Friday, July 26, 2013

Have you noticed

How many interior decor pictures are cropping up including dollhouses in the design? Here are a few, some from staged real estate adds

From houzz

                         From a room designed by Madeline Stuart 


And yes our houses look like this but, this is for accent. This and chevron patterned material and you are of the moment...
Oh I forgot this one from

Better be an old kit doll house... not an antique...

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Santa Fe Style

Please indulge me. It's a small house but not miniature. The work of friends in Taos, New Mexico. 

New Mexico, United States
Made me laugh when Englishwoman Mitchy Moo kiddingly complained about warm weather. Maybe switch to adobe for a few weeks... xo to all CM

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

If Barbie was made like God made women...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank You Nikolay Lamm! I know so many girls and women with body dismorphia. See more pics here.

From this article in the Huffington Post

Sunday, June 23, 2013

What happened here?

Stroller for Nana. Baby Andy enjoyed it! Full story on just wanted
to let you know why I haven't been blogging. C

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Naomi Kamiya's The Doll's House Gallery Opening

Gallery Opening

 Naomi Kamiya surrounded by art and patrons today in Berkeley.
This showed you were at the right place
Even Dudes and their skateboards liked it.
Immediate installation upon entering.

                  Work on the wall from Cal Berkeley Students

 Well attended. Wine, strawberries, lemonade and brownies were offered. Yum.


              Naomi is so much fun to talk to and has so many ideas.
And  out on Solano Avenue just a little exhibit to show you where the gallery entrance is. There are many more events planned on Solano Avenue. It's a really cool place to hang out. See for more details. Don't you agree galleries and dollhouses are a great match? CM

Saturday, May 11, 2013

The Doll's House Unique Doll's Houses and Dolls.

UPDATE My aol account was hacked today and I have changed Aol address. Everything else is the same.
New Update: My Leftcoastmini page has disappeared... must investigate.  C

 Here we are at Open Fine Art Gallery 1861 Solano Avenue A
Berkeley, California 94707. Or call 510 917 9994. Check out that beautiful luxury model of the Louis Rich tudor on the right. Can anyone identify the house on the left?
 Here is another unique doll house. The next picture shows the front. I have never seen a roof like that before.
 And this is an installation of a rocket ship shaped structure.
 That is Patrick Schmidt who manages the gallery with Naomi. You can find out more at
                                      Many local artists are represented.
                         Patrick works in clay and offers hands on classes.
          Next Saturday is a special event, Sat. May 18th 4pm to 7pm.
                                         You're invited!

What a good idea, what a great space and I am looking forward to this new Doll House Gallery. Thanks Naomi and Patrick. CM

Friday, May 3, 2013

Just a sneak peek

Which has nothing to do with mini houses yet... 

My Little Assistant and I are beginning a garden on the shady side of my house. We call it the "Cinderella Garden" because it has this quote: "Dance like there is no midnight", Cinderella.

We are battling slugs and deer and other unseen critters. We have planted a blue hydrangea which should do well in the shade and a lavender which is a hardy plant so might work for us. 
Just keeping you up to date here at Myrealitty. 
Cheers, CM

Update: We did the front door.
And had a little spattering of rain. C

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The UCLA Mattel Childrens Hospital Auction

I first heard about this from Modern Mini Houses blog Here:

Held at the Beverly Hills Hotel. I suggested we go until I realized tickets were $500.00.  Then there was this from the LA Times.,0,4853777.story?track=rss Clever designers used Paris Renfroe and is that a minimodernistas hanging ribbon lamp I see?

Now Modern MC shows all the houses on her blog here:

This is my favorite:
                             picture from Minimodern.blogspot

See designer detail here:

Kind of like "I'm a Giant" by the top ten LA design firms!

Wow. What a fun idea. Hope the show raises a bundle for Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA. Send me to any follow up info.

Thanks CM

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

under construction

Redecorating the basement, notice dollhouse art above mantle...
 Hope I make it to After... One of those too busy weeks!  CM
P.S. it's 1:1 scale...

Sunday, March 17, 2013


A friend was just mentioning her giveaway where it cost her $60 to mail one winner in Europe her prize. I had to laugh...
I had a giveaway of this phantom, or clear chair some time ago and the winner never contacted me. I was surprised there was no response.

Then I got an email. Melissa Pikaar had Googled herself many months later and found out she had won my giveaway. So I recently sent it to her and she sent me this picture of her prize. Look how the colors are reflected throughout the plastic! Thank you Melissa.

Isn't the internet amazing, fun, and comical at times?

And let me take this time to wish everyone a happy Spring and Happy Easter inspired by her photo. CM

Update: So I was showing my Little Assistant this photo pointing out the wonderful color reflection in the chair leg and she was so enamored with the little Robin and Bunnies. Thanks again Melissa

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Visiting Neen

Love talking to fellow bloggers! Had the best visit with Neen at her beautiful home. Saw her work space and many of the dollhouses in her extensive collection! Her blog can be found in my side list blog roll: Universe in Miniature. I got to see her current Art Deco project up close. Beautiful wood!

Here are some treats she gave me! This beautiful floral was painted by her mother who is an artist.
                               Signed on the back, no less!

An adorable Indian elephant which I have never owned and often seen in mini scenes.

And this Spring cabinet which she said I could do whatever I wanted to, and my plan is to leave it just like this.

What did I give her? A small phantom chair which I hope works with her favorite Deco theme and some industrial material samples from 3 years ago when my Assistant last worked for an architectural Design firm. They were supposed to be for Call of the Small 3 years ago when I visited her and really I have meant to send them and just realized that was never going to happen...oh the randomness of the universe! Of course by the time they got to Neenie one was a little damp from the analysis by my Littlist Assistant. I wonder what she will do with them. So much fun to connect with blogger buds! C

From Neen's Mom to my Grandson everyone was enamoured with  each other.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

My Fav Mini

I made it to DC! Thanks for all the support guys. Wow snow! Just a quick blog

Thinking about taking him home... Looking forward to hanging with DC bloggers! CM

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

"The Market is Crazy"...

Called my Assistant in Washington D.C. as I fly out tomorrow, and she said "the market is really crazy". I said " what do you MEAN the market is really CRAZY???" My ex in the background said "Yeah it's really high". I said,"Not THAT market, the store" 3 way conversations on cell phones are nutz. My Assistant said everyone is loading up on food and supplies...due to the big storm coming and it is 30 degrees there. Then she said "I got everything necessary, peeps, .....etc". Peeps? Did I tell you I am afraid of flying???? I am so reassured, so IF I get through this flight we will survive on peeps????

                                         Yes, overdone but I still love it!
                         Will I ever blog my peeps again????

                                From Taste of Home blog.

Well I am so reassured.  These images are from pinterest so I am going to try to find the original source. It may take awhile.   Did I tell you I hate flying???? Then she said her husband would take the time off to drive to pick me up as we California girls don't know how to drive on snow. WHAT!!!!!  People drive on SNOW?
I will need a few of those last cocktails...  C

Good Peep News:    a peeps contest for you!