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My sister, Wendy, and I have always wanted a dollhouse and so this year I set out to finally get one for myself. Since this is the first time I was doing this, I go a fairly cheap one from Corona Concepts. The dollhouse is called "The Willow". This classic Colonial style house features six spacious rooms. The downstairs fireplace (in the living room) is centered between two built in bookcases. There is also a master bedroom fireplace. All these and the shutters complement the authentic 18th century architecture. Other features include the ornate front door, a gracious stairway, and double hung windows. The setup size of the house is around 30"Wx31"Hx16"D.

To see pictures of my progress, visit my zing album.

Here are some of the links I found very useful as a newbie. I did a lot of online purchasing using Ebay and these online stores:

Suzis Dollhouse A great source for online purchases. They also have a tips archive
Earth & Tree Miniatures. Has some great tips as well.
Cottage Industries Miniaturists Trade Association Inc.. This site has a lot of links to vendors.
Dollhouse Central A site with a messageboard, links to shops and a tips archive
Miniatures101 The About.com site on Miniatures
Eileen's Printables downloadable printables for your dollhouse
Jim's Dollhouse Page a website with downloadable printables for your dollhouse and his efforts at dollhouse building
N.A.M.E The National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts website with a forum, tips & projects, and links
Miniatures Net Has message board, links, etc. It even has a miniature auction site wee-bay
Miniature Net tips Archive A huge archive of tips