The popular book series The Borrows by Mary Norton has inspired the imaginations of both children and adults. This past year we took our younger daughter Emma to see the film The Secret World of Arietty, and I enjoyed watching her eyes light up as she was captivated by this fantasy world of tiny people. The Littles by John Peterson is another excellent children’s book series along the same lines.
I have always been intrigued by dollhouses and the "little" world that exists there; a beautifully done dollhouse can easily transport you into a magical miniature world.
The Carmel Doll Shop in California does amazing restorations of antique dollhouses, using authentic vintage wallpaper from Hannah's Treasures. These collectable dollhouses fetch a handsome price when restored and furnished with antique miniature pieces and decor hundreds of years old.