#ThursdayDoors — Miniatures



It’s only about the size of my hand.

This one’s less deceiving:



Dollhouse doors? Kinda. The dollhouses at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis are actually not dollhouses, they’re miniatures. Miniature replicas of real-life rooms in historical homes. From the wallpaper to the utensils, it’s all hand-crafted by artists. As in, it can take all day just to make a chair.

Here’s Moo in front of the Mount Vernon miniature.Β (2011)


Trivia Tidbit: This miniature of Mount Vernon is owned by the Ball Family.

#ThursdayDoors is part of an inspired post series run by Norm Frampton. To see other doors of interest, or to share your own, click the link and find the frog.

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42 Responses to #ThursdayDoors — Miniatures

  1. Benson says:

    I love miniatures. I always wish I had the patience and skill to attempt something like that.

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  2. If you can’t go to the originals, you can see a replica of many in one place. I may never get to Mt. Vernon – and I certainly can’t walk around to see all the things there. Sometimes that really bothers me. I won’t get to Versailles – or walk around. Dang it. There are virtual walkthroughs of many places now; I’ve been planning to go the the Taj Mahal that way.

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    • joey says:

      Right? So many places to see!
      Mt Vernon does have a virtual tour πŸ™‚


      • Good; I’ll be taking it. I understand the real thing is a long walk for healthy people in the East Coast heat and mugginess.

        I’m such a wimp.

        I’d still rather see it in person – but must be realistic. I’m not ready for other people to have to push me around. And even if I had a scooter, the access is always hard (it wasn’t built before the ADA), stairs are difficult if not impossible, and corridors aren’t wide enough (people were smaller then). I’m not huge, but add some machinery and I’m wider than your average 1700+ human (as well as taller).


  3. What sweet little doors. It must takes a hell of a lot of skill as well as patience to make those little miniature houses. πŸ™‚

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  4. I love miniature houses

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  5. bikerchick57 says:

    It never matters the size of the door because it’s a door! Barbie would be pleased. Nice change of pace, Joey.

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  6. Awesome doors, and rooms! I’ve always been gaga for dollhouses, and miniatures.

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  7. JT Twissel says:

    My husband builds miniatures – he’s got quite an assortment of tools and very powerful microscopic goggles! I could never do it. Moo is a real cutie!

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  8. Joanne Sisco says:

    That is adorable!! … both Moo and the miniatures πŸ™‚

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  9. jesh stg says:

    These doors look very real!! The children’s museum before school starts? Your Moo is all smiles, so I guess she liked the museum:)

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  10. So neat! You would love Queen Victoria’s dollhouse at Windsor Castle. The workmanship is amazing.

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  11. Love your ‘little’ doors. πŸ™‚

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  12. Now that is a craft to meticulously recreate real architecture. That first image fooled me. 😳

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  13. loisajay says:

    Cute! I would not have know if you hadn’t shown the second photo. I don’t think anyone has shown miniatures before. Clever idea, Joey.

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  14. Dan Antion says:

    I love to see the craftsmanship in miniatures. Moo is so cute! This was a great idea for a doors post.

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  15. Norm 2.0 says:

    Cool! Miniatures are lots of fun. I don’t have the patience to make anything like that myself but some of these miniatures artists are amazingly talented. Great idea for a doors post πŸ™‚

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  16. Can you hear them queuing up the music, It’s a Small World After-all…? I thought that first photo was a regular-sized door (almost said, “was real” which is ridiculous cause of, course its real). The detailed work must be difficult cause its hard to see and you need really good fingers to work on small objects. Great finds!

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  17. Wow! I have a friend that creates miniatures. I don’t think I have that type of patience…or skill! πŸ™‚

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