DandyLionMiniatures

Bespoke Handmade Dollhouse Miniatures

Hirschberg, Germany

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************************** A WARM WELCOME TO YOU ALL ****************************
************ DANDYLION MINIATURES OFFERS FREE POSTAGE ON ALL ITEMS *************

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE MAY BE DELIVERY DELAYS DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID19 PANDEMIC. I WILL ALWAYS PROVIDE TRACKING SO THAT YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED OF ANY SUCH DELAYS AS AND WHEN THEY HAPPEN. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.

PAYMENTS
ETSY PAYMENTS: Credit cards,Debit/bank cards,Etsy Vouchers and Etsy Credits, PayPal, Apple Pay,Google Pay,Klarna Installment Payments (Check your country for availability),Klarna Invoice (Germany),iDEAL (Netherlands), Immediately (Austria and Germany).

Handmade One of a Kind Miniatures for the Private Collector - Imperfectly Perfect Miniatures suitable for 1:12 scale dolls and as Stand alone pieces.

I especially love recycling antiques from the past to recreate antiques in miniature.

All pieces come with a Numbered and signed Certificate of Authenticity.

If you want a piece for your dolls house please make sure you check out measurements first as some of my pieces are larger than the standard dolls house furniture available and are made for larger dolls houses/dioramas only. I often use heavier/thicker woods which give a touch of symbolism and fantasy to them (such as the methods and materials used by earlier Tudor and Gothic bed/furniture makers in times gone by)

TOP TIPS:
• Always MEASURE before you buy. As you would with your own living space, make sure you check spaces between fixtures and fittings (door and window openings, steps/stairs, lighting etc). I will always give measurements for individual items in the listing description. Some items I make are slightly larger than the mass produced 1:12 scale furniture as I wanted to depict the quality and larger sizes of furniture often seen in grander houses where Dandy fellows often reside (or visit).
• Make sure the item suits the decor of your own dollhouse. I often fall in love with a piece that has no place being in my dollhouse period setting (eg. art deco furniture in a Tudor house will not suit- unless your little people are time travellers then anything goes). If you truly love a piece that does not fit in with the design/period of your existing dollhouse then you could consider a Stand Alone piece to put on an office shelf or in a display cabinet as part of your wider collection.
• Imperfections and age appropriate wear and tear are all chosen by myself as appropriate to the individual pieces and are part of their beauty (being that some materials are up to 250 years old) - keep this in mind and hopefully you will (as a Dandy collector) appreciate the methods adopted. I will only use materials that I believe compliment the design of each individual piece.
• All items are hand finished by me, this includes aging metal/silver and wood pieces as well as sealing handmade wood pieces. It is important to note that even though wood sealing/staining has taken place there can still be some problems when placing fabrics into furniture (can still cause staining on contact), especially in newly made pieces. I would therefore advise placing a piece of card cut to size to place between any fabric inserted and the furniture/wood piece.
• All my items are made with 1/12th (1:1) scale dolls in mind. They are intended for a larger dolls house/diorama or as stand alone pieces for dolls between five and seven inches tall.
• All of my pieces are listed in the Item categories to the left of the page. When you click on the picture of the item you are interested in, you will find all measurements and details relating to that item. Any additional items shown in the photo such as backdrops/balustrades and dolls are not included with your order and are only shown for display purposes (unless otherwise noted).
• Items are imperfectly perfect (Made by my Human hands not by a Robot), hence the warmth and inviting nature coming from each piece.
• Most importantly - Enjoy

EMAIL ME TO REQUEST RESERVATION OR LAYAWAY.

SHIPPING/POSTAGE:
ORDERS OVER €100.00 TOTAL WILL BE TRACKED, FOR PURCHASES UNDER €100.00, YOU WILL PAY THE LISTED AMOUNT OF POSTAGE (IN MOST CASES POSTAGE WILL BE FREE), AND ITEM/S WILL NOT BE TRACKED UNLESS YOU REQUEST IT - FOR THIS I WILL HAVE TO CHARGE YOU AN EXTRA €10.00 . PURCHASES OVER THE VALUE OF €350 WILL BE POSTED FREE OF CHARGE WITH TRACKING (INTERNATIONAL & EUROPE ONLY). IN ALL CASES YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY EXTRA CUSTOMS CHARGES THAT MAY BE INCURRED AT YOUR END. IF YOUR COUNTRY IS NOT LISTED UNDER POSTAGE COUNTRIES, PLEASE CONTACT ME TO MAKE ENQUIRY.
PACKAGING:
I WILL ALWAYS DO MY BEST TO USE RECYCLABLE AND RECYCLED PACKAGING AND/PACKAGING THAT YOU MAY WISH TO RE-USE FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

MOST ITEMS WILL BE SENT VIA A TRACKED AND INSURED SERVICE AND WILL THEREFORE REQUIRE YOU TO PROVIDE ME WITH YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS AND CONTACT TELEPHONE NUMBER (FOR COURIER IN CASE HE HAS ANY PROBLEMS FINDING YOU ETC). YOU WILL NEED TO PROVIDE THIS AT TIME OF PURCHASE AND THIS INFORMATION WILL NOT BE USED FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSE.

