Dollhouse Miniatures - From a collector to collectors

Prior Velho, Portugal · 162 Sales


Dollhouse Miniatures - From a collector to collectors

Prior Velho, Portugal 162 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Hand-made pieces, original an unique designs with special with a special focus in folk-art and country furniture.


Dollhouse miniatures hand-made miniatures - From a collector to collectors
Hand-made pieces, original an unique designs with special with a special focus in folk-art and country furniture.

Ana Anselmo

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Ana Anselmo


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5 out of 5 stars

minteriors on Feb 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Unique wall plate rack! One of a kind for my dollhouse kitchen. Beautiful.

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Miniatures Forever: from a collector to collectors

As almost all the miniaturists my beginning was a dollhouse kit and I was hooked, I felt in love for this hobby A few year ago I decided to create my own pieces, all designed by myself from scratch and I also tried to improve my skills, doing some short courses on woodworking; at the present moment I have done 4 courses, which includes carving, cabinet making (joinery traditional techniques), inlay techniques and wood painting. These courses are for real scale work, but I try to apply the things I learn to miniature furniture at 12th scale. Making my own 12th scale furniture from scratch was my biggest challenge as miniaturist.
My furniture intends to be as real as possible, which means or they are replicas in 12th scale of real furniture or they could be transform in real furniture and fit in any real home. This defines my style, I do not make "cute little things" but pieces in twelve scale, carefully made to represent reality!
To sell my things was something that happened so naturally with no stress at all. the shop name comes from my blog Miniatures Forever and I love it!
I think the phrase I put together "from a collector to collectors" describes how I take serious this job, as it is for me a job not a simple hobby.
My work has been featured in several UK and German magazines, namely Dolls House World and Dolls House & Miniature Scene, 1zu12 and also in the on-line AIM magazine.
I also attend several miniature shows in Europe, at least twice a year.
I had my own workshop in the attic of the building I live but since November of 2014 I have a completely new space, a working room, a work-shop, where everybody can visit me, to learn how to make furniture, miniature painting and much more! Lots of materials, books, magazines are available, just come and take a cup of tea with me!


Shop members

  • Ana Anselmo

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    As miniaturist, I like to create my own furniture and I believe I am the only person building the typical folk-art Portuguese furniture in 12th scale! I love to paint in miniature, so I love to do hand-painted furniture. Check my tiny ceramics!

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Last updated on April 1, 2016
Hello and welcome to Miniatures Forever. My name is Ana Anselmo and I live in Portugal, Lisbon. My work has been feature for several times in two UK dollhouses magazines, namely Dolls House World and Dolls House & Miniature Scenes and in the German magazine for miniatures and dollhouses 1zu12.
I am a proud member of the Artisans in Miniature Association known as AIM, collaborating in a quite regular base in their on line free imag
In my shop you will find a wide variety of hand-made and carefully detailed miniatures, all in 1:12 to decorate your dollhouse or making a room-box. My pieces intend to be contemporary and as in the real life home-decor shops I have everything you need to decorate your little house, from furniture to matching fabrics lights, pottery, bedding sets, etc. I also accept custom orders.
My lovely hand-made and hand-painted Alentejo furniture is a replica of the real Alentejo typical furniture, still made today, a typical folk art from Portugal. Take a look in the AIM issue 41 April 2012 and read the article about my Portuguese painted furniture typical from Alentejo. (

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A convo will be send with this information, so you can follow your pack.

If you’re buying from Portugal your order should arrive in 1 to 2 business days, for mainland Portugal, and 2 to 5 business days for Madeira or Açores.

For orders from Europe the expected delivery time is 1 to 2 weeks and for the Rest of the World about 3 to 4 weeks.

Have in mind that international orders may be delayed by local customs and may incur local import duties and charges that are the responsibility of the buyer.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please contact me if there is any problems with your order. Your satisfaction is my top priority. Please ask any questions and I will respond as soon as possible, generally within 24 hours.

According to the EU legislation (June 2014), you have the right to cancel an order within a 14 day time frame. The cancellation period will start the moment when you receive the product. The refund will be made within a 14 day time frame after receiving the product.
We will carry out such reimbursement using the same means of payment as you used for the initial transaction, unless you have expressly agreed otherwise; in any event, you will not incur any fees as a result of such reimbursement.

The withdrawal period will expire after 14 days from the day on which you acquire, or a third party other than the carrier and indicated by you acquires, physical possession of the goods.

To exercise the right of withdrawal, you must inform us of your decision to withdraw from this contract by an unequivocal statement (e.g. a letter sent by post, fax or e-mail). You may use the attached model withdrawal form, but it is not obligatory.

To meet the withdrawal deadline, it is sufficient for you to send your communication concerning your exercise of the right of withdrawal before the withdrawal period has expired.

Attention: Buyer will support the shipping cost related to returning goods.

Very important: Under the same legislation you have NOT the right to return customized products, please be aware of this when you ask for a special item made for you.

If you want you can use this EU cancellation form
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Insurance can be offered, please contact me for details. However this can be very expensive and not available to certain countries/places.