Thursday, August 18, 2016

Claudia's Charming Dollhouse

This is the living room of my friend Claudia's cottage.  Claudia is
the author of one of my favorite blogs,  Mockingbird Hill Cottage.
Claudia and I share our great love for dogs, reading, the piano and

Here is her sweet dollhouse next to her piano with the vintage
keyboard school print above.  Notice that Claudia has repeated
her signature turquoise color in various touches throughout the 
room, especially on the shutters and front door of her Victorian


Let's go inside through the front door.

The inside is just as charming as it's exterior.  This room has the 
cozy and welcoming cottage charm we all love.

Claudia loves McCoy pottery and has an impressive full size
collection.  She has even managed to find miniature sizes of 
her beloved McCoy patterns.

I love the pretty platter too as well as the miniature books.
Notice a copy of Jane Eyre on the shelf.

This little fireplace with the attached bookshelves was a miniature
that was once readily available, but now seems very hard to find.
Claudia painted it all white and added the eclectic elements to 
really make it uniquely hers.

I love this very vintage wallpaper in the kitchen and that distressed 
shelf over the Aga.

Here you can see the finished kitchen.  Perfectly cozy.

This is a kitchen I could live in :-)

Claudia made this chair.  It was a kit and she covered it in the
most charming fat quarter fabric.  

It's just the perfect spot to sit and knit or crochet ~ if you are
a fairy.  

This is just an introduction to Claudia's miniature curating and
design talents.  I am going to take you on a tour of her 
mid century miniatures in the near future.  She is truly a 
very talented miniaturist and can shift periods and styles
with ease.

If you have never read Claudia's blog (and I would be
surprised if you have not) be prepared to be enchanted by 
her full size cottage, wonderful garden and beautiful

Susan and Bentley


  1. Hi Susan! Oh, how I'm enjoying your little mini features! I love Claudia's little dollhouse and she has such sweet accessories too!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

    1. I am glad you are enjoying these features! I have more of them coming up. So many talented miniaturists.

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  3. Thank you so much, Susan! I so appreciate the time and effort you put into this post!


  4. Susan!! O MY!! What a darling doll house!! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  5. I spent a lot of time visiting Claudia's little house to see how things are done. It is so cute and serves as a really good example of how to put things together.