CANCELLATIONS/RETURNS:

I do no accept cancellations but please contact me if you have problems with your order.

Returns must be made within 30 days of receipt/delivery of item.

If you are returning an item, you are responsible for returning the items in their original condition and packaging. You will also be responsible for return postage cost. Refunds will be issued after I have received your package back.

PROBLEMS? If you think your package may be lost, or an item is damaged or is not as you expected please send me a conversation before you leave an unkind review or make a complaint.

FEEDBACK:
I read and appreciate all reviews and feedback. Any questions will be answered within a few hours , but please take into account time differences if you live in another Country. Note: My ultimate aim is for all my customers to be Happy so please always message me through Etsy if you have any problems before leaving feedback.

Safety: PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL MY PIECES ARE INTENDED FOR ADULT COLLECTORS ONLY AND ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN. THESE PIECES OFTEN HAVE SMALL DELICATE PARTS AND SHOULD THEREFORE BE HANDLED CAREFULLY & KEPT OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN & PETS

ADDITIONAL INFO: PLEASE NOTE THAT I WILL SOMETIMES REMOVE A LISTING FOR THE PURPOSE OF PRESENTING AT A FAIR OR OTHER EVENT. I WILL ALSO REMOVE A LISTING IF IT HAS BEEN REQUESTED BY A PRIVATE COLLECTOR WHO WISHES TO MAKE PURCHASE ANONYMOUSLY.

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Last updated on Jun 19, 2021

**************** 1:12 SCALE UOAK MINIATURES FOR PRIVATE COLLECTORS ****************
************************** A WARM WELCOME TO YOU ALL ****************************
************ DANDYLION MINIATURES OFFERS FREE POSTAGE ON ALL ITEMS *************

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE MAY BE DELIVERY DELAYS DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID19 PANDEMIC. I WILL ALWAYS PROVIDE TRACKING SO THAT YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED OF ANY SUCH DELAYS AS AND WHEN THEY HAPPEN. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.

PAYMENTS
ETSY PAYMENTS: Credit cards,Debit/bank cards,Etsy Vouchers and Etsy Credits, PayPal, Apple Pay,Google Pay,Klarna Installment Payments (Check your country for availability),Klarna Invoice (Germany),iDEAL (Netherlands), Immediately (Austria and Germany).

Handmade One of a Kind Miniatures for the Private Collector - Imperfectly Perfect Miniatures suitable for 1:12 scale dolls and as Stand alone pieces.

I especially love recycling antiques from the past to recreate antiques in miniature.

All pieces come with a Numbered and signed Certificate of Authenticity.

If you want a piece for your dolls house please make sure you check out measurements first as some of my pieces are larger than the standard dolls house furniture available and are made for larger dolls houses/dioramas only. I often use heavier/thicker woods which give a touch of symbolism and fantasy to them (such as the methods and materials used by earlier Tudor and Gothic bed/furniture makers in times gone by)

TOP TIPS:
• Always MEASURE before you buy. As you would with your own living space, make sure you check spaces between fixtures and fittings (door and window openings, steps/stairs, lighting etc). I will always give measurements for individual items in the listing description. Some items I make are slightly larger than the mass produced 1:12 scale furniture as I wanted to depict the quality and larger sizes of furniture often seen in grander houses where Dandy fellows often reside (or visit).
• Make sure the item suits the decor of your own dollhouse. I often fall in love with a piece that has no place being in my dollhouse period setting (eg. art deco furniture in a Tudor house will not suit- unless your little people are time travellers then anything goes). If you truly love a piece that does not fit in with the design/period of your existing dollhouse then you could consider a Stand Alone piece to put on an office shelf or in a display cabinet as part of your wider collection.
• Imperfections and age appropriate wear and tear are all chosen by myself as appropriate to the individual pieces and are part of their beauty (being that some materials are up to 250 years old) - keep this in mind and hopefully you will (as a Dandy collector) appreciate the methods adopted. I will only use materials that I believe compliment the design of each individual piece.
• All items are hand finished by me, this includes aging metal/silver and wood pieces as well as sealing handmade wood pieces. It is important to note that even though wood sealing/staining has taken place there can still be some problems when placing fabrics into furniture (can still cause staining on contact), especially in newly made pieces. I would therefore advise placing a piece of card cut to size to place between any fabric inserted and the furniture/wood piece.
• All my items are made with 1/12th (1:1) scale dolls in mind. They are intended for a larger dolls house/diorama or as stand alone pieces for dolls between five and seven inches tall.
• All of my pieces are listed in the Item categories to the left of the page. When you click on the picture of the item you are interested in, you will find all measurements and details relating to that item. Any additional items shown in the photo such as backdrops/balustrades and dolls are not included with your order and are only shown for display purposes (unless otherwise noted).
• Items are imperfectly perfect (Made by my Human hands not by a Robot), hence the warmth and inviting nature coming from each piece.
• Most importantly - Enjoy

