|This is a list of every outlet in the state listed as having anything to do with miniatures and dollhouses. I intend to visit each establishment as time permits, and write a short review of each to help you ascertain the benefits of patronizing these places. The write ups will appear in my Travelogue once I have visited, and I'll provide a direct link to the articles when they are posted.|
Acadia Hwy Dollhouse Treasures
P.O. Box 28
616 Acadia Highway
E. Orland, ME 04431
Clare-Bell Brass Works|
P.O. Box 218
Lovell, ME 04051
Manufacturer of fine quality dollhouse miniatures. Each piece is true to scale, (most are 1" scaled) crafted from solid brass and gold plated for lasting beauty.
752 Commercial Street (US Rt. 1)
Rockport, ME 04856
A tiny, but well-stocked hobby shop with a number of miniature supplies and lots of nifty and helpful tools. They carry plywood, basswood, hardwood, plastic and metal stock, as well as a good assortment of glues and lots of X-acto products. A number of dollhouse kits and finishing materials are in stock, along with a small assortment of miniatures. Read more in the Travelogue.
P.O. Box 54
Sebago, Maine 04029
Earth and Tree, Dollhouses and Miniatures|
276 State Route 101 (Unit 1)
Amherst, NH 03031-1732
Mom-Sat 10-5; Sunday Noon-5
Okay, sue me, this place is not actually inside the boundaries of Maine. However, it is such a great place that it is worth the trip from southern towns, or worth a side trip when passing through New Hampshire.
Harry W. Smith
Studios of Harry W. Smith
50 Harden Ave. Camden, ME 04843
Harry is the author and illustrator of The Art of Making Furniture in Miniature and is a member of the Academy of Honor (N.A.M.E.) He crafts heirloom miniatures by commission.
Ray and Robin's Hobby Center
West Falmouth Crossing Plaza
65 Gray Road
Falmouth, ME 04105
Monday to Thursday 9 - 5:30, Friday 9 - 7, Saturday 9 - 4
A full line hobby shop, including dollhouses from Real Good Toys, and a reasonable assortment of miniatures. Trains, models, paints, and components in wood and plastic are in good supply, as well. Read about my visit to this shop in the Travelogue.
45 Searsport Ave (in with Perry's Nut House on Rt 1)
Belfast, ME 04915
This shop is run by a real miniatures enthusiast and is crammed full of very cool stuff. In addition to miniatures, dollhouses and supplies, she has an assortment of books and magazines to help spur your imagination. Read about this shop in the Travelogue, or read little more about Jamie in this newpaper article.
New England Miniatures|
Collectible miniatures web store with lots of lovely pictures and a very easy to navigate site.
Robert & Elaine Perkins
728 Jackson Pond Rd.
Concord Township, ME 04920
French Porcelain, open by appointment. You can read more about their work in the Travelogue entry on the Augusta show.
Robin Betterley's Miniatures and Designs|
70 Wing Street - Bangor, ME 04401
For questions and information Shawn@robinbetterley.com
Rocky Shore Miniatures
Rocky Shore Drive
Online (only) we offer unique handcrafted 1" scale dollhouse furniture and accessories including beds with "bed springs" and down-filled mattresses, murphy beds, mini model ships, original folk art oil paintings, and much more!
Sam Dunlap Gallery|
49 Eagle Lake Road
Bar Harbor, ME
Sam makes miniature fired items of clay and porcelain. His site has good info on his process as well as his products.
Online (only) service offering custom building and finishing of H.O. scenics, roomboxes, models, and miniature furnishings. Gallery of past projects.
Located in Rockland. Online shop, check for gallery hours.
New to Maine, but not new to miniatures, the Studebakers are a recognized name in American miniatures. Bill is an IGMA artisan who makes incredible furniture and music boxes, and Barbara is a needlework artist. Together they offer antique and collectible miniatures and custom and restoration services.
You may have seen them at bigger eastern shows. They have operated a shop and gallery in the Tyson's Corner area of Virginia, but they have sold up and relocated to Rockland, Maine where they plan to pursue their craft full time.
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