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Old 18-02-2012, 03:06 PM
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Default Yay! Books are arriving!!

I placed an Amazon order the other day for 4 DH books and I got two today. I already have 3 <eek!> so I'm building up quite the collection! I like the ones I've ordered now b/c they are very practical with lots of "how-to's"

So the picture is of the ones I got today. I've been looking through them for ages, they are fantastic! Two more I'm waiting for is The New Dolls' House Do-it-yourself Book: In 1/12 and 1/16 Scale: Amazon.co.uk: Venus Dodge, Martin Dodge: Books

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I've already got Magnificent Miniatures, The Authentic Georgian Dollshouse by Brian Long and The BIG Books of the Dolls House by Jean Nisbett. I should be just about covered now! It's just so fun to read about your obsession/hobby!!! And I've got to try to keep up with you amazing lot when I get decorating! I'm going to be working on the 1/144 house more today after another week of bad health. So glad I can keep picking it up again and again. DHing is such a great hobby!
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Old 18-02-2012, 03:38 PM
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There is no such thing as too many books lol I think I have 6 doll house books (so far lol) but it is my knitting books which occupy the majority of my large book case, I have 50 books, 33 booklets and several single pattern leaflets
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Old 18-02-2012, 04:08 PM
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Those books look good Erin. I've got several dolls house books including: Jane Harrop's 1940s and Edwardian ones, a book about Queen Mary's Dolls House at Windsor Castle and Mulvany & Rogers' book (the last 2 are so inspirational and probably the reason why I get so cross that 'mansion' dolls houses are actually too small )
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i am sure that you can never have too many books my problem is somehow it never seem right to get rid of a book...even to the charity shop loads of books many of which I'll never read again, I try to palm them off on mum for her to read then disposal is her worry.....the georgian dolls house book you mention is it just for inspration or does it have things to make with instructions ? no use for the house I am doing at the mo....but maybe next time
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Old 18-02-2012, 05:37 PM
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Good for you, Erin ! I love DH books too (got the BIG one by Jean Nisbett also).

Could you tell us how you like the 2 books that are still to arrive (that is when you had a chance to look at them) - I think the titles sound interesting and maybe IŽll get another one...?
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Old 18-02-2012, 08:34 PM
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Hi Everyone! Thanks for indulging some book chat. The lovely thing about all dolls house books is you can curl up with them and let your imagination run riot full of inspiration for when you go to create! And you start to see so many possibilities you haven't seen before. I'm glad you all seem to agree you can't have too many!

Claudia I will definitely give you a review when the other books arrive!

Sharon the Georgian one you mentioned, which is that, the one in my picture or the one by Brian Long? The Brian Long one is very good for historical Georgian detail but is aimed towards dolls houses. The Georgian handbook in the picture is actually just all things interior/exterior about Georgian houses. It isn't actually for dolls houses specifically but can be used as a perfect (BRILLIANT!!!) instant photo reference guide for literally every architectural and household detail. It's pretty awesome for being a small compact book and I know I'll be referencing it loads b/c I'm trying to make my house accurate to 1779.

Janice I can not believe how many knitting patterns etc you have!! That is mad! We all need great storage areas I am so sure!!!!

Cathy will you please explain to me about which books made you feel most "mansion" houses are too small, and if you can explain why? I have had similar thoughts myself but I'm just wondering what your thoughts are on the subject? What would be your ideal?

I'm going to spend the evening looking through the books and having a think about what materials I've already got so I can begin making some mini projects!
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Books are great for ideas and reasearch is never wasted time so curl up and enjoy Erin.
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Old 19-02-2012, 08:56 AM
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I think we have a similar library, Cathy.

I also have the Big Book of the Dollshouse by Jean Nisbett, Brian Longs Tudor Dolls House book, a nice one by Carol Lodder - forward by Venus Dodge but I can't think of the name, am waiting for the little mini set discussed on another thread and bought a 1:24 scale one today (not Jean Nisbett) which will probably take another month or so to come.

Plus I have Caroline Hamiltons Decorative Dollshouses I love her book - out of print but can be easily found second hand and I wish she would write another with all the dolls houses she and her friend own that weren't in the first book.

I was reading through the Jean Nisbett one today. Lots of practical inspiration.
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