What is "Mini Acres"? You've never heard of it?
You're in for a pleasant surprise!
Mini Acres is what many people think they will be seeing at a dollhouse miniature show. Dollhouses for sale. Typically there are not many actual dollhouses at a show -- only the accessories -- the cute, realistic, artistic, items made by artisans or commercially produced. Since everything in real life can be reproduced in smaller scale, that shouldn't be too surprising.
LAST YEAR WAS THE FIRST TIME EVER that "Mini Acres" was at the Seattle Miniature Show and it was a HUGE SUCCESS. Anyone who wants to sell a dollhouse can sign a "listing agreement", pay a $20.00 "listing fee" (which is waived if you are a dealer at the show), bring the house (or roombox or lighthouse) to the show and place it in "Mini Acres", a new neighborhood of properties for sale by owner. Perfect property? Handyman Special? Not yet assembled? It doesn't matter. Just like real life, buyers and sellers come together. Remember, in order for there to be a "lot" for your house, you must list before the show -- NOT AT THE SHOW.
"Martha's Yellow House" - John Gordon - $3,200.00 (OBO)
Large, 3-story+, electrified, city/country home in 1" scale on turntable. Fully furnished with family of parents, children, babies, and pets. All rooms with flooring, paper or painted walls, window coverings, working doors. Each room furnished including table top items, dinnerware, pots & pans, foodstuffs. Garden with flowers, plants, fencing, arbors. Main and upper decks with plants and more. Truly complete. House dimensions: 27"D x 44"H x 51"W. As displayed: 30"d x 44"h x 60"w.
Medieval House - Completely hand-crafted - $550.00 OBO
Completely hand crafted. 1" scale. Comes with turntable. House dimensions: 16" deep x 38" high x 16" wide
Loren Korff 1/2" scale Farmhouse - Furnished - $250.00
Electrified. Three story farmhouse. Dimensions: 14" deep x 19" high x 24" wide. On a turntable. This is ONE WAY to downsize! Notice the house is 1/2" scale and includes the furnishings.
Gypsy Caravan in Bright Colors - $75.00 - Mary Lee Hyman
12" deep x 9" high x 6" wide. Chickens everywhere. Roof lifts off to see inside. Furnished.
Cabinet Bed Roombox - $100.00 OBO - Mary Lee Hyman
8" deep x 10" high x 10" wide. Electrified. Room box with curtains at front, lighted scene at rear of box and lighted sconces on walls. Comforter, lots of pillows, sheets, etc.
Horse Barn - $125.00 OBO - Jane Worden
1" scale; 15-1/2" deep x 21-1/2" high x 29" wide; Unique, two-piece wooden horse barn, horses and accessories. Removable top portion.
Log Cabin - $155.00 OBO - Jane Worden
1" scale, 21-1/2" deep x 23" high x 27"-31" wide; This beautiful log cabin includes furniture.
Dollhouse - "A Labor of Love" - $2,000.00 - OBO - Kathy Shaw
1" scale, 32" high x 32" wide x 26" deep. Made from scratch. Hand cut and laid wood floor, wiring, wallpaper. Completely furnished. A true labor of love by Kathy's father for Kathy's mother -- both passed away this year.
Princess Di Wedding Room Box - donated by Larry Herman
Doll is by IGMA Artisan Rosemary Tucker
1" scale. Electrified. 12-3/4" deep x 12-3/4" high x 23-1/4" wide. Make an offer. Your check can be made out to your favorite charity.
1970's Rehabbed Lundby Stockholm - $375.00 OBO - Karen Sage-Stockwell
1:16 scale; 15" deep x 22-1/2" high x 35-1/2" wide. The house is fully furnished and has a mother and daughter. It includes 3 stories with garage and horse in stall.
Kidcraft Charlotte Dollhouse Converted to 1" scale Hacienda
$325.00 OBO - Karen Sage-Stockwell
13-1/2" deep x 52" high x 34" wide. Fully furnished including family and friends
"KEENE Wall-Hanging Dollhouse KIT- $100.00 Firm - Janet Oliver
A KIT comes flat in a box. The rest is your imagination! This is possibly the perfect Victorian. It has two rooms, a great attic for all those castaways, and a front porch to rock away the summer evenings. Three windows, one exterior door, 500 shingles, pieces of 10" siding and 7 pieces of 16" siding, and (I believe) one optional wall that makes it a three room house. 3/8" furniture grade Birch plywood. Dimensions: 10" deep x 26" high x 20" wide
Williamsburg Blue Room- $600.00 OBO - Larry Herman
Dimensions: 13" deep x 11" high x 28-1/2" wide. Electrified. Contains over $500 of Lawbre architectural items plus $200 of Clare Bell Chandeliers and a flickering fireplace.
1" scale Noral Olsen English Pub - $200.00 firm - listed by Sue Herber
Check for payment to be made out to Edward Raffery
This vintage electrified roombox made in 1979 lived at Mr. Peepers Miniature Store for many years. Noral is a master miniaturist with works in many museums. This piece feature his beautifully finished bar, booth, and woodwork. There is a stained glass piece at the top. This piece easily slides into a bookcase for display. Artisan dolls and accessories compete this. Dimensions: 12" deep x 11-1/2" high x 24" wide.
Oringinal Mary Englebreit House - $400.00 firm - offered by Nancy Richmond
Payment check made to Edward Raffery
Fewer than 200 of these kits were ever produced in the early 1990's under Mary's guidance. This house features Mary's exterior papers, stained glass windows for door and upper window, 4 rooms, all wallpapered. Roofing ceiling and flooring trims need to be finished. Curtains and 4 official rooms of furniture included. Kitchen furniture missing decals. Electric lights in place, but need to be checked. Dimensions: 12" deep + porch x 19-1/2" high x 23" wide.
2-Story Victorian House - $350.00 - OBO - Laurie Parker
1" scale. Windows, stairs, doors, handmade, painted in blue and white. Very good shape. Ready to floor, paper and add your own furniture. Dimensions: 16" deep x 22" high x 32" wide. 1/12 scale.
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House - $699.00 Firm Unfurnished - Darrell Hall
$899.00 Firm Furnished
1" scale. 9 rooms. 3 floors. Move-in ready! Brand new hardwood floors, window treatments, paint, carpet, wall-paper. Designed with a nod to "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House". Dimensions: 23" deep x 32" high x 35" wide.
Museum of Miniatures HBS Creatin' Contest 2011 - $350.00 OBO - Claudia Heckart
1/12" scale. Written up in the NAME Gazette May/June 2015. Two big rooms, one as offce, one used for displaying 1:144 houses in the museum. Wired for lights. Adapter not included. Dimensions: 27" deep x 13" high x 36" wide
Houseboat - $25.00 - Claudia Heckart
Someone made this Houseboat kit for the HBS Creatin' contest a few years ago - maybe 2011? It may not be "sea-worthy" now and may require some more work. Check it out. Dimensions will be available in a day or two.
KIT - Southern Mansion by Dura-Craft - $250.00 OBO - Sheri O'Brien
New in the box. Model SM700. Just waiting for you! Dimensions: 27"Deep x 31" high x 55" wide. All wood. Plus hardwood flooring. Instructions included of course.
1" Scale Greehouse - $100.00 Firm - Nancy Richmond
Dimensions: 13" deep x 14" high x 13" wide. This square greenhouse has a molded floor with an inner 1-1/2" high wall that holds the lead glass walls and roof in place. The glass is designed with multi-tiers that meet in a peaked center topped with a bird that works as the knob to raise and lower the glass.