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It is MINI Month.....sure, sure, I know October is National Dollhouse and Miniature Month, but too us IT IS COUNTDOWN TO MINI HALLOWEEN! Time to celebrate all things MINI that are creepy, kooky, whimsical, magical and pumpkiny! Stop by all month long, and be ready for a month long MINIfest towards Halloween! Enjoy!



The Amityville Dollhouse

Starting off with a creepy dollhouse made for the movie "The Amityville Dollhouse". The film got horrible reviews and is very cheesy...but the dollhouse is great! smile emoticon and to all of us what would be more frightening than a haunted dollhouse! Ah, MINIS and imagination in every direction!

Amityville Dollhouse
"The Amityville Dollhouse" Movie is typical B rated scary cheese-but, worth fast forwarding through to see the dollhouse clips!

Amityville Dollhouse
The main characters find the dollhouse when the move into the yes--yes, the same house in Amityville that was famous for the hauntings! (the first movie scared the bejeezus out of me as a young girl!)
Amityville Dollhouse
Sooooo is her fascination for the dollhouse because she wants to play, or what she finds?!
Amityville Dollhouse
See. I told you it was a great dollhouse!


The “St. Dennistoun Mortuary”

Our October wonderful, weird world of miniatures continues with an unusual use of miniatures. The “St. Dennistoun Mortuary” Coin-Operated Automaton, attributed to John Dennison, c. 1900 (although I think the figure's fashions are more '20's-'30's??), the mahogany cabinet and glazed viewing area displays a Greek Revival mortuary building with double doors and grieving mourners out front, when a coin is inserted, doors open and the room is lighted revealing four morticians and four poor souls on embalming tables, the morticians move as if busily at work on their grisly task and mourners standing outside bob their heads as if sobbing in grief. First the fact that it was even created is bizarre; second, that it moves so beautifully shows the workmanship involved; and thirdly, that it is illuminated and still works is incredible!
St. Dennistoun Mortuary
This remarkable piece is attributed to Leonard Lee and dated to around 1900. Housed in a mahogany cabinet with glass front, the scene depicts a mortuary building, complete with grieving mourners just outside the entrance."
St. Dennistoun Mortuary
The pleasant dollhouse that Charley sees the magic in!
St. Dennistoun Mortuary
From the Skinner catalog description: ...when a coin is inserted, doors open and the room is lighted revealing four morticians and four poor souls on embalming tables, the morticians move as if busily at work on their grisly task and mourners standing outside bob their heads as if sobbing in grief... The automaton measures 30 1/2 inches high by 24 inches wide and 17 1/4 inches deep. Its value is estimated to be between $4,000 to 6,000 USD.
Twilight Zone Dollhouse



The Twilight Zone Miniature

October MINIfest: Today’s creepy dollhouse is the earliest I remember. I was 5 years old in 1963 when my older siblings were transfixed to the TV as I shuddered under a blanket. It was this image that started my fascination with the world of small….. You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You've just crossed over into the Twilight Zon Twilight Zone, Season 4, “Miniature”: Charley Parkes thinks he sees a figure in a museum dollhouse that comes alive. Charley is committed to a psychiatric hospital because of his belief that the figures in the dollhouse are alive. After his release, he sneaks back to his beloved dollhouse. Everyone is searching for him. A guard, who glances into the dollhouse sees Charley, now a miniature figure, finally together with his love in the dollhouse, smiles and decides never to reveal what he has witnessed. This is the ultimate in scary stories involving the fascination the world holds for dollhouses!

Twilight Zone Dollhouse
You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You've just crossed over into the Twilight Zone....."Miniature"

Twilight Zone Dollhouse
The pleasant dollhouse that Charley sees the magic in!
Twilight Zone Dollhouse
His 'love' at the piano.
Twillight Zone Dollhouse
The set truly looks like a dollhouse!
Twillight Zone Dollhouse
The black and white filming of yesteryear adds to the creep factor!


Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca

How can we focus on an October MINIfest without mentioning the King of creep himself-Alfred Hitchcock! One of my favorite novels is 'Rebecca' by Daphne du Maurier. It sent chills through me as a teenager with its gripping tale of the mysterious death of Rebecca and the connection to the formidable mansion known as Manderley. Alfred Hitchcock brought the character of the house to life in the 1940 film. It was Hitchcock's idea to use miniatures of the mansion so he could get the exact look he wanted, rather than settle for existing architecture. He was delighted with the realistic look in the final film. To him, the isolation of the mansion was the greatest character of them all. I won't ruin the story's ending, but, ah, alas, movie models always seem to go up in smoke! Truly a chiller film in true Hitchcock fashion. Great for viewing this creepy month. Take notes; this house will definitely inspire your next MINI project.

