Saturday, January 7, 2012

New Book: Edwardian Era Miniatures in 1:12 Scale

On New Year's Eve my husband and I made a foray into Portland to visit Powell's Books. I, of course, immediately found the shelf with books about miniatures and doll houses. I found a copy of this book by Jane Harrop, published in the UK in 2011.

Each chapter covers a different room and provides some background on Edwardian times, beliefs of the day and discusses objects commonly found in the Edwardian home.

The best part is the clear step-by-step instructions for building furniture and making accessories typical of the Edwardian era. I appreciate that the author uses supplies that are easy to find and not terribly expensive.

Also helpful are the sections at the back of the book that include a glossary, templates for each of the woodworking projects with dimensions in both inches and metric, as well as a list of sources for both the UK and the US.

I'm looking forward to making many of the projects in this book. You can find a complete description of this book on Amazon.


  1. Hi Angela! Small world! I saw that book just days before you did. I went back on Friday to buy it with the store credit I got for selling my used books and discovered it had been purchased on New Year's Eve! I've got it special ordered now! See what I mean? Really small world! ;-) Jennifer

  2. Wow! What are the odds of that happening? Of all the people in the Portland area, all of the stores, all of the books... wow! Hope you enjoy the book when you get it! It's really good. :-)

  3. Thanks, Angela! I know, right?! Very small world! Yes, I'm excited to get it in my hands again. I looked through it before, and it looked like there were some fun projects! :-) Jennifer