Someone with infinite patience and love — not I — made this marvelous miniature Christmas house. It comes in a fabric-covered gift box.
Christmas Box of Miniature Room Unopened
Remove the lid and two sides drop down to reveal a warm, cozy scene decorated for Christmas. Fa-la-la. In my story this miniature family has gone to Christmas Eve services while their cocker spaniel stands guard.
Aerial View of Boxed Christmas Scene
I’m astonished by the details that the craftsman put into this unique creation. The upholstered sofa offers plump pillows and a throw blanket. Knitting needles stick out from the green yarn, large throw pillows are tossed on the rug and a gift awaits a lucky recipient. On the coffee table a copy of a Mary Higgins Clark novel lies next to a dried floral arrangement.
Miniature Upholstered Sofa and coffee table
The lights on the Christmas tree in the corner twinkle.
Miniature Christmas Tree
Under this tree — bedecked with angels, musical instruments, stars, snowflakes and flowers — are toys, gifts, and nutcrackers.Miniature Christmas Tree
I Imagine the Miniature Mother placed her fanciest crocheted tablecloth on the parlor table. The Georgian style chairs are upholstered with the same fabric to match the sofa and throw pillows.
Miniature Parlor Table and Chairs
The prominent painting, wreathed in garland, features flowers in a vase. The wallpaper stripes, highlighted with gold lines, add formality and richness to the scene. Soon the clock will chime 7 o’clock in the evening.
Miniature Christmas House
Another piece of art hangs left of the tree — a blue and gold peacock with images of his feathers hovering around him. It’s perched above the teddy bear sitting in a chair.

Miniature Christmas House
This last photo offers a cross view of the home. Look closely to see the crèche on the console table behind the sofa.
Miniature Christmas Scene
Now for the details of our amazing acquisition: David and I found it at an estate sale. When we carried it into Avonlea Antique and Design Gallery, the owner offered to display it on the front counter. People grouped around the Christmas scene and Phil, the Avonlea carpenter, began to take photographs, saying, “I can do that.” I had said that exact statement to David when we found it. It’s one thing to say it and quite another to do it.

But I am delighted that we found this little Christmas treasure.

Thanks for stopping by. Follow us on Iris Abbey’s Facebook page.

Ann Marie and David

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10 Comments on Miniature Christmas House

  1. Mimi
    November 23, 2015 at 12:59 am (6 years ago)

    Hi Iris. That is the most adorable and special thing I’ve ever seen. Yes the detail is incredible! A labour of love, surely! Mimi xxx

    • irisabbey
      November 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm (6 years ago)

      Mimi, thanks for your kind words. I think the Miniature Christmas is spectacular. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey

  2. Debbie-Dabble
    November 23, 2015 at 2:39 am (6 years ago)

    Thanks so much for stopping by!! Love this post on Miniatures!! So pretty!!

    • irisabbey
      November 23, 2015 at 7:02 pm (6 years ago)

      Debbie, isn’t that Miniature Christmas House fantastic? My hat’s off to whomever created it.

  3. Cindy
    November 23, 2015 at 3:44 pm (6 years ago)

    Oh my, what a treasure!!! Great find and so amazingly done!

    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

    • irisabbey
      November 23, 2015 at 7:07 pm (6 years ago)

      Hi, Cindy — Thanks for appreciating the Miniature Christmas House. It’s been a week, and I forgot to comment on your lovely post last week — the one with the birds and berries. You take gorgeous photos.

  4. Diana
    November 23, 2015 at 5:41 pm (6 years ago)

    Just darling, Ann Marie! Thanks so much for sharing it at Vintage Charm!

    • irisabbey
      November 23, 2015 at 7:11 pm (6 years ago)

      Diana, isn’t that Christmas House amazing? I just saw at your craft show signs on your website. Very nice. I expect they will sell quickly.

  5. Botanic Bleu
    December 8, 2015 at 4:16 am (6 years ago)

    What a wonderful miniature Christmas House. I love looking at all the details.


    • irisabbey
      December 10, 2015 at 2:39 am (6 years ago)

      Judith, it’s a fantastic miniature Christmas house, filled with tiny wonders. Image the hours it took to create. Someone recently said it’s perfect for a little girl’s room at Christmas time. Absolutely! Can you picture it? By the way, I liked your Facebook page. Thanks for stopping by.


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