I've never blogged before so here it goes...
My obsession with modern miniatures began about 12 or 13 years ago...before kids. My husband bought me a doll house, a traditional doll house for Christmas. I asked for this doll house so I could keep redecorating it rather than our real house. I started on it by making authentic looking everything. I laid tiny strips of wood flooring, made a ceiling light and everything I could think of to make this doll house modern. I traveled a lot for my job, so I made sure to drop in on every doll house miniature store in the midwest on a regular basis. I had A LOT of really cool stuff.
A couple of years later in 2000, my first son was born. Being that it was my first child and I was a stay at home mom, I rarely got to work on my precious doll house. I then decided that it was taking up too much room and I just wasn't doing anything with it. I sold it in a garage sale for $50.00. That's right I probably had $1000 invested in this and sold it for $50.00! Not just the house, but the furniture and building supplies too. I did sell a few individual pieces on their own. This was before I really discovered Ebay. It broke me heart, but I just didn't have the time, space or energy to work on it. I saved a few choice pieces, but sold the rest. I had hoped to get back into it, but no luck.
A couple of those choice pieces were an Isamu Nogucci coffee table and the living room from Bozart's Kaleidoscope house. We moved to a new home when my second son was about 1 1/2. At that time I decided to sell the Kaleidoscope House sofa set for...$30.00. I thought that was great since I only paid $20! So, if the person who is reading this bought it...I would like it back, please and will gladly refund the $30.00. LOL!!!
My renewed obsession started when I saw a set of the Reac Designer miniature chairs in a Chiasso catalog. That did it, I was hooked again. Shortly after that I saw the Brinca Dada Emmerson House in an issue of Dwell Magazine. That was REALLY it, I had to get back into it. I started reading several blogs and watching on Ebay and haven't been able to stop.
This past year, I asked my husband to make me a mid-century modern doll house for Christmas. That was the only thing I wanted. Partly because I usually just buy something if I want it, partly because I'm extremely particular and partly because we are not exactly rich. I waited a few months and nothing came of my Christmas request, so I designed the house and made a template out of foam core board. a month ago, we finally bought plywood and I finally drew it all out to scale. Next weekend we are supposedly going to cut out the pieces and assemble the main structure.
I will post pics as soon as I figure our how to do it.