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Veteran doll's house decorator. and expert in all things miniature, Jean Nisbett is the leading writer in her field. In this comprehensive volume, key elements of jean's previous work are brought together to offer a complete guide to the making and furnishing of all kinds of doll's houses, large and small. Incorporating practical advise, useful tips and inspiring dolls' house maker profiles, THE BIG BOOK OF THE DOLLS HOUSE is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced hobbyists. There is comprehensive guidence on all you need to know about making and decorating a dolls' house in both 1/12 scale and the increasingly popular 1/24 scale. The book incorporates an incredible range of styles, from fabulous palances and elegant mansions and townhouses, to shaker style homes and country cottages, with delightful full color photos throughout.

Dollhouse Decorating by Nick Forder. Presenting twelve period themes including Shaker style, French impressionist, art deco, and Santa Fe, a guide for hobbyists offers decorating techniques including those of wallpapering, carpet-making, and antiquing furniture.

Dollhouses - The collectors guide to selecting, and enjoying new and vintage dollhouses, by Valerie Jackson.


For experienced collectors and those just starting out, a guide to dollhouses from the earliest times to the present.  

Furnished Dollhouses: 1880s to 1980s
Dian Zillner with Patty Cooper

Take a tour of nearly 150 dollhouses from Europe and America in this beautifully illustrated book. The houses and their furnishings are shown in over 700 color photographs provided with the help of nearly twenty individual collectors. Most of the houses are pictured fully furnished, complete with accessories.The houses range in size from one-room Converse models to very large handmade houses, and many are also shown with the dolls that lived inside. You’ll enjoy several hundred pieces of furniture, all dating from the 1880s to the 1980s. Companies whose products are pictured include Arcade, Bliss, Christian Hacker, Converse, Schoenhut, Strombecker, Tootsietoy, Gottschalk, Deluxe Game Corp., Lines, Tri-Ang, Renwal, Ideal, Plasco, Marx, Reliable and others. Background information on over sixty-five companies is also provided. A must-have for anyone interested in dollhouses and their furnishings, this charming and informative book also includes prices with the captions.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 702 color photos | Price Guide/Index | 256 pp
ISBN13: 9780764311888 | Binding: hard cover

Last One - Out of Print.

Miniatures - The Smithsonian Illustrated Library of Antiques - Vintage Used Book.


Prepared by the Cooper-Hewitt Museum. General Editor: Nancy Akre.

Containing pictures and a history of the World Famous Mott’s Miniatures Museum™ formerly located at Knott's Berry Farm.  48 Pages (Color/b+w). Original printing, limited supply remaining. These are the original souvenir book from our museum.

Take a wonderful excursion through a world where all things are possible, the world of miniatures. The best of Nutshell News.  Supported by over 300 photos, this text examines the creative, imaginitive and historical aspects of miniatures. 

Step beyond the looking glass and begin a wondrous journey throught the dollhouse miniatures. This is an enchanted place where dreams become reality, and magic is an every day occurrence.

Join the editors of Nutshell News, the leading miniature magazine, on an exclusive private tour of some of the most prestigious collections and impressive scale dwellings the miniatures world has to offer.

In over 300 beautiful photographs, you will discover a wealth of ideas for your own decorating and crafting projects. Houses, shops, rooms, castles, landscapes, furniture, and accessories are lavishly portrayed for your enjoyment.

Come, let the adventure - and the magic - begin.....

Veteran doll's house decorator. and expert in all things miniature, Jean Nisbett is the leading writer in her field. In this comprehensive volume, key elements of jean's previous work are brought together to offer a complete guide to the making and furnishing of all kinds of doll's houses, large and small. Incorporating practical advise, useful tips and inspiring dolls' house maker profiles, THE BIG BOOK OF THE DOLLS HOUSE is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced hobbyists. There is comprehensive guidence on all you need to know about making and decorating a dolls' house in both 1/12 scale and the increasingly popular 1/24 scale. The book incorporates an incredible range of styles, from fabulous palances and elegant mansions and townhouses, to shaker style homes and country cottages, with delightful full color photos throughout.

     

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