Miniature Room Glitter


Who else is obsessed with miniatures?  I've never lost my childhood love of them - tiny little bits of furniture, rugs, accessories.  Every time I visit Chicago, I stop by the Art Institute to spend time in the Thorne Miniature Rooms. As I pass by each room, studying the elements, I'm so impressed by the accuracy and attention to detail which the craftspeople brought to each scene.  


Of course, I'm thrilled at the number of crystal chandeliers displayed in these rooms representing various periods in American and British design. Looking at the photos, you can almost place yourself in the room like it is a real room.

Last year during a little trip to Winchester, Va, we stopped into the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley which has a very impressive collection of miniatures in the R. Lee Taylor Miniatures Collection.  This collection was a lovely surprise and also full of miniature chandeliers.


Both of these collections are room after room filled with lovely little crystal chandeliers.  I wish I could have met the folks that crafted these beauties. 

Twice I've been able to tour Windsor and spend time raptly staring at Queen Mary's Dolls' House with mini Waterford chandeliers.  Each time I wish I could walk through those little rooms.

I'd love to hear of more miniature treasures and even add them to this page.  Send us an email at if you want to share yours.  



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