16 June 2016
There is nothing unique about designing, building and decorating the average doll house when there are patterns and furniture out there for the hobbyist to use. But what if you were a different doll house designer, one that built everything yourself and all from shoe and cereal boxes?
June Wiehe explained how she created her unique doll house and how meaningful the process was while caring for her elderly mother. The year was 1992, Wiehe was 68 and a docent at Palmyra’s Old Stone Jail Museum when a group of volunteers decided to do a display of dollhouses for the following year. Wiehe volunteered to do a shoe box doll house even though she admitted she had no idea how she was going to accomplish the task.