Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Calling all Dollhouse Lovers


Hello Everyone!
As I was looking at this photo from inside our little garden cottage ,the dollhouse that I bought from a thrift shop in Bangor,Maine reminded me of some photos I took at Lucy's Dollhouse in Camden Maine.


I was given permission to take a few pictures and I thought you might enjoy seeing them even though they were taken 4 years ago with my old camera

This shop is a haven for all doll house lover's -it had beautiful miniature furniture and other antique toys as well.




Just look at all the beautiful miniature furniture they have.

They specialize in unique dollhouse's and accessories and they do have an online shop here if you are interested.I would love to go back someday for another look around-I love the shop but also this entire town on the coast of Maine is just full of charm!

Also of special interest to all you miniature lovers is a beautiful blog called Cynthia's Cottage Design-please go and have a peek around. You'll be glad you did!
 Also, Sandy at Gramma's Little House shared a beautiful miniature make over in her dollhouse that I enjoyed seeing.

I know I mentioned that my daughters and I were going to see The Vow last night and I have to say we were all a bit disappointed in it as it was a little to light on the story for our taste-just sharing our opinion on it.

Thank you for visiting me today.

Carolyn

34 comments:

Melissa said...

These are amazing! Thank you for sharing your pictures with us.

Kristin_Texas said...

Oh my gosh, what a WONDERFUL post. I've always loved dollhouses and miniatures.

My grandfather made me a dollhouse when I was little. I would display and fix it all up, but my cat thinks it's a hidey-hole made specifically for her enjoyment. Lol!

Kristin

Kim@My Fairytale Cottage said...

Thanks for sharing the photos, I love the doll houses!!
-Kim :)

Cathy said...

Wow these doll houses are amazing! Looks like a place a could spend hours in. :) Thanks for sharing your photos!

Shirley said...

These are beautiful. I know I would proberbly want one if I saw them. The second photo has a small child in a wash tub! I can recall seeing a photo of one of my relatives in a tub like that! I was young and had never seen a tub like that, thought it was a funny looking swimming pool until my mom told me it was the bathtub! I told her I was happy we had a bigger tub. haha..what great pictures.

Sandy said...

Thanks for sharing your pictures with us. Love love love dollhouses and miniatures. I'd love for you to come over and visit me...I just shared one of my latest redos of my dollhouse. Have a great day.
xoso
Sandy

1717mk said...

Oh, Carolyn!
this post is just for me:o) sooo thank you for all beautiful photos!
I love miniatures, dollhouses...
hugs
Magda

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn....Even though I don't comment frequently, I do still read your posts and wanted to tell you that your white dollhouse at the top is the same exact dollhouse I put together almost 20 years ago. It is on my blog if you would like to read about it. One of my posts is of how I decorated it for Christmas. Thanks for sharing those other dollhouses! So pretty! I am also a follower of Cynthia's and really enjoy her talent as a miniaturist!~Hugs, Patti

Victoria said...

This post title grabbed my attention immediately...I so badly want a dollhouse! I had one growing up that my dad built for me, it was gorgeous but sadly I no longer have it:(

Thank you so much for sharing these! I have been following Cynthia's Cottage for a while, she's amazing!

anna said...

Beautiful post! Thank you especially!! Greetings from Greece, Anne

Diana (Apple pie, love for details) said...

I can't believe it!
These are so beautiful!


*_*

Diana

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh, squealllllllllllllll

I have been putting off bloggin about my dollhouses, this prompted me to consider doing it soon.

What a wonderful menagerie of awesome miniatures! LOVE this post and intend on spending serious time on the other blogs you recommended. Thank you. Carolyn!

Flori said...

Hallo Carolxyn, thank you so mutch for sharing your pictures, these are amazing!!!Your Blog looks wonderful!!!I´ll come back.I'm afraid my English is a bit rusty.
Dearest Greetings from Flori

Anne said...

What beautiful doll houses.I found one for my daughter years ago.She wanted a pink doll house.And so we painted it pink.I like your white doll house.I may have to see if she would like a white doll house ;-)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Aren't they stunning? I love yours, too, Carolyn! My Dad did a dollhouse for my daughter and that is one thing we most definitely brought with us when we moved. It will need a makeover and, while it may take me a little while to do, if I start sometime this year, it will be ready for my little granddaughter to play with when she's a good age for it. I've been drooling over some dollhouse furniture on Etsy, but I have to make sure I check the size and get the right furniture. I'm looking forward to doing it!

