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!