EMAIL ME TO REQUEST RESERVATION OR LAYAWAY.

SHIPPING/POSTAGE:
ORDERS OVER €100.00 TOTAL WILL BE TRACKED, FOR PURCHASES UNDER €100.00, YOU WILL PAY THE LISTED AMOUNT OF POSTAGE (IN MOST CASES POSTAGE WILL BE FREE), AND ITEM/S WILL NOT BE TRACKED UNLESS YOU REQUEST IT - FOR THIS I WILL HAVE TO CHARGE YOU AN EXTRA €10.00 . PURCHASES OVER THE VALUE OF €350 WILL BE POSTED FREE OF CHARGE WITH TRACKING (INTERNATIONAL & EUROPE ONLY). IN ALL CASES YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY EXTRA CUSTOMS CHARGES THAT MAY BE INCURRED AT YOUR END. IF YOUR COUNTRY IS NOT LISTED UNDER POSTAGE COUNTRIES, PLEASE CONTACT ME TO MAKE ENQUIRY.
PACKAGING:
I WILL ALWAYS DO MY BEST TO USE RECYCLABLE AND RECYCLED PACKAGING AND/PACKAGING THAT YOU MAY WISH TO RE-USE FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

MOST ITEMS WILL BE SENT VIA A TRACKED AND INSURED SERVICE AND WILL THEREFORE REQUIRE YOU TO PROVIDE ME WITH YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS AND CONTACT TELEPHONE NUMBER (FOR COURIER IN CASE HE HAS ANY PROBLEMS FINDING YOU ETC). YOU WILL NEED TO PROVIDE THIS AT TIME OF PURCHASE AND THIS INFORMATION WILL NOT BE USED FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSE.

CANCELLATIONS/RETURNS:

I do no accept cancellations but please contact me if you have problems with your order.

Returns must be made within 30 days of receipt/delivery of item.

If you are returning an item, you are responsible for returning the items in their original condition and packaging. You will also be responsible for return postage cost. Refunds will be issued after I have received your package back.

PROBLEMS? If you think your package may be lost, or an item is damaged or is not as you expected please send me a conversation before you leave an unkind review or make a complaint.

FEEDBACK:
I read and appreciate all reviews and feedback. Any questions will be answered within a few hours , but please take into account time differences if you live in another Country. Note: My ultimate aim is for all my customers to be Happy so please always message me through Etsy if you have any problems before leaving feedback.

Safety: PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL MY PIECES ARE INTENDED FOR ADULT COLLECTORS ONLY AND ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN. THESE PIECES OFTEN HAVE SMALL DELICATE PARTS AND SHOULD THEREFORE BE HANDLED CAREFULLY & KEPT OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN & PETS

ADDITIONAL INFO: PLEASE NOTE THAT I WILL SOMETIMES REMOVE A LISTING FOR THE PURPOSE OF PRESENTING AT A FAIR OR OTHER EVENT. I WILL ALSO REMOVE A LISTING IF IT HAS BEEN REQUESTED BY A PRIVATE COLLECTOR WHO WISHES TO MAKE PURCHASE ANONYMOUSLY.

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DANDYLION MINIATURES - Handmade Dollhouse Miniatures for larger 1:12 Scale Dollhouse, Miniature scenes or as Stand Alone Pieces.

Shop Owner:

Hello and welcome to Dandylion Miniatures. My name is Angela.

Like so many miniature enthusiasts, I have always loved History and adore Costume dramas/films such as The Tudors/The Medici/Pride & Prejudice/Poldark/ Outlander and I will throw in Gladiator and Henry V (Kenneth Branagh version) as well because it would simply be a crime not to. When and where possible I explore Great Houses, Castles, Museums and Galleries with my Husband for inspiration.

My love of dolls houses and miniatures came later on in my late twenties and I have never looked back. I work with twelfth scale dolls in mind (also known as 1"), and specialize in Gothic, Tudor, Jacobean, Shabby Chic and antiquarian/museum styles. My creations are for larger dolls houses and also as Stand Alone pieces. I sometimes incorporate a touch of symbolism to my pieces.

