Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Two Final Purchases for Dad's Dollhouse

I recently made two final purchases for Dad's Dollhouse. With these two items, Dad's Dollhouse is complete. It was just over a year ago that I rediscovered my love for dollhouse miniatures and started working to renovate and complete my childhood dollhouse. Finishing Dad's Dollhouse after a thirty-year break was a blast! I'll write a post with photos of the completed house very soon.

For now, these are the last two items I needed to complete my project. I bought both from Caterina's shop Le Minis di Cockerina. First, I'd had my eye on this beauty for a while:

It's a readable 1:12 scale miniature version of the 1896 edition of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. I love Little Women and love thinking of the lady of my dollhouse reading it. This copy is so beautifully done and looks so nice on the master bedroom nightstand. The second item I bought was another miniature memory box, this time a man's memory box for the study:

Caterina thought of all of the things you might find in a man's memory box. First, the items are in a Victorian men's shoe box. Then inside, there's a photo of a beloved dog, a picture of a mother holding a baby, several erotic Victorian photos, and some travel postcards. There's also a tiny seashell, presumably from a trip to the beach, and a beautiful cigar.

These were just the items I needed to complete each of my little scenes. I look forward to showing you the finished project in a series of photos. It has truly been a labor of love. Until then, keep having fun! xoxo Jennifer


  1. imagine..just about a year! isn't it amazing how many beautiful things one can do/find/wish for?!!!! So beautiful items to choose for your dollhouse! Very much looking forward to the photos!! :)

  2. yo tengo ese mismo libro de Caterina, es precioso...

  3. Dear Jennifer,
    the miniatures are adorable :)
    I am looking forward to seeing your new masterpiece:)

  4. Jennifer, such lovely purchases! I've been on holiday, so I have a lot of catching up to do and your post was the first one I read. I love nostalgia, so this suited me so well. Waiting for the photos of Dad's dollhouse!

  5. Hi Jennifer,
    That's wonderful news about finishing Dad's dollhouse. I'm looking forward to seeing the series of photos you will be sharing!!
    Your purchases from Caterina are beautiful and perfect for Dad's dollhouse. I really love the book, it's amazing. I adore Little Women too :)
    vicky xxx

  6. Wonderful purchases! Three generations in my family have read this book. Caterina reproduce miniature books we all love. What a treasure!
    I'm looking forward to see your photos. It's unbelievable how much work goes into one miniature house.
    Hugs, Drora

  7. Perfect finishing touches, looking forward to an 'overview' :)

  8. Una fantastica compra, me encantan sus trabajos.
    besitos ascension

  9. Hello Jessica,
    Wonderful. that book is absolutely wonderful...just love that story...and the memory box is great. I've not seen many for a gentleman, very nice item to have. Congratulation's on finishing the project and I CAN'T WAIT to see pictures.
    Big hug,

  10. unas compras muy buenas , estoy deseando ver esa casa terminada



  11. oh! Jennifer, I'm so glad you've enjoyed my work!
    I put all the love in my minis and when a friend bought from my shop, I am happy and honored!
    see my, or rather now YOUR mini.. ah ah! in your home, fills me with joy!
    I can not wait to see the photos, the entire house!
    sin, you have not read that I organized a swap holidays on my blog?? The competition has already started!
    kisses from Italy! :))

  12. Una maravilla de detalles.Bss apretaos!!!

  13. Fantastic purchases - Caterina's books are alwayss stunning and this memory box of a gentleman... what a great idea! I'm really looking forward to seeing this lovely project in all its details. But I must admit - finishing a project is the one thing I dislike the most about our hobby (LOL).


  14. The little book is to die for..omgosh how cute is that? The details. It's amazing how adding just another little mini to the vignette gives it such a completed detailed look and feeling. The box is full of sweetness, love it. Good choices! Have a great week! Our trip proved to not be as successful as we thought, good time had, a bit too HOT...(lol) but we lived through it and so glad to be back home.

  15. I love the book and memory box!

    I can wait to see photos for your completed doll house, I think is is wonderful that you still have this house.


  16. Caterina's Items are wonderful. The man's memory box is a gem and very original. I love the book I have read it many times and never tire of it. Both items look wonderful in your house. Congratulations on finishing it. I cant wait to see more pictures.
    Hugs Maria

  17. Bellissimo libro Cokerina e' una grande artista!kiss!

  18. It is such a lovely little book! I have read the real one and I love that one to!

  19. What great purchases you did, Jennifer! Love them all.:)

  20. Bellissime miniature!!!

  21. Es un libro precioso. Estupenda compra Jennifer.

  22. I love all the little details you put in each dollhouse. This one must be fabulous. It will be so fun to see it all!

  23. Hello, what great shopping, congratulations and kisses in your heart.

  24. Oooh, looking forward to seeing the photos! :D

  25. Felicidades por esa compra!!!
    Es precioso!!
    Estoy feliz porque llego hoy el cartero a casa, trayendo ¡Bellezas!!! ¡Mil gracias Jennifer!!! Estoy preparando las fotos para mi blog ( ;
    Un gran beso

  26. Hi Jennifer! This are stunning purchases, the miniature work of Caterina is gorgeous. Her books certainly are, but I think the memory box is also very beautiful.
    Enjoy these treasures!! I love to see your dollhouse finished too.
    Hugs, Ilona

  27. Great purchages!! The book of Caterina is fantasic!
    This scene is a masterpiece!!

  28. It is one of my favorite books and movie too, hugs :)

  29. Jennifer, I gasped aloud when I saw your Little Women book! It's a favorite of mine too, but the thing that got me was how perfect it is and how wonderful it looks in your dollhouse. You are soooooooo lucky!


  30. Lovely miniatures, Jennifer. The book is amazing! Caterina is a fantastic artist. ;)

  31. Hai fatto degli ottimi acuisti, le mini di Caterina sono davvero stupende! Perfette per la tua casetta, non vedo l'ora di leggere il post e di osservare con cura tutti i piccoli e meravigliosi dettagli della tua casetta!
    Un bacio

  32. Hi Jennifer,

    I agree, you are a woman of great taste! You little women book looks wonderful on the night stand, I think you've done a better job of photographing it than I, I love you little box of photographs too, I had my eye on something similar too, but next purchase maybe.......; )

    Hugs, Fi xx

  33. Your new items are splendid Jennifer - I especially love the little book!
    Fab choices!
    Hugs to you! :) x

  34. Hearing it's been a year for you gives me some encouragement. since i just tackled two projects and am jumping back into miniatures! Where did you get that Little Women!?!?!?!?! It's my favorite book, my son is even named Laurence like Laurie! Knowing that such a book exists my dollhouse wouldn't be complete without one!

  35. HA! I was so excited I forgot that you already said where you got it! Silly me.


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