I used to keep one dollhouse out and the rest in the attic.
Then the houses became more complex.
Then more expensive.
Top: Bliss dollhouse on a tall thin chest.
Bottom:This is the Christian Hacker staircase I am not using in the house right now. I think it stands on it's
own merits as a sculpture.
Then the houses took over. After looking at how others keep theirs I decided I could not dedicate a whole room to them, but had to disperse them throughout my whole house. These are pictures of my livingroom
I have 6 in here now. 2 Triangs on a glass cabinet filled with other bits and pieces.
My new puppenstube, the MH1and the Eagle hexagonal house reside here.
They are very popular with people, although I had one guest walk in and tell me the MH1 was his favorite and as far as he could see "The Christian Hacker was kindling"....
"You just think it's too wedding cake like, " I told him. "That's because it was made for the FRENCH MARKET in the late 1800's".
Sometimes it's hard not to become a docent and offer an historical tour. I also feel like a mother pushing forward her ungainly child who is not as appreciated as her smarter sibling if people ignore a certain house. If anyone even gives me a look I bring up the collection of a friend of mine in New Mexico. He collects tricycles. Vintage tricycles.
I have to admit one of the reasons I like displaying the Imagination dollhouse by Marx is because so many people start to play with it. It is so colorful and easily accessible to people I guess.
I keep the oldest antiques up in my room.
I'm not sure what I think of this yet, but they are so cheerful and I think I am passing them off as art, which of course they are. The other benefit is avoiding hoarding. They aren't hidden in the attic and it is clear to me each house only needs so much. One of my goals is to pass on duplicates I collect when I buy lots and items I'm through with.
More about that later. C