From the Editor
With this issue, we reach two significant milestones: three full years of the Dolls Houses Past and Present magazine, and 500 website members! To celebrate, there are two prizes in the giveaway for members - you can nominate which you would like to enter for, and there will be two lucky winners.
Many thanks to all who have contributed articles, photos and information for this issue. We have articles showcasing dolls from France and Germany from opposite ends of the 20th century, dolls houses from the US and the UK, commercial cardboard furniture and handmade upholstered furniture. Several contributors reflect on why they collect what they do. Marion Osborne has some questions about dolls house furniture by some little known dolls house makers, and I present dolls house designs published in the 1920s and 1930s by the home woodworking supplies company Handicrafts. I hope some of you may have information to share about the unknown makers, or may recognise some of your dolls houses in the published plans.
As well as the two DIY articles contributed by Joan, the articles on the French and German dolls have an added bonus - patterns or printies for furnishings and accessories.
So I hope you'll find some enjoyable reading and stimulating ideas - have fun!