Monday, April 23, 2012

I bought these dolls at Tuesday Morning in the toy department.  They were only $3.00 each except for the Barbie doll.  All dolls are about 6 inches tall and work great in a 1 inch scale scene or dollhouse.  All clothing is removable and the dolls and the hair is movable.  

Here is a miniature water dispenser I made.  The main parts of the dispenser are the clear blue caps that come on some brands of bottled water.  I got this idea online from a woman who makes most of her miniatures from found objects and dollar store items.  She comes up with some amazing homemade miniatures.

Hallmark Christmas Ornaments From Christmas 2011

Below are some cool mini house ornaments I got last Christmas.  I forgot to post them last Christmas.

I am posting pictures of the doll family and the furniture that I bought with the Worthington dollhouse for $40.00.  What a great deal, hu?

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

New Dollhouse Find

Recently, I bought a very nice dollhouse on Craig's List. For $40.00 (original asking price was $50.00) I got the 10 room Worthington dollhouse, some older furniture AND a ceramic victorian doll family of 4 in great condition! The Worthington was made by a company called Artply. Though the dollhouse is no longer in production, you can find it on Ebay and Craig's List. above are pictures of the dollhouse when I got first got it. Currently, I am working on the outside and a friend has been helping me with the electricity. Updates will be posted soon.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Upcoming Dollhouse & Miniature Shows

The following are shows that are coming up in the USA and Canada..... April 13-15, Chesterfield, MO (St. Louis) Gateway Miniature Fair Show & Sale Doubletree Hotel & Conference Center, 16625 Swingley Ridge Road Hours: Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sun. 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission: Adults $6.00, Museum Members & Students 13-18 $5.00; Children under 12 $2.00 E-mail: (314) 832-7790 Visit our web-site: April 14-15, Boise, ID Mini Les Bois 32nd Annual Show and Sale Best Western Vista Inn, 2645 Airport Way Hours: Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sun. 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. Admission: Adults $4.00; Children 5-12 $2.00 (No Strollers Please) E-mail: April 14-15, Cincinnati, OH The Miniature Society of Cincinnati's 35th Annual Dollhouse Miniature Show & Sale (New Location) EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, West Chester Township Hours: Sat. 12 noon to 6:00 p.m.; Sun. 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. Admission: Adults $5.00; Children 4-12 $3.00 E-mail: Visit our web-site: April 19-21, Schaumburg, IL 3 Blind Mice Miniature Show and Sale The Radisson Hotel (Now-Best Western), 1725 E Algonquin Rd. (room rate $75.00 includes hot buffet breakfast) Hours: Thurs. 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Fri. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (NEW HOURS) Admission: Adults $5.00; Children 5-15 $2.00; under 5 Free (strollers welcome) Visit our web-site: April 20-21, Arlington Heights, IL IMA (Independent Miniature Artisans) Chicago Show and Sale Doubletree Chicago-Arlington Heights Hotel, 75 W. Algonquin Rd. Hours: Fri. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sat. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (No show on Sunday) Admission: Adults $7.00 or 2 day pass $13.00; Children 12 and under $3.00 E-mail: Visit our web-site: April 20-22, Chicago, IL International Miniatures Show & Sale Marriott Chicago O'Hare, 8535 West Higgins Road Hours: Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sun. 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Daily Admission: Adults $8.00, Children under 12 $4.00 (No Strollers) Exclusive Preview Show & Sale New Preview Show Hours Fri. 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sat. 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. E-mail: Visit our web-site: April 20-22, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada Take a trip back in time Back to the 50's. Join us at our annual Ontario Miniatures Gathering in Peterborough, Ontario (1.5 hours east of Toronto) for a weekend of workshops and sharing with mini friends. Plus food and entertainment and souvenir gifts and displays and artisan sales and draw prizes. Who knows, maybe even Elvis will show up. $380 CAD includes 2 nights accommodation and all 6 meals. Information: Susan Daly (416) 698-2772 Visit our web-site: April 22, Lancaster, PA 22nd Spring Dollhouse Miniatures Show & Sale Lancaster Farm & Home Center, 1383 Acadia Road Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission: Adults $5.00; Children 12 & under $2.00 E-mail: Visit our web-site: April 27-28, Frederick, MD Maryland State Day "The Corner Store" A Companion to the Maryland Row House Frederick Elk's Lodge, 289 Willowdale Drive Hours: Fri. Roundtables 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Sat. 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Information: Helen Sparks April 27-28, Soddy Daisy, TN Chattanooga Miniature Society's 28th Annual Funday New Location: Mile Straight Baptist Church, 8448 Springfield Road, Soddy Daisy TN 37379 2 full days of a variety of classes at reasonable costs $45.00 for entry, 3 meals ~ lunch and supper on Fri. and lunch on Sat. A wonderful souvenier and a great time for all and/or Ginger Morrison April 27-29, Colorado Springs, CO Southwest Miniature Roundup America the Beautiful Radisson Hotel, 1645 N. Newport Road Open to the public Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Public Admission: $4.00 to benefit a local charity Visit our web-site: April 29, Warren, NJ 2nd Annual Spring Dollhouse Show & Sale Somerset Hills Hotel, 200 Liberty Corner Road Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission: Adults $5.00, Children under 12 free E-mail: Visit our web-site:

