Our Miniature Dolls House Fairs...
fairs have been going for many years and are as popular as ever!
With both visitors and exhibitors travelling vast lengths to
meet and exchange ideas, the requirement for cost-effective yet
busy fairs has grown through-out the UK in the past year.
Dolls House Fairs
is focussed on providing low-cost table/stand costs to
exhibitors as well as accessible and well advertised dolls house
Being a new venture, our fairs are still growing but our
primary aim is to deliver a simple, cost effective way for
exhibitors to showcase their work in a friendly environment.
Dolls Houses - The background...
A dollhouse or doll's
house is a toy home, made in miniature. For the last century,
dollhouses have primarily been the domain of children but their
collection and crafting is also a hobby for many adults. The
term dollhouse is common in the United States and Canada. In UK
the terms dolls' house or dollshouse are used.
dollhouses trace their history back about four hundred years to
the baby house display cases of Europe, which showed idealized
interiors. Smaller doll houses with more realistic exteriors
appeared in Europe in the 18th century. Early dollhouses were
all handmade, but following the Industrial Revolution and World
War II, they were increasingly mass-produced and became more
standardized and affordable.
Contemporary children's play
dollhouses are mostly in 1:18 (or 2/3") scale, while 1:12 (or
1") scale is common for dollhouses made for adult collectors.
Dollhouses are available in different forms. From ready-made and
decorated houses to kits to custom built houses made to the
customer's design. Some design and build their own dollhouse.
Simpler designs might consist of boxes stacked together and used
Miniature objects used for decoration inside
dollhouses include furniture, interior decorations, dolls and
items like books and clocks. Some of these are available
ready-made, but may also be homemade.
There are dozens of
miniature trade shows held throughout the year by various
miniature organizations, where artisans and dealers display and
sell miniatures. Often, how-to seminars and workshops are part
of the show features. Miniature stores also hold classes. There
are Internet forums, blogs and using other online social media
concentrated in dollhouses and miniatures. Enthusiasts also
share images online.