Home is where the hearth is.

These are the dinkiest rooms anywhere, and I wouldn’t mind drinking from that bottle in ‘Alice in Wonderland’ to scale down to their size. Exquisitely crafted,the 68 Thorne Miniature Rooms showcase elements of European interiors from the late 13th century to the 1930s and American furnishings from the 17th century to the 1930s. Mrs James Ward Thorne of Chicago must have had a lot of fun instructing her master craftsmen to produce these scale models. That is one project I would have loved to have had the money and the time to dedcate to. These  were done between 1932 and 1940 and I really, really want them in their dinky gorgeousness.

miniature rooms at http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/thorne

 

 

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