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makes my life all worth
| What an awesome
project you have
completed. After visiting your website, I am speechless.
seeing the dollhouse when almost completed, I am still "blown away" by
what you both have accomplished. What an immense
completed in a most professional and detailed manner. The website
coverage is most impressive and really makes one feel as if they are
viewing the piece, not to mention it is most informative for
wishing to follow your example.
Kudos! And thank you for sharing the wonderful gift to your grand daughter -- an heirloom that will be treasured and handed down long into the future. Your home is one lucky house to have found you for its care.
Peggy, Thomaston, Maine
I am SO glad you put this website together -- while it's hard to do justice to the real thing (and I am so privileged to have seen it in person) -- this gives you a sense of the care and perseverence you and Olof took to make this amazing creation. I loved looking at the detailed photographs and while some of the construction methods eluded me, I really liked seeing the wallpaper and tile patterns. I keep wondering whether you feel a sense of relief that's it's completed or do you miss the all-consuming work on the project??
I sent the website
a dear friend of mine in NJ who designed and built a beautiful
Carole, Rockland, Maine
sent me some photos
of the dollhouse earlier - and I thought they were
But the finished product is -WOW!.
You guys really did a job of it. I hope you get a bunch of
because it's really an interesting and impressive tour. Many
for sending it. Are there some dollhouse sites you can post your
url at ,
so others who do that kind of thing can see it?
Brian & Meredith, Salado, Texas
am currently building a doll house for the first time. My two
talked me into it. I usually build jewelry boxes or high end
frames. I have been reading the posts from small stuff and today
across your post. I tell you #1 that I usually would not take the
write something like this, but OH MY..what a doll house. I reviewed
of the web site and was more amazed at each view. To make a long
short my hat is off to you. VERY WELL DONE and I hope to do so
Thank you for the inspiration
I would love to get a copy if the wallpaper program and you are more than welcome to make my appreciation public.**********
I just love the dollhouse you built for
| It is Christmas morning and we just had the
experience of viewing your incredible house. We spent
hours and haven't even had breakfast we were so
fascinated by the completed house and all the detail.
Thank you so much for documenting your planning and
construction over the years. Is there a book
We will come back to your site later - we have to get
the turkey in the oven for dinner.
Thank you for sharing. It was a wonderful gift.
Take care and have a Merry Christmas,
Jason and Jacqueline ( formerly of
I followed your link from Smallstuff to the abovementioned site for a virtual tour (and educational one too) through the process of development of this marvellous house.
I was totally intrigued by the planning and various stage developments that went into the pre-production stage of each article. Being a perfectionist myself to when it comes to down-scaling items, eg the heavy grains of wood for certain items, it is pleasing to know that I am not an odd-ball at all.
I appreciate and admire the time and effort you all put into bringing to life this beautiful house and realise that not only are having the right tools necessary but also skill, experience and patience.
I am sure
Thank you for sharing this with the rest of us.
Best wishes over the Festive Season and for 2007.
| I saw your link to your house on Small Stuff
and so enjoyed
I am doing a replica of the house on the Little House on the Prairie TV
show, so I know some of the challenges of trying to recreate something in
real life. Your house is very beautiful.
I did have one question. In the West Living room, I can see a small
outlet and plug which look in scale for minature homes. Where did you get
them or what brand are they? I have been looking everywhere for some.
Thank you for your help and congratulations on a beautiful job well done.
| Hi, what a
great web site....
It took well over an hour to soak it all in.. What good foresight to
it all during the long journey.. I recognized many of the rooms from
tho a few areas looked different from when we were there... The
being, there was no doll house sitting at the foot of the beds in the
room... Happy New Year...
ted and jean, Latham, NY
you so very much for a
memorable tour of your home in miniature! It
was such fun to see the dollhouse in its entirety. Your work is
fantastic-the attention to detail amazing. Thanks so much, I plan to pass
along the address to others. A pure delight! Happy Boxing Day!
Sheilagh, Thomaston, Maine
What a wonderful house. I have spent hours looking at your work. It is just wonderful.
Thankyou for sharing.
Your Grand daughter is a very lucky little girl,
web site is wonderful as well, well done.
I can't say it makes
anyone's life worthwhile (God does that!) but
it is a wonderful dollhouse. Totally amazing project! Good job! Thanks for sharing.
| I saw your dollhouse in smallstuff.
Thought it was great.
| I just took the tour. The house is
amazing and a true
work of art. Thank
you for sharing an obvious labor of love. It is Christmas morning and I
feel like I have been given a wonderful present. One of my goals is to
enjoy the rest of my life, and I wish the same to you. Thanks,
I was truly amazed by the historic miniature house. I have a small
dollhouse miniature related website where I feature and showcase my
favorite dollhouses, and I would love to do a little write-up about your
historic home, with your permission. It will be a small
introduction on the house and will direct my readers to your site if they
want to read the wonderful details behind the creation. I would like to
ask for your permission to use some of the photos from your website in my
article. I will not sell or reproduce the photos or use them for
commercial purposes. After I write the article, I would send you a link,
and will edit anything that you feel needs to be changed. I hope you give
me your kind permission,
I have just spent a lovely hour looking at your new website and learning more about THE dollhouse. I congratulate you for your imagination and perserverance.!
