October 29, 2012

Eileen Godfrey: Purveyor of the Lilliputian

She started with something little like the wisp of an idea and ended up with a BIG business that is known worldwide for serious collectors of miniatures and dollhouses. We are saddened to learn that Eileen Godfrey, c0-owner of Eileen Godfrey Miniatures in Pound Ridge, has passed away.
A purveyor of the lilliputian, Eileen traveled the globe to accumulate collections of one-of-a-kind pieces to fully-equip everything you would ever need to build/furnish/update your dollhouse. Items included outstanding miniature inlaid French desks, English highboys, dinnerware from Holland, tiny hand-made food (I swear, you never saw a smaller bunch of grapes in your life), silver antiques and tea sets, statues, gold framed original oil paintings, hand-woven rugs from the Himalayas … all no bigger than nano-size.
Co-owner of the shop and son, Craig Scolaro, will carry the mini-torch. We wish him much continued success and will long-remember his mother, Eileen, as a beautiful, joyful and kind-hearted maestra of miniatures who delighted in furnishing the world ... one little room at a time.

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