Wooden dollhouses have been delighting children and grownups alike for centuries. The smallest things in life are often the most enchanting, and wooden dollhouses both old and new continue to hold an extraordinary fascination for all who experience them.
The Fairy Castle
The Fairy Castle at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago presents an entirely different air. This wooden dollhouse stretches the limits of both words. Commissioned in 1928 by early movie star Colleen Moore, the Fairy Castle measures 8'7" by 8'2" by 7'7" and cost $500,000 to build. Its opulent mythology-themed rooms feature over 200,000 miniatures and such flourishes as gold cutlery, platinum chairs, and Vienna-made wall tapestries that contain what are still some of the smallest stitches ever stitched.
Wooden Dollhouses Today
Contemporary parents have a plethora of wooden dollhouses and styles from which they can choose. You get to decide whether time will be spent planning the decorative details, or just rearranging the furniture. Whether assembled or unassembled, furnished or unfurnished, all wooden dollhouses promise hours of fantasy and fun.