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Dolls' Houses
Past & Present

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

Issue 22 (September 2014)

From the Editor

Welcome to Issue 22! This issue contains articles about several major dolls house makers of the 20th century: a brief history of Moritz Gottschalk will, I hope, be followed by later articles focusing on Gottschalk dolls houses before and after WWII. The series about Hobbies of Dereham is nearing the end - we see Hobbies dolls house designs of the last four decades in this issue, and will complete it with the furnishings and fittings of the same period in the next issue. We finally have the article about Gee Bee dolls houses, unfortunately without any further family input, so far.

Among other features, we also see a vintage cardboard dolls house and vintage metal dolls house furnishings, a modern dolls house, and summer holiday scenes created by a member. In our DIY section, Valerie shares a crochet pattern for a bedcover, and Sharee shows how to make a woven basket from strips of card. Her basket reminds me of the paper or card weaving I did at school, and the patterns for paper weaving I’ve found in the children’s pages of newspapers from over 100 years ago. Her woven basket could easily be adapted for antique, vintage or modern settings.

I hope you will find lots to enjoy, ponder and inspire you. 



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