Thursday, March 12, 2015

History In Miniature at Colonial Williamsburg

I know there are dollhouse fans and lovers of all things miniature out there, and this post is just for you.  My husband and I visited the new exhibition, The World Made Small, at the Dewitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum in Colonial Williamsburg this past weekend. The exhibit runs through September 7th for anyone interested in checking it out. 

"Dollhouses are some of the most popular miniature versions of the real world. On view will be a museum favorite—the enormous Long Island Dollhouse made around 1900 which is fully furnished. The earliest dollhouse in the exhibit was made in 1820 for twin girls. Other houses include a house made in the Chesapeake around 1835 and a colonial revival house made around 1940. While young girls played house, what about the young boys? Wonderful German-made playsets from the 19th century will be featured including a fort, a soldiers’ campsite and a farm." 

I love this fireplace with what looked like a handpainted scene above the mantle. ^

Can you see the gentle giant peeking in the window above? ^

I think this little kitchen was my favorite of the day. 

Couldn't you just imagine you are standing in a real kitchen looking at these closeups? 

Now that was my kind of exhibit. I wanted to take it all home with me. 

Thanks for visiting.


  1. I adore miniatures! Wish I lived closer so I could take in this exhibit too. Thanks for posting about it!

  2. I love this museum but I have not been in years. Thanks for the reminder!


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