My New House (it’s tiny.)

brinca dada emerson house I want to buy this house. It’s an open-plan, six-room mid-century modern house and I would happily live in it. The trouble is, it’s only about twenty inches tall! Don’t you just love it? Here’s the rear elevation:

brinca dada emerson houseIt’s the Brinca Dada Emerson House and I am totally obsessed with it. I have spent three days trying to work out how to ship it from the US without bankrupting myself, but it’s proving to be a bit of a mission. As usual, Mr AMR thinks that I have flipped my lid again, probably – the last time I went through a dolls’ house phase I spent £100 on a 1/12th scale sofa and about three weeks crafting ornate chimney breasts! (That particular house came to a sticky end when we moved real house – all of the windows fell out and the beautiful pale paintwork got covered in engine oil!)

brinca dada emerson houseAnyway, I think that I’ve found somewhere that’ll ship for less than about three million dollars, BUT if anyone reading this has one that they want to sell (I know it’s a long shot!) or knows of someone who sells them, especially in the UK, then let me know super-quick! I don’t like to use this site as a ‘classifieds’ page, but in times of desperation…

Are there any other miniaturists or dolls’ house enthusiasts out there? I found some incredible blogs during my search for the Emerson (which Brinca Dada have actually discontinued) so let me know if you’d like me to do a links post. Sorry to everyone else who has absolutely no interest in miniature things!

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  1. Eve
    December 30, 2011 / 8:17 am

    So damn lovely! Extremely jealous of you now haha! Would be incredible to stay in a human version of this as well. x

  2. Annette Thomas
    December 30, 2011 / 8:44 am

    Had a quick google to see if I could find one in the Uk for sale. It’s so cool and you missed the best bit! The mini working solar panels that power it’s LED lights. Suppose you’ve seen the ELF minatures site that does the modern furniture for it? I like these chairs
    keep us updated if you get it :-)

    • Ruth
      December 30, 2011 / 1:19 pm

      @Annette no I saw the LED lights – that’s why I want this particular one and not the new Edward house! I LOVE those chairs!!!!! xxx

  3. Jeanie
    December 30, 2011 / 9:02 am

    Wow! too bad Christmas is past, I can’t justify buying this for myself – but maybe I can put it on the wish list for next year. It’s so awesome! The furniture they have is so cool, too.

  4. December 30, 2011 / 3:51 pm

    This is a terrible post for me to be reading – I’ve tried to grow up and pack away my incredible victorian dollhouse, but I’ve been so tempted to bring it out and use it as a wonderful form of stress relief – re wallpapering the little bedrooms and arranging all the little plates in the tiny china cabinet….. So soothing!

    I used to tell my friends when I was around 6 – no, I don’t “play” with the dollhouse, I “arrange” it and redecorate – no one was allowed to touch it. I don’t know how they put up with me:)

    If I was going to go modern, this one would definitely be on my list – I say go for it!

    • Ruth
      December 30, 2011 / 3:59 pm

      @Blossom Shed – I’m going to go for it as soon as the guy confirms that all the pieces in the pack are in tact – he mentioned water damage, which made me rather suspicious! xx

  5. December 30, 2011 / 6:21 pm

    Just checked the link with ELF and first i thought you (Annette) had linked to a wrong webpage! Those designer chairs are absolutely fab! But i got even more surprised when i saw that they have a replica of MY real kitchen!!!
    I know its not the nicest kitchen, but it came with the house when we bought it, and we havent bothered changing it yet).

    • Ruth
      December 30, 2011 / 6:33 pm

      @Jenny haha!!! Love it. It’s so lifelike! Maybe you should buy the mini one to put in your real one! x

  6. December 30, 2011 / 7:29 pm

    Oh Ruth, I suddenly feel so normal LOL xxx

  7. k
    December 30, 2011 / 7:45 pm

    Ruth, I don’t think you EVER get too old for a doll’s house and the wonderful thing about them is that they are so precious that they actually become heirlooms. Mine was made for me when I was a tiny thing and has endured house moves and hundreds of hours of being played with by children and adults of all ages. There is something so calming about rearranging the tiny rooms and making the little beds.
    I know some people have them recessed into the wall and I have always thought that is a wonderful thing to do, because at least there is a storage place for it…they can be quite space-consuming.
    It is a lovely hobby and doesn’t have to be expensive – so many of the accessories can be found on Ebay for mere pence!

    • Ruth
      December 30, 2011 / 8:44 pm

      @K ooh, that is a good idea about the recessing!

    • Ruth
      December 30, 2011 / 8:43 pm

      @Jenny that is brilliant! I couldn’t tell which was which at first! xx

  8. December 30, 2011 / 9:02 pm

    Oh my, that is just incredible! It would be so much fun to furnish too!

    I adore miniature things, and one of my most cherished possessions is a tiny chest of drawers that were made for me by a gentleman my mum looked after in the care home she works in. Atop it sits a miniature jar of tiny glass sweets she bought me when we took a rare and impulsive trip to Paris together, where we found a dolls’ house shop and spent hours browsing. It awaits the rest of the dolls’ house with sweet shop frontage…

  9. gloomyJulia
    December 31, 2011 / 4:37 pm

    This looks absolutely ADORABLE!!! I can see why you want it so bad:)It is my favorite style for grown-up houses as well!

  10. thebristolbeautyblog
    January 1, 2012 / 6:54 pm

    My boyfriend’s Granma died last year, leaving 12 dolls houses, each was really beautiful. In fact, she had to have an extension built on the back of her house to put them all in! They’ve been divided up between all the women in the family, I was offered one, but I simply don’t have any space for it :( I love this one though, really modern. x

  11. Amigurumigirl
    January 2, 2012 / 2:44 am

    Oh I love it!! How did I miss this post? So cute. I love all things miniature! But I try to just look not buy because I’d have no where to put it all. :)I hope you get the house. Heehee

    • Ruth
      January 3, 2012 / 1:28 pm

      @Tina oh MY! That is amazing!!!!!!!

  12. antonia
    January 6, 2012 / 3:31 pm

    haha ruth! I’ve jst seen this. My canadian cousin loves minatures and my mum usually buys things she sees for her so will find out if she has recommendations One place i do know is Snooper Paradise in Brighton Laines. It stocks vintage and collectable second hands it has a cabinet of mini art deco type furniture which may suit your house!!

    • Ruth
      January 6, 2012 / 6:53 pm

      @Antonia ooooh, I’ll take a look! Thanks love – hope you’re well! xxx

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