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Dolls' Houses
Past & Present

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

Issue 32 (March 2020)


By Rebecca Green

Welcome to the second issue of the magazine published on our new website. I expect that many of us currently feel as if we have fallen down a rabbit hole and entered a topsy-turvy world. Perhaps we wish that, like Alice, we could make ourselves small enough to fit in our dolls houses. At least, our hobby is one that can be enjoyed inside, and we can share it with others through our website and magazine, and other online resources.

Many dolls houses don’t have bathrooms. In this issue, we see, through the work of talented and skilled ceramicists, how hygiene was maintained in the days before indoor plumbing was common. We also learn about delicate, beautifully made wooden dolls house furniture from different countries and periods, made by an amateur, an artisan, and a commercial company. Several members present their dolls houses, spanning a period from the mid 19th to the late 20th century, and show how they have furnished or renovated them.

We have our regular features of a DIY project and a giveaway competition, and our treasurer has prepared a financial report for us.

I hope you will all find something to enjoy and inspire you, and to help you feel connected in this world of distancing and isolating. Although we don’t have a facility for leaving comments on individual articles, we do have a discussion forum, Feedback on the magazine, where you can share your thoughts.

May we all stay healthy and strong.

Best wishes,