I had the best mini weekend. Today (Sunday) shopped ’til I dropped at the Small World mini show in Phoenix, and Friday visited the Mini Time Machine in Tucson.

http://www.theminitimemachine.org/

This is fabulous museum with a huge collection. Every serious miniaturist should visit (visit even if you’re not so serious). I’ve been twice in two months and still can’t take it all in. I went the first time expecting a few antique houses plus maybe a dollhouse or two and stuff for kids. Wrong! I took a few snapshots of some of my favorite pieces.

Bill Lankford Half Inch Scale Building

Baby House: 1/12...1/144 scale

 

Part of a three-section Brooke Tucker room

 

Side view of the truckstop by the Gills

One of the crowns of the collection: The Gamble House by Pat and Noel Thomas

 

Gamble House

 

Can't remember the artisan, but loved this vignette

This is a snippet of the HUNDREDS of room boxes, houses, vignettes and displays. The collection is fabulous. Well worth the time to stop. On Camp Lowell Road just west of Swan in Tucson (closed Sunday and Monday).