Friday, February 8, 2013

The Dollhouse

I've had a project going on since I was a wee ghoul, and have only briefly mentioned it so far. It's a collection of miniatures integrated in a rather largely scaled house (It takes up a fair portion of the office). Since I'd promised a section called "The Dollhouse", here it is. Feast, my children:

A quick overview of the dollhouse:
  • There are 6 rooms (including two bedrooms, a bathroom, living room, kitchen and backyard.)
  • All rooms are completed with furniture, accessories and working appliances.
  • The dolls shown in most shots are Asian Ball Jointed Dolls (ABJDs), but I have a much larger collection by Sasha Morgenthaler, Sylvia Natterer and Annette Himstedt.
  • All items were collected from a wide variety of areas and over a fairly long period of time. It's a constant project and miniature freak dream.

The Kitchen:

 The fridge can stock actual food in it, although it houses a stock of miniature yoghurts, Coca-Cola bottles, eggs and other small provisions. The sink works, and was found at an antique sale (like many of the items here), and the stove/oven can be used to cook miniature pasta or bake cookies.

There is also a nice electric beater and fan for the summer.

The Living Room:

The lava lamp was a fun find, but no more than the computer which serves as a calculator and 8-bit gaming platform. The television is an alarm clock found at a cheap five and dime store, but was one of the luckiest acquisitions.

 The old fashioned heater used to serve as a "hand-warmer" (a very practical invention), but fits perfectly here as a regular sized fireplace.

The Bathroom:

The mini Miele washing machine requires a spoonful of laundry detergent for fresh smelling clothes.

The toilet, and bathtub don't work, for obvious plumbing reasons. Nonetheless, I have a smaller scaled collection of miniatures with working pipes, so there is no real excuse *hum*.

Bedroom A:

The bed can be dismounted for two side by side.

Bedroom B:

The lamp lights up, and you may recognize some of the items. Remember "Hit Clips"?

It's still under construction, as the wallpaper and flooring haven't been put up yet, but small objects are always being added and crafted for the dollhouse. I will update it from time to time about the project's progress.

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