Here are some of the neat things I bought at the Small World 2013 mini show a couple weeks ago. Because I had limited time, I decided to confine my purchases to those things I can’t buy in mini shops or online (at least that I know of).
A new-to-me artisan was Bobbie Johnson who was selling through Monumental Miniatures. I went a little crazy at her table, but can you blame me? First, a vintage sewing basket.
Hanging in the doorway is a negligee also by Bobbie. Detail is exquisite, and it comes with its own hanger.
Again from Bobbie, a finely detailed market cart on wheels, full of fresh produce.
The market cart in the Big House kitchen, next to a counter loaded with food from Jan at Autumn Leaf Studios.
From Pearce Miniatures, a terrarium. These were amazing! (Photo doesn’t do it justice) They had several, and I had a hard time narrowing my choice to this one. Ms. Pearce is an IGMA artisan and lives in my city (Lucky me).
The terrarium in place on top of fireplace in Big House bathroom.
Speaking of Autumn Leaf Studios, here is a bunch of gorgeous produce. This show I purchased the basket and pint box of berries. I bought the cantelope board, basket of mushrooms, and basket of peaches in other years. The oranges are by me. Plates are Vernon Pottery (I love these!)
A closer shot at the basket of blackberries and pint of blueberries (and it appears the salt and pepper shakers have fallen over)
From JanCrafted, a tiny box of tissue (1″ scale)
Photo came out blurry, but also from JanCrafted, a perfume tray.
I decided to indulge in some Acquisto Silver. I know I can order these, but they were there, I could browse their booth and look at everything and make my choices. I have four pieces here: This show I got the small cup (on the left) and the salt and pepper shakers.
Again from Autumn Leafe Studio, in the Blue House kitchen, a basket of bing cherries.
Cherries close up. Love how the stems came out.
I bought some other stuff too–fabric, a 1/2″ scale chair kit, and a 1/2″ farmhouse table and chairs. The Small World show is usually the only one I can get to, so I save up for it and let myself have a great time.