Take part in my “Name that Dollhouse!” contest

A new house flipping project

I’ve got big plans for the secondhand dollhouse I bought recently. It’s going to be featured front and center in an upcoming book or two (or maybe even more!).

From The House of Seven Gables, to Fallingwater, to Graceland, houses with names have presence. Naturally, this needs a great name too. Since I’m planning to feature it in a mystery, the name should be spooky and mysterious but also fitting with the clean, classic look of the house (I’m planning to keep its exterior about the same as it looks below).

The person who suggests the winning name will get the following:
Recognition on one of the first pages of the book and any subsequent books I write using this name.
Recognition on the Flip This (Mini) House blog (right here!) and social media pages and also on my author social media pages.
A Kindle copy of the book.
Bragging rights!

More details coming soon, but it’s not too early for you to start suggesting clever names! To do so head over to the Flip This (Mini) House Facebook page, here.

By entering this contest, you acknowledge there’s no other compensation, financial or otherwise, for having your suggestion chosen as the winning name.

My newest dollhouse says, “I need a cool name!”

Tea for two

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Today I created this sweet little room box:

The faux light fixture and two baskets shown above are recent purchases from Etsy artist MiniHome Co. Below is a photo of all my recent purchases from her: Two baskets, a macrame-style wall hanging, and three faux light fixtures. Check out her Etsy shop here.

The cute little glass animals are recent purchases from my trip to Prague.

The pink tasseled wall-hanging was made from some inexpensive jewelry.

This mirror was a quick project. You just need a snippet of twine, any inexpensive craft store mirror, and some glue.

All photos by Holly Tierney-Bedord. All rights reserved.

Love miniatures? Learn more about the Flip This (Mini) House mid-century dollhouse project here, here, here, or by searching through older posts.

Check out the Flip This (Mini) House book, the Decorate This (Mini) Room book, and the Style This (Mini) Room book by clicking any of these links.

Check out some more of my room box projects here, here, and by searching through older posts or following Flip This (Mini) House on Facebook and Instagram. Both feature occasional exclusive content.

Stick around to see the latest project: a farmhouse style dollhouse makeover!

The Mouse Mansion

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Have you heard of the Mouse Mansion? I stumbled upon this adorable display (about 1/12 scale) at the Amsterdam airport when I was traveling last week. I’ve often noticed when traveling in Europe that they’re WAY more into dollhouses and miniatures than we Americans are. I remember, years ago, seeing a beautiful little shop in Venice devoted to nothing but extremely high-end roomboxes. Somehow, I can’t picture that kind of shop making a go of it at an American mall.

Here are some photos I took of the adorable display. Check out their website using the link above to learn more.

Mouse Mansion photos by Holly Tierney-Bedord. Photos taken at Amsterdam Schiphol airport, February 2019. All rights reserved.

Love miniatures? Learn more about the Flip This (Mini) House mid-century dollhouse project here, here, here, or by searching through older posts.

Check out the Flip This (Mini) House book, the Decorate This (Mini) Room book, and the Style This (Mini) Room book by clicking any of these links.

Check out some of my room box projects here, here, and by searching through older posts or following Flip This (Mini) House on Facebook and Instagram. Both feature occasional exclusive content.

Stick around to see the latest project: a farmhouse style dollhouse makeover!

1970s Style in the Flip This (Mini) House living room and bedroom

Handmade decor for my mini house

Armed with these jumbo pompom balls and scrap of burlap, I made some crafts with swanky style for my mid-century house today.

Gearing up for game night!

Furniture and decor I've purchased

Along with a simple white set of canisters and the world’s cutest arrangement of cheeses, I’ve got a new mid-century kitchen table and chairs in my original Flip This (Mini) House! Take a look!

Easy Wall-hangings

Handmade decor for my mini house

It’s easy to make little wall-hangings like these recent creations.

The card that came with some earrings was the perfect backing. I started with a strip of trim, affixing it with double-sided tape, layering a contrasting trim, and repeating the process.

This little table, above, is made of a rock slice and some wooden beads. The wall-hanging beside it is made of a cardboard earring card, some wood grain craft tape, a small metal tree from a craft store, and some trim.

Chip clips are great for mini craft projects!

 

Progress on the attic

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With some help from a blow dryer, I was able to loosen up the glue holding the carpet and divider wall in place. Here’s a look at my progress:

Displaying mini collections

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If you enjoy collecting in your human-scale life, why not extend that to your mini world? I love collecting tiny baskets for my dollhouse and room boxes. Here’s a look at some of them on display:

I made the little macrame owl on the wall using a Jonathan Adler pattern. The plant is made from doubled-over painter’s tape, cut to shape. The birch tree is a twig wrapped in fuzzy yarn.