality time with their children. Learn more about this wonderful dollhouse hobby that sparks the imagination of children and develops creativity.

For questions and information refer to my web site www.dollhousemansions.com or email me at dollhousemansions@gmail.com

Hopefully you will never forget that wonderful time you spent with your children building that precious dollhouse.

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