Thursday, December 29, 2011

Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls, and Toys

So often these days one hears how important it is to be kind to your "inner child," the little boy or girl you used to be.

Our inner children are still very much alive and in need of nurturing and love.

Well, if my own love of anything miniature helps cater to an inner child, I'd say she's A-okay. 

My love affair with dollhouse miniatures has been going on for decades and there's no end in sight.

Could it possibly be an obsession?  Yeah, probably, but who cares?  Miniatures bring immense happiness and joy and no one can put a price on those, right?

When visiting Denver, Colorado, in November, our hosts asked if there was anything in particular I would like to see.

As soon as he asked the question, my response was rapid fire immediate.

"Yes, I'd love to see the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls, and Toys," I blurted.

So off we went on a mission.

There's just something terribly thrilling to look into a dollhouse and see the details that went into its furnishing.

It makes a person want to become two inches tall so navigating around the inside corners of a dollhouse would be made possible.  There's no telling what one could discover!

When visiting such a place, I could stay for days.  

I hope you enjoy looking at some of the sights at the museum. It was worth the excursion to visit there. 

This last photo is of the shop at the museum.

Visiting there made both my inner child and me very, very happy!




Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

What a fun trip! I have ALWAYS loved doll houses! I'm in love with the Raggerty Ann & Andy room! Thank you for a wonderful tour!

Happy New Year!

LDH said...

I have so enjoyed this post and lingering over each photo! The rolled deli meat on the tray was my favorite. So tiny and fun!

That is a really amazing Dickens Village too. Very special!

Rebecca said...

So, how many houses total were there in the Denver Museum, do you know? I would have gone NUTS there, Susan. Thanks for the pictures.

And Happy New Year. Not sure when I'll get back to post.

T's Daily Treasures said...

I don't think I've ever seen a dollhouse. Certainly not one decked out like the ones you've shown. They are pretty magnificent. Happy day! Tammy

diane stetson said...

I've been to one at Knott's Berry Farm...a long time ago. I know you enjoy miniatures so this must have been a thrilling trip for you. Love all the pics!

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my goodness Susan - we did go see a dollhouse museum and I can't remember - it was before my mother died - she had a huge dollhouse. I wish I had know you after she died - I didn't know what to do with it. I hate to say I gave it to my niece and I bet she doesn't have it any more. :( My aunt had one too. Very nice hobby and very $$. But they are so pretty.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Oh my, I would have LOVED that! I like that tray with deli meats on it, how cute!

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