Valley of the Dollhouses


A NICE LITTLE BONUS of my visit to Saratoga Springs, N.Y., the week before last, was this collection of vintage dollhouses at the Adelphi Hotel. The top floor of the historic Victorian inn is home to some impressive examples of folk and tramp art, but it’s the antique dollhouses, their details crudely but lovingly rendered, that won my heart.







You can read more about the hotel’s history here.

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I blog (for fun) here at casaCARA, and write (for money) about architecture, interiors, gardens and travel for many national magazines and websites.
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3 Responses to Valley of the Dollhouses

  1. Barbara Peck says:

    Love these! It’s so great that they were preserved. And that the exterior is what matters, not all the teeny stuff inside, which some people tend to obsess over . . .

  2. Patti Hinkle says:

    What a nice collection of “Pretty Old Houses”. I always wanted one as a child.

  3. cara says:

    Some of them have interior details (staircases, mantels, etc.), but I’m pretty sure they’re all unfurnished, BP. I didn’t mind at all that the finicky and fussy furnishings weren’t there! PH, I had a dollhouse as a child, only it was made of stamped-out tin. Qualifies as vintage nowadays, but certainly not hand-made, like these.

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