One of our filming locations was a house located off Chancery Road. The owner is a fond collector of miniatures. I noticed that her glass cabinets were full of miniature items ranging from food to crockery to kitchen utensils, appliances and many more. They were actually meant to be dollhouse accessories except that there wasn’t a dollhouse.
To accumulate such a vast collection, she must have started this hobby since a long time ago. It looks like a tedious (and expensive) hobby because not only would she need space for display, she would need to also design the way the items are placed. From a practical point of view, this hobby is not only time consuming, but it’s difficult to maintain as well. Imagine cleaning the cabinets and moving the small items one by one! But then again, what seems like child play could have its value in the vintage collectibles, such as the item in the picture below.
Building a dollhouse is a skill that requires patience, creativity as well as knowledge of architecture and interior design. So while it doesn’t have any practical value, its value really lies in its completion.
Dollhouses come in all sizes, some are good to be placed on the table, while some can be as tall as a child. The pictures I shared over here are mainly derived from Western designs. Check out the Japanese-style dollhouses!
wow nice dollhouse!Mine cant be compared to those above.hahaha
Wah~ I got that identical sewing machine too!
*brings back memories*
I don’t really have the patience to admire these minis in stores. -_-“”
Someone should ban me from visiting bookstores
May i know The Japanese Miniature items pictures when do
you get from. i also going to tell you that is a book fair @
Expo during 3 sept – 7 sept. They have sell Japanese Book
and also japanese Comics.
Love Joanne : )
the doll house are very nice and cute..
so tiny but you can see the designer work.
how hard they have done the things,,
how i wished i had one..
赞！童年创意想象的玩意儿，此刻看后也想身入其境过梦幻生活，因无需缴付高昂费用。然而，no pain,no gain。唯先苦后甜才能真正快乐。
wow, the dollhouses are so pretty and cute! 😀 I love the minature items, super nice! (:
so cute! but well, these hobbies are definitely for me, they require too much time :X haha jys on filming (:
you must have put in lots of effort and energy in the rape scene, rest well (:
=D the pics are kawaii~ hahas
really kawaii ne! 🙂
Hey Joanne, guess what!! I found the sewing machine mentioned earlier on… it looked exactly like the one in the picture. Minus the table that is 🙂
Oh, and check your Facbook profile, I dedicated a song to you, confirm you will love it for sure!! 😉
Something really random. Remember the book “Red Mandarin Dress”? The smaller version of the book has arrived in my workplace. Still interested to get it? Haha~
its so cute XD i wish i had something like that 😀
haha, take care =)
Hi , those mini toys collection are very cute and nice , btw can you please visit my web site , my is collection of 1/6 action toys , please give some advice , thanks.
Is it in English or Chinese? And what do u mean by smaller version?
the homes really creatively made 🙂
monday blue.. start the week with a SMILE 😛 “加油”
Hi Joanne, lol I happened to pass by your blog…and.. and those doll houses were incredibly cool!! I’d always wanted to own one myself..knowing that it’d be too hard to build one.. Err is there anywhere you know we can purchase dollhouses as real as the ones you saw, in singapore? Hahas.. Anyway I like your blog! Gawd you’re so bilingual, which is rare! =DxD^_^ Cheers~~ n reply my tag please~lol
It’s in english. Smaller version refers to a much compact version in terms of size. We call it the mass market paperback.
let me know if you’re interested. Can get it at staff price. =)
is really impressive! wow!
thx for sharing! =))
I guess I shall be seeing you at the Padang tomorrow? Or maybe I shall see you at another time… Im a little occupied with another beach ball babe elsewhere. The one who played Sixing 🙂
I wrote u an email, did u receive it?
hey joanne jie.been long since i came here!
just random question erm..how’s your filming so far?
managed to get enuff rest? must drink lots of water ok?
haiish..another thing is.my N lvls is starting in 2 days time on tuesday..first paper is eng..any advice on how not to get mind block or wad especially when im doing my maths and science paper right,i actually i can do it but sudddenly like cannot think of the ans.think its mental block or something..and i wan to do well for it..its N lvls i dun wanna flung! hmmm..so if im asking too much..do send me an email k?
miss u lots!!!
melissa mei ❤
Those mini doll houses are cute! Sure a lot of work and effort being put in to make those miniatures, for them to be so detailed.
Anyway, I saw you running at the Nikeplus Human Race yesterday! Cheers on completing the race! 😀
hi i knw that u are in the seven princess at the new show call little… ya that show la i wan to ask u if u know (欧宣)
the blog??by the way can add mi in msn i ask alot of people lao but i dun think they going add…email@example.com
I have also started collecting these little toys from re-ment & others….
how i wish i can own one of those dollhouses tooo
too pretty to resist!
this is amazing!
Wow…the doll house are very beautiful…
I’ve tried to built some miniatures furnitures but failed due to my clumsy hands…Aha…not easy!
WHAT A PRETTY POST!
I love dollhouses too~
and really enjoy reading this post.
its nice to know you xin shang dollhouses too joanne ((:
i really impress with all your good work. actually i also have this hobby. my dollhouse not nice as yours. so sad 😦
Honto kawaii . I like tipical japanese dollhouse and I have some at my toy museum. Some japanese dollhouse I bought last year at Tokio at shop Tokiu Hand as kits. Super , like them very much. J.Fiala Czech republic