Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Kensigton Dollhouse Festival 2009

Established in 1985 by Caroline Hamilton & Sue Atkinson, The Kensington Dollshouse Festival (formerly the London Dollshouse Festival), has become the top international show for quality dolls' houses, miniatures & models. this year it was held on the 21st of November (only one day unfortunately), attracting thousands of collectors and shop owners. Enjoy some photos of the festival, published by The Guardian. The next one will be held from the 14th to the 16th of May 2010, at the Kensigton Town Hall, Hornton Street, London.

Furniture is the obvious thing to see in a dollhouse...

...but how about some miniature cheese and ham!

Vegetables for the vegetarian dolls.

Of course no doll is ever without her handbag and shoes...

...but pickles are necessary too!

This photo gives you the sense of scale...

... and even on the hands of a child, things look small indeed.

Dinner is served! Notice how even the lids are hand-painted!

Everyone is charmed by beautiful doll houses!

Teddy bear anyone?

Flowers are always a welcome decoration at any home, real or miniature.

Toast anyone?


  1. I would have gone nuts at this miniature show. I'd have to look at every tiny thing. I can imagine the look on my husband's face. LOL

  2. @Terry - Oh I think I have seen that face on people when they visit my house so many times...

    @ion - έπαθες ε?

  3. Wish I could be there in person! Having a big doll house fill with the appropriate scale of stuff is my dream!

    Cliffy - Hong Kong

  4. keribias@comcast.netApril 4, 2010 at 11:03 AM

    ...Like dying and going to dollhouse heaven!