A loft dollhouse by miniaturist Melissa Johnson

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Miniaturist Melissa Johnson has been a wonderfully supportive fan of FlipThis(Mini)House over the years. She recently reached out to me to show off the loft-style dollhouse she just completed. With her permission, I’m sharing it here!

Made from scratch from an Ikea wood storage box and decorated with a combination of handmade furniture and vintage pieces from the 60’s and 70’s, it’s truly a one-of-a-kind piece! Finished size is 18X18 inches.









All photos by Melissa Johnson. All rights reserved.


A couple of mini craft projects

Handmade decor for my mini house

I’ve made a couple of quick, easy craft projects lately, both featured on my other blog Holly Recommends. Since these are for my real house, both are a little bigger than the typical scale I’d use if I was creating something for a dollhouse. They’re a cute, quirky way to lighten up a room.

Here’s a link to a mini woven wall-hanging, and a mini crocheted plant sweater.


Photos by Holly Tierney-Bedord. All rights reserved.

La Vie Mini

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One of my favorite things about Flip This (Mini) House is that it helps me connect with other miniaturists. Madeline Thoman of La Vie Mini recently got in touch with me. I just had a chance to check out her website and it’s AMAZING. If you love all things mini, like I do, you’ll adore her curated ensemble of interesting stories and tiny treasures.

One of the more fascinating posts is this one about a father who created a dollhouse grave for his daughter.



Photo source: La Vie Mini (visit site for more information)

There’s a definite dark, beautiful quirkiness associated with dollhouses and miniatures, and La Vie Mini captures it perfectly.

In that spirit, I’ll leave you with a little information about one of my favorite miniaturists, Frances Glessner Lee, as highlighted in this Slate article from 2014.

Merry Christmas! Here’s an old favorite!


Remember these mini ornaments I made, featured in 2015?


Here and here are links to the original posts about them, including a printable template to make your own tiny ornament box! Enjoy! Merry Christmas!

Links you’ll like

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If you like miniatures and dinosaurs, check out these awesome photos by Jorge Saenzs

Here’s some mid century modern inspiration for you

A must-have dollhouse for modern design lovers

A Pinterest page full of quirky dollhouses

If you love miniatures and you love The Golden Girls, this is for you.

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Bust magazine put together a list of Golden Girls inspired gifts. I want them all, particularly this amazing creation (a mini Golden Girls dollhouse!) by Etsy artist Alan of Everyday Miniatures.


Photo credit note: These photos on this post are the property of Alan of Everyday Miniatures. They are not taken by me or depicting anything having to do with Flip This (Mini) House.


The decorating never ends

Flipping my mini house

Just like with a real house, decorating the Flip This (Mini) House project never ends. The living room, which I just highlighted earlier today, has gotten a make-under. The bubble chair has been swapped with the Eames lounge chair and ottoman from the house’s upstairs office. The fluffy white rug has been swapped out with a carpet from the house’s storage drawer. Ahhh! That’s better!

A make-under for the living room

A make-under for the living room

A make-under for the living room

A make-under for the living room

A make-under for the living room

A make-under for the living room