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:


FEATURED MINIATURIST: Madeline Thoman of 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.

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.


Bohemian Inspiration

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This doesn’t happen very often! Here’s a blog that’s so delightful that I’m sharing it on both Holly Recommends and Flip This (Mini) House. Thanks to my friend Janet for seeing this in the first place and recognizing how much full-size and mini-size inspiration I’d find in it.

Click the links beneath the photo to check it out!

Photo credit: Emily Katz and Adam Porterfield’s home as featured on Houzz

If you love dollhouses…

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and you’d like to help kids with cancer, please consider donating to the wonderful cause Dollhouses for Kids Battling Cancer. I’m not affiliated with this cause; I’ve only even heard of it for the past few months, but I’m so moved by their generosity and devotion. Here’s a website where you can buy dollhouse kits for them to build at very discounted costs. I believe you can also send them your extra, unwanted dollhouse furniture and accessories. Contact them via their Facebook page for more information.

Are you feeling creative and artistic, but on a small scale?

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If you’d like to flip your own mini house, here is a contest you might be interested in:

The 21st Annual Creatin’ Contest from*

Everyone must use the Starting Point Garage Kit as their structure, and the entry deadline is December 16, 2014. Click the link above for more information.

If you need some inspiration, check out the 2014 Undersized Urbanite dollhouse contest website, showing results from this year’s (already completed) challenge.

*I’m not affiliated with this contest. Please direct all inquiries to the people at

Inspiring blogs and websites: Call of the Small, PRD Miniatures, and Elf Miniatures

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If you love modern miniatures, here are a few resources to inspire you: