My Half Inch Scale Cottage Dollhouse

My Wee Little Cottage

I bought this half inch (1/24) scale cottage at the Montreal Show in 2004. I researched its origins and found out it was a Bauder-Pine workshop project.

It has no door and it was outfitted with night light style fixture and bulb - which I removed.

Here you see how small it is!

Side Opening

This shows the left side of the roof opened up, and the left wall removed for interior access.

Upstairs, Downstairs

I bought the bed, night stand, blanket chest and hall table from M & R Miniatures in New York (Mary & Ron Vogler). They made the night stand especially for me, from a photo I found of a full sized antique. Laurie Sisson made the charming hat sitting on the chest. The green stoneware tea set was a gift from Helen in England.

Railing and Fireplace

There is a bedroom loft with railing, and tall fireplace with a soft faux finish done by the original owner. Nice plank hardwood flooring throughout.

Great Room Details

The amazing hand carved wooden dachshund was made by Kingdom Kritters.

Filled with Artisan Pieces

The Mission style wooden rocking chair is by Norm Scheck. A tiny cat is curled up on its cushion. The brass lamp is by Ron Palmer of Bremerton, Washington. Ron also made the stove and the copper pot and pan you can see toward the back of the room.

Hutch and Metal Stove

This shot shows the hutch and stove better than any of the others. Ron Palmer of Bremerton, Washington made the stove and the copper pot and pan. I bought the cannister set (on top of the stove) from A Miniature Marvel, in the U.K.

China Painted Tea Set

The lovely pink, white and gold tea set on the hall table is by China Closet.

Loft Bedroom Details

A carved wooden arm chair by John Walker of Wexford County, Ireland sits close to the cradle. The bedside lamp is by Miniscules, and there are 3 books by A Novel Idea underneath. Next to the lamp is a vanity tray by Cheryl Warder Miniatures. I commissioned the crocheted "granny" spread and pillows from T & S Craft.

Kitchen Details

The kitchen table, chairs and hutch were made by an artist in Montreal. A bowl and pitcher by Marie-Luce Pelletier of Canada sit on the table and hutch. Loose vegetables and fruit by Elizabeth White of Elfin Homes in Oregon are scattered on the table. Those are Tiney Co. circa 1940 brass andirons, tools and wood basket.


The rug was hand-woven by Eileen Shannon "Fine Handweaving" of British Columbia.