About Us

Meet our Happily Ever After family . . . .

We are a family owned and operated shop!  Call us at 703-777-1869 or email us at lori@happily-ever-after.biz to say "hi!"

Our resident miniaturist is Lori K. I have been involved with building miniatures for over 30 years, ever since I assembled my first wooden dollhouse (an ArtPly "Rutherford") at the age of 13. Working at Once Upon A Time (a now-closed dollhouse and toy store) for a total of almost seven years during my late teens and early 20s gave me the opportunity to learn a variety of decor styles while finishing several dollhouses.

I've taught classes that ranged from creating Scenic Water fountains to electrification of dollhouses. We've held classes for landscaping, creating "Gingerbread" dollhouses, wallpapering and shingling demonstrations, and the One Room Cottage workshops in which I taught different techniques towards finishing a dollhouse.

Taking Bill Lankford workshops added both the "Leaky Cauldron/Diagon Alley" and a three-foot miniature treehouse to my personal collection, which also includes 16 dollhouses (in various stages of completion), 60+ roomboxes, gardens and small shadowbox vignettes. Trade show workshops have taught me several landscaping techniques, installing miniature tiles (mini mica and Olde World Tile), wigging dolls, basketweaving, LED lighting, and Scenic Water.  To follow along with my various projects (especially my Majestic Mansion's Darlington dollhouse), look under "Gallery of Work" and see "Lori's Projects" on this website or visit us on Facebook and look through our photo albums!

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