My Dream Dollhouse

Hi, I am Sumaiya Mehreen and you are welcome to my Dollhouse. Here you will find some of the dollhouse miniatures that catch my fancy! Feel free to email me at if you want me to showcase YOUR favorite dollhouse on this blog!

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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Hope Villa

This mid-19th century dollhouse is one of the finest in the Mary Merritt Doll Museum's collection. It is currently part of the Noel Barrett Vintage Toys auction. The exterior façade is rich in architectural details with outstanding hand-carved and hand-painted columns, balustrades and quoins painted in a faux-marble effect.

The scale of the house is almost 2" to the foot, with the ground floor rooms measuring 17" tall. The majority of furnishings came with the house when Mary Merritt purchased it in England after the initial opening of the museum.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

In My Dollhouse

This was my homecoming ... feeling the smooth hardwood floor under my feet, splaying my hands across the victorian wallpaper ... basking in the warm glow of the Tulip lamps ...

I just had to step into my dollhouse, even if it was in a dream!

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Thursday, September 07, 2006

Million Dollar Dollhouse

This Italian Baroque miniature building is eight-and-one-half-feet long, two stories tall consisting of 10 rooms viewed from front and back. Upper and lower “Grand Halls” are two-tone travertine marble, including stairway, containing over 2000 of the world’s finest handmade miniatures of art objects, furniture and paintings by top artisans from 31 countries, massed over a 42-year period. Some objects are two and three centuries old, 35 to 40% of other objects are antique, depicting “17th century through Art Deco” period.

It is valued at $1.6 million (US) .
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Grand Stairs

Upper Grand Hall

Front Cove: 19th Century bronze statue in cove, right side of entrance

Outside Front Steps: 18th Century lions of bronze on “tish” marble.

The Doll House of Queen Mary

The pictures shown here are the actual rooms within Queen Mary's Doll House. It was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1924. Nearly every item in it was specially commissioned on a scale of twelve to one. The mechanical and engineering equipment is made to work, including the water system, the electric lights and the two lifts. The palace includes paintings, state rooms, servants quarters and a garage.

The front foyer here has working chandeliers and the grandfather clock chimes on the hour. The paintings throughout the house were commissioned from well-known artists. Marble tiled floors and walls create a real castle appeal. The hand carved ceiling is etched in gold leaf.

Here is where she retires from her long day of engagements. The gramophone plays comforting music and a glass of genuine vintage wine, from her wine cellar, awaits her on her night stand.

The figurines in this room are exact duplicates of those found in Windsor Castle. The walls are covered in real silk and the desk rests on a hand made wool rug.