Philadelphia Miniaturia 2019—Part 1
- November 18, 2019
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I love dollhouse miniatures. There’s something enthralling about creating a tiny world and letting others inside (a lot like being a writer so maybe I shouldn’t be surprised). Though there are different scales to work in, I prefer one-inch scale (1:12), which means that one inch in miniature equals one foot in real life.
One of the best things about this hobby is that it unleashes creativity and allows me to see things differently. I once saw a thin twig on the ground. Cut into pieces, it became logs for a mini fireplace.
Another great thing about this hobby is that there’s a price range for everyone. It’s not necessary to break the bank to put together a wonderful scene.
This year I was able to attend the Philadelphia Miniaturia Show, the largest miniatures show on the East Coast, and I was blown away by the artistry and kindness of the people I met there. Here are some of their works. There will be a part two next week because I couldn’t decide which pictures to post (they’re that wonderful). Keep in mind that this is the barest fraction of what was displayed.
Many people think of dollhouse miniatures as old-fashioned, with recreations of homes from the Victorian era and earlier. While that exists, there’s a lot more diversity now, as shown by Designing Ways:
The next miniaturist is Kristin Castenschiold, from Heart Felt Canines and Companions, who creates all her own products. I was completely captivated by the mountain lion:
And finally, outside structures can be as simple or ornate as the ones from Karen’s Dollhouse Shop:
Tune in next week for more.