It was fun to read about the little details....and the humor is perfect, speaking to the joy involved in this creation.
What a tour de force! Congratulations to all involved, and thanks for sending me this link. Incredible!Kit, Camden, Maine
| This is
amazing, I cannot believe
the talents in the
Happy new year.
dollhouse! It is nice to see it completed.
The photos of each room with the descriptions are so thorough and
interesting. What a work of art!!!!! This beautiful work would be a natural
for the PBS station to feature. I've never seen such beautiful workmanship
...the rugs and other details are wonderful. The only problem I had was
getting the pictures of the flooring but the descriptions of how you treated
the various woods with the "phony" dirt in the cracks were very clear to me.
You two are so clever. Thank you for sharing your wonderful art piece with
me (and many others).
love that you have put into this project
is testimony of your love for your daughter and granddaughter. It
early hours of the morning here in
I hope that you have signed it in several places so that, like your front door, future generations can give credit where it is due.
would like to send you a miniature book to
lie open somewhere in the house and invite you to visit my web site and
a book that you feel will best suit the setting. (
Nowhere is credit given for the creator of the webpage who I feel also deserves mention. Well done to you for keeping an accurate photo journal of the progress.
can visualise the setting of the real house
having been fortunate enough to visit
I came upon your note in Small Stuff this morning and have just spent a most enjoyable hour touring your wonderful dollhouse. It is a most impressive and very welcoming home and your attention to detail fills me with awe and admiration! Thank you so, so much! I enjoyed the plans and the steps you followed to arrive at such a satisfactory result and will, if you do not mind, copy your bookbinding process among others. Really a delightful gift of an hour of time spent in another place and time!
a joy this has been to take a tour of your lovely mini home...Wonderful
work!!!!Everything is perfect..
house reminds me so much of a home we lived in for a short time in
You have a great day and thanks again..I'll keep checking the site..
wow incredible! congratlations.
By the way my book "The
Lost years" is finished the author submitted 1st 4 chapters to an agent
I think we will print the
Wishing you a great new year in 2007!!!! may it be your best.
some pictures from yesterday.
Elizabeth, I went to college in
1977 and left a fabulous Steak Family tudor dollhouse
behind that my mother purchased for me at a miniatures
later, I have begun building my four daughters their
own dollhouses. My lovely tudor dollhouse is long
gone, given to a family with three daughters many
years ago, before I had children.
In any case, I want to compliment you on your
productive and generous use of your time for the
fifteen years you constructed the miniature house. It
is exquisite, to say the least. In fact, in so many of
the photos I could scarce believe that I was NOT
looking at a real house. Your attention to the tiniest
details is incredible and inspirational. What a gift
to your precious granddaughter. I have no doubt that
she is tremendously grateful for this priceless gift,
which represents far more than the actual house that
you gave to her. What a tangible sign of your love for
both your daughter and your granddaughter.
I spent a long time reading each and every word you
wrote on the website. Has a home decorating magazine
expressed interest in an article about The Captain
George W. Robinson Miniature House? What a fascinating
article that would be for anyone interested in
historic architecture and design. Have you considered
writing a book detailing the techniques and materials
you used to make your house? I have bookmarked your
website in my bookmarks bar (keyword "
plan to visit it often. How you created the wallpaper,
the floors, the cabinetry, each and every window and
door! Extraordinary! And I must say that what you
wrote about miniature toilets is so true (I always try
to hide them in corners under roof gables just to
reduce the impact of their clunky, out-of-scale
proportions). But what I found the most fascinating
were your gorgeous Indian Shutters. That those
shutters worked so smoothly, were so elegant looking,
and they fit into their pockets effortlessly is
astounding. Thank you so much for creating your
beautiful little house and sharing the story behind
it's construction in such depth. I will visit your
website again and again to see the final stages of
it's completion. God bless you both and have a very
Happy New Year.
What a very
Both the mini and the 'maxi' one. I enjoyed
Wonderful house(s)! I wish I could live there. Either house! Thank you for showing them to us.
Thank you so much for
posting the link to this fabulous recreation!! I'm ready to move in -
serious!! :0) I don't even know where to start but off the bat my
favorites are the wonderful wide board floor planks upstairs, the
the downstairs bathroom, the twin bed bedroom, the library, AND the
its entirity! I love how you made the curtains look like they're
blowing in the
breeze, too. You really have a spectatular dollhouse here and I
that Rachel is old enough not to add bright pink and purple paint
and there (haha!) :0) THanks again for sharing!
This evening I took the
online tour of your
dollhouse and I'm impressed beyond words. I can't imagine the hours of
required to turn out such a work of art. I remember seeing the
under construction while at your house doing some electrical work a few
ago and at that time being very impressed with the scale and detail
I spent 2 hours on the site and I must return later as I only got as far as the floor laying on the construction section.
