VintageDollhouseShop

Helping vintage miniatures find loving new homes.

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

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Dollhouse, diorama, room box, minis and Maileg mouse house furnishings. Combined shipping allowed.Etsy often overcharges on combined shipping for multiple items. I’ll ship the cheapest way and refund shipping overage.

Sizes vary so every item includes photographs with a ruler. Please check the scale of each item. Props in photos not included.

If you are seeking something in particular, please ask. I always have way more than pictured.

Returns within 7 days for store credit only. Return shipping label provided and deducted from value of credit. These are vintage, used items. Many over 50 years old. Imperfections are part of the charm.

Notice USPS slow downs are affecting domestic mail

International shipping to over 200 countries.

Some vintage dollhouse items are not appropriate for children due to fragility, nails, lead paint, or small pieces that may present a choking hazard. Please keep small pieces away from small children.

Shop is not responsible for packages damaged in shipping. Refunds not available for unclaimed, or returned mail.

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Last updated on Jun 25, 2021

❤️ Please Favorite the shop to see new listings first! ❤️ Helping vintage miniatures find new, loving homes. Follow on Instagram and TikTok @VintageDollhouseShop

Dollhouse, diorama, room box, minis and Maileg mouse house furnishings. Combined shipping allowed.Etsy often overcharges on combined shipping for multiple items. I’ll ship the cheapest way and refund shipping overage.

Sizes vary so every item includes photographs with a ruler. Please check the scale of each item. Props in photos not included.

If you are seeking something in particular, please ask. I always have way more than pictured.

Returns within 7 days for store credit only. Return shipping label provided and deducted from value of credit. These are vintage, used items. Many over 50 years old. Imperfections are part of the charm.

Notice USPS slow downs are affecting domestic mail

International shipping to over 200 countries.

Some vintage dollhouse items are not appropriate for children due to fragility, nails, lead paint, or small pieces that may present a choking hazard. Please keep small pieces away from small children.

Shop is not responsible for packages damaged in shipping. Refunds not available for unclaimed, or returned mail.

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About VintageDollhouseShop

Sales 5,972
On Etsy since 2019

Helping vintage and artisan miniature treasures find loving, new homes

I believe my obsession with dollhouse miniatures began when I was young, When I was about 9 or 10, my dad started building me a dollhouse in his workshop. I started to gather items to furnish it. Notice the word started was used twice? No, we never did complete that house and I have no idea where it ended up.

I still have a few of pieces I had collected: a rug, a plastic sofa inherited from a cousin, and a bisque baby doll. I grew up and moved on and didn't think about miniatures for a very long time. And then one day at a yard sale, a small box of old furniture caught my attention. It was casually thrown together and a few pieces were broken. It made me sad that something treasured for so many years was now on the side of the road.

I felt compelled to save it, to appreciate these little pieces. That sparked my collection. I've always trended towards vintage modern pieces more than Victorian or Early American, but I appreciate how each piece can bring the creator's world to life.

After a tragedy I lost my home and my business and I began selling my collection. I began to see that my passion for miniatures was even stronger when I sent a piece to a new home than when I acquired it. My purpose wasn't about collecting. It was about saving these little pieces, some older than myself and getting them into good hands.

I had the honor of finding a German Dora Kuhn dollhouse, completely furnished, for a family replacing the one left behind when fleeing the Nazis. They wanted the dollhouse to help their grandchildren understand what leaving everything behind meant. Not every piece I pass on changes a life, but vintage miniatures can bring back memories and create a legacy for future generations.

That's why my shop exists, to find new loving homes for the smallest of treasures. Please sign up for the email newsletter for stories about miniatures, collecting, and special offers in the stores.

Namaste!

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  • Stacey Lynn

    Owner

    Miniature enthusiast, yoga teacher, and writer

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Last updated on Apr 21, 2021
Frequently asked questions
What scale are the items?

Because scales vary from Europe to America, each item is photographed with a ruler to help you determine if it will work in your settings.

Do you combine shipping?

Yes! Etsy does not estimate and charge for shipping minis very well. Often customers are overcharged because Etsy thinks minis weigh more and I’ll refund the difference when I ship. On free shipping, packages with combined weight of under 16oz will be mailed first class unless a shipping upgrade is requested and paid for.

How can I tell the scale I need?

Most dollhouse miniatures come in 1:12. That means that every inch = 12 “ in real life. A table that is 3” tall would be 3’ tall. If your house has door frames that are around 7”, that would be 7’ in your home. This scale is good with Maileg. Another popular scale is 1:16 that was used by Scandinavian makers as well as in the US as a 3/4 scale. Those are interchangeable. But, earlier pieces weren’t as true to scale. There are differences in countries of origin. 1:10 is a very widely-seen German scale. It’s larger than the 1:12 but not as big as 1:8 used by Ginny or 1:6 of Barbie.

Unless your focus is realism, many people mix the scales for fun. I try to not focus too on scale but all of my listings include a ruler. Feel free to ask

Can I send you minis I don’t use?

Often I’ll give store credit for pieces in good quality and I accept donations of damaged pieces for for Misfit Monday’s and accessories for the Tiny Thrift Store listings. Mini used books can find a new home through my bookstore.

If needed, I can provide store credit towards shipping costs for donations. My mission is to help every vintage mini find a loving new home. If you have minis you’d like to pass on, sending them to me helps them towards their next home and helps a woman-owned mini business. 💗Minis can be mailed to:

Stacey Lynn
703 Coquina Ct
Nokomis FL 34275

Does your furniture work for Maileg Mice?

Maileg mice can use vintage dollhouse furniture. While mom and dad mouse size furniture tends to be 1:10 or 1:12, Little sister and brother size fit well with 1:16. If you are purchasing for children, please take note the painted vintage dollhouse furniture may have used lead. When I paint furniture, I use nontoxic paints and that is often noted, but not always. If you have a question about a specific item, please ask. Thanks!

Can I put an item on hold?

Yes. I’ll put items on reserve for a non-refundable 10% deposit for a maximum of 15 days. Just message me.

Do you accept returns?

As a small business, returns are not easy, the money is already be spent on my rent :) but I want everyone to love each item so I will accept returns for store credit if you mail it back to me within 7 days with a label I provide.

I cannot credit shipping costs since that cost was already incurred and has already left my account to Etsy. I must also deduct .20 per item that is my cost to re- list the item. Thank you for understanding!!

I’m sending this as a gift, can you leave out the invoice and include a card?

Yes! Happy to send your gift to your loved one. Be sure to mark it as a gift and send a note that let’s me know about any deadlines and please include the message you would like on the card. I usually use small note cards with a simple feel.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes! And you can often ship more pieces at a lower price with combined shipping. Just ask me how.

My relative had a large collection we need to sell. Can you help?

Absolutely I can help families ensure their loved one’s treasured miniatures go to loving homes while helping them get the best price. Contact me for estate services.