Miniature of Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca
Hitchcock's 1940 film, 'Rebecca' used miniature models of various sections of the mansion Manderley. There was a model of the entire mansion used for long shots.

Miniature of Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca
I won't ruin the story's ending, but, ah, alas, movie models always seem to go up in smoke! (Remember Tara from Gone With the Wind, yup, a miniature, that they set ablaze!)


David Beck's MVSEVM

Today's MINI story is more fantasy than scary, yet, still October worthy. There is a level to the world of miniatures that many of us do not have the rare talent it takes to envision and create the types of miniatures by David Beck. Beck is an American artist who creates a fascinating world of hidden scenes, boxes and drawers that hold secret sculptures, creatures and rooms. He also sculpts these intricate animated creatures that move and wiggle using a crank mechanism or tremble from the simple movement of the object. Beck’s works are full of hidden surprises: drawers that reveal minute contents; hand-painted books nested within artfully decorated boxes; and creatures that wiggle their legs, flap their wings and bob their heads with a turn of handcrafted gears. The resulting works are often humorous and whimsical to the point of absurdity, but Beck feels firmly grounded in reality. “I don’t consider myself to be constructing fantasies,” he says. “It all makes sense to me.” He was commissioned to create MVSEVM, a sculpture to commemorate the reopening of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in July of 2006. This exquisite and complicated piece was inspired by the American Art Museum's Patent Office Building; the model opens to reveal miniature artifacts and artworks as well as drawers containing hidden treasures. This piece is unbelievable. I am making note to add this to my MINI bucket list to go see! Visit his site to see more detailed photos. http://davidbeckartworks.com/mvsevm All I can say is WOW.

David Beck's MVSUEM
Beck was commissioned to create MVSEVM, a sculpture to commemorate the reopening of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in July of 2006. This exquisite and complicated piece was inspired by the American Art Museum's Patent Office Building; the model opens to reveal miniature artifacts and artworks as well as drawers containing hidden treasures.

David Beck's MVSUEM
There is a level to the world of miniatures that many of us do not have the rare talent it takes to envision and create the types of miniatures by David Beck. Beck is an American artist who creates a fascinating world of hidden scenes, boxes and drawers that hold secret sculptures, creatures and rooms.

David Beck's MVSUEM
Beck also sculpts these intricate animated creatures that move and wiggle using a crank mechanism or tremble from the simple movement of the object.

Miniature of David Beck's MVSUEM
The carving talent as well as the engineering are amazing!

David Beck's MVSUEM
The quality of the individual pieces in themselves are worthy of viewing!


Richard Hawkins' Haunted Dollhouses

MINI Friends, today's October story is definitely a bizarre use of our beloved dollhouses. There is a long history of the fascination of the idea of a haunted dolls’ house. In 1927 M.R. James wrote a book “The Haunted Dolls’ House”. It is a true example of Gothic Horror. I read it as a teenager, and it rivaled any horror movie I saw at the time. Richard Hawkins is an American artist, inspired by the early roots of the premise of life beyond a traditional dollhouse. He interpreted that the miniscule houses are not inhabited by ghosts, or possessed dolls; he feels the aspect of the dilapidated, disturbed house is what is haunting. You decide how this art makes you feel.

Richard Hawkins Dollhouses
"Third Mind" featured a pair of Hawkins haunted dollhouse sculptures, both from 2010: The Last House and Dilapidarian Tower. He made them the way he made earlier dollhouse pieces: he doctored store-bought dollhouses—rearranging and reassembling them, then redecorating them to look eerie and decrepit. They’re part art, part toys, part puzzles, part Halloween ornaments. They’re lit from inside; they’re part lamps. 'Stairwell Down', a dollhouse that instead of sitting on a tabletop, 'Stairwell Down' is stuck to the table’s underside, hanging upside-down like a stalactite, or snot. It seems to point straight down to China, or Istanbul.

