Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Mini dollhouses

I'm fascinated by dollhouses for the dollhouse. My small collection includes the Lundby mini dollhouse (one of the few surviving pieces from my childhood collection) and a tiny replica of my very first dollhouse (now long gone). It's a Fisher Price handmade by a very clever Etsy seller in Wisconsin, USA:

Thanks to my friend Linda, I've expanded my collection with several vintage Sylvanian Families mini homes, some with their own minuscule furniture. That's a mini treehouse to the right of the middle house: 

The Fisher Price and Sylvanian houses pictured above are about the right scale for the Lundby folks. But this Sylvanian house (thank you, Linda!) is about double in scale:

The front hinges open to reveal the cozy furnished interior, complete with a fuzzy rabbit inhabitant:

Do you have any mini houses in your collection? I'd love to hear about them.


  1. Your mini house collection is coming along nicely.
    And they dont take much room up either!

  2. Yes, exactly! Thanks for commenting on my post. :^)

  3. Hi Julie, Some day I want to find that little Gothenberg doll house. Some day... Oh funny but I was working on a post to show my Doll's new doll houses. When you get a chance hop on over to see the new tiny houses I have added. Thanks for this post. Love the mini furntirue too.

  4. Hi Amy! Going to check out your post right now...

  5. Hi Everyone,
    The Sylvanian Families has these little houses in a set called The Toy Shop. Just too darn cute! So far, I have not been able to find an American distributor for this set. Anyone?

  6. Hello and thanks for visiting! I don't know anything about U.S. distributors for Sylvanian Families (or Calico Critters in the U.S.)--sorry. All of my Sylvanian minis are from sellers in England.

  7. Hiya! I just stumbled upon your blog and I'm so glad I did! Like you, I am fascinated by Dollhouses for a Dollhouse. I have a collection myself. I do prefer mine with mini furniture but I'll take what I can get :D This is a link to my collection :-) and

    I have expanded the collection a little bit. I love the Sylvanian one you have with the fuzzy rabbit. I've never seen that set before!

  8. Wow, Xiomara! Your mini dollhouse collection is off the chain! Get out the tweezers! I've bookmarked your photos for inspiration. What a great idea to collect mini houses to save space (my hubby, like yours, finds my five big dollhouses a bit overwhelming). Thanks for visiting and sharing your collection with me!