Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A Dollhouse To Dream About



 There's a miniaturist in Massachusetts whose dollhouse astounds!




 Violet Wilcox has been working on her dollhouse, which is more like a mansion, since 1993.

She's graciously agreed to let you, my dear readers, take a peek inside.

First, let's go into the living room.

  Everything has been decorated for the Christmas season. Here's another shot of the real-looking little girl, fast asleep on a chair.

Be sure to check out the tiny cards on the mantle as well as the stockings filled with goodies for the dollhouse kids!


Look at the tiny nutcracker under the glass dome and the old-fashioned framed photos! 

Don't you just love the lacy curtains?



Surely the dollhouse children love the beautifully decorated Christmas tree.  

Those custom made draperies are pretty elegant, too!

Isn't everything just fabulous?




Here's the talented miniaturist herself! 

(She's also an amazing artist who creates paintings on canvas.)



Every room is filled to the brim with exquisite details.

An old-fashioned Victrola can be found in the living room.


Violet attends miniature shows and buys artist-quality items for her mini-home. 

A beautiful fireplace can also be found in the dining room.  A tiny tree on the mantle reflects in the mirror.

There is also a glass filled with candy canes.



An exquisite hand-painted lampshade, covered with pink roses, illuminates a corner of the dining room.

See it in the background?





A delicious turkey dinner is ready for the dolls to eat. 

 Violet crafted the turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and so forth out of clay.






Don't you just love the black and white checked floor in the kitchen?

 There are freshly baked goodies on the kitchen table.

And there's Grannie, smiling, in a chair near the window.




Many thanks to Violet for sharing her immensely charming dollhouse.

Thanks, Violet!

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A DOLLHOUSE LIKE THE ONE IN TODAY'S POST?

22 comments:

Denise said...

Amazing! Gorgeous!So much work and money really paid off.It must bring her so much entertainment.Thanks for showing us. Denise from Coffeeberry Cottage

Chatty Crone said...

Now that is one of the prettiest dollhouses I've ever seen. My mother and aunt both had ones - my aunts was just as big and when she died she willed it to some place. My mom's was a little smaller. They are amazing and very EXPENSIVE!!!!!!!!!!

BECKY said...

Oh, Susan! What a fun way to start my day. I've always loved doll houses and played with an old metal one at my grandma's when I was a little girl. Certainly nothing like this gorgeous one! My favorite room that you showed is the kitchen! I LOVE the old stove and sink, etc. Thanks for sharing! And thanks to Violet for allowing you to share with us!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This dollhouse is truly amazing! Love all the details. It's lovely to see someone enjoying their hobbies so much!
hugs, Linda

Rebecca said...

Oh, I'm so happy she let you show us The House! Makes you want to "move in", doesn't it?

I would consider it museum quality, wouldn't you?

Happy New Year, by the way, Susan. (I've been buried under my new Smart Phone!)

Ruth Kelly said...

She is so very talented. What an amazing hobby?

Susan said...

All I can say is that I want to move in! It reminds me of the dollhouse my mother made with my grandfather. It had had some mild TIA's and needed something to occupy his time and not think about his health. They created a magnificent dollhouse with my mother making every bit of furniture on a miniature lathe.
This lady is as amazing with the detail she's put into this home. Thank you for sharing and bringing back a wonderful memory, XOXO

EM Illustrator said...

What a beautiful doll house :)

diane.stetson said...

Well this is indeed a spectacular doll house and I know if you had the money yours would be just as good. Nothing like an artist's taste is there? Pictures were fabulous Susan!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

OH MY GOODNESS I am going to show this post to my neice! She will fall in love with this.

Merlesworld said...

You are right that is a wonderful dollhouse the best I have ever seen, a true labour of love.
Merle........

Nellie said...

Absolutely adorable! Never have I seen something quite like this, though I was quite taken by the exhibit of miniatures on the lower floor of the Art Museum in Chicago in 1990. This lady is quite artistic!

Linda O'Connell said...

The old fashioned kitchen takes the prize! This is amazing.

Linda said...

Hi Susan,
What a fantastic dollhouse. The teeny dolls inside are just amazing! Such talent...Thanks for showing us your photos.
Thank you, too, for visiting me today and for your sweet comment.
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

jeanetteann said...

It is absolutely beautiful,Violet is very talented.
My cousin does exactly the same and teaches the art too. We attend the shows,the talent is amazing.
Thank you for visiting me and entering my give away, and yes I will post to the USA, after all,I have won some lovely give aways from my friends over there. Good Luck xx

Hindustanka said...

the dollhouse is awesome! looking so real in all its details:) thanks for sharing the creation of this wonderful artist!

Lady Linda said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I adore miniatures and dollhouses and this just took my breath away. Thank you so very much for sharing this with us Susan.
Does she decorate for all the holidays?

Tammy said...

WOW! Amazing. I've never seen anything like that before. Incredible right down to every tiny detail. :) Tammy

Dee said...

absolutely amazing....what a talented lady. So much thought to every "tiny" detail. Thank you for showing us...I love it.

Donna said...

That has to be the most gorgeous dollhouse I've ever seen!! You can clearly see the love (in addition to the talent) that went into its making! Stunning!!!! Thanks for sharing, Susan!

Donna

Anonymous said...

Amazing!!! I bought one of the Franklin Mint Dollhouses several years ago and have had tremendous fun adding pieces to it each Christmas.

Myoung said...

Great dollhouse!

Another AMAZING miniature house (and product of years-long devotion) is by Fay Zerbolio: http://fayzerplace.homestead.com/Dollhouse.html

Please check it out when you have a chance.

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