shingles: does price point matter?

I’ve been “buying time” with filler posts as I wait for furniture and accessories that will be placed into the remodeled Westville. They’re being handmade by a wonderful miniaturist, Paris Renfroe. Trust me, they’re worth the wait. When they arrive, I’ll unveil the interior of the new and very improved Westville. Hint: I love theContinue reading “shingles: does price point matter?”

the beautiful bride (aka the tilton): opening soon

I’ve been working on The Beautiful Bride, AKA Earth and Tree’s Tilton room box, for a few weeks now and it’s time for a progress report. I was going for a classy and totally feminine look and I think I’m getting there if I do say so myself. After I finished the floors, which IContinue reading “the beautiful bride (aka the tilton): opening soon”

this week, i’ve been dollhousing for a year

July 12, 2021 is the first anniversary of my new, old dollhouse hobby. As I mentioned in post #1 here on realsmallrealestate, my initial interest in “dollhousing” (verb: the act of constructing a miniature house, not the Urban Dictionary definition, however interesting their take might be) began in my early twenties. At the time, IContinue reading “this week, i’ve been dollhousing for a year”

the tilton begins, and a bridal salon it is

After last week’s rant, and earlier, two side trips updating my experience with the Wim Hof Method, I’m back to “dollhousing.” I’ve been struggling with the design of the Tilton room box for longer than I should. It’s one-room, for goodness sakes! My smallest project, yet! How confusing can it be? As you may recall,Continue reading “the tilton begins, and a bridal salon it is”

a rock star-style house trashing

The “Find-Trash-On-The-Street-And-Decorate-A-House-With-It” Project is finished and ready for your consideration. To finish the interior, which ended up being sort of “boho chic cum rock star” I needed trash I could turn into wall coverings, furniture, art, textiles, lights, and miscellaneous accessories. Here are the photos, with captions that explain the refuse involved. I used Greenleaf’sContinue reading “a rock star-style house trashing”

collecting trash for the house

Collecting trash that will be recycled into furniture, appliances, wallpaper, and accessories for the “Trash House” is proceeding nicely. I’ve found items that can be used in every category. The city is a little cleaner, and my vision is taking shape. I should probably be a little disgusted with the depths to which I haveContinue reading “collecting trash for the house”

product review: greenleaf’s orchid dollhouse kit

The Orchid is my second Greenleaf house. My first was the Westville. When I finished work on the Westville, I didn’t plan to take on another Greenleaf kit. I find them an exercise in frustration. I hesitate to use the word impossible, but I’m going to say it anyway: it’s impossible to achieve crisp, clean,Continue reading “product review: greenleaf’s orchid dollhouse kit”