Saturday, June 23, 2012

Dollhouse Miniatures on the Oregon Coast

My husband and I recently took a trip to the Oregon coast. As usual, my goal was to scout out dollhouse miniatures.

From Portland, we took Highway 26 to Cannon Beach, where I spent time at both locations of The Butler Did It Antiques. Both locations have baskets filled with miniature accessories, most of which are vintage or antique. In addition, sometimes there are Renwal and/or other dollhouse miniatures in glassed-in cases. Both stores also carry vintage and antique fabrics, laces, and seam binding, perfect for dollhouse miniature projects.

That day, I purchased some pretty antique pink seam binding that I used to make tiny dollhouse hand towels.

Exterior of Dot's Doll House in Rocking Horse Mall

After scouring the area for more dollhouse miniatures (no luck!), we took Highway 101 south to Lincoln City, the home of Dot's Doll House, located in the Rocking Horse Mall.

Interior of Dot's Doll House

Every time I visit Dot's Doll House, I find a new treasure. This time it was dollhouse magazines, miniature laces and trims, and two things I'd been searching for extensively. First, after much searching online, Dot's had a mini can of Old Dutch cleaner for Cupcake Cottage:

And finally, I found these authentic-style mini pictures for my Victorian stereoscopic viewer at Dot's:

The Butler Did It Antiques, 240 N Hemlock (503) 436-1791 and 124 N Hemlock (503) 436-2598, both in Cannon Beach, Oregon, 97110.

Dot's Doll House, Rocking Horse Mall, 1542 NE Highway 101, Lincoln City, Oregon, 97367 (541) 994-4647.

Linclon City, Oregon at sunset

Keep having fun! xoxo Jennifer


  1. ooo, lucky you!!! that must have been a great trip!! :)

  2. OMG! I love that yellow house in the window!

  3. Wow fantastic trip A miniaturist dream lol. Sounds like you got a lot of wonderful items I love the can and the soap. Beautiful pictures Love the last one.
    Hugs Maria

  4. Fantastic trip! You've found a wonderful shop for your purchases.
    Bye Faby

  5. That sounds like a wonderful trip Jennifer!!
    I adore the mini can of old dutch cleaner and I love the sound of all those miniature laces and trims!! Enjoy, and thanks for sharing.
    vicky xxxx

  6. Looks like you had a wonderful time. I too love the soap and old can. The table lamp looks awsome. Did you buy it?
    Hugs, Drora

  7. You're so lucky to have access to so many dollhouse stores. It's so much better when we can actually pick things up to look at them. I just love those little dish towels you've made. You're very talented. You seem to be able to make anything you put your mind to. Give little Plushpussycat a hug for me.

  8. Es que son verdaderos tesoros.
    Gracias por este recorrido Jennifer.
    Mil besos...Julia.

  9. Fantastic trip! I don't think anyone would want to go see minis with me on vacation. You're a lucky girl to have such a fantastic husband!
    Love the minis you picked up!

  10. Oh, this looks so much fun! Exactly the kind of trip I'd love. And such great purchases, too. :)) Sanne

  11. That's the kind of shopping trip that would suit me - I could spend hours in these shops! Great purchases, but what really made me smile was the name of the first shop... so funny! There's a well-known German song from songwriter Reinhard Mey "The murderer is always the gardener", quite funny, and guess who is the real murderer in the end? The gardener becomes the last victim and the butler did it... ;O)


  12. Hai fatto un bel viaggetto!! E quanti tesori hai acquistato, sono stupendi!!!
    Un bacio

  13. So cute!!I love all houses in Dot's Doll House:)

  14. Sounds like a fabulous trip & those shops look amazing! I could happily spend hours in that lovely dollhouse one!
    The items you bought are lovely!
    Hugs! :) x

  15. Hi Jennifer,
    I see this is was a fantastic trip! Lucky you!:))

  16. Looks like a good place to shop, shame it's so far!!

  17. What a wonderful trip, Jenn! A walk in paradise!
    Great shopping. ;)

  18. What a great looking place, I wish we had a miniature shop in our Lincoln but sadly it closed. Ours most certainly doesn't have a beach either...not jealous at all!!

  19. Congratulation for your lovely findings. You get wonderful treasures.
    Hugs from Craftland

  20. Fantastico viaje!!!
    Gracias por estas fotos, son preciosas, con bellos tesoros!!!!
    Besitooos y feliz semana.

  21. Jennifer, you are so lucky to get to hunt for minis! And you got some great finds. :) I think later in life, I will make the family move farther north so I can be closer to mini treasures. :) I grew up in the NW.. Oregon is gorgeous.

  22. Lucky you Jennifer to have shops like that around you.:) Great photos! Thank you for sharing them!:)

  23. Looks like you had a blast!

  24. You are lucky Jennyfer :o) You have found great pieces. In Italy we have not miniature shops so beautiful. Compliments for your purchases. Hugs

  25. Hi Drora! The table lamp is a Reutter Porzellan item that I bought online. I bought it at, but I don't think they carry it anymore. Hope that helps! xo Jennifer


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