Karen's Dollhouse Shop has been in business since 1990. When Karen was a young girl, she would accompany her grandmother Marion Jantz to shows up and down the east coast of the USA. When she was a young woman, Karen established her first business called Jantz's Glass & More, and expanded her product lines from handblown glass to painted metals. Later, when Karen met and married her Scottish husband Andrew, she spent a lot of time in the United Kingdom, and developed an import business specializing in British handmade ministures.
In 2001, Karen opened her first store in Summit, NJ, located in an old jewelry store. This store closed when Andrew's job took them out of the area. While living in Pennsylvania, Karen took the opportunity to open her eBay store and website.
Since 2006, Karen has been back living in New Jersey, and has had stores in Basking Ridge and Clinton. In May of 2021, Karen moved to a much bigger new store in the wonderful historic town of Clinton in Hunterdon County.
Karen has spent a long time building her inventory, which is now one of the largest in the country. As well as the "bricks and mortar" store and the online eBay & Etsy Stores, Karen and her husband also travel to sell at Dollhouse Shows all over the country, and run online auctions on INVALUABLE.COM and LIVEAUCTIONEERS.COM.
Karen is always on the lookout for new items to sell. She will look at estate sales as well as buying from US based and international artisans she meets at shows. She has a very strong commitment to supporting the Dollhouse Miniatures industry, and to ensuring it extends to the next generation.