In fond admiration,Elwyn, Thomaston, Maine
just took the tour again
of your miniature masterpiece. You are definitely in the annals of very
artists and creators. The explanations are unbelievably detailed and
for any tour. Congratulations
found out about the
dollhouse through a Christmas card you sent to my
dad. I always enjoy looking at his X-mas cards and yours
was one that really caught my eye. Dad proceeded to tell me it was a
picture from the dollhouse you built for your granddaughter
copied down the website and couldn't wait to get home to see your amazing
First, I must tell you that I have always loved your house since I was a
little girl. I grew up in Thomaston on
that my parents built together and my dad still resides there. Everytime
I drive by your home I find myself slowing down to admire it again and
again as you keep it looking so beautiful. I have never been inside but
always envisioned it looking as lovely on the inside as it is on the
outside. Now after touring the dollhouse I feel I have now visited your
beautiful home. I haven't checked everything out on your site yet but
plan to visit often to read the entire story and details.
Thank you so much for sharing the history of your beautiful home and
miniature creation. I admire your patience, creativity, and endurance
throughout the fifteen years to see your project completed. I too feel
you have given me a special gift.
Marilyn, Tenants Harbor, Maine
was a wonderful
experience to spend an hour or so, wandering around the
virtual doll's house. I remember so well, staying in the guestroom, and I
was stunned at the beauty and faithfulness of your reproduction. All the
best in enjoying life in the real thing!
Alan and Shirley, Australia
I just visited the website. It really is
amazing. As far as
I could tell, the photos could almost all have been of the actual house
visited. It's also wonderful that you documented the process of
dollhouse so thoroughly.
I just toured your house. It is
unbelievable. I could spend
such a long time
Wow! You have done an incredible job with this project. I am
truly inspired. I lived in an 1890 Brownstone on NYC's
home. I had Indian Shutters just as you've made--although I never
knew they were called that. I cannot believe that you used plaster
and lath to build the walls, tho I haven't read that whole section
yet. It must weigh a ton, but what an amazing thing to have done,
truly. My most humble congratulations--and thank you so much for
taking the time to document your every step on this web site. It's
more educational than a week in Castine! (LOL) You've made me feel
that anything is possible, with enough determination, care, practice,
patience--oh, and talent doesn't hurt! Thank you, thank you, thank you.
All the best,
Dear Evie and Olof,
Although it took me a month to do, I finally was able to set aside enough time to enable me to explore your fascinating website with most, though admittedly not quite all, of the attention it requires and merits.
My reaction: An ambitious, multi-faceted and thouroughly engaging project, far more complex than I had imagined, brilliantly conceived and meticulously executed! A tour de force for which both of you deserve high praise and most enthusiastic congratulations!
I have just had a tour of your unbelievable creation. How beloved
generous grandparents I have ever met.
a role model the two of you are too for
undertook a most laborious and challenging endeavor and saw it
through with intelligence, humor and devotion to the end - well you
are both still working on the house - but you will complete it - that
is for sure.
The website is amazing and also a most generous gesture to all who
dream of creating a dollhouse. You offer your experience and expertise.
There are no words to describe what I have just viewed! Absolutely outstanding and unbelievable! What workmanship! What talent! What patience! What persistence! A perfect match to your lovely home!
Thank you for sharing.
I met you yesterday at the 4th of July parade. I was sitting on your fence!!! I was so impressed with your graciousness. Checked out your website today and was totally amazed at the dollhouse. It is the most meticulously constructed piece I have ever seen!!!! There have just got to be tv shows that would LOVE to highlight it. What an incredible piece of art ,creativity and love you have given to your grand daughter.
| Dear Eve and Olof,
I met you just briefly during the 4th of July parade. You had been talking with my sister Dottie Anderson. She just sent me the link to your AMAZING work. I'm looking forward to visiting the entire site to see how on earth you accomplished this incredible masterpiece. Question: Has Bill Green ever done a story on you and the house? I think it would make a great piece for the local evening news. Keep up the good work! Best regards,
I have just spent a lovely 2 hours looking at your website
and it makes me want a doll house even more. I have always
wanted one and hope to one day have one as exquisite as yours.
I thank you for letting me view your website and I hope your granddaughter
enjoys it a lot.
took the time to go
through your historichomeinminiature website. Really
Admire your efforts, talent and dedication, and what a fantastic
belated congratulations are due the two of you. What a treasure
able to pass on to
Besides being the two
most patient and detail
oriented people in the world, you and your husband have wonderful
I scrolled through your site with my husband
It is truly a fabulous thing you have done. I don’t think I have ever met such adventuresome people. You think nothing of tackling jobs that most others would judge impossible.
I went to your doll house website – oh, my goodness!! I want to live in that house – it’s gorgeous! The time and fine detail that went into it, it’s just amazing.
ISaw the dollhouse on the Web. Most
imprressive! What a great job you did.
Bob & Judy