MiniNews & Views: Spring Edition!
L.A. based artist, actress and self-described "Martha Stewart heart on a thrift store budget" Brooklelynn Darwin is working on restoring a Victorian dollhouse she received from her mother as a child. She just started painting the exterior and realizes this may take some time to complete. Follow the journey of her dollhouse refurb on her Instagram account at @blynndarwin. Meet the Miniaturist: Steve Putnam Steve Putnam Designs Sunday, April 4 at 4pm ET I'm excited for our ne
Grand Prize Winner: Here Be Dragons!
There's a massive hole in the roof and there are no signs of life. Well...no human signs, that is. In Rebecca Reckin's piece "Hic Sunt Dracones" (Latin for "Here be Dragons" ) a creature named Thistle is curled up and sleeping soundly inside a cottage, which is in utter disrepair, surrounded by his hoard consisting of gold, gems and other sparkly treasures. It appears that the cottage has been in disrepair for some time and the original owners are no where to be found. Bone
The Outdoor Mini Gallery!
The past year has been a challenge for everyone. We have all been looking for new ways to entertain and occupy ourselves and learn new things. We see a substantial growth in the interest in miniatures as a hobby across the US and the globe as we all moved inside due to Covid-19 restrictions. This has led to the rediscovery of childhood dollhouses nestled away in attics and basements and many have undertaken refurbishing projects. Others have turned to creating small art and
The DollsHouse Whisperer
I’m a miniatures empath; Some may call me a dollhouse whisper. I’m able to guide, manage and calm collectors and their families once the important decision has been made to sell a treasured collection. I also connect collections with collectors to ensure that a prized assortment of miniatures find a “happy new home” where they can delight and be fully appreciated while honoring the memories the original owners. Miniatures are so often misunderstood and dismissed as “toys” or
My Visit to The Stettheimer at Museum of the City of New York
Even though I grew up in New York City, I was never able to visit the famed Stettheimer, the elaborate and sophisticated dollhouse and darling of the collection on permanent view at the Museum of the City of New York (MCNY). The Stettheimer is one of the few examples of fine art and architecture in miniature from the early 20th century. Sometimes, even though you may live in New York, you don’t get to take advantage of all of the wonderful things to see and places to visit! W
The Creatin' Contest: Motivating Miniaturists Everywhere!
Since 1975, HBS/Miniatures.com has been supplying quality dollhouse products to retailers and miniatures enthusiasts across the United States and around the world. The annual Creatin' Contest , started just a few years after the company was formed, has since engaged, motivated and inspired miniaturists to use a simple unfinished kit and a lively imagination to create award-winning tiny treasures! Winners of the most recent Creatin' Contest were recently announced and we're e
Tiny Living: Cat Style
Denver-based artist Tatiana Givenchy givengratitudecreations created a bohemian inspired living area for her cats! The living area is complete with a crocheted sofa and painted french side table and other decorative elements. The art wall filled with cat art and other pieces is a super fun element! A tiny mirror helps to keep her cat in check before heading over to the kitchen for dinner. #miniatures #dollhouse #dollhouseminiatures #diydollhouse #dailymini #dthomasminis #Liv