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A Trip to Dollhouse Dreams

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10 year old April Norton recently visited Dollhouse Dreams.  "Dollhouse Dreams is the best most awsome place I have ever been,"  April said.  She had such a wonderful time that she created this video for her YouTube channel.  Watch and enjoy!



Dollhouse Dreams reopens as a one-stop child's paradise

Brenda Derr owner of Dollhouse Dreams in the workshop area of the store Wednesday in the store's new location at 820 Ave G in downtown Fort Madison. The store has everything for dollhouse aficionados, plus the largest selections of Melissa and Doug toys in Iowa, a Bear Necessities build a bear work station and an ice cream parlor.Dollhouse [...]

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Why Melissa & Doug Toy Line Makers Say Boredom Is Important

Melissa and Doug Bernstein, the married creators of the Melissa & Doug toy line, built their $350 million conglomerate using creativity and hard work. And they’ve never paid for a single ad.They’ve also never invited TV cameras into their home. Until now.ABC News’ Juju Chang visited the couple inside their Westport, Conn., home, where they [...]

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'It's a 1:12 World After All'

                 Brenda Derr, owner of Dollhouse Dreams Miniatures and Toys in Fort Madison, shows one of her pieces of furniture to be used in a dollhouse. This pool table is kept in a case on the wall in her shop, waiting for the right game room to be [...]

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3rd Floor of my Queen Anne

September 23, 2015Third floor shell is up. From the base to the top of the roof tower is right at 46" tall. Its a biggie! I decided to change the second floor siding along the top from the green to a lite pink. It will look better when I install the windows. Now on to [...]

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2nd Floor Construction of my Queen Anne

August 14, 2015Update on my dollhouse...the Queen Anne. Second floor shell is up and the third floor is attached. Next up...building the Alcove on the 1st and 2nd floors. And maybe finish painting the windows. If you look to the right, you will see a picture of the house and one of the boxes that [...]

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