The House of Miniatures (THoM) by FerryHill.Studio exists to promote the venerable hobby of miniatures making. Crafting miniatures brings people of all walks of life together and sparks youthful joy in all ages. THoM seeks to remember and support the vintage brand of furniture kits by providing brand, historical, and crafting information, kits, finished pieces, parts, and instructions for everyone who still loves the brand. We appreciate the products and the memories attached, and want to help others enjoy miniatures as much as possible.
"This Miniature Reproduction is one of the many Authentic pieces of finely crafted furniture and accessories of our American Heritage which have been created for your enjoyment in the X-ACTO® House of Miniatures Collectors Series."
The words above appeared on the cover of every kit produced by X-ACTO beginning in 1976. Their full page ads in miniatures magazines enticed us to join the exclusive club of The House of Miniatures Collector Series members who would receive about one kit per month from this well designed series. Over the years you could also purchase finishing kits, room boxes, hardware and other collectable miniatures, but the historically correct furniture was always the real draw. The kits were also availble in miniatures stores and through other mail order houses, as well as through the Craftmark catalogs. They sold well until the hobby itself died out in the late 1990's.