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Dolls' Houses
Past & Present

A website and ezine about dolls' houses: antique, vintage and modern.
Plus furniture and accessories.

Useful Links

This page has links to websites which provide restoration supplies, dolls house information and history, collections for enjoyment, etc.

If you would like to suggest a link to be added to any of these categories please contact us here.

Information about Dolls Houses

American Girl Minis

A really comprehensive site on these (now discontinued) 1/12th scale miniatures can be found here.

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Jennifer McKendry

Excellent website with a lot of information, articles on architecture, antiques & Dolls Houses.

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The We Love Lundby Club

A network of Lundby collectors from around the world. Archives of the [now ceased] quartlery newsletter 'The Lundby Letter'. The newsletter featured articles on the history of Lundby of Sweden; discussions on Scandinavian vintage and contemporary dolls' houses, dolls, furniture and accessories; pieces with noted Lundby designers; insight into Barton/Caroline’s Home; craft projects and cut-outs for your favorite Lundby houses; much more.

Vintage and post-1999 Lundby items are available for sale in the Looking for Lundby? section of the website.

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Dolls House Restoration Supplies

Dolls House Restoration

Dolls House Restoration specialises in the reproduction of Lines, Triang and Amersham wallpapers, as well as Lines and Triang exterior timbering, kitchen and bathroom fittings and fireplaces. Also replacement feet for Grecon dolls.

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KT Miniatures

KT Miniatures sell genuine antique and vintage wallpapers in small patterns, and replacement Triang, Amersham, GeeBee and Romside parts, as and when available.

There are also antique & vintage dolls houses plus accompanying old furniture & accessories in various scales.

They also produce 1/12 scale miniatures that are a little bit different, specialising in the 1930's-1940's era.

Email: info@ktminiatures.com

Tel: 01844 212520

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Poppets Dolly Bits

Dolls house wall and floor papers reproducing styles from the 1850s to the 1990s, in 1/12th, 1/16th and 1/24th scales. Also rugs, carpets, tapestries, paper and card kits, food and plants!

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Sydney Style

Dolls house fabrics, wallpapers and rugs in a range of designs, including Victorian, Art Nouveau and modern, printed in a range of scales (1:6th, 1:12th, 1:16th, 1:18th and 1:24th.

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Members' Shops

KT Miniatures

KT Miniatures sell antique & vintage dolls' houses plus accompanying old furniture & accessories in various scales.

They also produce 1/12 scale miniatures that are a little bit different, specialising in the 1930's-1940's era.

Email: info@ktminiatures.com

Tel: 01844 212520

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Liza Antrim, Cider House Books

A selection of antique and vintage dolls' house dolls, furnishings, accessories, etc.

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Dolls House Restorers

Dolls House Restoration

Dolls House Restoration offers a full research, restoration, renovation or rebuild service on dolls houses. They specialise in the reproduction of all missing Lines and Triang parts such as fixtures and wallpapers, as well as the metal windows.

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Online Dolls House Museums and Collections

Carolas Dollhouses

There are many Vintage Dolls Houses and miniature items on this Swedish website which may be viewed in either the Swedish or English languages.

There is also a shop.

(Ensure you select the correct language and currency options when you enter.)

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Time Capsules: Museums and websites with 1:1 rooms & houses

The National Trust property in Birmingham

The National Trust property in Birmingham in the UK, the Birmingham Back to Backs is the only remaining example in the country of back to back houses and shops, built around a communal courtyard in the centre. They have been restored to show how they would have been at different periods - 1840s, 1870s, and the sweet shop 1940s.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - See the National Trust website for location and details of opening hours.

Member Lizzie has blogged about her visit there, including an additional exhibition of wallpapers showing how the conservators had discovered over 140 different examples when the houses were restored.

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Mr Straw's House

A semi-detached house in Worksop, Nottinghamshire which belonged to a grocer, with original interior decorations from 1923.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - See the National Trust website for location and details of opening hours. A newspaper article has more photos, and a Wikipedia article has more information.

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Norsk Folkemuseum

Norway's largest mueum of cultural history featuring the world's oldest open air museum and large indoor collections. Te open air museum has more than 160 houses, mills, farm buildings, a 12th century church and 1970s apartment. 

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A Victorian kitchen at Cefn Park, near Wrexham, North Wales

In a private house, this kitchen is not open to the public. The article shows photos of the house, kitchen ranges, tables, utensils, servants' bells, etc.

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A Paris apartment in the 9th arrondissement

The apartment was locked and left by its owner in 1939, and only opened after her death. The link goes to a newspaper article, which shows the contents of the apartment before its sale: furnishings, art and objets of the early decades of the 20th century.

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A terrace house in Sydney, Australia

Built in the late 19th or early 20th century, which was purchased in 1960 and largely closed up in 1974. It retained its 1960s decor until its recent sale.

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Facebook Groups

There are many dolls' house groups on Facebook, here are just some of them:

If you're a member of Facebook visit the website type in search:

  • BAPS Dolls and Puppets
  • Grecon Dolls
  • Lundby Lovers
  • The Dolls House Collectors Club
  • Vintage and Antique Dollhouse Collectors Club
  • World of Dollhouses and Miniatures

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