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If you’re a regular reader of The Bloggess (aka Jenny Lawson), you know she’s capable of turning ordinary things into pure gold with her irreverent words. But check out what she can do with her hands: Turn an ordinary dollhouse into pure haunted Halloween gold.

bloggess haunted dollhouse

She’s been outfitting this dollhouse for ten years with creepy miniatures inspired by horror and fantasy books. The details are all very crafty, as Jenny “built, sculpted, or antiqued most of the stuff” that fills the rooms. For my favorite piece, the Ouija board (top left), she reduced a photo she had taken of a real Ouija board, and painted it to make it look appropriately worn. What literary allusions can you spot in the house? I saw some spot-on Harry Potter references, Neil Gaiman nods and Hitchcock props. Check out all of the spectacular photos here.

16 Responses

  1. CplusE says:

    This is amazing! I would never have the patience for a project like this. The metal spiral staircase reminds me of the one in the original version of "The Haunting" with Julie Harris — I've always wanted a spiral staircase, but not one like that!

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  4. G Stern says:

    If you like games – about books, etc., We can accomodate that. Just putting together a web site – Send us your address and we will send back an invitation.

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  6. tinty99 says:

    What an incredible amount of detail and work, it is freaking perfect! Love IT!

  7. tinty99 says:

    ..oops, forgot to say i LOVE the dragon!

  8. connieemeraldeyes says:

    I love this. Jenny did a fantastic job on doing this house. Amazing.

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  10. Amber says:

    Shame on you, HGTV, for featuring a blogger who is a disrespectful potty mouth. She badmouths Jesus. She makes fun of people. She is not very nice. Why would you feature her? Just to get some of her traffic? Tacky. Just tacky. Its almost as bad as partnering with Dooce just to get some twitter followers.

    • Elizabeth C. says:

      Shame on you for not knowing what the hell you are talking about. Have you read any of her story? She doesn't just "make fun of people". If you got off your high horse long enough to find out about her, you would learn that she is the voice and face of mental illness and severe depression. Her way of talking about and dealing with her depression has saved other lives.

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