All Products are 1/12 Scale Unless Noted Otherwise

30th Anniversary Open House & Sale

29th Oct 2023

30th Anniversary Open House
Saturday, November 18
Sunday, November 19 and
Monday, November 20
10am - 4pm Daily

Come out and see what is new at our store and experience:
-3 awesome limited edition anniversary miniatures for sale starting at 10am on Saturday (online and in store)
(photos below)

-all day workshop with Shelley Acker who is travelling all the way from Kentville, NS to show us how to add realism and age to miniatures! (photos below)
Your choice of day..........Sunday or Monday, 9am - 4pm

-scratch cards with purchase will reveal your purchase discount from 10-40% OFF (in store orders will receive a 15% discount with code 30ANN)

-tickets with purchase for a chance to win one (item #1/10) of each of the three limited edition miniature items made especially for our anniversary! (people placing online orders will have these tickets entered as well) There will be three draws, one for each of the items. The draws will be videotaped taking place after closing on Monday, Nov. 20 and the video will appear on our Facebook page. Winners will be notified right after the draw.
The above photos show the three limited editions miniatures that I had commissioned just for our 30th anniversary. There are only 10 of each available (9 for sale and one for the draw) and there will never be any more made. These will be for sale at the open house in the store and on our website starting at 10 am on Saturday, November 18 on a first come, first serve basis. They are all made by Canadian artisans...............Shoes by Judith Blondell, Silverware Case by Shelley Acker and Black Forest Cake in the Making by Tracey Rozee-Sirrat.
You can see the listings here but you cannot order until Nov. 18.
Learn how to add realism and age to your miniature creations with Shelley Acker from Freedom Miniatures. Shelley is coming all the way from Kentville, Nova Scotia. Here are the details of the workshop:This workshop explores ways to use paints, washes and pigments to give miniatures a realistic aged, weathered and worn look. You will try out these techniques yourself using supplied materials. You can choose to make your pieces look slightly worn or extremely worn – you get to indulge your preferences!

You will learn how to
  • give an exterior building wall a realistic outdoors look
  • make an aged downspout and rain barrel
  • age a wooden door to look like one that has been around for decades
  • add age, colour and weathering to a wooden door using various products
  • give indoor furniture a look consistent with a home that has been lived in a bit
  • give things a more realistic look

Participants will also learn how to add realistic looking water to the rain barrel. The scene is pictured in a very nice black picture frame which will be available for purchase separately for only $6.00 plus tax.

The cost of this workshop is $110 plus HST payable in advance by credit card, cash or e-transfer to Grandpa's Doll House. Please contact us to book your spot now as there are only 12 spots available, 6 on each day.
You can call us at 519-633-0277 or email us at This workshop will take place in ourworkshop space in our newly completed home at
43624 Sparta Line
St. Thomas, ON N5P 3S8

There will also be miniature displays to enjoy inside the house along with treats to be enjoyed by all. Please join us!

Thanks so much for reading,

Liz Dieleman