Recently, an 8-year-old girl walked into The Vintage Dollhouse with her grandmother and birthday money in tow. It may have been the Scandinavian wool sweater that made her eyes light up, or maybe it was the 17-piece tea set with cups no bigger than an eraser tip. She stared up at her grandma in awe and declared, “This is doll heaven.”
Intricate and whimsical, The Vintage Dollhouse’s doll accessories create a fastidiously detailed miniature world for kids. “If you have an imaginative, playful side, this aspect of dolls and dollhouses plugs into that—there’s always one more tiny little thing that’s calling to you,” says owner Beatrice Thompson, who pays due diligence to the artistic and tactile elements of her shop’s tiny accessories. She stocks 15- and 18-inch dolls by Adora, Sophia’s, and Wish Collection, as well as hundreds of accoutrements. Thompson is quick to help customers navigate the vast selection, pinpointing clothes that fit American Girl dolls or recommending tiny realtors who can help flip your Barbie Dreamhouse.