Have you heard of Lilliput Lane houses?
These little sculpted houses are crafted in Penrith, Cumbria, England.
I have a small collection of these little houses that were
quite popular to collect in the 1980's and 1990's.
These houses are intricately made by the company's
sculptors, designers and artists.
Each house represents a piece of Britain's heritage.
Rose Cottage - the shop where they are made.
When we were in England in 1992 we toured the little
shop in this old cottage where they made and sold some
of the houses.
Our daughter, Jennifer, with Mark looking on, as she pulls the mold
off a house. We watched the workers paint the fine details
on each house.
one of the display shelves
This is my favorite house and the largest I have.
It is Kinlochness from the Scottish collection.
Kinlocnesss is the residence of the Laird's gamekeeper.
a closeup of the back
My next favorite is Brechan Bach from
the Welsh Collection.
This is a simple double fronted cottage, with cow house attached,
thick stone walls, whitewashed and a slate roof. It does exist in Wales!
I bought this one at the shop because the name reminded me of
my 'breakin' back', which was bothering me even back then! :)
The above house is based on Beatrix Potter's home.
The Bridge House was built across a small river and was
an actual home. I think a family of 13 lived here at one
time and the father was a toll keeper.
We toured this house (below).
the real Bridge House
Have you ever seen these houses?
Do you own any?
I haven't collected any in a long time as they are
difficult to buy here now and I really don't need any
They are interesting though and I enjoy the intricate
detail and workmanship in each one.
If you are interested in Lilliput Lane cottages you can
check out their website at:
I hope you enjoyed this little trip down Lilliput Lane.
Have a wonderful weekend!
I'd love to live in this thatched roof cottage. Wouldn't you?