DollhouseWonders

Reproduction dollhouse parts as well as misc. items

Antigo, Wisconsin · 158 Sales

DollhouseWonders

Reproduction dollhouse parts as well as misc. items

Antigo, Wisconsin 158 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars
(58)

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Note from shop owner

Last updated on Apr 25, 2018

Dollhouse Wonders will reopen soon. Check out the new listings while we are closed. You may email me with questions as usual. Thanks for being loyal customers.

JoAnn Belanger

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5 out of 5 stars
(58)
penny2491

penny2491 on Mar 29, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Great replacement for my missing windows......seller very helpful and good to deal with....

penny2491

penny2491 on Mar 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Full of great ideas....Seller wonderful to deal with

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About

Reproduction vintage dollhouse parts, mainly for Keystone and Rich dollhouses

I received a Rich dollhouse as as Christmas present when I was about 7 years old in 1952. Being a "tomboy" I wasn't interested in dolls, but the dollhouse did interest me and became my favorite toy. Fortunately my mother kept it for me and my own children enjoyed it also. My oldest daughter loved dolls, especially antique ones and to tempt me to take her to antique shops, she encouraged me to look at dollhouses and furniture. I saw a small dollhouse that had wooden furniture in it and was intrigued as the dollhouse furniture I had was plastic Renwal. I bought the house and furniture and on cleaning the house found a round black print stamp with the words Rich Toys on the kitchen floor. I was astounded as I knew my dollhouse was made by Rich Toys, but this small flat roofed cottage was so different. That inspired me to begin looking for other dollhouses and over the years found several other Rich houses, all different from my original. This soon led to the discovery of the Dollhouse Toys 'n' Us dollhouse club, many new dollhouse collecting friends and my mentor, Carol Stevenson who ran a Doll and Toy Museum in Mineral Point, WI. Meanwhile, I easily convinced my husband Don to help me make replacement parts for missing doors, windows, stoops and chimneys on the houses I found. Making one was easy and making duplicates was just a little more work, so we made duplicates. I soon taught myself silk screening for realistic print on cellophane windows and wooden doors and molding to reproduce small parts and make the plastic windows for the Rich and Keystone 1950's+ dollhouses. Over the past few years I sold these extra parts to dollhouse friends and was encouraged to open an Etsy shop so others would have the parts available also. And so it came to be.

Production partners

  • Carol Stevenson

    Mineral Point, WI

    Carol Stevenson is a dear friend and mentor. She operated the Mineral Point Doll and Toy Museum for 10 years. She spent many years looking for a Rich Toys dollhouse castle and many more years researching and producing this book.

  • Don Belanger

    Antigo, WI

    Don, also a retired educator, works with wood making cabinets, shelves, and lately benches for area parks and trails. He also cuts out the wood pieces for my various dollhouse reproduction parts. I couldn't make these items without his help.

  • Patty Cooper

    Knoxville, TN

    Patty Cooper is a well known author or co-author of several dollhouse and dollhouse furniture books.

  • Rita Goranson

    Mason City, IA

    Rita has done research and writings about the Rich Toys Co. for many years.

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