She had made yet another wise shopping decision…
I’ve been collecting 12th scale furnishings, supplies, & miscellany for over 4 years & I still manage to find new & great pieces beyond some the pedestrian.. Not that I don’t use inexpensive supplies (ie Houseworks) but upgrading has made the end result much more realistic. And I love hunting for treasures.
This is a list of some folks I’ve purchased from at least once, or would like to. Many are UK based & are happy to ship to North America. Rule Britannia!
Sue Cook Miniatures I searched high & low for a decent sized gothic arched fireplace for my top floor gallery/ball room. And she had several. Not to mention dozens of other great architectural detailing from overmantels to columns. Did I mention she is also a very nice lady?
York Miniature Scene I found some amazing gothic windows at this site, as well as gargoyles, angels statues, & more. Check out their ‘church related items’ for some rare pieces.
New England Miniatures Oh the lovely furniture – Tudor, Art Nouveau, & more. Quality pieces from JBM & Bespaq, plus others. And really great prices. They also have an excellent resource blog on Victorian Houses.
Jennifer’s of Walsall This site has many of the Phoenix metal kits & Warwick metal pieces. They also have a series of books with 1/12th scale costume for dolls for several periods from Regency through Victorian. Each book has several costumes & also includes information on wigging, hats, & more.
Jim Coates on Ebay I have a passion for fireplaces. Right now I have several more than I actually need for my dollhouse, but I like to have a selection. I’ve purchased 3 amazing fireplaces from Jim: the detail is incredible considering the scale & they are solid (no chipping like some molded pieces). On top of that he also carries some great fine furniture.
Glenheim Miniatures on eBay Crowns & sceptres, knights in armour, Tudor furniture & other fine pieces. A nice concise collection of unique pieces at great prices.
Dollhouse UOL HK I don’t get the name, but at these prices I don’t care. First, the shipping is free. Second, they sell quality pieces (Jiayi, Bespaq, & more) at prices that are usually about 1/2 regular retail. And I’ve seen pieces on here that I have never found anywhere else. They ship fast & carefully wrap their pieces. Love them!
Small World Minis on eBay I’ve been collecting pieces from Small World for over 4 years. It is one of the best sources for building supplies floors, trim, hardware, & more. They have an incredible selection of fine furniture & unique pieces, some are exclusively auction, some are Buy-it-Now.
Manchester Wood Works on eBay This is my other main source for building supplies. I seem to put an order in every other week. The selection is extensive for building & architectural supplies & the seller is great – he emailed me when I accidentally ordered the wrong scale windows.
Vintage Victorian Woodworks on eBay If you want great detailing this is the place to go. Specializing in laser cut wood work: fretwork, finials, brackets, shelves +
Miniature Corner on eBay This seller has beautiful medieval tapestries, ceiling panels & laminated flooring.
Little Things on eBay Great small stuff: newspapers, Titanic documents, girlie pictures for your gentleman, sundries and more.
Phoenix Metal Kits I find this mostly from UK merchants either on eBay or from some of my linked pages here. I was completely won over after installed a fireplace insert into a boring wood fireplace mantel (which I had painted black). I painted a basecoat of red onto the insert, then rubbed gold into the pattern imprinted on the metal. The result was amazing – I had a perfect Moorish styled fireplace for my drawing room. Now I have more pieces waiting: an umbrella stand, a dinner gong, fireplace fenders, & some phonograph records. Can someone give me more time in my day please?