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!


Briarwood Miniatures said...

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


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!