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Rande & Jill Quinn have been in the dollhouse miniature industry for 19 years. It all started when they heard that there was a miniature shop for sale about six miles from where they lived. They went to check it out and thought that the dollhouse business would be exciting. After figuring out how to fit entrepreneurship into their busy schedules, they ended up operating the store in the evening and on weekends while they worked full-time jobs.

When they purchased the business, they also bought a lot of existing inventory. As the years passed, they started making their our own products. At first, they were plain room boxes in three different sizes. Since both Rande and Jill are crafty, they found the first dollhouse they created for themselves to be easy and fun. So, in addition to selling the inventory they acquired, they branched off into customer commissioned projects–replicas of houses, churches, outhouses, schools, barns, bell towers, cabinets, mortuary tables, and more.

After over 17 years of operating their brick and mortar store, they decided to close the shop and just participate in miniature shows. Now Family Room Miniatures can be found at ten shows a year, and Rande and Jill really enjoy traveling, networking with fellow miniaturists, seeing repeat customers, and meeting new ones. They still sell some of the quality pieces that you could have found in their store, but they have added handcrafted, unique designs that you will not find anyplace else.

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Rande & Jill Quinn
Family Room Miniatures
7179 County House Road
Auburn, NY 13021
315 255-0469

 

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