Saturday, June 26, 2010

The House of Miniatures

Last Saturday my Mom and I journeyed out to the local flea market.  It's a big place with like 10 buildings and a huge outdoor space where people set up in sort of a yard sale layout.  The temperature was well into the 90's so thankfully all of the buildings are air-conditioned.

My favorite place is building #2.  A wonderful lady named Billy has her own miniature shop set up there.  Needless to say it is where I spent most of my time.  My Mother eventually gave up on me and went on to explore other parts of the market.  I won't get into how long it took me to find her again...

Below are my newest mini treasures:


There was an entire shelf of House of Miniatures kits and I was so excited!  I got the Chippendale 3 Drawer Chest kit for $4, the Hepplewhite Round Table kit for $3, and the Side Chair kit for $2.  Can you believe it?!  I wanted to buy every kit that she had, but I had to restrain myself.  I will definitely be going back soon though.

I also got a mini antique looking vanity mirror for $2.  I got it because it reminded me of the one that belonged to my great-grandmother.  I'll wait to share a picture of it later as I'd like to show you the real one as well.

What I want to start doing is a "project of the week" like my friend Kim does over at Flowers & Art.  It's been so long since I've had any money to spend on minis or even gotten to work on my saloon and that was the biggest reason that I started this blog to begin with.  I am determined to get back on track!

So my first project of the week is going to be the 3 drawer chest.


I've never put together any of these kits, but I've seen a few on other blogs and really liked them.  Wish me luck!

3 comments:

Briarwood Miniatures said...

Good luck! Those are wonderful kits you got. Can't wait to see them finished. Have fun!

Cia

miniannalee said...

I'm coming to Bristol to your flea market. I wish we had a miniature store set up in the flea market. Great finds.

beyondbaffled said...

@Anna - if you ever do come over my way I'd love to go shopping with you - you always find the best stuff!

And btw, I just looked at my receipt and the dresser was actually $4 and not $6 - even better deal than I thought!