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little shop of miniatures story


My name is Amanda, and I'm just a girl who one day decided to start an online dollhouse and miniatures store from a spare room in my house.

My passion for dollhouses and miniatures started when my grandma gifted me a green dollhouse that she personally assembled, painted and wallpapered herself. She even crocheted rugs for each room in the house!

Because of that gift, I spent countless hours getting lost in an imaginary world where the lives of a small-scale family unfolded. Nearly every one of my allowance, birthday, and First Communion dollars was spent at a miniatures store at my local mall. It took me several years, but I eventually furnished all five rooms in my beloved dollhouse.

That store is long gone, and, like many people, I no longer live close to a dollhouse miniatures store. That got me thinking about opening an online dollhouse and miniatures store. After doing some research, traveling to a trade show, and procrastinating, I decided to take the plunge. (If you want to get strange looks from people, tell them you’re leaving a secure job at a Fortune 500 company to sell dollhouse miniatures on the internet!)

Today, I’m so glad I started Little Shop of Miniatures. It’s so gratifying to serve customers every day and to know that I can help people of all ages have the same sort of magical experience my grandma gave me. It is my sincere hope that you find just what you’re looking for—and have some fun while shopping our high-quality dollhouse miniatures. (Quick side note: Our products are collector quality and therefore best suited for adults.) If there’s anything I can do for you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


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Amanda Austin
Founder & President
Little Shop of Miniatures


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