Like many miniaturist artisans I started as a collector and hobbyist. I then progressed into making furniture for my own dolls house by seeking knowledge and ideas from artisans and sources back through time. I have now been producing dolls house furniture for over 10 years, some for my own collection and some as custom orders for private collectors.

I moved to the beautiful village of Hirschberg in Germany (on the Bavarian border) with my husband in 2016. we are both actually British (myself born in Oxford UK and my husband was born in Manchester UK). Here we are surrounded by forests and Castles with untouched and well preserved historical buildings and practices that help to inspire creativity.

It was here that I decided to open my little Etsy Shop. Dandylion Miniatures opened its Etsy doors towards the end of July 2020.

A huge inspiration for my shop name has been our three cats which we had the joy of cohabiting with for nearly 20 years. Each of our cats were what I would call Dandy, as they were all in the firm belief that they were Lions of superior status and therefore should be treated accordingly (by all). Our first cat and the most Dandiest of fellows was a rescue cat who had been so inappropriately named Dandelion (when he was more of a DANDY LION), that it seemed appropriate for me to name my miniature shop after him (with the appropriate Dandy change). Look carefully and you may see them represented during your visit to my little shop. In addition to my furry friends my Father was a huge inspiration for me. He was very creative and had said to me that he would like to make bird houses in his retirement. Unfortunately this was not to be as he left this earthly coil before reaching retirement age. This last chapter in my Fathers life gave me the push I needed to begin a new chapter in my own by putting my designs/work out into the big old world (I like to think this would put a smile on his lovely face).

All my miniatures are made for larger 1:12 Scale dolls houses (always check measurements to be sure) or as Stand Alone quality pieces. Each creation is a unique one of a kind design inspired by historical and museum items. Some items have a touch of symbolism thrown in. I love sourcing antique materials (sometimes up to 250 years old) to make my Dandy miniatures. I spend my time finding these materials from antique fairs/flea markets/boot sales and roaming the internet. Due to age of fabrics and materials used there are some age appropriate appearances but I feel this all adds to the flavour.

Every item that appears on my site has either been 1. completely handmade by me (mainly wood pieces) or 2. handcrafted and re-purposed by me (mainly silver/metal pieces) and in some cases 3. a mixture of the two. I sometimes add age appropriate details/finishes to connect them visually to the era they are representing. All items are lovingly hand finished with staining/varnishing and carving by me. I especially love recycling antiques from the past to recreate antiques in miniature.

My creations have been featured in several magazines, including Dollshouse World (Christmas Issue 337 December 2020) and DollsHouse & Miniature Scene (January 2021 Issue 320).

Etsy requires me to let you know how my items are finished, so I also add further details in of this in my listings. Final touches such as tassels and trims are sometimes added and are (where possible) added to depict specific eras.

Each piece comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity.

I invite you to take a moment of your time and get yourself a cup of well deserved tea or coffee, or a glass of wine and have a gentle browse through my little DANDYLION shop. Start a collection for yourself or a friend or even as a heirloom piece, add a piece to your wish list for birthdays and holidays.

I hope you enjoy and love your Dandy purchases as much as I enjoyed making them - with Dandy love and respect - Angela x

DANDYLION QUOTES (IN MY DANDY OPINION):
Imperfection is Beauty madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring - Marilyn Monroe

The bed has become a place of luxury to me! I would not exchange it for all the thrones in the world - Napoleon Bonaparte

Thus mellowed to that tender light
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place. - Lord Byron (She Walks in Beauty)

“A house is made with walls and beams. A home is made with love and dreams.” – Unknown (but obviously a Dandy)

My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can - Cary Grant

One of the most adventurous things left us is to go to bed. For no one can lay a hand on our dreams. - E. V. Lucas

“I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.” —Jean Cocteau (director, Orpheus)

Every cat is really the most beautiful woman in the room. -E. V. Lucas

Whether you are attending someone else's or holding your own dinner party, your main objective should be to lead guests away from the usual road of predictable behavior and tedious conversation, and towards a shared voyage of epicurean delight - Gustav Temple and Vic Darkwood, - The Chap Manifesto

All the world's a stage, / And all the men and women merely players - William Shakespeare

I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose. Arthur Conan Doyle

Shop members

  • Angela

    Owner, Time Traveller, Designer & Maker

    Artisan

  • Lulu

    Spiritual Guidance, Angela Hand Holder, Assistant

    Spiritual guidance from a cat, you know it makes sense .......

  • Tigger Ted

    Overseer, Flatty Follower & Assistant, Talks To My Husband In My Place

  • Flatty (Dandelion) - Dandy Lion

    Heart Breaker & Inspiration Maker, Dandy, Assistant

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