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1930s miniature projects for dollhouses, roomboxes and dioramas



See also 1920 and 1940



Links to projects

  • photo albums, blog posts, webpages
    blue teaset 

1930's Kitchen - by Judy Ferguson

Depression Days Farmhouse - by Rita Pierce

Depression Era Dollhouse - by Julie Spadoni, in Dolls Houses Past and Present emagazine

House of the Three Widows - by Cookie Ziemba, English Cotswold Stone house, built in 1697, now lived in by the elderly widow, Mrs Winterbottom.



  • Blogs concentrating on the 1930 era or categories/labels about it in blogs

KT Miniatures Journal


  • Discussion groups, forums (or forum categories) and photo groups dedicated to the 1930 era.


Supplies for sale

  • Supplies needed for making 1930 era projects.


Miniatures for sale

  • Do you have a section for the 1930 era in your shop? Add a direct link to that item here.

Kent's Mini  Treasures

KT's Miniatures - thirties and forties items by Celia

Minnie's Miniatures - handmade vintage miniatures in 1/12 scale

1930's House Kit - by Jane Harrop 1:48 scale



  • Books about miniature 1930 era projects (also books with chapters about them)


Instructions for miniatures


Miniature printables



  • Wallpapers that go well with 1930 era projects

1930-40 samples - from Jennifer's Printables 


Other Printies

BD Card 5 yrs Sept 6th, 1935birth announcement

  • Book/magazine covers related to the 1930 era



  • links to sites showing how to make items related to the 1930 era



  •  YouTube videos about miniature projects related to this subject


Research/ Inspiration




Ideas about what is needed for these projects

  • links to inspiring pages

1930's - Pinterest board by Gerda Koudjis

1930's Kitchens

1930 Womens Fashion - from Andre Studios

A Christmas Dollhouse - on Facebook, book by Richard Rudniki. The page has pictures and background information.

Crazy fads - If you're looking for 'just the thing' to identify the decade your project is set in, this is a wonderful site

The King's Speech - King George of England V1 ascended to the throne 1936, movie has marvelous costumes

Working Class Life in England in the 1930's

Year by Year

1930's Rooms


Grocery Stores - Three websites which have photographs of filled shelves to show proper 1930's inventory and also displays, signage etc 



  • stick horse - the head was a stuffed sock, with button eyes and ears plus a fringed made from the other sock. Reins were attached to his embroidered mouth, and the whole head fastened to a broomstick.
  • a dollhouse: while it could be perfection lovingly crafted by a grandparent, it might just as well be stacked cardboard cartons and some crude furniture made by the kid herself. Remember: this was a time of real mud pies decorated with dandelion petals!
  • store-bought toys: well (sigh) there was always the ubiquitous Shirley Temple doll. And when the Dionne quintuplets created a furor, there were - Christmas 1935, I think - sets of five truly ugly rubber babies in a basket. Both genders got pot-metal cap guns for July 4, which lasted for a month or two of playing cowboy. Trucks and cars would have acquired dents and scrapes, and maybe lost a wheel or two..
  • card and board games - Monopoly was a biggie, of course. Here's where kids and the grownups could share some time.
  • corn husk doll
  • Johnny Jump-up, (little guy on the end of a stick that had dangly arms and legs).
  • Historical Folk Toys





  • ideas for shop names
  • YouTube videos about the subject



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