Miniatures – 2012 Additions to my Collection

This section will feature new miniatures (not houses) that I acquire . . .

SPECIAL NOTE:  I received a large selection of custom-built miniature furniture from my brother for Christmas and as soon as I have time to photograph it, I will feature it on this website.    The pieces in this collection are absolutely wonderful, and you will definitely not want to miss getting to see them!  So, please be sure to check back soon!

I fell in love with the interesting piece shown below the moment I saw it.  It features wonderful nautical pyrography design work which has,  in turn, given me inspiration for a whole new project.  Unfortunately,  I have so many projects in-works at the moment that this one will have to wait.  But, when it does get its turn, it will be a fun and interesting one!

Collage - Ship Sideboard

The two beautiful Gothic pieces shown below are pieces that are to be included in a project on my drawing board at the very moment.  Stay tuned!

Collage - Gothic FurnitureA

I think this antique-style radio is one of the most lovely miniatures I have acquired in recent times.  It is extremely well-made.

Collage - Antique Radio

The lovely blue & white serving pieces shown below are items I plan to use in a very comprehensive upcoming project.  And, yes . . . that’s the only hint I am going to give you for now (grin).

Collage - Blue & White DishesA

The interesting antique-style stove shown below is German, and features interesting lithography.  I have never seen one like it before,  and I am very pleased to have acquired it for my collection.

Collage - German Stove

I was really excited to find a huge bag of dollhouse furniture & miniatures for a great price at my local Goodwill store.  As with most pre-owned dollhouse stuff, there are small repairs to be made, but that is half of the fun for me.  It forces me to get creative.  Shown below are several pieces from that lot.   Unfortunately, I was not pleased with my photos of the other pieces, but I assure you they are as nice as the ones I have shown.

The two beautiful pieces shown below are from the “Petalstone Collection”.  These are some of my favorite pieces, and they are becoming increasingly difficult to obtain.

Also a birthday gift, my mother gave me the adorable Hallmark dollhouse ornament shown below.  I might use it in a dollhouse as a dollhouse toy in a child’s room.

I found the wonderful witch’s armoire (below) on Etsy.  I have a witch’s house in-works, and this will be perfect for it.  I may change some of the stuff inside, though.

The tiny bread box and cow shown below are also from Etsy.  I love that on-line site.  The metal bread box opens.

I recently had the pleasure of spending some time with my mother at one of her very favorite places . . . Bernheim Forest, which is in the Bardstown vicinity in our  state of Kentucky.  We greatly enjoyed our visit, and I was delighted when I found the two darling little creatures (shown below) that are of the correct scale for dollhouses.  I simply couldn’t resist the tiny little fawn, and the sweet little opossum brought back fond memories of the opossum baby orphans I took care of when I was a child.

All of the items in the photos below were acquired from the Etsy site. The lovely little Christmas bonnet (below-L) is a custom piece by Katthehatlady that was a Christmas gift from my sister. The boxed Christmas gift (below-R) was from the Hart’s Desires shop.

This wonderful little horse & rider figurine (Above-L), originally a jewelry charm, was skillfully adapted by my friend, Sherry Morgan, who has a shop on Etsy (see my favorite links for her “Treasures from Texas” shop). The carved horse & carriage (Above-R) figurine is a vintage piece.

The dinnerware set shown below is a serendipitous find from Tuesday Morning. I was excited to find it, as it is by Reutter of Germany (an excellent miniatures company) and it features Hummel figures.

Last modified on: January 21st 2013.