A diary of my intrepid first steps into the world of miniatures.
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Hi and welcome to my blog. I hope you like my new look, I needed a change from black. Here you can share my miniature endeavours, perhaps be inspired by some of my photographs taken in France and of 'real world' treasures that can be made in miniature. My love of parterre-style gardens and study of horticulture made my decision for the theme of my little shop an easy one. I just hope I can successfully interpret my ideas in 1/12th scale!
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Our Day at the Fair
Well, we had a great day at the Sydney Miniatures fair, met Norma, Linda and her friend Jo, had a lovely chat and a few laughs, it was so good to talk to them in person.
There was much to see and so many gorgeous things, I bought just a few goodies that I will photograph tomorrow and show you.
The first photograph is from a local miniatures group, Alice in Wonderland. Following are a few shots of the trading tables. The roombox is by Adelaide Cann, for display only, not for sale; little dresses made from antique lace by Tasmanian miniaturist Helen Davies of Launceston, my home town; next shot is also from a Launceston miniaturist, I don't seem to have her details at the moment; the Jacobean, or is it Tudor, furniture was really good quality and the gentleman, whose card I cannot locate, also had some great houses that I will post tomorrow; the last trader had some great pot plants etc, but she only sells at fairs and doesn't have a website. I bought some nice muddy gunboots from her for the owner of the Petit Parterre.
I bought this gorgeous shop, photo below, at a Sydney miniatures fair about six years ago and want to personalise it. Have decided on a flower/plant shop with a French theme, hence the name, Petit Parterre. Am currently experimenting with flooring and wallpaper but haven't come up with anything very pleasing so far. I might be in for the long haul with this. Always looking for inspiration though!