I've decided that I have to show my other surviving dollhouse....although it's really a "shop"....not a "house". In total, over the years, I have completed six "dollhouses" and only half finished a lighthouse. In the category of "dollhouse", I include two homes that a mouse would have. One was a papier mache tree stump, and an orange crate "behind the wall" look at a mouse's home. I'll try to find the old photos for my darling fiancee to scan for me, since the buildings themselves no longer exist. THIS building DOES exist and I can't for the life of me recall the kit it was from. All I know is that it was inexpensive and I customized it. Here is the interior near the cash register. For the "linoleum" floor I used printed paper covered with layers of clear varnish. The plastic skeleton is a leftover from my "haunted" dollhouse.
Over in the far right, you can see a "Mudhead Kachina" I made out of Sculpey. The woven "bowls" (on the floor) were made from sweetgrass I had growing in my backyard. And that's a real birchbark basket I made. No, I didn't make the teddy
You never know WHAT you'll find at THIS Curiosity Shoppe. It seems someone has got their hands on a Tutankhamun sarcophagus. The little gold chest to the left of it is a tiny jewellery box, apparently plated with real gold. Another of my foolish purchases of the past! And there's my mini-horse painting!
Here is the corner of paintings. The three coming up the staircase are matchbook covers that I found interesting, and the other Indian art has been clipped from a cheap copy of the "Kama Sutra". The Cezanne is my own painting, shown in an early post, and I made the tiny paint box.
The Dream Catcher was one of a pair of earrings.
Now THESE little beauties are hand blown tiny glass statues from Russia. I bought them at the CNE one year and they are SO cute! The shark's jaws are plastic and came as a set of earrings. The tiny piggy bank was one of my very first miniature purchases, as well as the fish vase almost directly under it.
And here's a long shot of the interior of the shop. It's not completely finished yet. I still have some more shingles to stick on, and I need more tables or shelves for the interior, but I wanted to show it off. Cute, ain't it?