Saturday, October 15, 2011

Storybook Dollhouse

About two years ago, with a lot of help and encouragement from a fellow American miniaturist Dick Tabor, the Miniature Enthusiasts of Edmonton club began working on a dollhouse filled with references to children's literature. Dick provided a list of literature he had used in his dollhouse with the same theme and club member Joanne Root who works in the children's department of the St. Albert Public library added her suggestions.
The sides of the house have handles for easy transport and a sheet of matboard with  book covers from some of the books represented in the house.

The house, an RGT QuickBuild colonial, was purchased from a MEE member who had used it as a demonstration model in her business. Members of the club were divided into geographical groups and each group was assigned a room in the house to furnish.

The house was completed and displayed at our Show and Sale on September 18, 2011, and donated to the Children's Department of the St. Albert Public Library on October 11, 2011.

Library Director Peter Bailey and Children's Services Coordinator accepting the dollhouse on behalf of the St. Albert Public Library
After the presentation of the house, the library hosted a lovely tea party for club members who were able to attend.
Library staff at the tea after the presentation. Joanne Root, MEE member and library staff member, on the far right.
The pictures of the house can also be seen on my Fotki site.

Our local paper also did a writeup on the presentation.

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