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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!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Goodies from the Fair

The long-awaited Sydney Miniatures Fair was on last weekend. I met up with Norma on the first day, soon after opening so we wouldn't miss out on anything. We made a slow progression around the tables and lost each other a couple of times. We also met up with Rebecca who was down from Darwin for the show and also visiting family.
With a limited budget (again) I was drawn to all the pretty things, nothing too practical as I realised I could buy those any time. There were so many beautiful things it was difficult not to want to spend, spend, spend. But I am very happy with my purchases. Someone else likes the sweet dressing table set, and also the lovely antique lace-covered cushion.

While I wasn't looking, the little monkey tried on the lovely antique lace dress, which is really only meant to drape or hang in a room. She has the rather handy ability to detach both her legs and one arm in order to squeeze into things not really meant for her. She does look quite pretty in it I must admit. She has had to do with oversized clothing up until now as I haven't made her anything.

This is the whole selection, I really love the little box of doilies and the covered hot water bottle, the dress too of course. I will certainly find places for all of these. Unfortunately none of the sellers have web shops. I took some photos of tables on my phone but they didn't turn out well at all. Oh well, only another year to wait for the next one!
A bientot.


  1. Dear Margaret, I understand your initial frustration, facing so many things to buy, and little money to spend ... But I must say that in the end you have chosen well: All purchases are lovely :-)
    To me, it always happens, and luckily, I live on an island, and I haven't the opportunity to participate in any exhibition of miniatures (even so, I can spend, on line, all my little savings!)
    I look forward to seeing progress in petite parterre :-)
    Mini hugs

  2. Oooh la la - madamoiselle looks very fetching in antique lace. Your purchases are wonderful, the dressing table set is really special.

    And such fun catching up again!!

  3. Hello Margaret,
    You chose some really beautiful pieces. I'm glad you enjoyed the fair.
    All the best,

  4. What wonderful buys! I love all of them!

  5. at least you got there... and you got some tiny treasures. beautiful.. i didn't get there.:( the lace dress is lovely, as is the doiley set.. take care xx

  6. What lovely acquisitions! The dress looks made for this lovely doll, very beautiful.

  7. envy envy envy ..... :))))) you have bought all wonderful things!!! I also buy all them!!!!! The next year I'll fly to Sydney... ahahah

  8. Hello Margaret, your acquisitions
    look very lovely, best regards,

  9. Margaret your purchases are all beautiful!! I am in love with the dress, it's divine and perfect for your lovely doll.
    vicky xxx

  10. Thank you for visiting my blog it has given me the chance to find your lovely blog :) I love all the items you bought. The dress is wonderful.
    Hugs Maria


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