Of course, there are a lot of magnificent dollhouse miniature shops on Etsy, like Aida Pravia and so many others. But amongst my favorites, Kathleen Holmes is a top miniaturist as well, in my opinion!
Let’s dive a little deeper into her story and her work with this review and more info:
This Etsy shop makes or sells.
Kathleen Holmes sells miniature accesories.
Some more info about this shop.
I wanted to share this Etsy shop in a separate blog post and not in 5 reviews at once because I love the way she sets up her dollhouse and miniatures on Instagram and I wanted to show some of her pictures. It can be a great example on how your collection during the years could look like!
Kathleen Holmes has been represented in several dollhouse magazines, like ‘Dollhouse and miniature scene’, and ‘American miniaturists’, and ‘Miniaturas’-magazine.
She owns a dollhouse herself, which took her 3 years to complete and she has been creating dollhouses and miniatures for over 25 years.
Changing the decorations according the seasons and holidays is one of her favorite things to do. Not only does she change the decorations inside the house, but the landscaping changes with the time of the year as well
In my opinion, she creates the most fantastic miniatures scenes and I will prove that to you with the pictures below.
More specific, you should see her kitchen scenes, where lots of miniature food is being prepared and served. Every time she shows a new picture on her Instagram, I can watch it for a long time, always discovering something new or unique!
When looking at the things that she posts on Etsy, she mentions that she works together with her husband Tim O’Dell on some of her miniatures, and he has a little Etsy shop of his own here. He makes custom designs as well, so you can always contact him if you are thinking about purchasing something specific!
Mr. O’Dell has designed the dollhouse shell for her, take a look at the video of her house:
The design of the 1:12 scale dollhouse is made originally by him and has details like a screened-in back porch, heat registers, and built-in cabinets. What is wonderful is also that it opens at different angles.
Kathleen put individual shingles on the roof and the chimney is made with real bricks! The floor is made from walnut boards.
The landscaping and decorations around the house change with the seasons, more specifically the trees. The total result that you see in the video is a collection of miniatures for over 20 years. I would think that the house is museum-worthy, at the least!
In her shop, she does not sell the house or furniture, but mostly accessories like throws, knobs, or a fantastic-looking street lamp, all handmade and 1:12 scale.
The price :
The prices of the dollhouse accessories vary from $10,00 to 69,95 for the street lamp.
On Etsy, of course.
Some pictures of her miniature scenes that change during the season holidays:
The good and the bad :
- Buyers are raving over this shop, this means that a lot of them are giving 5-star reviews in the last 7 days
- what I like about this shop, is that the items are very carefully scened in her own dollhouse, so that you can see the result on what it can look like. She puts a lot of effort in that and it shows on her Instagram page.
- returns and exchanges not accepted
It would have been a shame to just put this dollhouse miniature shops between 5 other reviews, so I made a separate one. Just to show of all the fantastic miniatures scenes from her own dollhouse and how she changes them around according to the seasons!
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I wish you happy crafting and/or collecting!