Richard hawkins Dollhouses
The ‘Last House’ is a ramshackle Victorian made up of multiple ramshackle Victorians. It rises up and out, growing larger as it goes: a metastasizing mansion, a haunted house turning into a haunted slum. Dilapidarian Tower is eight stories tall, a doll tower constructed from dollhouse salvage. It’s streamlined, or it could be if there weren’t a porch tacked on here, a balcony there. On a couple of porches, laundry hangs from laundry lines. The black and white photography adds to the deterioration.


Dollhouse Graves

Today I am bringing you a bizarre use of dollhouses that definitely belongs to this creepy Halloween season! There are several dollhouse graves around the country; most built in the 1800's to lovingly mark the graves of little girls. Vivian Mae Allison and Lova Cline were two young girls taken from their families much too soon. Their devoted parents built and then placed dollhouses on their graves. Note that both have been restored and refurbished over the years due to deterioration and vandalism; but, the integrity of both have been respected.

Dollhouse Graves
The dollhouse grave of Vivian Mae Allison (1894-1899) is located in the Connersville City Cemetery in Connersville, Indiana. She loved dolls so much; her family built a dollhouse to mark her grave. (Legend has it that if you peer into the windows of the dollhouse, you just might catch a glimpse of her ghost.)

Richard hawkins Dollhouses


Dollhouse Graves
Lova Cline was born in 1902, the only child of George and Mary. She was born an invalid, unable to even sit up by herself. Her father, who was a bridge builder, built this dollhouse for her. One of the things that strike some people odd is that there is no door, only windows. This was because Lova could only look at it from either her chair or her bed. When Lova passed away the dollhouse was placed near her grave in East Hill Cemetery, Arlington, IN.

Dollhouse Graves



Fairy Coffins

The countdown to MINI Halloween continues! The fairy coffins: I know I bring you some pretty odd tidbits about the use and history of miniatures (and I hope you find some of them interesting!), but this one goes beyond odd! The “fairy coffins” were discovered on Arthur’s Seat, a hill above Edinburgh, in 1836. It has never been proven if they are magical symbols; or perhaps they were carved as sailors’ memorial; or if they were somehow linked to the city’s infamous mass murderers, Burke and Hare. Some believe they are possibly buried tokens to represent 17 victims of the murderous team. The 3" miniatures were discovered by boys playing on the hillside. They were buried in layers and clearly each was buried at different times because the aging and decay are in different stages and the style of the clothing shows progression. Their mysterious story and the account of the murders are creepy. Ay yi yi MINIS are used for some BIZARRE reasons!

Fairy



Charmed

In the cult show ‘Charmed’ there is a beautiful Eastlake Victorian Dollhouse that is an exact mini replica of the Halliwell Manor. It was created by Grams when Piper was a child. Although at the time Piper assumed she made it herself, when she really did it through magic. In Season 7, Piper and Leo were trapped in it by Wyatt when he thought they needed protection and in Season 8, the three sisters were trapped in it when being impersonated by Demons. After escaping from it for the second time, Piper blew it up. The episodes are available on DVD and I would imagine on places like Netflix. Enjoy your MINI treats today! Fill my ‘treat’ bag with orders and I will continue to 'charm' you with MINI articles!

Charmed
Charmed
Charmed



Spirit Houses

Spirit Houses: In the village of Eklutna, Alaska, there is a cemetery that demonstrates the merging of cultures when it comes to worship and burial. The cemetery is by the old and new St. Nicholas Churches, which are Russian Orthodox. Here colorfully built structures stand in a field, usually with a Russian Orthodox cross by them, and sometimes a fence around them. Spirit Houses are particular to the Athabaskan people. After a person has died, the members of the family build a spirit house, often painting it in the family colors, and place it on that person's grave. The belief is that when a person dies, the soul or spirit wanders the earth for about a year before going on. While on earth, the spirit needs a place to live and the house provides that. Most spirit houses are simple structures with four walls and a peaked roof, with possibly an ornamental design along the roofline. No doors or windows are painted or carved in. Not so, with this spirit house. The spirit house of this waymark is highly decorated and is more like a doll house than a spirit house. The house is an 'El' shape and has two stories. There are windows with 'glass' and drawn curtains inside. There are steps going up to a door. On the top of the roof is more traditional decoration along the roofline. There is even a chimney that is 'blackened with soot' around the top. The house is painted white, with blue trim and a red roof.
There is a stone tablet at the base of the house with the following:
"Marie Ondola Rosenberg
Apr. 4, 1933 - Aug. 24, 2003
Sh'u yagheli, ena ch'o chida
My good wife, mother and grandma"


Spirit Houses


Spirit Houses




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