Sunday, December 4, 2011

Visiting Paris

This August my friend Marlene and I went to Paris! We spent the weekend shopping, eating and sightseeing. When in Paris, of course I had to visit Lea's shop, Dentelles et Ribambelles at Montmartre.

At Montmartre I bought a tiny hand painted picture, top right, and some postcards with images from Paris that I am going to frame and find space for in my dollhouses.

The view from Sacre Coeur, c'est magnifique!

Me by the Eiffeltower.

Dinner at Helene Darroze. The food was amazing!

Hot chocolate and cakes at Laduree.

Foie gras and wine by Le Louvre.

Marlene is from Lyon. So nice to be in Paris with someone who speaks french a lot better than me!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Gift from Thailand

My sister went to Thailand this summer on vacation, and she bought me these sweet minis for my birthday! I especially like the tiny Buddah. I have a collection of souvenirs from different countries in my Country Victorian dollhouse, and this fits right in.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Stokesay Ware nursery china

It's been a while since my birthday now, but I wanted to show you this lovely Stokesay Ware plate that my ex-husband gave me. I am a big fan of Stokesay Ware, I have some of their Jubilee gold dinner service, some of the Blue Willow tea set, jars from their Victorian kitchen ware collection, and some items from the Persian Rose wash set collection. Everything is so beautifully made, and looks so delicate and realistic. The best gifts come in small boxes!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Kensington Dollhouse Festival May 2011

This is what I bought at the Kensington Dollhouse Festival this spring! First of all, my favorite, a doll by Cathrine Muniere! Once again, I couldn't resist. I just had to have one, even if it meant a lot less money left for other minis.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Shopping at Kristin Baybars - again

It's been a while now! These are some miniatures I bought from Kristin Baybars in February, so they aren't exactly new, but better showing you late than never.

I have had a year with so much going on, so I have been taking a break from miniatures, but they are still there, waiting for me to return. Despite my break, I went to the Kensington Dollhouse Festival in May, and I will show you some pictures later of what I bought there.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Some of my favorite miniatures

I was looking through some old pictures on my computer, and I just wanted to share with you some of my favorite minis in my collection... Most of these items were bought at the Kensington Dollhouse Festival. This stone wall and flower bed was made for me by Christina Pardy of Dragonscale Miniatures.
Santa by Sherri Colvin.

Tool box from Minst.

Ring from Minst.

Food by Christel Jensen.

Rug from Minst.

Tools and more by Danny Shotton.

Toys by Chris Sturgess-Lief.

Christmas ornaments by Veronique Bailleul.

Figurines by Veronique Cornish.

Paper bag from Elf Miniatures and handbag by José Gomez.

Bronze figurine by Neil Carter.

Basket by Zara Thomson-Ribeaud.

Shoes by Susan Lee Miniatures.

Food by Minicaretti.

Simply Silver

Chair by Gail Steffey

Canned food by Country Treasures.

Grandma, by Sherri Colvin.

Slippers by Eleonora Cappelletti.

By Gerd Felka.

Cake by The English Kitchen.

Hat box from José Gomez.

Purse from José Gomez.

Doll by Cathrine Muniere.

By Roz Snowdon.

Silver by Royal Tunbridge Wells.

By L&A St Leger.
Cutlery by Simply Silver.

Cruet set by Simply Silver.

Working scale by Nantasy Fantasy.

Some items I bought at Kristin Baybars shop.

Bought from Kristin Baybars.

Owl by Annie Willis.

More items bought from Kristin Baybars.

Stokesay Ware

Bed and blanket made by my friend Janne, and doll by Cheri DeGruccio.

Knitted items by Solveig Gulbrandsen.

Food by Christel Jensen.

Peter Rabbit by Mona.

Copper pots and pans from Lara Copper.

Doll by Cathrine Muniere.