Lavender Cottage said...

Looking at these miniature creations, I wish I had of had a doll house growing up. They are perfect for a little girl's imagination.
Too bad the movie was disappointing but at least the girls had a night out.
Judith

Pamela Gordon said...

Camden is my favorite town on the Maine coast. I was there last fall but missed this shop, sadly. I would have loved to see these sweet doll houses. Pamela

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Carolyn; What beautiful little homes,,,, wish I could fit in one....lol,, I have always wanted to make one,, someday I will find the time to...if you like doll houses,,, you should visit Liberty Biberty,,she has the most beautifully decorated ones,,, I love her blog.... some of the tiny things,,, she makes herself..... now I am off to visit Cynithia's.... have a great week.

Hugs;
Alaura

Susan said...

Dollhouse lover? Oh yeah,that's me. I LOVE dollhouses, Carolyn. Thanks for sharing these beauties on your post. Love looking at them.

Take care and have a super Thursday! Susan

podso said...

Love doll houses. Some have tiny books actually written by the real authors.

Your new header is so pretty!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Your dollhouse is beautiful! And so are the others you have shown us. I adore dollhouses. I had several as a child and I am still in love with all dollhouses. My mother was an antiques buyer for a store and she would bring home sample books of fabrics for curtains, drapes and rugs and I would use all of the samples in my dollhouses. As much as I loved dollhouses as a child, I think I love them even more as an adult!
What a fun post. Thank you!

Barbara said...

Love the doll houses. And I agree about the movie. I saw it recently too and was a little disappointed.

Von Herzen ♥ said...

Hallo
ich stöbere ab und zu hier rum und finde deine kleinen Geschichten sehr unterhaltsam. Sympathisch sind deine kleinen Einblicke aus deinen Leben, wirklich – mach weiter so!
Ja wie es die nächsten Tage wettertechnisch weiter geht, das wird man sehen, ich brauche so wie viele Menschen den Frühling, unbedingt.
Ich wünsche Dir eine schöne Restwoche von ganzem Herzen und Alles Liebe VON HERZEN ♥

Sandy said...

Carolyn,
Thanks for linking me up... I so appreciate your thoughtfulness.
I hope others will stop over and check out my world at Gammy's Little House.
I don't have the linking thing down yet... my hubby helps me...must get better at it.
Love your blog...
Have a great week.
xoso
Sandy

Home lauso said...

Merci pour ce partage, vos photos sont magnifiques...

Romantikk-takk. said...

WOW,beautiful. :))

Un Taller de Miniaturas said...

Oh my, these are absolutely superb!! Dollhouses are my hobby, and I love it every day more!!!!
Thank you for sharing :))
Hugs from Spain,
Paloma

Sanna - My Blueberry House said...

Hi Carolyn,

These are beautiful! So many details.. what a great handiwork.

Have a nice day,
Sanna

Yvonne said...

Nice to see...

Gr Yvonne

Sandy said...

Is your dollhouse filled with goodies you'd like to share?

I'm chomping at the bit wondering what's going on inside that little treasure.
xoso
Sandy

Gina said...

Such pretty dollhouses! I have had one sitting in our basement for years. I really need to begin working on it again.

Katy Noelle said...

I'm commenting at a bizarrely early hour - I couldn't sleep. It's been a trouble the last few nights. The funny thing about it is that as I've been tossing and turning, I've often been dreaming about doll houses! I don't remember seeing this post but, somehow, I must have. Either that or we're severely great minds....;) I've been thinking about my mom's doll house - she has a lovely Edwardian one - a place of wonder! =]

Thank you for sharing the store, too! I was just reminiscing about special trips, out of the way, to visit stores that are long gone, now, and wishing...

I have so many more thoughts but I think that a few pleasant visits in blogland has done it's soothing and soporific job and I'll try to get a few more winks in before the sun comes up.... =]

Passionate for White said...

I've always wanted, loved and admired doll houses...thanks so much for sharing!

Beverly said...

Oh, how I would love to have a dollhouse, and these are gorgeous.

I'm so glad you shared these, Carolyn.