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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

A Victorian House

I was having a conversation at work about some of my antique miniatures, when another coworker said "I have an old dollhouse that I started when I was kid.  It's yours if you want it - it's at my Nanas in a closet!"

A few days later it was loaded in my car!  She was very meticulous and kept the box, the spare pieces, the instructions, and a box of accessories including lots of lights.

The house is the Crestview by Dura-Craft.  Here is the view of the back.

Here is the view from the front.

Here is the side view and the accessories that she threw in.

I have been collecting Victorian style miniatures for quite a while.  I have even drawn up a few floor plans for a Victorian home to house my collection.  So of course I had to get out a few things and see how they fit!

Before I knew what hit me, I was measuring rooms and making plans for what goes where.

I have had this office furniture for quite a while, maybe it would fit in?  The Sonia Messer chaise looks good in here - maybe he (or she) is a doctor - perhaps a psychiatrist ?

A fireplace for each room!  It looks like I have another project on my hands - stay tuned.


  1. magnifique maison, je suis jaloux de votre collection ;-)
    Curieux de voir la suite

  2. Hello Troy,
    What a wonderful gift. It is a lovely house and it looks quite sturdy. I love the furniture you have for it and cannot wait to see you work on it.
    big hug

  3. Wow Troy! That's great! You have wonderful co-workers. I know we're all going to be watching for updates to see how you decorate this wonderful house.

  4. Wowww Troy. Que suerte.
    Tienes un gran proyecto por delante con este regalo.
    Un abrazo

  5. YOU sir, are like a MINI MAGNENT! You draw all of those homless and long forgotten treasures OUT of dark and into the light. Now, thanks to you, Nana has her closet back and you have a new project-
    Well done!!! :D

  6. Wow wonderful gift, lucky one

  7. Felicidades por ese gran regalo, ahora estarás muy feliz de poder encajar esos pequeños tesoros .Besos:-)

  8. Wow! What a great find! Your co-worker did a great job and you get the benefits! The house looks lovely already... and just about ready to move into! LOL!

  9. The neatest things just seem to find you! You are the Pied Piper for wonderful miniatures because they know they'll be treasured once again! Have fun with this wonderful house!

  10. Hi, Troy - How do all these wonderful miniature things know where to come looking for you? This house is such a nice gift; I know that you're going to have a great time getting this Victorian jewel all fitted out in style. And how lucky that you just happen to have all that furniture (and all those fireplaces!) This will be a very interesting project to follow - can't wait to see more!

  11. Oh my goodness you are going to have a ball with this one. Love the porch and that file cabinet!! I cant believe the accessories she added. Is it ok to be just a little bit jealous?

  12. I very much like your pattern it's beautiful,thank for sharing good i dea !


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