Thursday, February 22, 2024

Addition to the Library in Queen Mary's Dollhouse

I am fascinated by miniatures, especially very detailed accurate ones.  I enjoy stitching small things and would have a doll house now, if I had the space. 

My favorite thing about visiting Winsor Castle was Queen Mary's Doll House. It is the largest and most famous doll house in the world. It was made for King George V's consort, Queen Mary. British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens designed and built the house between 1921 and 1924. The 1:12 scale house has electricity, running water, working elevators, a grand piano, and a wine cellar with tiny bottles of real champagne. It is accurate in every way.

Recently, twenty books were added to the library, including one written by Queen Camilla.

The library's original collection had books from the time it was built in the 1920's and featured handwritten books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Thomas Hardy, A.A. Milne, and Vita Sackville-West among others. The books measure just 1.8 inches (4.5 cm).

There is something fascinating about tiny things.


Toki said...

The dollhouse you introduced is too wonderful.😆 It's too cute everywhere.😆😆
I also love small and cute things.
That's why I have decided that this is a world I will never step into.😒

Queeniepatch said...

That is an amazing dollhouse. If I ever thought of taking up another hobby, I think I'd settle for building and furnishing dollhouses! Real champagne in the bottles, that would be a difficult job, though!

Leonore Winterer said...

That is so cool! Are there dolls to go with this house as well?

Jeanie said...

When we get to England seeing this is a must. It has long been one of my dreams and when we visited in 2018, it was closed for restoration. It has just been re-opened. I don't know if you can access this article from the New York Times, but if you can, you will love it!

kiwikid said...

What a wonderful dolls house!!