Irish-American Interior Design: Irish Pub Dollhouse

I'm not the first to think of this. This one is from http://mysmallobsessionminiatures.blogspot.com

I’m not the first to think of this. This one is from http://mysmallobsessionminiatures.blogspot.com

This is a bit of an odd entry, but I find myself fascinated by dollhouses. I once went into a shop that sold items specifically for dollhouses and discovered it was possible to purchase a miniature box of condoms, and that’s when I realized it was possible to make a dollhouse version of anything. For a while, I considered making a dollhouse of my actual apartment, but then I would trash it, as though the doll versions of myself were slobby hedonists. It would be like a dollhouse version of Dorian Grey’s portrait, as though my pit-together real world were simply a masquerade covering for a dissolute private life, which would be true.

Lately I find myself thinking about making an Irish pub dollhouse. I have always wanted my own Irish pub, but am in no condition to buy one, so perhaps a tiny version will do.

I suppose one might start with an empty dollhouse room — those are easy to find — and then just start filling it with stuff. And there is a lot of stuff out there. I mean, whiskey bottles?

1. FIVE BLANK WHISKEY BOTTLES, $4.80.

Yes, whiskey bottles.

Yes, whiskey bottles.

 

Here’s your whiskey bottles. But perhaps you want specific brands?

2. DOLLHOUSE LIQUOR BOTTLES, $10

Branded liquor costs a little more.

Branded liquor costs a little more.

There are no lack of options for liquor bottles. And your going to need a proper bar to serve these from.

3. OLDE ENGLISH PUB BAR, $350

Look at it. LOOK AT IT.

Look at it. LOOK AT IT.

It’s not cheap, and there are more pocketbook friendly, but, my God, if I had the spare change I would live in this.

But you’re going to need some chairs.

4. DOLLHOUSE PUB CHAIRS, $4.75

These look cozy.

These look cozy.

There. And what about signage?

5. PUB SIGN, $2.50

Lidweld's? I guess that's the name of our bar.

Lidweld’s? I guess that’s the name of our bar.

And you’re probably going to want to set some pub rules.

6. PUB RULES SIGN, $2.50

Keeping the rules simple!

Keeping the rules simple!

 

 

Your patrons may want to play darts.

7. TINY DARTS, $2.50

Bullseye!

Bullseye!

And maybe you want to cook some proper Irish food for your clientele.

8. IRISH PUB COOKBOOK, MINIATURE, $6.95

I hope they have colcannon.

I hope they have colcannon.

And finally, just to give the place atmosphere, a collection of Irish magazines and CDs.

9. IRISH MAGAZINES AND CDS, $4.99

You're going to want music and something to read with your drink.

You’re going to want music and something to read with your drink.

\There’s more, much more, but I could get lost in this forever. Perhaps one day I will.

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Max Sparber

Max Sparber is a playwright, journalist, and history detective in Omaha, Nebraska.