Saturday, February 11, 2012


Hello, hope all my followers are doing well. We have such a mild winter here in the midwest, and spring will be here next month. Valentine's Day is just a couple days away, and hope you are working on some nice miniature projects. I have been making some purses from empty spools of thread that I will post on here later. Happy Valentine's Day and stay warm!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Christmas Mini Finds

I found these perfectly sized 1:12 ornaments at a local Hallmark store.
I got this cute Christmas topiary and gingerbread house
at the Small World Daytimer's Club Christmas party gift exchange.
I found this at Walmart at Christmas time. They are stackable colored markers. They are cute little snowmen.
I found these little tic tac toe games at Walmart near the party supply section. They came with Sweet Tart candy. They would be perfect for the mini doll children to use as tic tac toe games, however, I am going to replace the candy with something else.

Mini Finds

I bought this Hallmark ornament from Ebay awhile back. It seems to be about 1:12.
This is a mini trash can keychain made by my local trash removal company, "Waste Management". It is too small for 1:12 but would work for half scale.
"Toxic Waste" container held sour candy. Not sure how I will it.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Garfield The Cat Book Scene

The latest club project the members of The Small World Daytimers Club were given was to create a scene of a favorite book using one of those paper mache books. After starting to create a bakery I was not happy with, I decided to create one using some of my Garfield and Odie cake toppers. I entered it at this past summer's Three Blind Mice Show and Sale in Dayton, Ohio and won Honorable Mention.

Temporal Deleting of my Cat Purrfiles Blog

Due to the conflict of Susan's Mini Talk and Cat Purrfiles sharing the same email address, something I didn't think would be a problem when I first created my cat blog, I have deleted Cat Purrfiles for awhile, but hope to re-create it soon. For you cat lovers, stay tuned.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Can you Identify this Dollhouse??

I bought this dollhouse recently at a garage sale for $10.00!! I took it apart and removed all of the old wallpaper. Then, I replaced the old screws and put it back together. I am repainting and putting in new wallpaper. The woman said that the dollhouse if from the 1940's, however, I have not found it anywhere mentioned on the internet nor in any of my big vintage dollhouse books. If anyone can tell me the maker of this dollhouse and if it is valuable, please let me know. Also, there are two round holes in the back of the dollhouse through the floor and ceiling. Not sure why.

Latest Miniature Find

I bought this at a local church rummage sale for $5.00!! It is a Lundby. The inside is not in too bad of condition, but the outside needs to be re-done. Still have not figured out if I am going to keep it once it is rehabbed or if I will resell it.